Oregon State Baseball Recruiting Class Ranked Sixth By Baseball America
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State baseball's recruiting class has been ranked sixth nationally by Baseball America, the publication announced on Wednesday.
The ranking is the third-highest ever for the Beavers, following a No. 3 mark in 2007 and No. 5 slot in 2013.
Said Baseball America about the Oregon State's class: "The Beavers haven't had a Top 25 class since 2016, when Adley Rutschman arrived in Corvallis. While this class probably doesn't have a future No. 1 overall pick in it, its standout players and balance of hitters and pitchers set Oregon State up well for the future."
The Beavers welcome the West Coast League Player of the Year in Travis Bazzana, an Australian native who has played for his national team. Infielder Mason Guerra is the reigning Gatorade Player of the Year in Oregon while outfielder and California native Tyree Reed is a Team USA alum.
Baseball America, among position players, also spotlights catchers Tanner Smith and Wilson Weber for their "defense and strong arms." Junior college transfer TJ Wheeler, meanwhile, hit 21 home runs for Yavapai Junior College last season.
Right-handed pitcher Jacob Kmatz is Baseball America's highest ranked recruit at No. 136, and was one of the top prospects in the West Coast League. The publication also noted right-handed pitcher Victor Quinn, who is described by Pat Casey Head Baseball Coach Mitch Canham as an "electric athlete with a powerful arm." DJ Carpenter is a 6-foot-8 junior college right-hander, who, per Canham, is "hungry to develop into an elite level talent."
Rounding out the analysis, Baseball America also notes right-handed junior college transfer Sam Stuhr, who struck out 32 in 26 2/3 innings last season. Braden Boisvert, an Arizona native, who was 3-1 with two saves for Seward County Community College in 2021. He also batted .363 with 15 home runs.
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