Drew Rasmussen Headed To MLB Postseason
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Former Oregon State right-handed pitcher Drew Rasmussen is headed to Major League Baseball's postseason with the Tampa Bay Rays.
The Rays finished the regular season with an American League-best 100-62 record and will square off with either the New York Yankees or Boston Red Sox in the ALDS. The best-of-five series starts Thursday.
Rasmussen finished the regular season with a 4-1 record and 2.84 earned run average over 35 games, 10 of which were starts. He struck out 73 in 76 innings with the Rays and Milwaukee Brewers; he was traded to Tampa Bay on May 21.
With the postseason beginning, here's a look at how Beavers in the pros fared in 2021.
RHP Kevin Abel (Cincinnati Reds organization) – appeared in three games for the Reds' Arizona Complex League team, and finished with a 0-0 record and 9.00 ERA, recording six strikeouts in four innings.
RHP Matt Boyd (Detroit Tigers organization) – pitched in 15 games, all starts, for the Tigers, posting a 3-8 record and 3.89 ERA. Struck out 67 in 78 2/3 innings.
RHP Nathan Burns (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim organization) – pitched in 10 games over three levels, finishing with a 1-0 record and 0.00 ERA in 16 1/3 innings. Struck out 25.
LHP Christian Chamberlain (Kansas City Royals organization) – pitched in two games for Single-A Quad Cities, going 1-0 with a 4.91 ERA in 3 2/3 innings.
OF Michael Conforto (New York Mets organization) – played in 125 games for the Mets in 2021, batting .232 with 20 doubles, 14 home runs and 55 runs batted in.
INF/OF Christian Donahue (Chicago Cubs organization) – played in 13 games for Double-A Tennessee, batting .196 with two doubles and one RBI.
LHP Brandon Eisert (Toronto Blue Jays organization) – pitched in 32 games, all in relief, over three levels, and finished with a 6-1 record and 3.84 ERA. Struck out 82 in 63 1/3 innings.
RHP Bryce Fehmel (San Francisco Giants organization) – did not pitch in 2021.
INF Kyle Froemke (Los Angeles Dodgers organization) – did not play after signing as an undrafted free agent with the Dodgers.
LHP Jace Fry (Chicago White Sox organization) – appeared in six games, all in relief, for the White Sox, going 0-1 with a 10.80 ERA. Also pitched in 34 games for Triple-A Charlotte, going 1-4 with a 2.93 ERA in 40 innings.
RHP Grant Gambrell (Boston Red Sox organization) – pitched in 13 games – all starts – at the Single-A level for Boston and Kansas City affiliates after being traded to the Red Sox. Combined, was 3-7 with a 6.02 ERA in 55 1/3 innings, striking out 56.
RHP Sam Gaviglio (SSG Landers) – pitched in 11 games – all starts – for SSG Landers of the Korean League, posting a 3-4 record and 6.56 ERA. Threw in five games for Triple-A Round Rock (Texas) before joining SSG.
INF Cadyn Grenier (Baltimore Orioles organization) – played in 113 games between stops at Triple-A Norfolk and Double-A Bowie, combining to bat .221 with 19 doubles, one triple and nine home runs with 43 RBI.
C/INF/OF Caleb Hamilton (Minnesota Twins organization) – played at two levels, Triple-A St. Paul and Double-A Wichita. Combined to play 78 games, batting .181 with eight doubles, one triple, nine home runs and 31 RBI.
C Cole Hamilton (Washington Nationals organization) – did not play after signing with the Nationals as an undrafted free agent.
INF/C KJ Harrison (Washington Nationals organization) – played in 90 games for Double-A Harrisburg, batting .243 with 20 doubles, 14 home runs and 40 RBI.
OF Steven Kwan (Cleveland Indians organization) – played in 77 games over two levels – Triple-A Columbus and Double-A Akron – and batted .328 with 15 doubles, four triples, 12 home runs and 44 RBI.
OF Trevor Larnach (Minnesota Twins organization) – Larnach batted .223 with 12 doubles, seven home runs and 28 RBI in 79 games with the Twins. He also appeared in 14 games for Triple-A St. Paul, batting .176 with one double and three home runs.
INF Nick Madrigal (Chicago Cubs organization) – Madrigal did not play for the Cubs after being traded from the White Sox. With the White Sox, he batted .305 with 10 doubles, four triples, two home runs and 21 RBI in 54 games.
INF/OF Tyler Malone (San Diego Padres organization) – played in 32 games over three levels, batting .165 with eight doubles, one home run and eight RBI.
INF/OF Alex McGarry (Cincinnati Reds organization) – played in 85 games with Single-A Dayton and Single-A Daytona, combining to bat .241 with 17 doubles, one triple and 11 home runs with 36 RBI.
INF Beau Philip (Atlanta Braves organization) – batted .187 with 15 doubles, two triples and six home runs with 24 RBI in 97 games for Single-A Rome.
OF Stefen Romero (Orix Buffaloes) – Played in 31 games for Orix in the Japanese Pacific League, batting .196 with four doubles, one triple and three home runs with nine RBI.
C Adley Rutschman (Baltimore Orioles organization) – Rutschman played in 123 games over two levels – Double-A Bowie and Triple-A Norfolk – combining to bat .285 with 25 doubles, two triples and 23 home runs with 75 RBI. Both MLB.com and Baseball America have called him MLB's best prospect.
RHP Bryant Salgado (Houston Astros organization) – Salgado pitched in five games over two levels, posting a 1-1 record and 4.26 ERA in 12 2/3 innings. Struck out 13.
C Andrew Susac (Pittsburgh Pirates organization) – played in 11 games for Triple-A Indianapolis, batting .222 with two doubles, two home runs and three RBI.
C/INF Zak Taylor (Lincoln Saltdogs) – played in 52 games, batting .239 with 12 doubles, one home run and 13 RBI.
RHP Jake Thompson (Boston Red Sox organization) – pitched in 30 games combined for Double-A Portland and Single-A Greenville, going 2-0 with a 4.55 ERA in 31 2/3 innings. Struck out 31.
LHP Chase Watkins (Chicago Cubs organization) – pitched in five games, all in relief, for the Cubs Arizona Complex League team. Was 2-0 with a 1.59 ERA with 20 strikeouts.
LHP Ben Holmes (Wetzler) (Chicago Cubs organization) – pitched in two games for Triple-A Iowa, and was 0-1 with a 6.52 ERA in 9 2/3 innings. Struck out nine.
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