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  • Ducks, Beavers each have three more players taken in MLB draft

  • Three more Oregon Ducks and three more Oregon State players were drafted in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Saturday.
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  • Three more Oregon Ducks and three more Oregon State players were drafted in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Saturday.
    From Oregon, junior Scott Heineman, sophomore Porter Clayton and senior Brando Tessar were selected, while Oregon State's Jeff Hendrix, Kavin Keyes and Andy Peterson were also taken.
    Heineman was drafted in the 19th round, the 573rd overall pick, by the Kansas City Royals as an outfielder despite playing in just eight games before having season-ending surgery. During the 2014 season, the Ducks starting third baseman started all eight games he played in batting .171 with two RBI and three stolen bases. He ranks ninth all-time at Oregon in stolen bases with 22.
    Clayton was picked in the 21st round, the 632nd overall pick, by the New York Yankees. The left-handed pitcher, who missed the 2012 and 2013 seasons while serving a church mission, finished his sophomore season with a 2-1 record and a 4.46 ERA. He appeared in 20 games, making five starts, striking out 25 in 361/3 innings while allowing 27 hits and 26 walks.
    Tessar was selected in the 25th round, the 750th overall pick, by the Arizona Diamondbacks. The right-handed pitcher finished the season with a 4-2 record and a 4.26 ERA while striking out 43 in 502/3 innings pitched with just nine walks. Tessar missed most of the 2013 season after suffering an injury midway through the 2012 campaign.
    Oregon has now had 29 players drafted since 2009 with a total of 48 Ducks drafted all-time.
    Peterson has been selected in the 27th round, 801st overall, by the Seattle Mariners. He completed his two-year Oregon State career in 2014, batting .289 over 119 games, all of which were starts. He tallied 13 doubles, two triples and 42 runs batted in during his career.
    Keyes was drafted in the 39th round, 1,161st overall, by the Seattle Mariners. He finished the 2014 season with a .329 batting average, tallying seven doubles and 23 runs batted in in 43 games.
    Hendrix was selected in the 39th round, 1,173rd overall, by the Kansas City Royals. Hendrix, a draft-elighible sophomore, was the eighth Oregon State player to be taken in this year's draft.
    A first-team All-Pac-12 selection this season, Hendrix batted a team-leading .351 with 11 doubles, five triples, two home runs and 32 runs batted in over 46 games. He also stole four bases and recorded two outfield assists in 2014, his first season as a starter.
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