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Five Ducks selected in 2016 MLB Draft

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The MLB Draft has come to its conclusion after 40 rounds and 1,216 picks spread over three days. Three pitchers and two position players from Oregon were selected in the draft.

The Ducks have now had 41 players drafted since the program was reinstated back in 2009.

LHP Matt Krook was the first Duck to be selected when the San Francisco Giants selected him with the 125th overall pick in the fourth round. Back in 2013, Krook had been taken 35th overall by the Miami Marlins, but chose to go to college instead.

During his career at Oregon, Krook posted a 6-4 record with a 3.55 ERA in 23 total appearances with 21 starts. Krook had his freshman season cut short after a strong start and missed all of 2015 after undergoing Tommy John Surgery. This season, Krook went 4-3 with a 5.03 ERA.

12 picks later, Cole Irvin was selected by the Philadelphia Phillies. Irvin was drafted last year by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 32nd round, but chose to come back to Oregon for his senior year. Irvin also missed a year due to Tommy John Surgery. Irvin posted a career record of 20-12 with a 3.15 ERA across 47 starts. 12 of those 20 wins came during Irvin’s sensational freshman year when he went 12-3 with a 2.48 ERA.

With the 178th overall pick, the Boston Red Sox took closer Stephen Nogosek. This year, Nogosek had 16 saves in 29 appearances, going 2-2 with a 1.11 ERA, along with 45 strikeouts in 40.1 innings pitched.

Then, in the 19th round, the Arizona Diamondbacks took shortstop Mark Karaviotis, who redshirted this year after suffering an early season injury. Karaviotis is a career .255 hitter with one home run and 43 RBIs. In his last full season in 2015, Karaviotis hit .270 with one home run and 18 RBIs.

Austin Grebeck was the final Duck selected as the Seattle Mariners drafted the Oregon outfielder in the 21st round. In three seasons with the Ducks, Grebeck hit .249 with two home runs and 59 RBIS.