Three Oregon Ducks pitchers have made Baseball America's final Top 500 prospects list before the MLB Draft June 9-11. In fact, while the name of the list is top 500, the lowest of the three comes in at No. 195.
The highest-ranked is sophomore Matt Krook at No. 87. The lefty had a somewhat shaky season, and even fell out of the starting lineup toward the end of the year, but remains a strong prospect for the major leagues and is the No. 2 prospect overall in the state of Oregon.
The other two Ducks pitchers are Stephen Nogosek at 164 and Cole Irvin at 195. Nogosek finished the year with a 1.11 ERA and was named a Louisville Slugger All-American, while Irvin finished with a 3.17 ERA.
The 2016 MLB Draft will be held in Secaucus, New Jersey and will air on the MLB Network. MLB retains the rights of college athletes until Aug. 15, which is the decision date to either go professional or return to school.