EUGENE, Ore. - Oregon sophomore catcher Jack Marder was selected in the 16th round of the 2011 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the Seattle Mariners.
Marder, a draft-eligible sophomore, has spent two seasons with the Ducks batting .232 in 336 career at-bats. During two seasons, Marder has driven in 52 runs, and recorded 17 doubles as well as seven home runs. In addition, the native of Calabasas, Calif., has been plunked on 32 occasions.
The 483rd overall pick in the draft, Marder’s sophomore campaign in 2011 was cut short due to an injury on May 3. He missed the final 17 games the season, only making pinch-running appearances, and in 45 games played, batted .209 with 19 RBIs, six doubles and two home runs. Despite missing nearly the final month of the season, Marder still tied for the Pac-10 lead, being hit by a pitch on 17 occasions.
In the classroom, Marder, was named to the 2011 Capital One Academic All-District VIII Second Team, as well as, the Pac-10 All-Academic second team with a 3.35 gpa.
As a freshman in 2010, Marder finished the regular season batting .249 (49-for-197) with 38 runs scored, 33 RBIs and five home runs.
Marder, who split time between first base and right field as a rookie, posted 12 multiple-hit games and six multiple-RBI games in 2010, and ended the regular season batting third in the lineup.
Out of Newbury Park High School in 2009, Marder was previously drafted in the 30th round by Arizona Diamondbacks.