EUGENE, Ore. – Eighteen former Oregon Ducks played professional baseball in 2013. One finished the season in Triple-A, two in Double-A, four in Class-A (Advanced), two in Class-A, two in Class-A (short), four in Rookie Ball, while three played in independent leagues. Final updates on all 18 are listed below along with the team they finished the season with, the league they played in, the level of professional baseball and the organization each player belonged to during the 2013 season.
A two-year letterman at Oregon who was drafted in the 23rd round in 2010 … Finished the season at Triple-A Indianapolis where he also pitched earlier in the season … Finished year with a 7-3 record at three different levels of minor league baseball with a 2.63 ERA … Also played for the Altoona Curve in Double-A after playing for Bradenton in the Class A Advanced Florida State League … Started the season with a 2-1 record and a 1.93 ERA in 10 games in Bradenton where he had 14 Ks and just one walk in 14.0 innings pitched … Went 2-1 with a 2.00 ERA at Altoona with 45 strikeouts in 36.0 innings pitched … Was 3-1 with a 3.91 ERA in Triple-A with 31 strikeouts and four walks in 25.1 innings pitched.
Jack Marder, Jackson Generals, Double-A Southern League, Seattle Mariners
A two-year letterman at Oregon who was drafted in the 16th round of the 2011 draft by the Seattle Mariners … Spent entire 2013 season with the Jackson Generals in Double-A where he is batted .218 with four home runs and 22 RBI.
Scott McGough, Jacksonville Suns, Double-A Southern League, Miami Marlins
A three-year letterman at Oregon who was drafted in the fifth round in 2011 … Finished 2013 season playing for the Jacksonville Suns in Double-A where he had a 4-3 record with a 2.63 ERA and one save … Spent time earlier in the season with Triple-A New Orleans where he went 0-1 with a 5.06 ERA in two games … Overall during the 2013 season was 4-4 with a 2.82 ERA and a save … Has struck out 56 hitters in 67 innings pitched.
Tyler Anderson, Modesto Nuts, Class-A (Advanced) California League, Colorado Rockies
A three-year letterman at Oregon who was a first-round draft pick in 2011 … Ranked as the fifth-best prospect in the Colorado Rockies Organization … Opened the season with the Tri-City Dust Devils of the Northwest League before being promoted to Modest in the California League … Finished with a 4-3 record with a 2.81 ERA in 13 games in 2013 with 76 Ks and 27 walks in 89.2 innings pitched … Was 3-2 in Modesto with a 3.25 ERA in 13 starts, while striking out 63 and walking 24 … Was 1-1 with a 0.60 ERA in three starts in at Tri-City where he fanned 13 hitters while walking just three.
Joey Housey, Bakersfield Blaze, Class-A (Advanced) California League, Cincinnati Reds
A four-year letterman at Oregon who was a 27th round draft pick in 2012 … Finished the 2013 season playing for the Bakersfield Blaze in the California League … Opened the season in Billings in the Pioneer League before being promoted to Dayton of the Midwest League … Was a combined 2-1 with a 3.05 ERA at his three stops in 2013 with 37 strikeouts and 16 walks in 38.1 innings … Appeared in eight games in Bakersfield allowing just one earned run in 13.1 innings while striking out eight … Made eight appearances in Billings to start the season finishing with a 2.79 ERA with 15 strikeouts and two walks in 9.2 inning pitched before being promoted … Went 2-1 with a 5.28 ERA in Dayton in 11 games.
Alex Keudell, Inland Empire 66ers, Class-A (Advanced) California League, LA Angels of Anaheim
A four-year letterman at Oregon who was named the Pac-12 Pitcher of the Year following the 2012 season … Drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 27th round of 2012 draft … Ended the season pitching for the Inland Empire 66ers in the California League after opening the season in the Midwest League … Combined for a 9-4 record with a 3.42 ERA in 24 starts … Struck out 103 and walked 40 in 152.2 innings while throwing one complete game … Was 5-1 with a 3.77 ERA in 11 starts for the 66ers … Had 49 Ks and 17 walks in 71.2 inning pitched … Was 4-3 with a 3.11 ERA for Burlington in 13 starts … Struck out 54 and walked 23 in 81.0 innings in Burlington.
Kellen Moen, Wilmington Blue Rocks, Class-A (Advanced) Carolina League, Kansas City Royals
A two-year letterman at Oregon who was picked in the seventh round of the 2011 draft … Finished 1-4 with a 5.42 ERA for Wilmington in 35 games … Made nine starts and struck out 59 in 84.2 innings pitched.
Madison Boer, Cedar Rapids Kernels, Class-A Midwest League, Minnesota Twins
A three-year letterman at Oregon who was picked in the second round of the 2011 draft … Finished season pitching for Cedar Rapids in the Class-A Midwest League after opening the season in the Gulf Coast League and making a brief stop in Fort Meyers of the Class-A (Advanced) Florida State League … Combined for a 2-1 record with a 5.13 ERA in 23 games, including two starts … Was 1-1 with a 3.04 ERA in Cedar Rapids in 18 games … Appeared in two games in the Gulf Coast League where he picked up a save and struck out five in 3.0 innings pitched … Started two games (3 appearances) for Fort Meyers where he went 1-0 with a 11.81 ERA.
Jimmie Sherfy, South Bend Silver Hawks, Class A Midwest League, Arizona Diamondbacks
A two-time All-American at Oregon who played for the Ducks from 2011-2013 … Ended season at South Bend in the Class-A Midwest League where he appeared in nine games allowing two runs with 12 strikeouts in 8.1 inning pitched … Started professional career with the Hillsboro Hops where he had five saves and a 0.00 ERA in nine appearances before being promoted … Finished stay in Northwest League with 17 strikeouts in 9.0 innings pitched … Ended 2013 with a 1-1 record and a 1.04 ERA with seven saves in 18 games.
Ryon Healy, Vermont Lake Monsters, Class-A (Short) New York-Penn League, Oakland A’s
A three-year letterman at Oregon who was drafted in the third round of the 2013 draft … Ended season playing for Vermont after opening the season with Oakland’s Arizona League team … Combined to hit .230 with six home runs and 29 RBI in 47 games … In 36 games in Vermont batted .233 with four home runs and 21 RBI … Played in 11 games in the Arizona League where he batted .214 with two home runs and eight RBI.
Christian Jones, Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, Class-A (Short) Northwest League, San Francisco Giants
A three-year letterman at Oregon who was an 18th round pick in 2013 … Finished season with Salem-Keizer after beginning his career with the Giants’ Arizona League team … Combined for a 2-0 record and a 2.84 ERA in 15 games, while striking out 18 in 19 innings pitched … Went 2-0 for the Volcanoes with a 3.29 ERA in 11 games … Fanned 14 while walking just two in 13.2 innings … Appeared in four games in the Arizona League where he posted a 1.59 ERA with four Ks in 5.1 innings pitched.
J.J. Altobelli, Johnson City Cardinals, Rookie Appalachian League, St. Louis Cardinals
A four-year letterman at Oregon who was picked in the 18th round of the 2013 draft … Batted .284 with two home runs and 18 RBI in 48 games for the Johnson City Cardinals.
Clayton Crum, Princeton Rays, Rookie Appalachian League, Tampa Bay Rays
Signed as a free agent in 2013 after playing one season at Oregon … Finished 4-1 with a 3.07 ERA in 12 games for the Rays … Struck out 25 and walked eight in 29.1 innings pitched.
Brett Thomas, Arizona Mariners, Rookie Arizona League, Seattle Mariners
A three-year letterman at Oregon who was picked in the 21st round of the 2013 draft … Batted .269 with two RBI in just eight games after being activated late in the season after finishing rehab on an injured wrist.
Cole Wiper, Arizona Rangers, Rookie Arizona League, Texas Rangers
A 10th round draft pick in 2013 after his freshman season at Oregon … Finished 3-1 with a 2.13 ERA for the Rangers Arizona League team … Appeared in 10 games with two starts and has struck out 26 in 25.1 innings pitched.
Danny Pulfer, Gary SouthShore Railcats, Independent American League
A three-year letterman at Oregon who was picked in the 19th round by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2011 draft … Batted .284 with one home run and 33 RBI in 61 games.
KC Serna, Amarillo Sox, Independent American League
A three-year letterman at Oregon who was picked in the 42nd round by the Cleveland Indians in the 2011 draft … Batted .293 with one home run and 45 RBI in 100 games.
A two-year letterman who was a 17th round draft pick by the Detroit Tigers in 2010 … Appeared in four games and had four strikeouts in 5.2 innings pitched.