The dynamic middle infield duo of Nick Madrigal and Cadyn Grenier have joined forces again for the USA Collegiate National Team. The team made up of some of the best college players across the nation is currently playing a series with Chinese Taipei before taking on Cuba and Japan.
The wood bat college league has teams in Oregon, Washington and Canada, with the Corvallis Knights playing their games at Goss.
Malone was thrust in to the spotlight late in the college world series, seeing his largest chunk of playing time of the year. The freshman, who DH’d in Omaha, saw some time at first base this season, but has seen time at second and third for the Knights. Expect Malone to push for plenty of playing time next year at first base or third (If Gretler turns pro).
The catcher/ first baseman was the primary back up at first early in the season, but a mid season bout with mono cause Taylor to miss some time. The Sherwood high product will log a lot of time behind the plate, as he hopes to be the primary backup to Rutschman next year, while also battling for playing time at first. Early results have been good for Taylor, who has already launched two home runs for Corvallis.
The outfielder redshirted this past season and will need to show the coaching staff something special to crack next years outfield rotation.
Donovan redshirted this past season. With several pitchers turning pro for the Beavs, he could work his way into a bullpen role next year.
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The inflieder out of Salem, saw time at both second and third base this year. Expect Armstrong to compete for time at third base next season if Michael Gretler decides to go pro or transitions to first base.
The pinch runner extrodinaire saw his at-bats pick up late in the regular season and performed well. The speedy outfielder will battle for playing time again next season against a veteran outfield, but his speed and defensive ability in center will give him a chance to play more.
Paul has seen limited time out of the bullpen in his first two seasons in Corvallis. The summer will be a great time for Paul to work on some things and show that he can contriubute out of the bullpen next season
Pat Casey’s youngest son didn’t see the field this year, but in an odd turn of events his jersey got a few ABs one game when it was worn by Christian Donahue. Casey will play the outfield for the Elks.
The freshman out of central Oregon played sparingly this past season seeing time at both 2nd and 3rd base.
Clayton just finished up his senior year of high school in Wisconsin and will be joining the Beavers in the fall. Though listed as an infielder on the Elks roster, Clayton can play several positions on the diamond and has seen time in the outfield for the Elks.
Many consider it to be the premier league for college summer baseball with 10 teams competing from June to August.
The freshman catcher/superhuman will probably do a lot of awesome stuff from behind the plate, like maybe catch a pop fly with his feet, or pull a ball out from behind the batters ear and tag him out. Between his circus catches Rutschman will have a chance to work on his ever improving bat.
The DH for the Beavs most the season will get a chance to play some more outfield and continue to drive in a bunch of runs. In his first AB with the Commodores Larnach hit a 3 run home run.
TREVOR LARNACH!! In his first AB on the Cape this summer, he unloads on a pitch into right for a 3-run HR
T1 | FAL 5, CHA 0 pic.twitter.com/I6kIzglUZA
— Falmouth Commodores (@FalCommodores) June 30, 2017
The infielder/ outfielder showed some promise with the bat and versatility on the diamond this season. Atwood will benefit from some extended playing time for the Braves.
Kwan is perfect and will continue to be perfect, and now another part of the country will get to see the perfection that is Steven Kwan.
Britton has started a handful of Tuesday affairs in his two seasons in Corvallis, while also seeing some time out of the bullpen. Britton has a chance to work his way into the weekend rotation next season for the Beavs
If you know of any other Beavs currently playing summer ball let us know.