EUGENE, Ore. – Ryon Healy, Jimmie Sherfy and Cole Wiper were all drafted on day two of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Friday.
Healy (West Hills, Calif./Crespi Carmelite HS) was drafted in the third round, the 100th overall pick, by the Oakland A’s. The junior first baseman was a Pac-12 Conference first-team all-league pick while batting a team-best .333 with 11 home runs and an Oregon record 56 RBI. He led the Ducks in batting, home runs, RBI, while also setting single-season Ducks’ records for doubles (20) and slugging percentage (.566). He earned Pac-12 Player of the Week honors twice during his junior season. During his three seasons with the Ducks, Healy has a .322 average while hitting 19 home runs with 118 RBI, 43 doubles and a .494 slugging percentage. He is the career record holder in doubles, RBI and slugging percentage while ranking in the top 10 in on base percentage (2nd), at bats (3rd), games started (4th), runs (5th), home runs (5th) and walks (6th).
Sherfy (Camarillo, Calif./Newbury Park HS) was picked in the 10th round, the 300th overall pick, by the Arizona Diamondbacks. The junior right-handed pitcher is a finalist for the Stopper of the Year Award, while also being named a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award and earning all-conference recognition for the second straight season. He broke his own school record for saves with 21, besting his 2012 total of 19, while setting a new school record for appearances with 38 this season. During his three seasons with the Ducks, he has recorded 40 saves, 29 more than any other player in school history, while also setting school records for appearances (76) and games finished (70). He also ranks in the school’s all-time top 10 in lowest opponent batting average (3rd) and strikeouts (9th).
Wiper (Bellevue, Wash./Newport HS) was selected in the 10th round, the 310th overall pick, by the Texas Rangers. The freshman finished the season with a 2-1 record and a 7.11 ERA in seven appearances. He struck out four in 12.2 innings pitched. The right-handed pitcher was also drafted in the 2011 MLB Draft when Toronto selected him in the 14th round (439th overall).
Oregon has now had 21 players drafted since 2009 with a total of 41 Ducks drafted all-time. The MLB Draft continues Saturday with rounds 11 through 40.