OSU's Matt Boyd drafted by the Reds

OSU's Matt Boyd drafted by the Reds

CORVALLIS, Ore. Oregon State junior Matt Boyd was taken in the 13th round (412th overall) of the 2012 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the Cincinnati Reds.

Boyd was the lone Beaver selected in the top 15 rounds with rounds 16-40 scheduled for Wednesday.

Boyd, a native of Mercer Island, Wash., went 4-0 with a 3.41 earned run average in 2012. He struck out 31 in 37 innings of work and led OSU with 31 appearances. Opponents hit just .237 against him.

A left-handed pitcher, he has made 81 appearances during his collegiate career, throwing in 125 2/3 innings and striking out 94 while opponents have hit .230 off him. He’s 11-1 with a 2.22 ERA, which ranks him fifth in Oregon State career history. He is the first OSU pitcher to break into OSU’s top 10 in ERA (minimum 120 innings pitched) since Scott Anderson concluded his career at 2.15 in 1984.

Boyd is the fourth Beaver to be selected in the draft by Cincinnati and the first since Tanner Robles went in the ninth round to the Reds in 2010.

Additionally, two Oregon State signees have been selected thus far. Taken in the third round by Philadelphia (125th overall) was infielder Zach Green from Jesuit High School in the Sacramento area. Left-handed pitcher Mason Felt (Hebron Christian Academy in Georgia) was taken in the fifth round (172nd overall) by Cincinnati.