Eugene, Ore. – The Minnesota Twins selected Oregon third baseman Spencer Steer in the third round of the 2019 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday. Steer was the 90th overall pick, the highest selection of a position player in the modern era of Oregon baseball. He was picked 10 spots higher than Ryon Healy, who went 100th overall to the Oakland A’s in the 2013 draft. Steer is also the fifth-highest draft pick in the modern era, behind first-round picks Tyler Anderson (2011) and David Peterson (2017), and second-round selections Ryne Nelson (2019) and Madison Boer (2011). Steer is the fourth Ducks player drafted by the Twins. He joins Boer (2nd round, 2011), Jake Reed (5th round, 2014) and Alex Keudell (38th round, 2011) as Minnesota selections. Steer is the third Ducks player picked in the third round of the MLB Draft. He joins Healy and Garrett Cleavinger who was the 102nd player drafted in 2015 by the Baltimore Orioles.

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