Rutschman, Eisert Named All-Americans
DURHAM, N.C. – Oregon State juniors Adley Rutschman and Brandon Eisert have been named All-Americans by Baseball America, the publication announced on Monday. Rutschman has been selected to the first team while Eisert is on the third team.
Rutschman adds to an already lengthy honors list with Monday’s selection. He’s a finalist for the Golden Spikes Award, Dick Howser Trophy and Buster Posey Award. The backstop was selected as Collegiate Baseball’s National Player of the Year (and All-American) and was the Pac-12 Conference’s Player of the Year and Co-Defensive Player of the Year.
He was the No. 1 overall selection in the 2019 MLB First-Year Player Draft by Baltimore last week.
The Sherwood, Ore., native batted .411 in 2019 to lead the Pac-12 in batting average. Rutschman also leads the nation with 76 walks – an Oregon State single-season record – and he hit 17 home runs with 58 RBI.
Eisert, a Beaverton, Ore., native, has been selected for his All-American honor after going 8-2 with a 2.03 earned run average, placing him second in the Pac-12. The lefty struck out 74 in 62 innings and held opponents to a .255 batting average.
Eisert, who was named an All-Pac-12 honorable mention selection, was also taken in last week’s MLB Draft, going in the 18th round to the Toronto Blue Jays.