Andy Peterson became the sixth Oregon State Beaver selected in the 2014 MLB draft after being taken by the Seattle Mariners in the 27th round on day three of the draft.
Upon transferring from Santa Ana Junior College in Santa Ana, Calif., Peterson started all 119 games of his two-year career at Oregon State. The senior from La Palma, Calif. batted a stout .289 from the second base position.
Although Peterson weathered a cold finish to his final year at Oregon State, the speedy infielder was a dependable batter and a solid double play combination paired with shortstop Trever Morrison in 2014 and Tyler Smith in 2013. Smith was drafted in the eighth round by Seattle last year and is currently with the club’s single A affiliate.
A true role player, Peterson was never afraid to lay down a bunt or use his speed to steal a base when the team needed it. Peterson lead the Beavers with none stolen bases on eleven attempts in 2014.