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Mets select Oregon pitcher Peterson as first-round MLB draft pick

Ducks starting pitcher David Peterson (#3) throws the ball back to first in order to try and pick-off the runner. In the first of the three-game series, the Ducks beat the UC Irvine Anteaters 10-1. Photo by Jacob Smith, Oregon News Lab

EUGENE, Ore. - Oregon Ducks left-handed pitcher David Peterson is expected to go in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft Monday.

Only five Ducks have been drafted in the first round.

In 1972, Dave Roberts was picked first overall. In 2011, Tyler Anderson was selected 20th.

Since Oregon baseball returned 8 seasons ago, major league teams have drafted 24 pitchers. Fourteen of those went in the first 10 rounds.

Each of those years, at least 3 players were drafted. The biggest year came in 2011, when 8 players went in the draft.

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