Aaron Zavala

On Monday, July 12, Keizer native and University of Oregon outfielder Aaron Zavala was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the second round of the Major League Baseball (MLB) Draft with the 38th overall pick.

It is the third highest an Oregon player has been drafted since the university revamped their baseball program in 2009.

In his junior season with the Ducks, Zavala was named the Pac-12 Player of the Year and was a consensus first-team All-American, batting .392 with nine homers, 38 RBIs and 64 runs scored.

The assigned value of the pick is just over $1.9 million.