By Bill Paterson
Tyler Waldron, The Bee's 2007 Player of the Year from Golden Sierra High School, has been selected today in the fifth round (147th overall) by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2010 Major League Baseball player draft.
Waldron, a 6-foot-2, 195-pound right-handed pitcher, is a junior at Oregon State. He went 4-6 with a 5.90 earned run average. He struck out 56 in 61 innings. He pitched in 23 games, had seven starts and three saves.
Last season, Waldron went 6-4 and had an 4.15 ERA in 14 starts for the Beavers.
Waldron played one season at Pacific and went 3-7 with a 5.20 ERA before transferring to Oregon State.
He was taken in the 23rd round of the 2007 MLB draft by the Florida Marlins.
The exercise and sports science major was born in Carmichael but grew up in Pilot Hill.
He was a four-year all-league player at Golden Sierra. He had an 0.65 earned run average and 151 strikeouts his senior year in leading the Grizzlies to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI championship.