Jakob Goldfarb was a surprise omission from the 2018 Major League Baseball draft after batting .308 as a junior at Oregon.
So he returned to the Ducks for his senior season and batted .306 to earn the attention of the Chicago White Sox, who selected the Oregon catcher/outfielder in the 24th round Wednesday.
Goldfarb was an outfielder his first three seasons at Oregon before catching 10 games as a senior. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound left-handed hitter was drafted as a catcher by the White Sox.
In four years at Oregon, Goldfarb batted .281 with 11 home runs and 74 RBIs in 183 games. He had 21 stolen bases and set the school record with 14 outfield assists.
Oregon sophomore outfielder Jonny DeLuca went to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 25th round with the 761st overall selection. He was eligible for the draft after two years because he turns 21 this summer.
The 5-11, 196-pounder hit .239 with five home runs and 40 RBIs last spring while stealing 13 bases. He batted .226 in two seasons at Oregon with 11 homers and 72 RBIs.
UO junior pitcher Kenyon Yovan went in the 27th round to the Los Angels Angels. The two-time all-Pac-12 selection was one of the top college draft prospects entering the season, but suffered a hand injury in the season opener Feb. 15 and did not return to the mound.
Yovan went 1-1 with a 1.97 ERA and 15 saves as a freshman before going 6-4 with a 2.98 ERA as a sophomore. If he chooses not to sign with the Angels, he could return to the Ducks as a redshirt junior.
Oregon had five players selected in the draft, including pitcher Ryne Nelson in the second round and third baseman Spencer Steer in the third round.
Oregon also had three recruits for next season taken in the draft, including Zachary Arnold, a shortstop from Great Oak High School in Temecula, Calif., who was taken by Baltimore in the 34th round. Tyresse Turner, a shortstop from Gahr High School in La Palma, Calif., was drafted by Miami in the 38th round.
Nelson and Steer have indicated that they will sign a pro contract and skip their senior seasons at Oregon while Yovan, DeLuca and the recruits have until July 15 to decide whether they will turn pro or play for the Ducks next season.
Morgan McCullough, a second baseman for Alabama who played at Oregon as a freshman in 2017, was picked in the 22nd round by the Angels. James Acuna, who pitched for the Ducks in 2017 and 2018, went to the Atlanta Braves in the 29th round.
Oregon State junior pitcher Brandon Eisert was picked in the 18th round by Toronto after going 8-2 with a 2.03 ERA in 62 innings. Senior pitcher Bryce Fehmel went in the 21st round to the San Francisco Giants after going 7-3 with a 3.53 ERA for the Beavers. Dylan Pearce, a senior who was 3-2 with a 3.34 ERA for the Beavers, was taken by St. Louis in the 31st round.
Junior outfielder Tyler Malone was drafted in the 27th round by the San Diego Padres. Malone batted .247 with nine homers and 56 RBIs in three seasons with Oregon State.
Austin Crowson, who went to Monroe High School, was drafted in the 39th round by the Philadelphia Phillies after going 4-1 with a 3.66 ERA as a junior at Western Oregon.