It was widely believed that WSU outfielder Yale Rosen would forego his senior season after being selected in the 2014 MLB Draft, and he confirmed those suspicions shortly after being selected by the San Diego Padres in the 11th round on Saturday.
"Before I left Pullman at the end of the season, I talked with the (WSU) coaching staff about my intentions to start my professional career," Rosen said in a statement through WSU. "I had a chance to work out for the Padres in San Diego a couple of days ago and there are some really good people in the organization. I am going to have an opportunity to play in Eugene, Ore., in the Northwest League, so this is a very exciting time."
Rosen is the Cougars' highest draft choice in the 2014 draft who has quite a bit of power potential. He led WSU in home runs each of the past two seasons and was an all-Pac-12 honorable mention selection.