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Oregon State's Heimlich Goes Undrafted

Convicted as a sex offender when he was a teenager, Luke Heimlich was not selected in the 2018 MLB Draft.

Posted: Jun 6, 2018 9:18 PM

MEDFORD—Forty rounds, over 1,200 picks, and no Luke Heimlich.

For the second year in a row, the Oregon State ace was not selected in the MLB Draft, as professional teams opted against bringing on a convicted sex offender.

Heimlich pleaded guilty to molesting a six-year-old family member when he was a teenager. In June of 2017, The Oregonian reported the story, as Heimlich had failed to update his registration as a sex offender.

Heimlich was never released from the Beaver baseball team—much to the dismay of the victim’s mother—though he did not pitch in the second round of last year's NCAA Tournament, nor the College World Series.

In his senior season, he once again was one of the top pitchers in college baseball and many evaluators viewed him as a first or second round talent. Still, not one of the 30 Major League Baseball teams pulled the trigger.

Heimlich denies having actually committed the crime, and told Sports Illustrated that he pled guilty due poor legal advice.

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