Cal Baseball: Eden, Horn Are Third, Fourth Bears Players Taken in MLB Draft

Cameron Eden played shortstop and center field this season.Photo by Juan Montermoso - KLC Fotos

Eden taken in sixth round by Toronto Blue Jays. Horn goes in seventh round to Rockies

The third Cal player to be taken in this year's major league draft was infielder/outfielder Cameron Eden, who was selected in the sixth round by the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday.

The fourth Cal player taken was right-handed pitcher Jared Horn, a seventh-round pick of the Colordo Rockies.

Eden and Horn join Cal first baseman Andrew Vaughn (White Sox) and Cal catcher Korey Lee (Astros), who were both drafted in the first round on Monday.

It is unclear what position Eden will play in the Blue Jays' organization. He began the 2019 season as the Bears' starting shortstop, but because of injuries, he was switched to center fielder, which is where he played most of the season. He also began the season batting sixth in the order, but he later became the Bears' leadoff hitter and was productive at the top of the lineup.

Eden finished the season batting .370, second on the team, behind only Vaughn. Eden also had eight homers and stole 20 bases in 24 attempts. He was hot at the end of the season, batting .529 ( 27-for-51) over the final 11 games, and that had to enhance his draft status.

Eden was the 177th overall draft pick, which carries a $279,500 pick value.

Horn was the 219th pick in the draft.

Horn had so-so seasons as a freshman and sophomore, but he was outstanding this season as a junior. He went 6-1 with a 1.82 ERA in the regular season, and his only regular-season loss came in mid-March.

He was less effective in his one postseason game, however, giving up seven hits and five runs (three earned runs) in five-plus innings in the 13-2 loss to TCU in Cal's opening regional game.

Horn came back after having appendicitis just as the 2019 season was starting.

Click here for a video of Horn talking about his outstanding performance against Stanford.


Jared HornPhoto by Al Sermeno - KLC Fotos