SJSU's McAdoo Selected by Pirates in 13th Round of MLB Draft

SEATTLE — San José State's Charles McAdoo was selected in the 13th round (377 overall) by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2023 Major League Baseball draft on Tuesday, becoming the sixth player to be drafted under head coach Brad Sanfilippo.

“Thank you to my team, my family and my coaches for helping me along the journey,” said McAdoo. “It feels really good to be a Pirate.”

With McAdoo's selection, the reigning Mountain West Champions have had a player chosen in three consecutive MLB drafts as Ruben Ibarra went in the fourth round to the Cincinnati Reds in 2021 and Brady Hill was drafted in the 15th round by the Colorado Rockies in 2022.

“The Spartan Baseball Family congratulates Charles and his family for an amazing accomplishment,” said Sanfilippo. “Charles’ impact on this program as a player and as a person will be forever lasting in this program. He has been an All-Conference player and an All-American, and has earned everything by being a selfless teammate and a tireless worker.”

McAdoo has experienced a storied three-year career with the Spartans, being named to four separate All-American/All-Region teams, receiving two All-Mountain West first-team honors and making the NCAA Stanford All-Regional Team after notching two home runs at the NCAA Regional in 2023. The junior from Antioch, Calif. holds a career batting average of .325 and has hit 24 career home runs, the third most home runs in Spartans' history. He also ranks seventh in Spartans' history in RBIs with 119 and is tied for sixth with former MLB player Kevin Frandsen for the most doubles with 43.


  • NCBWA Preseason All-American First Team (2023)
  • Collegiate Baseball Preseason All-American First Team (2023)
  • Collegiate Baseball All-American Second Team (2022)
  • ABCA/Rawlings West All-Region Second Team (2022)
  • NCAA All-Stanford Regional Team (2023)
  • First Team All-Mountain West (2022, 2023)
  • Academic All-Mountain West (2021, 2022)
  • Mountain West Player of the Week (5/16/22, 4/3/23)



  • Named Mountain West Player of the Week (March 3)
  • Led the Spartans with 19 doubles
  • Produced 10 home runs and 47 RBIs
  • Started in all 58 games in which he appeared
  • Finished second on the team with a batting average of .325
  • Hit two solo home runs against Cal State Fullerton at the NCAA Regional (June 3)
  • Recorded two hits and three RBIs against Air Force in the Mountain West Champion Game (May 28)
  • Scored three times with a double and another base hit against Loyola Marymount (Feb. 19)
  • Tallied three hits and a home run with two runs scored and an RBI against Cal Poly (Feb. 20)
  • Recorded three hits including a double for three RBIs against Fresno State (March 4)
  • Submitted a three-hit, two-RBI performance against St. Louis (March 25)
  • Notched four RBIs on three hits including two doubles while scoring twice himself against Nevada (April 2)
  • Recorded a fielding percentage of .980


  • Named Mountain West Player of the Week (May 16)
  • Had an SJSU record 44 game on-base streak this season
  • Had the second-best batting average of .345
  • Finished the season with 79 hits, 47 runs, and 63 RBIs
  • Hit a career-high 12 home runs
  • Led the team in doubles (23) while ranking third in the MW
  • Drew 55 starts on 56 appearances 
  • Tallied one stolen base and two home runs at San Diego State (April 8)
  • Hit the game-winning double to center field against Fresno State (May 6)
  • Had a career day of four hits and four runs scored while tying the SJSU record with nine RBIs against Air Force (May 15)
  • Went 2-for-6 with four RBIs in the Spartans 15-6 win over Nevada to head to the MW Championship Game (May 28)
  • Recorded a fielding percentage of .971


  • Appeared in 19 games as a true freshman, drawing starts in 10 of them 
  • Hit .227 at the plate while notching an OPS of .703 and slugging percentage of .432
  • Finished the season with a career-high 79 hits, 12 home runs, 47 runs, and 63 RBIs
  • His 12 home runs were good for second on the team and eighth in the Mountain West
  • Tallied a pair of multi-hit games at No. 9 Stanford (May 11) and Air Force (May 15) 
  • Recorded a perfect fielding percentage of 1.000

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