Follow Oklahoma Players in the MLB Draft


Thursday, July 28th 2011, 5:39 pm
By: News On 6


Originally Published: Jun 8, 2010 11:20 AM CDT

Oklahoma Sports Staff

It may not have the prestige or viewership of its NFL or NBA counterparts, but the Major League Baseball entry draft is seen as the most important event for any team's scouting department.

Ask the Washington Nationals, who made a huge splash for the second straight year, selecting young phenom Bryce Harper first overall Monday night.

In recent years, players with Oklahoma ties have gone in high rounds, but the first day of the draft came and went with no Oklahomans drafted.

That's sure to change.

Day two of the MLB Entry Draft started at 11 a.m. Tuesday and will continue through Wednesday.

Oklahoma Sports will keep you updated on all the local players drafted.

Name
College/High School Team
Pos.
MLB Team
Selection
Andrelton Simmons
Western Oklahoma State
SS
Atlanta Braves
Rd. 2, No. 70
J.T. Realmuto
Carl Albert High School
SS
Florida Marlins
Rd. 3, No. 104
Marcus Knecht
Connors State College
LF
Toronto Blue Jays
Rd. 3, No. 113
Jablonski Noel
Coastal Carolina (from Lawton)
CF
San Diego Padres
Rd. 5, No. 154
Andy Wilkins
Arkansas (from Broken Arrow)
1B
Chicago White Sox
Rd. 5, No. 158
Tyler Saladino
Oral Roberts University
SS
Chicago White Sox
Rd. 7, No. 218
Ryan Christenson
South Mountain CC (from Arnett)
P
Los Angeles Dodgers
Rd. 7, No. 232
Tyler Lyons
Oklahoma State University
P
St. Louis Cardinals
Rd. 9, No. 289
Houston Slemp
Eastern Oklahoma State CC
LF
San Diego Padres
Rd. 10, No. 304
Jonathan Gray
Chandler High School
P
Kansas City Royals
Rd. 13, No. 389
Davis Duren
Oklahoma State University
2B
Houston Astros
Rd. 13, No. 393
Daniel Black
University of Oklahoma
2B
Florida Marlins
Rd. 14, No. 437
Jamaine Cotton
Western Oklahoma State
P
Houston Astros
Rd. 15, No. 453
Austin Fleet
Coastal Carolina (from Edmond)
P
San Francisco Giants
Rd. 16, No. 498
Zach Neal
University of Oklahoma
P
Florida Marlins
Rd. 17, No. 527
Daniel Meeley
Connors State College
LF
San Diego Padres
Rd. 18, No. 544
Thomas Keeling
Oklahoma State University
P
Milwaukee Brewers
Rd. 18, No. 549
Garrett Buechele
University of Oklahoma
3B
Texas Rangers
Rd. 18, No. 556
Kevin David
Oklahoma State University
C
Kansas City Royals
Rd. 19, No. 569
Jose Ramos
Western Oklahoma State
C
Chicago White Sox
Rd. 20, No. 608
Mason Justice
Holland Hall High School
P
Boston Red Sox
Rd. 21, No. 653
Jeremy Erben
University of Oklahoma
P
Arizona DiamondbacksRd. 22, No. 661
Michael Strong
Oklahoma State University
P
Oakland Athletics
Rd. 22, No. 665
Casey Sadler
Western Oklahoma State
P
Pittsburgh Pirates
Rd. 25, No. 747
Jason Chowning
University of Oklahoma
P
Houston Astros
Rd. 28, No. 843
Steven Irvine
McNeese State (from Tulsa)
2B
Los Angeles Angels
Rd. 30, No. 924
Randolph Oduber
Western Oklahoma State
LF
Washington Nationals
Rd. 32, No. 956
Dusty Harvard
Oklahoma State University
CF
Chicago White Sox
Rd. 34, No. 1028
Wander Nunez
Western Oklahoma State
RF
Washington Nationals
Rd. 36, No. 1076
Dallas Beeler
Oral Roberts University
P
Chicago Cubs
Rd. 41, No. 1240
Dillon Wilson
Western Oklahoma State
P
Kansas City Royals
Rd. 43, No. 1289
Tom Belza
Oklahoma State University
2B
Arizona Diamondbacks
Rd. 43, No. 1291
Terrance Jackson
Oklahoma City University
P
New York Mets
Rd. 45, No. 1352
Stephen Kohlscheen
Auburn University (from Norman)
P
Seattle Mariners
Rd. 45, No. 1362
Kraig Kelley
Collinsville High School
3B
San Diego Padres
Rd. 47, No. 1414