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The 2017 MLB Draft treated Oklahoma well once again

The 2017 MLB Draft treated Oklahoma well once again

It has been awhile since the state of Oklahoma had this much buzz at the Major League Baseball Draft. The three division one programs, multiple division two/naia programs, one junior college player, and even the Oklahoma high schools had players drafted this last week. Here is the list of those that were taken:


Round 2 Pick 48: Ryan Vilade-Stillwater High School

Composite Round B Pick 72: Conner Uselton-Southmoore High School

Round 3 Pick 104: Matthew Whatley-Oral Roberts University 

Round 6 Pick 167: Tyler Buffett-Oklahoma State University

Round 8 Pick 240: Holden Capps-University of Central Oklahoma

Round 8 Pick 247: Trey Cobb-Oklahoma State University

Round 10 Pick 297: JB Olson-University of Oklahoma

Round 10 Pick 305: Garrett McCain-Oklahoma State University

Round 13 Pick 382: Riley Cabral-Chipola College (Florida) (from Carl Albert High School)

Round 13 Pick 401: Garrett Benge-Oklahoma State University

Round 15 Pick 457: Dylan Snypes-Oral Roberts University

Round 17 Pick 507: Blake Battenfield-Oklahoma State University

Round 18 Pick 534: Ledgend Smith-Binger Oney High School

Round 18 Pick 539: Bryce Howe-Oral Roberts University

Round 21 Pick 625: Devon Perez-University of Oklahoma

Round 25 Pick 740: Jake Taylor-Shawnee High School

Round 28 Pick 834: Roberto Delgado-Oklahoma City University

Round 28 Pick 839: Vincenzo Aiello-University of Oklahoma

Round 29 Pick 860: Cade Cavalli-Bixby High School

Round 31 Pick 927: Parker Rigler-Kansas State University

Round 32 Pick 964: Cameron Knight-University of Arkansas-Little Rock

Round 33 Pick 982: Renae Martinez-University of Oklahoma

Round 35 Pick 1058: Keegan Collett-Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa

Round 36 Pick 1066: Josh McMinn-Oral Roberts University

Round 37 Pick 1111: Matthew Merrill-Home School (OKC)

Round 37 Pick 1121: Carson Teel-Oklahoma State University

Round 38 Pick 1128: Jeremy Smith-Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Round 39 Pick 1182: Joshua Rollete-Kansas State University


From 2011-2013, the state of Oklahoma saw seven players drafted in the first round. Although they lacked a first rounder this year, Major League scouts made their way to Oklahoma once again this season in what was a productive group for the high schools and colleges as 28 players with Oklahoma ties were drafted. The talent level is beginning to rise again in the state, and we may see more and more players taken higher in the draft a year from now.

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