Murray And Walker Drafted In First Day Of MLB Draft

Murray And Walker Drafted In First Day Of MLB Draft

The 2018 MLB draft, a four-day event, started yesterday with 78 picks among the first, second, competitive balance A and competitive balance B rounds.


The first day of the draft saw five players drafted from the Big XII, two coming from Oklahoma.


The first pick from Oklahoma was center fielder and quarterback Kyler Murray, who batted .296/.381/.556 with 26 XBHs, extra-base hits, and 47 RBIs. The Oakland Athletics selected Murray in the first round with the ninth-overall pick. Following being drafted, Murray said he will return to OU to play football this fall.


The second pick from Oklahoma was right fielder Steele Walker, who batted .352/.441/.606 with 28 XBHs and 53 RBIs. The Chicago White Sox selected Walker in the second round with 46th-overall pick.


Day two of the draft will take place today at 11:30 a.m.

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