Big 12 League Players Selected in 2017 MLB Draft

by Dan M | Posted on Friday, July 7th, 2017

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Conference teams rounded out the 2017 MLB Draft with a combined
43 student-athletes selected. All nine schools had at least two
players selected in this year’s draft. The Big 12 has totaled 984
picks since 1997.
Texas led all league teams with 11 players selected, tying as
the most selections from a school in this year’s draft. Texas
right-handed pitcher Morgan Cooper was the first Big 12 baseball
player off the board as a second round selection of the Los Angeles
Dodgers.
TCU had six drafted, including fifth-round pick Austen Wade.
During his 14 seasons as TCU’s head coach, Jim Schlossnagle has seen
70 players drafted by 26 organizations.
Oklahoma State also totalled six draft picks. Tyler Buffett and
Trey Cobb were selected in the MLB Draft for the second-straight year,
with both improving their draft status in 2017 after returning to the
Cowboys for their senior seasons.
The Sooners have had at least one player drafted every year
since 1970 and a player selected in the first 10 rounds every year
since 2011. JB Olson is the 84th draft pick in OU history to be chosen
within the first 10 rounds and the 13th to be selected by the White
Sox.
With five picks this year, Texas Tech has had 30
student-athletes selected in the MLB Draft in five years under head
coach Tim Tadlock. All five Red Raiders taken in this year’s draft
came to Lubbock undrafted out of high school.
Kansas State had four selections, marking the 14th consecutive
season under head coach Brad Hill in which K-State has had multiple
players selected in the Draft.
  Kansas had three selections. Weiman and Villines became the
27th and 28th players, respectively, in Kansas history to be drafted
in the top-10 rounds and round out a group of eight players to don
that honor in the Price era. The Jayhawks have now seen four players
picked in the top-10 rounds in the last four years.
With two selections, Baylor has had at least one player chosen
in 40 of the last 42 drafts, dating back to 1976. The Bears have a
total of 138 draft choices in program history and their first
multi-player draft since 2014.
    West Virginia has had 16 draft selections in coach Randy Mazey’s
five seasons, the most draft picks in a five-year stretch in team
history. At least two Mountaineers have been drafted in each of
Mazey’s five seasons.
2017 MLB DRAFT – BIG 12 SELECTIONS

ROUND 2
62 Morgan Cooper, Texas RHP Dodgers
ROUND 5
146 Nick Kennedy, Texas LHP Rockies
162 Austen Wade, TCU OF Indians
ROUND 6
167 Tyler Buffett, OSU RHP Reds
193 Kyle Johnston, Texas RHP Nationals
ROUND 7
207 Evan Skoug, TCU C W. Sox
211 Parker Mushinski, Tech LHP Astros
ROUND 8
231 Brian Howard, TCU RHP Athletics
236 Bret Boswell, Texas 2B Rockies
238 Blake Weiman, Kansas LHP Pirates
247 Trey Cobb, OSU RHP Mets
249 Kacy Clemens, Texas 1B Blue Jays
ROUND 9
284 Tanner Gardner, Tech OF Rangers
ROUND 10
297 JB Olsen, Oklahoma RHP W.Sox
300 Tyler Floyd, K-State LHP KC Royals
305 Garrett McCain, OSU OF Tigers
307 Stephen Villines, KU RHP Mets
ROUND 12
256 Matt McLaughlin, KU SS Rockies
ROUND 13
394 Jacob Patterson, Tech LHP Cardinal
396 Tyler Schimpf, Texas RHP Giants
401 Garrett Benge, OSU 3B Red Sox
ROUND 15
451 Kyle Davis, WVU OF Astros
456 Orlando Garcia, Tech SS Giants
ROUND 16
493 Jake Scudder, K-State 1B Nationals
ROUND 17
507 Blake Battenfield, OSU RHP W. Sox
ROUND 20
595 Mitchell Traver, TCU RHP Angels
ROUND 21
625 Devon Perez, Oklahoma RHP Angels
ROUND 22
661 Patrick Mathis, Texas OF Astros
ROUND 24
719 Montana Parsons, BU RHP Marlins
720 Connor Mayes, Texas RHP Royals
ROUND 25
741 Hunter Hargrove, Tech 1B Athletics
ROUND 26
775 Zane Gurwitz, Texas 2B Angels
793 Kameron Esthay, Baylor 3B Nationals
ROUND 28
839 Vincenzo Aiello, OU RHP Marlins
845 Cam Warner, TCU 2B Tigers
ROUND 29
870 Travis Jones, Texas UTL Royals
ROUND 31
925 Jon Malmin, Texas LHP Angels
927 Parker Rigler, K- State LHP W. Sox
ROUND 32
959 Elliott Barzilli, TCU 3B Marlins
ROUND 33
982 Renae Martinez, OU C D’backs
ROUND 35
1063 Jackson Cramer, WVU 1B Nationals
ROUND 37
1121 Carson Teel, OSU LHP Red Sox
ROUND 39
1182 Josh Rolette, K-State C Indians

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