2017 MLB draftees with Oklahoma ties

Matthew Whatley was selected by the Texas Rangers with the 104th pick in the 2017 MLB Draft. Photo courtesy ORU Athletics.

The baseball journey is continuing for a number of players with ties to Oklahoma. Here’s a look at the list of these draftees in the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft.

(Player – Pick Number – Position – Oklahoma tie-in – Drafted by)

Ryan Vilade – 48 – 3B – Stillwater High School – Colorado Rockies
Conner Uselton – 72 – OF – Southmoore High School – Pittsburgh Pirates
Matthew Whatley – 104 – C – ORU, Claremore High School – Texas Rangers
Holden Capps – 240 – LHP – UCO, Lawton High School – Kansas City Royals
Trey Cobb – 247 – RHP – OSU, Broken Arrow High School – New York Mets
J.B. Olson – 297 – RHP – OU – Chicago White Sox
Riley Cabral – 342 – RHP – Chipola, Carl Albert High School – Arizona Diamondbacks
Garrett Benge – 401 – 3B – OSU, Yukon High School – Boston Red Sox
Blake Battenfield – 507 – RHP – OSU, Verdigris High School – Chicago White Sox
Ledgend Smith – 534 – LHP – Binger-Oney High School – Milwaukee Brewers
Bryce Howe – 539 – RHP – ORU, Claremore High School – Miami Marlins
Devon Perez – 625 – RHP – OU – Los Angeles Angels
Jake Taylor – 740 – C – Shawnee High School – Atlanta Braves
Robert Delgado – 834 – RHP – OCU – Milwaukee Brewers
Vincenzo Aiello – 839 – RHP – OU – Miami Marlins
Cade Cavalli – 860 – RHP – Bixby High School – Atlanta Braves
Parker Rigler -927 – LHP – Kansas State, Edmond Memorial High School – Chicago White Sox
Cameron Knight – 964 – C – Little Rock, Westmore High School – St. Louis Cardinals
Renae Martinez – 982 – C – OU – Arizona Diamondbacks
Josh McMinn – 1,066 – RHP – ORU, Southwest Covenant – Minnesota Twins
Matthew Merrill – 1,111 – RHP – Tulsa Home School – Houston Astros
Carson Teel – 1,121 – LHP – OSU, Stillwater High School – Boston Red Sox
Jeremy Smith – 1,128 – RHP – SWOSU – San Diego Padres
Joshua Rolette – 1,182 – C – Kansas State, Shawnee High School – Cleveland Indians