Brewers' Anderson Leads Sooner Pros Update

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
JUNE 19, 2017

Major League Baseball

#57 Chase Anderson
Milwaukee Brewers | P | Age: 29 | At OU: 2008-09

Anderson, in his third full season in the majors, has been a mainstay in the Brewers rotation this season. Milwaukee sits atop the National League Central standings at 38-33 with a 2.5 game lead over the defending World Series Champion Chicago Cubs. In 14 starts, Anderson is 5-2 with a 2.92 earned run average, 1.15 WHIP and 77 strikeouts in 83.1 innings. He has thrown six or more innings in each of his last five starts and lasted at least seven innings in for of those five with a 1.04 ERA over that stretch.

Last Time Out
vs. San Diego (6/17): No-Decision, 7.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 0 BB, 6 K

#55 Jon Gray
Colorado Rockies | P | Age: 25 | At OU: 2012-13

Gray was the Colorado Rockies opening day starter back on April 3, but soon found his way to the disabled list after just his third start of the season. He returned to the mound for his first rehab assignment with the Lancaster JetHawks of the Single-A Advanced California League on June 14.

Last Time Out
vs. Lake Elsinore (6/14): No-Decision, 4.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K


#16 Steven Okert
Sacramento River Cats (Giants) | P | Age: 25 | At OU: 2012

Okert pitched in 19 games for the San Francisco Giants earlier this season before returning to his role as the closer with the team's Triple-A affiliate Sacramento River Cats. Okert, who made his MLB debut in 2016 and was a part of the Giants' postseason roster, has pitched in 10 games for Sacramento; recording all three of his saves in each of his last three appearances. He is 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA and .167 batting average against.

Last Time Out
vs. Las Vegas (6/16): Save, 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO


#13 Corey Copping
Tulsa Drillers (Dodgers) | P | Age: 23 | At OU: 2013-15

Copping was the ninth Sooner off the board in the 2015 MLB Draft when OU led the country with 11 overall draft picks. In his third season in the minors, he is the fastest rising Sooner of his class through an organization's ranks as he has spent the entire season in Double-A with the Tulsa Drillers. Copping has taken on a closer role and nailed down five saves in six chances with a 2.06 ERA and 3-1 record in 23 appearances. He has struck out 35 in 35 innings and held opponents to a .192 average.

Last Time Out
vs. Northwest Arkansas (6/15): No-Decision, 2.0 IP, 1 H, o R, 5 BB, 1 K

#5 Jack Mayfield
Corpus Christi Hooks (Astros) | 2B | Age: 26 | At OU: 2010-13

Undrafted in 2013, Mayfield signed on with the Astros and has made a steady rise through the organization, including stints with the Triple-A Fresno Grizzlies in 2016 and 2017. He has played 12 games in Fresno and 42 with the Corpus Christi Hooks, where he is currently the starting second baseman. At Double-A, Mayfield is hitting .293 with 21 runs scored and 21 driven in. He went 3-for-4 with a three-run home run, his sixth long ball of the year, on Friday. He is currently riding a nine-game hit-streak.

Last Time Out
vs. San Antonio (6/18): 1-for-4


#38 Adam Choplick
Down East Wood Ducks (Rangers) | P | Age: 24 | At OU: 2012-15

Choplick was drafted three times, including twice as a Sooner, before signing his first professional contract with the Texas Rangers in 2015 as a 14th round selection. He is pitching out of the bullpen for the Down East Ducks, celebrating their inaugural season in the Carolina League. The 6-foot-9 lefty has appeared in 20 games and tossed 27.2 innings with a 1-2 record, 4.55 ERA and 37 strikeouts, while holding opponents to a .182 batting average. In his last eight games of relief, Choplick has been dominant with a 0.75 ERA and 18 strikeouts in just 12 innings of work.

Last Time Out
vs. Myrtle Beach (6/18): No-Decision, 1.0 IP, 1 H, o R, o BB, 1 K

#37 Jake Elliott
Kannapolis Intimidators (White Sox) | P | Age: 22 | At OU: 2014-16

After a spell in extended spring training, Elliott was assigned to the Kannapolis Intimidators of the South Atlantic League and made his 2017 debut on May 24. In less than a month's time, he has appeared in eight games out of the bullpen with a 2.30 ERA and 12 strikeouts in 15.2 innings with no record.

Last Time Out
vs. West Virginia (6/18): No-Decision, 1.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K

#30 Alec Hansen
Kannapolis Intimidators (White Sox) | P | Age: 22 | At OU: 2014-16

Hansen has been racking up the strikeouts in his first full season in the minors. Pitching for the Kannapolis Intimidators, where he finished the 2016 season, he has struck out 92 in 72.2 innings, including 10 or more in three of his last five starts and a career-best 15 against Greensboro on May 28. Hansen is 7-3 in 13 starts with a 2.48 ERA and holding opposing teams to a .207 average.

Last Time Out
vs. Hagerstown (6/15): Win, 6.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 10 K

#16 Sheldon Neuse
Hagerstown Suns (Nationals) | 3B | Age: 22 | At OU: 2014-16

Neuse is hitting .288 and slugging .465 in his first full season in the National farm system. As the starting third baseman for the Hagerstown Suns of the Sally League, he has belted 13 doubles, three triples and seven home runs with 37 RBI to go with nine stolen bases.

Last Time Out
vs. Lexington (6/17): 1-for-4, BB



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