June 8, 2013
BATON ROUGE, La. -- A trio of Sooner southpaws were selected on the final day of Major League Baseball’s Amateur Draft.
University of Oklahoma juniors Ethan Carnes and Billy Waltrip and senior Jake Fisher were drafted in Saturday’s rounds.
Waltrip was the fourth Sooner selected in the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft, taken with the third pick, 349th overall, of the 12th round by the Colorado Rockies.
Carnes was taken by the New York Yankees in the 21st round, 644th overall. Shortly after, Fisher was selected in the 22nd round, 664th overall, by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Five OU pitchers were drafted by MLB teams in the 2013 draft. Colorado selected righty Jonathan Gray with the third overall pick in the first round Thursday. The Oakland Athletics picked southpaw Dillon Overton with the 63rd overall pick in the second round.
OU infielder Matt Oberste was selected 206th overall, in the seventh round, Friday by the New York Mets.
Four Sooner signees were also drafted Saturday.
Pitchers Alec Hansen (Loveland, Colo.; 739th overall) and Octavio Rodriguez (El Paso, Texas; 993rd overall) were taken in the 25th and 33rd rounds, respectively, by the Colorado Rockies and Chicago White Sox.
Cody Thomas (Colleyville, Texas), who signed to play football at Oklahoma, was drafted 914th, in the 30th round, by the Yankees.
Shortstop Sheldon Neuse was picked in the 32nd round by the Texas Rangers.