OU Baseball Tradition | Sooners in the MLB Draft OU Baseball Main 
  
Since 1967, 18 Sooners have been selected in the first round of the Major League Baseball Draft. Jonathan Gray, drafted third overall by the Colorado Rockies in 2013, is the most recent Sooner taken in the first round.
 
Below is a look at all of the former Sooners who have been taken in the MLB Draft. First round selections are listed in bold.
 
Year
Rd.
No. Player Team
Pos.
2013 1st 3 Jonathan Gray Colorado Rockies RHP
  2nd 63 Dillon Overton Oakland Athletics LHP
  7th 206 Matt Oberste New York Mets 1B/3B
  12th 349 Billy Waltrip Colorado Rockies LHP
  21st 644 Ethan Carnes New York Yankees LHP
  22nd 664 Jake Fisher Los Angeles Dodgers LHP
2012 4th 148 Steven Okert San Francisco Giants LHP
  5th 185 Damien Magnifico Milwaukee Brewers RHP
  6th 214 Jordan John Detroit Tigers LHP
  23rd 375 Drew Harrison Detroit Tigers RHP
  29th 897 Caleb Bushyhead LAA Angels SS
2011
9th
284 Tyler Ogle Los Angeles Dodgers
C
 
11th
360 Cameron Seitzer Tampa Bay Rays
1B
14th
443 Burch Smith San Diego Padres
RHP
 
14th
447 Garrett Buechele San Francisco Giants
3B
 
25th
781 Ryan Duke Philadelphia Phillies
RHP
 
26th
811 Michael Rocha Philadelphia Phillies
RHP
 
28th
850 Jordan John Houston Astros
LHP
 
33rd
1002 Tyson Seng New York Mets
RHP
 
39th
1174 Chris Ellison Arizona Diamondbacks
OF
 
41st
1233 Bobby Shore Seattle Mariners
RHP
 
46th
1407 Elliott Blair San Francisco Giants
OF
2010 14th 437 Danny Black Florida Marlins 2B
  17th 527 Zach Neal Florida Marlins RHP
  18th 556 Garrett Buechele Texas Rangers 3B
  22nd 661 Jeremy Erben Arizona Diamondbacks RHP
  28th 843 Jason Chowning Houston Astros RHP
2009
1st
42 Garrett Richards LAA Angels
RHP
 
4th
124 Andrew Doyle Texas Rangers
RHP
 
5th
157 J.T. Wise Los Angeles Dodgers
C
 
7th
210 Jamie Johnson Detroit Tigers
OF
 
9th
276 Chase Anderson Arizona Diamondbacks
RHP
 
9th
277 Bryant Hernandez Los Angeles Dodgers
SS
 
11th
325 Aaron Baker Pittsburgh Pirates
1B
 
26th
785 Antwonie Hubbard Cleveland Indians
RHP
 
26th
793 Matt Harughty Chicago White Sox
2B
2008
23rd
703 Mike Gosse Detroit Tigers
2B/DH
2007
1st
43 Jackson Williams San Francisco Giants
C
 
5th
165 Joe Dunigan Seattle Mariners
OF
 
10th
317 Heath Taylor Cleveland Indians
P
 
21st
654 Aaron Reza Boston Red Sox
SS
 
21st
660 Stephen Porlier Oakland Athletics
P
 
26th
813 Brad Burns New York Mets
P
2006
6th
176 Ryan Rohlinger San Francisco Giants
SS
 
13th
404 Daniel McCutchen New York Yankees
P
 
21st
644 Russell Raley New York Yankees
2B
 
26th
773 Kody Kaiser Los Angeles Dodgers
2B
 
26th
787 William Savage  Philadelphia Phillies
P
 
27th
817 John Brownell Philadelphia Phillies 
P
 
39th
1172 Charles Caufield  Milwaukee Brewers
OF
 
39th
1184 Kevin Smith  New York Yankees
1B
 
49th
1469 Ryan Mottern  Cleveland Indians
P
2005
7th
229 Garrett Patterson New York Yankees 
P
 
12th
380 Daniel McCutchen St. Louis Cardinals
P
 
21st
650 Ryan Rohlinger St. Louis Cardinals 
SS
 
50th
1491 Tyler Gooch Philadelphia Phillies
P
2004
1st
16 David Purcey Toronto Blue Jays 
P
 
7th
217 Jarod McAuliff Oakland Athletics
P
 
8th
231 Mark Roberts Texas Rangers
P
 
14th
424 Ole Sheldon Houston Astros 
1B
 
27th
814 Casey Brown Houston Astros
P
 
29th
854 Michael Swindell New York Mets
P
 
29th
855 Daniel McCutchen Tampa Bay Devil Rays
P
2003
7th
210 Reggie Willits LAA Angels
OF
 
10th
305 Thomas Blair St. Louis Cardinals 
P
 
13th
392 Eduardo Cornejo Oakland Athletics
SS
 
17th
514 David Purcey New York Yankees 
P
 
31st
923 Spencer Wyman Florida Marlins
C
 
44th
1302 Curtis White Texas Rangers
P
2002
8th
243 Jason Fransz Chicago Cubs 
OF
 
9th
271 Denver Kitch Los Angeles Dodgers 
INF
 
14th
423 Rocky Cherry  Chicago Cubs
P
 
17th
503 Evan Greusel  Florida Marlins 
P
 
43rd
1297 Curtis White Oakland Athletics 
P
2001
10th
290 Rocky Cherry  Philadelphia Phillies 
P
 
13th
390 Jason Bartlett San Diego Padres
SS
 
50th
1470 Chris Haggard Milwaukee Brewers 
C
2000
6th
187 Tommy Whiteman Houston Astros
SS
 
24th
717 Zach Lekse Los Angeles Dodgers
SS
1999
9th
278 Casey Bookout Cincinnati Reds
1B
 
15th
450 Val Pascucci Washington Nationals
P
 
25th
770 Ryan Van Horn Chicago Cubs
C
 
26th
797 Kyle Denney  Cleveland Indians
P
 
36th
1089 Jeff Bajenaru Chicago White Sox
P
1998
2nd
70 Derek Wathan Florida Marlins
SS
 
7th
207 Clint Smith Detroit Tigers
P
 
13th
377 Brian Shackelford Kansas City Royals
OF
 
13th
400 Paul McCurtain Florida Marlins
P
 
15th
434 Geoff Geary Philadelphia Phillies
P
 
15th
446 Jose Montenegro Milwaukee Brewers
SS
 
21st
615 Casey Bookout Oakland Athletics 
1B
 
23rd
677 Corey Hart Kansas City Royals
2B
 
26th
790 Kevin Olsen Florida Marlins 
P
 
27th
820 Willy Hill Florida Marlins
OF
1997
3rd
88 Jeff Andra San Francisco Giants
P
 
10th
305 Javier Flores Oakland Athletics 
C
 
17th
531 Brian Shackelford Cleveland Indians
P
 
41st
1236 Geoff Geary Milwaukee Brewers
P
1996
8th
229 Javier Flores  Kansas City Royals
OF
 
12th
342 Damon Minor San Francisco Giants
1B
 
12th
357 Joe Victery Seattle Mariners
P
 
14th
425 Jamie Gann Arizona Diamondbacks
OF
 
23rd
671 Jesse Zepeda Detroit Tigers
2B
 
33rd
981 Ryan Minor Baltimore Orioles
3B
1995
1st
13 Mark Redman Minnesota Twins
P
 
4th
103 Russ Ortiz San Francisco Giants
P
 
7th
189 Ryan Minor New York Mets
3B
 
19th
525 Damon Minor New York Mets
1B
 
20th
537 Rich Hills San Diego Padres
SS
 
24th
652 Steve Connelly Oakland Athletics
P
 
25th
659 Tim Walton Philadelphia Phillies 
P
 
45th
1246 Toby Wilmot Minnesota Twins 
P
1994
2nd
60 Jerry Whittaker Chicago White Sox 
OF
 
7th
197 Bucky Buckles Texas Rangers
P
 
25th
698 Kevin Lovingier St. Louis Cardinals
P
 
28th
773 Ricky Gutierrez Cleveland Indians
2B
 
37th
1025 Chip Glass Cleveland Indians
OF
 
48th
1320 Rich Hills Atlanta Braves 
SS
1993
2nd
59 Greg Norton Chicago White Sox
3B
 
8th
221 Drew Christmon Detroit Tigers 
OF
 
16th
451 Tim Cossins Texas Rangers
C
 
22nd
627 Rick Gutierrez Milwaukee Brewers 
2B
1992
3rd
92 Bryon Mathews Chicago White Sox
OF
 
6th
172 Clifton Foster  Oakland Athletics 
 P
 
12th
344 Jason Evans Chicago White Sox 
3B
 
13th
368 Brian Eldridge Oakland Athletics
2B
 
17th
476 Casey Mendenhall Detroit Tigers
P
 
23rd
629 Zak Krislock Houston Astros
P
 
45th
1267 Tim Cossins Pittsburgh Pirates
OF
1991
3rd
97 Matt Ruebel Pittsburgh Pirates
P
 
5th
149 Marty Neff Pittsburgh Pirates 
OF
 
6th
165 Derrick White Washington Nationals
1B
 
15th
402 Korey Keling LAA Angels
P
 
22nd
586 James Koebler Texas Rangers
1B
 
30th
789 Scott Campbell Washington Nationals
OF
 
32nd
842 Drew Christom Detroit Tigers
OF
1990
7th
188 Kevin King Seattle Mariners
P
 
23rd
631 Jim Huslig San Francisco Giants
P
1989
3rd
62 Kevin Castleberry Atlanta Braves
2B
 
5th
134 Darron Cox Cincinnati Reds
C
 
7th
175 Marvin Cobb LAA Angels
P
 
15th
395 Mark Cole Detroit Tigers 
SS
 
18th
460 Chris Ebright Chicago Cubs 
OF
 
36th
923 John Douglas Philadelphia Phillies 
OF
 
36th
934 Paul Oster New York Yankees 
OF
1988
2nd
53 Mike Hensley  St. Louis Cardinals 
 P
 
12th
292 Chris Ebright San Diego Padres 
OF
 
23rd
581 Chris Burgin Baltimore Orioles 
P
 
34th
882 Marvin Cobb Washington Nationals 
P
1987
1st
18 Jack Armstrong Cincinnati Reds 
P
 
13th
326 Sherman Collins Los Angeles Dodgers 
P
 
18th
450 Kevin Burdick  Pittsburgh Pirates
2B
 
29th
738 Glenn Sullivan Chicago Cubs 
1B
1986
6th
134 Jeff Hughes San Francisco Giants
OF
 
8th
202 Kevin Pearson Cincinnati Reds
SS
 
11th
266 John Toal San Francisco Giants
2B 
 
17th
442 Scott Hamilton  St. Louis Cardinals 
P
 
22nd
570 Stan Zaltsman St. Louis Cardinals
P
 
23rd
575 Jim Richardson Cleveland Indians
3B
 
33rd
789 Sherman Collins Toronto Blue Jays
P
1985
1st
3 Bobby Witt Texas Rangers
P
 
2nd
47 David Johnson LA Angels
P
 
5th
124 Steve Peters St. Louis Cardinals 
P
 
7th
174 Jeff Kaye  Philadelphia Phillies
C
 
13th
321 Kevin Pearson  Seattle Mariners 
SS
 
14th
341 Russ McGinnis  Milwaukee Brewers
1B
 
16th
394 Darrell Rodgers San Francisco Giants
P
 
19th
472 Joe Jordan  San Francisco Giants 
C
 
22nd
551 Jay Reynolds  Texas Rangers 
P
 
25th
638 Keith Hamilton  Houston Astros 
P
1984
17th
443 Jay Searcy  Baltimore Orioles
3B
 
20th
515 Mike Santiago Atlanta Braves
P
 
38th
799 Darrell Rodgers Pittsburgh Pirates
P
1983
1st
10 Ray Hayward San Diego Padres
P
 
1st
14 Craig Reid  San Diego Padres
SS
 
1st
22 Paul Williams  Houston Astros
OF
 
3rd
50 Kight Higgins San Francisco Giants 
P
 
5th
121 Bruce Hinz Detroit Tigers 
P
 
30th
728 Mike Santiago New York Mets
P
1982
1st
13 John Russell  Philadelphia Phillies 
C
 
12th
295 Ray Hayward  Pittsburgh Pirates 
P
 
33rd
787 Mike Empting  San Francisco Giants
C
 
43rd
825 Kevin Bates San Francisco Giants
2B
1981
1st
6 Billy Irions Philadelphia Phillies
 P
 
14th
338 Frank Meraz Seattle Mariners
OF
1980
9th
224 Scott Gardner Houston Astros
P
1979
3rd
69 Nick Capra Texas Rangers
2B
 
12th
306 David Harrigan Philadelphia Phillies
C
 
22nd
565 Dave Luethy Kansas City Royals
SS
 
28th
692 Tommy Thompson Atlanta Braves
OF
 
28th
704 Scott Gardner Baltimore Orioles
P
1978
6th
136 Doug Smith Seattle Mariners
P
 
6th
150 Terry Bogener Texas Rangers
OF
 
7th
177 Mark Nipp Los Angeles Dodgers
P
 
11th
272 Art Toal Detroit Tigers
2B
 
17th
420 Donald Morris Oakland Athletics
OF
 
25th
608 Lee Hover Cincinnati Reds
OF
1977
4th
102 Joe Price Cincinnati Reds 
P
 
5th
124 Mickey Hatcher Los Angeles Dodgers 
OF
 
8th
195 Roger LaFrancois  Boston Red Sox 
C
 
11th
282 Michael Pace Philadelphia Phillies 
OF
 
17th
417 Terry Bogener Chicago White Sox
OF
 
29th
688 Gene Krug  Chicago Cubs 
1B
1976
1st
8 Bob Shirley  San Diego Padres 
P
 
4th
79 Keith Drumright  Chicago Cubs
2B
 
4th
81 Dan Massari  Cleveland Indians
1B
 
4th
91 Marty Kunkler Los Angeles Dodgers
P
 
7th
163 Kelly Snider Los Angeles Dodgers 
1B
 
9th
196 George Frazier Milwaukee Brewers
P
 
10th
105 Karl Schroeder  Chicago White Sox 
P
 
24th
564 Mickey Lashley Los Angeles Dodgers 
P
 
25th
577 Wayne Pechek San Francisco Giants
OF
1975
1st
15 Billy Severns  Milwaukee Brewers
OF
 
2nd
35 Chuck Redmon St. Louis Cardinals
SS
 
3rd
64 Billy Severns San Francisco Giants
OF
 
5th
104 Bob Shirley San Francisco Giants
P
 
8th
179 Mickey Lashley  Chicago White Sox
P
 
8th
192 Jacky Parish  Los Angeles Dodgers
C
 
11th
244 Mike Umfleet  Chicago Cubs
SS
 
13th
303 Breen Newcomer Boston Red Sox
P
 
15th
344 Doug Schaefer  San Francisco Giants
P
1974
12th
275 Billy Severns New York Yankees 
OF
 
15th
348 Stan Meek  St. Louis Cardinals 
P
 
25th
540 Timothy Fox Cleveland Indians
P
1973
2nd
38 Jackson Todd New York Mets
P
 
3rd
66 Joe Simpson  Los Angeles Dodgers 
OF
 
6th
137 Glenn Bannister Boston Red Sox 
OF
 
16th
377 Lanny Phillips  Boston Red Sox
3B
 
22nd
512 Joe Ford St. Louis Cardinals
3B
1972
3rd
59 Bobby Jack  Atlanta Braves
1B
 
22nd
518 Richard Jacobs  Richard Jacobs
P
1971
1st
2 Mike Swenton  St. Louis Cardinals
OF
 
1st
8 Mike Swenton  San Francisco Giants
OF
1970
1st
4 Mike Swenton  Cleveland Indians
OF
 
25th
582 Dick Brown  San Diego Padres
P
 
28th
651 Ronald Hall Los Angeles Dodgers
P
1968
1st
15 Ralph Rickey  Chicago Cubs
OF
 
43rd
851 Eddie Williams  Baltimore Orioles 
P
1967
41st
748 Michael Burns Cleveland Indians
OF