The University of Oklahoma baseball team matched a program-high (set in 2011) with 11 draft picks – the most in the country from any one program.
Catcher Anthony Hermelyn was selected 109th overall in the fourth round by the Houston Astros. He was followed by left-handed pitcher Jacob Evans (Broken Arrow) in the sixth round with the 191st overall pick by the St. Louis Cardinals.
Evans and Hermelyn were recently honored with the title of captain from the 2015 season as voted on by their teammates at the conclusion of the year. Each earned All-Big 12 distinction in their junior season following a summer spent playing on the Cape with the Harwich Mariners where they both earned distinction as Cape Cod League All-Stars.
For Oklahoma, 2015 marks the 46th consecutive season that a player has been drafted and the fifth straight year with a pick in the first 10 rounds. In three of the last four seasons, the Sooners have had multiple players taken within the first 10 rounds. Most recently, pitchers Jonathan Gray (1st, Colorado) and Dillon Overton (2nd, Oakland) in 2013.
Since the draft debuted in 1965, 245 players have been drafted out of Oklahoma, including a program-high 11 in 2011.
|4||109||Astros||Anthony Hermelyn, C|
|6||191||Cardinals||Jacob Evans, LHP|
|13||401||Cardinals||Craig Aikin, CF|
|14||408||Rangers||Adam Choplick, LHP|
|15||463||Orioles||Chris Shaw, C|
|19||564||Phillies||Robert Tasin, RHP|
|20||599||Mets||Thomas McIlraith, RHP|
|26||769||Astros||Ralph Garza Jr., RHP|
|31||942||Dodgers||Corey Copping, RHP|
|33||979||Astros||Kolbey Carpenter, 2B|
|37||1,107||Padres||Blake Rogers, RHP|