Eleven OU baseball players are picked in the MLB draft

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.

Round Pick Team Player, Positions
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