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Okies Picked in Major League Baseball Draft

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Although none were selected in the first two rounds on day one of the Major League Baseball draft, several players with Oklahoma ties were selected on Friday.

The first was University of Arkansas infielder Brian Anderson from Deer Creek, who went in the 3rd round to the Miami Marlins.

Other Oklahomans selected on Friday:

Round                  Pick                      Team                         Player                                            School

4                          125                       Cincinnati                   Gavin LaValley                                Carl Albert (Midwest City)

5                          149                       L.A. Angels                Jake Jewell                                     Northeastern Oklahoma A&M

5                          158                       Cleveland                   Julian Merryweather                        Oklahoma Baptist University

6                          186                       Texas                        Jose Trevino                                   Oral Roberts University

6                          187                      Tampa Bay                 Mac James                                     Oklahoma

7                          205                      N.Y. Mets                   Brad Wieck                                     Oklahoma City University

9                          277                      Tampa Bay                 Chris Pike                                        Oklahoma City University

10                        294                      Toronto                       Jordan Romano                               Oral Roberts University

10                        304                       Washington                Matthew Page                                 Oklahoma Baptist University