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Five Cowboys Taken In MLB Draft

Along with some Cowboy Baseball signees, including Jim Littell’s son.

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The three-day, 40-round MLB Draft finished up last night, and five Cowboys were drafted:

Zach Fish, 11th round, Chicago White Sox

Brendan McCurry, 22nd round, Oakland A’s

Tanner Krietemeier, 23rd round, Atlanta Braves

Vince Wheeland, 24th round, Houston Astros

Jon Perrin, 33rd round, Detroit Tigers

Fish and Perrin are juniors, and are eligible to either sign with their respective teams or come back to OSU for their senior years. Fish was originally drafted out of high school in 2011, a 24th-round pick of the Texas Rangers, but turned that down to become a Cowboy. Perrin was the 1,000th overall pick, with this being his first time to be drafted.

The other three are seniors. Krietemeier, who in two years has 97 RBIs and counting, would be joining the same team who took Jason Hursh in the first round last year. Wheeland, who has 20 wins in an OSU uniform, would be heading to an organization that has been awful at the major league level but is stockpiling talent in the farm system. McCurry, the OSU career leader in saves, would be going to an organization that is famous for bringing along high-quality pitchers. None of the three had been previously drafted.

Also, three signees for next year were drafted:

Jon Littell, a Stillwater HS product and the son of OSU women’s basketball coach Jim Littell, was drafted in the 39th round by the Washington Nationals. One of the top high school outfielders in the country, he committed to OSU in 2012 and is likely to follow through with that commitment in the fall.

Nick White, the top Oklahoma pitching prospect from Berryhill HS, was picked up in the 11th round by the Miami Marlins. According to the Tulsa World, White is “interested in getting his pro career under way.”

David Petrino, a catcher at Central Arizona College, was the other OSU signee drafted. The Chicago Cubs got him in the 39th round. Petrino led his juco team with a .426 average and 19 doubles.

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