Day 3 of the MLB Draft has come and gone, and a whole slew of Cowboys heard their names called in the later rounds. Tuesday, two members of OSU’s bullpen were drafted, and Wednesday another member of Rob Walton’s staff got things going.
Brady Basso — Oakland Athletics (16th Round, Pick 494)
The left-handed pitcher owns a 1-0 record and a 1.74 ERA in just 10 1/3 innings this year. He has 15 strikeouts on the year. The junior recorded seven starts over his first two seasons at OSU coming into this year.
Trevor Boone — Colorado Rockies (18th Round, Pick 549)
The Rockies selected the Big 12’s biggest home run threat. Boone’s three-run dinger that renamed C
hickasaw Bricktown Ballpark was homer No. 20 on the season. Boone’s 54 RBI ranks second in the Big 12, as does his .636 slugging percentage.
Jensen Elliott — Baltimore Orioles (19th Round, Pick 558)
A dream come true. Thankful for the opportunity and can’t wait to get after it! Go Orioles!!! But first, the Pokes have some business to take care of. https://t.co/HAOtUG2OuH
— Jensen Elliott (@jensenelliott) June 5, 2019
The Cowboys’ ace boasts a 10-3 record (most wins in the Big 12), a 3.33 ERA and 60 strikeouts in 94 2/3 innings pitched (fourth in the conference). He’s pitched three complete games and one shutout.
Andrew Navigato — Detroit Tigers (20th Round, Pick 592)
In his one season at OSU after transferring from Cuesta Community College, the junior sits at 12 home runs on the year. He’s batted in 42 runs, and his 54 scored runs leads the team and is T5 in the conference.
Jake Lyons — Baltimore Orioles (22nd Round, Pick 648)
Blessed for this opportunity, ready to get to work, but first the pokes have some business to take care of in supers! Let’s go! https://t.co/yrzYnGjW0w
— Jake Lyons (@7JakeLyons7) June 5, 2019
The junior right-handed pitcher came to OSU last offseason after two years at Weatherford Junior College. During his single season in orange, he boasted a 5-2 record as a starter and one save. He holds a 4.94 ERA with 50 strikeouts in 47 1/3 innings pitched.
Colin Simpson — Colorado Rockies (29th Round, Pick 879)
The Rockies are apparently looking for big-play threats, adding the Big 12’s third-leading home run hitter (15) to go along with its first in Boone, who they selected 11 rounds earlier. The senior catcher/DH has batted in 52 runs (fourth in the league) and holds a .241 batting average.