In 2015 the Oklahoma Sooners tied a program record by having eleven players selected in the MLB Draft. Now they're off to a good start in 2016 as well. On Thursday night both Alec Hansen and Sheldon Neuse were taken off the board in the second round to become the highest drafted duo since pitchers Jon Gray and Dillon Overton went in the first and third rounds of the 2013 draft.
Hansen, who recorded a team high 75-strikeouts from the mound, was selected in the second round (49th overall pick) by the Chicago White Sox. He was 3-5 on the season with a 5.40 earned run average.
Nine selections later Sheldon Neuse had his name called by the Washington Nationals. Only the second player in the history the Big 12 to be a three-time All-Conference selection, Neuse also has the 2014 conference Freshman of the Year award to add to his resume. He became the highest drafted position player from Oklahoma since Jackson Williams was drafted by Colorado in 2007.