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Oklahoma Sooners In The 2016 MLB Draft | A Quick Recap

Rich DeCray

Becoming the first Oklahoma Sooner taken during the 2016 MLB Draft, Alec Hansen was selected by the Chicago White Sox in the second round. Boasting one of college baseballs biggest arms, the franchise sees the potential this kid possesses. A mere nine picks later, Sheldon Neuse heard his name called. Selected as a third baseman by the Washington Nationals, Neuse was also taken in the second round.

However, the Sooners weren't done. On the third and final day, three other Sooners also heard their names called.

Out of high school, Cody Thomas was selected in the 30th round. Opting to become a single sport student-athlete, the junior's stock continues to rise. Behind a strong finish to the season, Thomas was selected by the LA Dodgers in the 13th round.

Two rounds later, Jake Elliot came off the board. Although the pitcher didn't put up the numbers many expected of him as a rotation player, the White Sox opted for the righty in the 15th round.

Finally, Alex Daniele was taken during the 19th round by the Texas Rangers. Daniele entered 11 games this season after transferring to Oklahoma from the JUCO ranks.