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MLB Draft: Mark Ginther one of five OSU players selected on draft's final day

Oklahoma has two players picked, including reliever Drew Harrison by the Tigers
by Ryan Aber Published: June 6, 2012

Mark Ginther led a string of five Oklahoma State players picked on the final day of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Wednesday.

Ginther was taken in the 24th round by the Arizona Diamondbacks, No. 753 overall.

It was the third time the Jenks High School product has been picked. He was taken in the 48th round out of high school by the Philadelphia Phillies before being picked in the 14th round by the Chicago White Sox last season.

Shortstop Hunter Bailey was taken by the Washington Nationals in the 28th round.

A trio of Cowboys pitchers went in the draft's later rounds, with the Miami Marlins taking Blake Barnes in the 29th round, the Diamondbacks taking Chase Stevens of Blanchard in the 30th round and the San Diego Padres taking Kyle Ottoson in the 34th round.

All are seniors except for Stevens, who is a junior.


Oklahoma had just two players picked in Wednesday's final day as it prepares to open Super Regional play later this week in Columbia, S.C.

Junior right-handed pitcher Drew Harrison was picked by the Detroit Tigers in the 23rd round, No. 724 overall.

Harrison was recruited as a first baseman and contemplated transferring but moved to the bullpen and came up big for the Sooners in last weekend's regional.

The other was senior infielder Caleb Bushyhead, who was taken by the Los Angeles Angels in the 29th round.


While just five Oklahoma high school players were selected in this year's draft, two were from the same school.

A day after Carl Albert catcher Taylor Hawkins was picked by the Tampa Bay Rays, Titans shortstop Alex Polston was picked by the Marlins in the 40th and final round, 1,217 overall.

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by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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