COMPILED BY RYAN ABER Published: June 4, 2011
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The MLB First-Year Player Draft runs Monday through Wednesday. Here's a look at some state college and high school players who figure to be taken.


College

Chris Marlowe, Oklahoma State, RHP

Marlowe averaged 15.5 strikeouts per nine innings for the Cowboys in the regular season and has a plus fastball and curveball.

Burch Smith, Oklahoma, RHP

After going in the 20th round last year, Smith figures to move way up this season after moving to the Sooners from Howard JC.

Garrett Buechele, Oklahoma, 3B

Buechele, the son of 11-year MLB infielder Steve Buechele, consistently makes contact and has a solid approach from the right side.

High school

Archie Bradley, Broken Arrow, RHP

Bradley's state-championship performance, where he topped 100 mph on the radar gun and struck out 14, solidified his place among the top half of the first round.

Dylan Bundy, Owasso, RHP

Picked in some projections to go as high as third, Bundy's curve and cutter are his plus pitches.

Michael Fulmer, Deer Creek, RHP

Fulmer, an Arkansas signee, has risen sharply up draft boards in recent weeks and figures to be a Tuesday selection after topping out at 97 mph during the season.

Mason Hope, Broken Arrow, RHP

Hope, who can already hit 94 mph, has a projectable body that figures to see him add velocity.

Adrian Houser, Locust Grove, RHP

Houser, an OU signee, took a no-hitter into the sixth in the 4A state tournament and gets his fastball into the mid-90s.

Compiled by Ryan Aber



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