OU baseball: More Sooners selected in MLB draft

Kyle Phillips | CNHI photoOklahoma pitcher Jake Irvin throws during the Sooners' game against Alabama earlier this season at L. Dale Mitchell Park.

Three more Oklahoma players were selected in the Major League Baseball draft Tuesday, giving OU five in the first two days.

It’s the most Sooners taken in the first 10 rounds of one draft since 2009.

Junior pitcher Jake Irvin (No. 131st pick, fourth round, Washington Nationals), junior pitcher Austin Hansen (No. 252nd pick, eighth round, Houston Astros) and junior outfielder Cade Harris (306th pick, 10th round, Colorado Rockies) were all selected.

They joined outfielders Kyler Murray (No. 9 overall, first round, Oakland Athletics) and Steele Walker (No. 46 overall, second round, Chicago White Sox), who became OU’s first two players to be selected in the top 50 picks in the same June draft.

Irvin, a junior, went 6-2 with a 3.41 earned-run average this season. His 115 strikeouts led the team and Big 12. The Bloomington, Minnesota, native didn’t miss a single start, making 16 on the year en route to becoming a unanimous first team All-Big 12 selection.

Hansen, an All-Big 12 first team selection from Lenexa, Kansas, led OU with nine saves. He maintained a 3.29 ERA in 38.1 innings and pitched a team-high 34 appearances in relief.

Harris’ 66 walks lead the nation and are two short of the OU single-season record. The Leona, Texas, native hit .274 with five home runs and 22 doubles, flashing speed and power. He can play both infield and outfield.

The draft concludes Wednesday with rounds 11-40, beginning at 10 a.m. with stream coverage on MLB.com.