Cowboys are flying off the board on Day 2 of the MLB Draft.
Rounds 3-10 of the draft are taking place Monday, and after Oklahoma State didn’t have a selection in Sunday’s Round 1 and 2, it didn’t take long for the Pokes to get picked on Day 2. Here is a list we’ll update throughout the draft of where Pokes are headed.
Juaron Watts-Brown, Toronto Blue Jays, Pick 89
After just one year in Stillwater, Juaron Watts-Brown could soon be headed north of the border after the Toronto Blue Jays selected him in the third round.
A transfer from Long Beach State, Watts-Brown threw a team-high 82 1/3 innings for the Cowboys this past season where he posted a 5.03 ERA, a .219 batting average against and a Big 12-leading 124 strikeouts.
The slot value for pick No. 89 is $771,500.
Nolan McLean, New York Mets, Pick 91
Not long after the Jays took Watts-Brown, the New York Mets came calling for two-way player Nolan McLean in the third round.
McLean was a third-round selection by the Baltimore Orioles last season before electing to return to Stillwater for another season.
Despite missing a chunk of 2023 with injury, McLean still put up solid numbers. On the mound, McLean had a 3.30 ERA in 30 innings pitched. He tied for a team lead with six saves and had 34 strikeouts. At the plate, McLean hit .250 with 29 RBIs and nine home runs in 124 at-bats.
The slot value for pick No. 91 is $747,600.
Roc Riggio, New York Yankees, Pick 129
One of the most exciting Cowboys to watch on the diamond in recent seasons, Roc Riggio is headed to the most famous team in all of baseball after the New York Yankees selected him in the fourth round.
Only a sophomore in 2023, Riggio was outstanding. He hit .335 at the plate with 75 hits, 17 doubles, three triples and a team-leading 18 home runs. He also had 66 runs scored, best among Pokes, and 61 RBIs, good for third among Cowboys.
The slot value for pick No. 129 is $506,800.
Marcus Brown, Washington Nationals, Pick 138
Marcus Brown didn’t have to wait long after his middle infield partner was taken, with the Washington Nationals taking Brown in the fifth round.
An anchor at shortstop for the Cowboys, Brown had a .273 batting average to go with nine home runs and 36 RBIs in 2023.
The slot value for pick No. 138 is $464,400.