Draft Rankings: Texas & Oklahoma

Texas A&M commit RHP Turner Larkins

Kiley shares his rankings of all the 2014 MLB Draft top 5 round prospects in Texas and Oklahoma. He includes links to scouting reports and video along with a peak ahead to the 2015 prep draft class.

Scouting Baseball's 2014 MLB Draft Content

MLB Draft Overall Rankings: Top 50 Overall Draft Prospects, Top 30 High School Prospects & Top 30 College Prospects

Regional Prep Prospect Rankings (September 2013): Florida, Georgia, Deep South, Mid-Atlantic & Ohio Valley, Northeast, East Region, Midwest, Southwest & Rockies, Texas & Oklahoma, Southern California, Pacific Northwest & West Region

Marginal Prospects Podcasts: Post Showcase Class Breakdown with BA's Clint Longenecker & PG's Frankie Piliere, Early Cape Cod League Review, ECU RHP Jeff Hoffman Interview, Cardinals Director of Scouting Dan Kantrovitz, Padres Scouting Director Billy Gasparino, Reviewing Top 50 Draft Prospects w/PG's Frankie Piliere

Draft Central & Complete Site Archive

Updated Video/Links/Scouting Notes (August 2013): Tyler Kolek, Alex Jackson, Braxton Davidson, Michael Gettys & Jacob Gatewood

Area Code Games Content (August 2013): HS Prospects Stock Sideways/Down, Pitcher Notes, Hitter Notes I, Hitter Notes II & Top Prospects

PG National Showcase Content (June 2013): Pre-PG Showcase Notes, PG Junior National Hitter Rankings, PG Junior National Pitcher Rankings, Top Five High School Pitchers With Full Video & Reports & Top Five High School Hitters With Full Video & Reports

College Recruiting Classes, Ranked With Scouting Reports (June 2013): SEC Commit Scouting Reports, Pac-12 Commit Scouting Reports, Big 10 Commit Scouting Reports, Big 12 Commit Scouting Reports, ACC Commit Scouting Reports

Early Class Previews (May 2013): College Pitchers, Prep Pitchers, College Hitters, Prep Hitters


Class Overview

Nine notable prep players from the area last year turned pro: Texas prep 1st rounders RHP Kohl Stewart/Twins and CF Billy McKinney/A's, 3rd round overslot bonus guys from Oklahoma C Jon Denney/Red Sox and 3B Drew Ward/Nationals along with 3rd round slot signs Texas RHPs Casey Meisner/Mets and Carter Hope/Royals and 5th-7th round guys signing for top 3-4 round money Texas RHP Thaddius Lowry/White Sox, Texas RF Corey Simpson/Mariners and Oklahoma 3B Trey Michalczewski/White Sox. The only top few round prep prospect to make it to campus was son of Hall of Famer Craig, Texas prep 2B Cavan Biggio/Notre Dame, who has first round potential with a strong college career. This year's class has more players that are candidates for the top 50 picks along with a power arm that could go in the top 5 (Kolek) to match Stewart from 2013, so I'll take the 2014 crop.

Recruiting Overview

Texas/Oklahoma is a definite hot bed and there's tons of high-level Division 1 programs in the two states that are drawing from the fertile area. For this class, Texas A&M has the strongest class, with a first round type, a couple 3rd-4th round types and a couple 5th round types, giving them a good chance to get multiple contributors from this class. The Aggies are tending up a bit in both baseball and football at the moment just as the Longhorns are trending down in both sports, though Texas still has such name recognition, facilities and tradition that they will always grab a couple of the top players in the state. Oklahoma just added a new coaching staff that's a little late to make a dent in 2014 but already has two commits in a crazy loaded 2015 Texas class that's better than nearly every other state's 2014 class.

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2014 MLB Draft Prospects (Top 5 Rounds, High School: TX/OK)

Pos High School Commit
Rd
1. Tyler Kolek
RHP
Shepherd (TX)
TCU
1
2. Turner Larkins
RHP
Martin (TX)
Texas A&M
1-2
3. Travis Jones
OF
Atascocita (TX)
Texas
2
4. Stone Garrett
CF
George Ranch (TX)
Rice
2
5. Braden Webb
RHP
Owasso (OK)
South Carolina
2
6. Michael Kopech
RHP
Mount Pleasant (TX)
None
2-3
7. Bryce Carter
C
Cascia Hall (OK)
Stanford
2-3
8. Garrett Fulencheck
RHP
Howe (TX)
Dallas Baptist
3
9. Jake Jarvis
3B/P
Klein Collins (TX)
Texas A&M
3
10. Connor Wong
SS
Pearland (TX)
Houston
4
11. Brigham Hill
RHP
Nacogdoches (TX)
Texas A&M
4
12. Tristan Gray
2B
Elkins (TX)
Rice
4
13. Jonathan Ducoff
3B
Kingwood Park (TX)
Baylor
4
14. Michael Cantu
1B
Moody (TX)
Texas
4
15. Justin Twine
2B
Hemphill (TX)
TCU
4
16. Allen Beer
2B
Jenks (OK)
Bradley
5
17. Pat Mahomes
RF
Whitehouse (TX)
Texas Tech
5
18. Jon Littell
RF
Stillwater (OK)
Oklahoma State
5
19. Trey Supak
RHP
La Grange (TX)
Houston
5
20. Garrett McCain
CF
Wylie East (TX)
Oklahoma State
5
21. Corbin Martin
LF
Cypress Ranch (TX)
Texas A&M
5
22. Cole Bedford
C
Deer Park (TX)
Texas A&M
5
23. Matt Collins
CF
Memorial (TX)
None
5
24. Josh Davis
CF
Union (OK)
None
5
25. Francisco DeJesus
RF
McKinney Boyd (TX)
TCU
5

2015 MLB Draft Prospects (Top 3 Rounds, High School: TX/OK)

Pos High School Commit
1. Ryan Johnson
LF
College Station (TX)
None
2. Mike Hickman
C
Seven Lakes (TX)
Oklahoma
3. Cole McKay
RHP
Smithson Valley (TX)
LSU
4. Beau Burrows
RHP
Weatherford (TX)
Texas A&M
5. Devon Roedahl
RHP
West Brook (TX)
None
6. Mitchell Hansen
OF
Plano (TX)
None
7. Tristan Metten
2B
Prestonwood Christian (TX)
Texas A&M
8. Tyler Ivey
RHP
Rockwall-Heath (TX)
Arkansas
9. Satchel McElroy
CF
Clear Creek (TX)
None
10. Stephen Kolek
RHP
Shepherd (TX)
None
11. Chris Andritsos
RHP
The Woodlands (TX)
Oklahoma
12. Ke'Bryan Hayes
3B
Concordia Lutheran (TX)
Tennessee

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