Two Mountaineers selected in MLB Draft


WILBURTON, OK (June 21, 2012) – Eastern Oklahoma State College had two players selected in the 2012 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday, June 5.

Sophomore pitcher Logan Taylor from Jenks, Okla., was the first Mountaineer chosen with the 305th overall pick, taken in the 11th round by the New York Mets.  Taylor finished the season with a 1.90 ERA a 5-2 record.  His 120 strikeouts in 80 innings of work was the third most in the NJCAA.

Sophomore pitcher Blake Logan was chosen with the 407th overall pick in the 13th round by the Miami Marlins.  A native of Roff, Okla., Logan recorded 124 strikeouts in 90 innings, good for second in the NJCAA. He had a 1.59 ERA on the season and finished with an 11-2 record, which had him tied for eighth in the NJCAA in wins.

The Mountaineers have had at least one player drafted in each of the last five years in the MLB Draft.


Sophomore pitcher Logan Taylor delivers to the plate in a game at Eastern. Taylor was selected by the New York Mets with the 305th overall pick in the 11th round of the 2012 MLB Draft.

Sophomore pitcher Blake Logan winds up to pitch during a home game in Wilburton. Logan was selected with the 407th overall pick in the 13th round by the Miami Marlins.

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