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Big 12 Totals 46 MLB Draft Selections
June 06, 2012
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A total of 46 Big 12 student-athletes were selected in the 2012 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, including four first round picks.

Texas Tech led all teams with nine picks, while Texas A&M tallied eight and Baylor recorded six. The Big 12 had 18 picks through the draft's first 15 rounds. Over 16 years, the Conference has recorded 746 draftees.

All-American pitcher Andrew Heaney (Oklahoma State) was chosen by the Miami Marlins with the ninth overall pick, while Tyler Naquin (Texas A&M) went to the Cleveland Indians with the 15th overall pick. Teammate Michael Wacha was selected 19th overall by the St. Louis Cardinals.

Additionally, Barrett Barnes (Texas Tech) was selected with the 45th pick in the supplemental first round. Including supplemental first round picks, this is the second-most picks by the league in the opening round of the draft. The Conference also tallied four in ‘06 and five in ‘04.

The Big 12 has had at least one first round draft pick in each of the past 10 years and has totaled 33 first rounders overall. This marks the sixth time the Conference has had multiple first round selections (picks 1-31). The Big 12 recorded three selections in the first round on only two other occasions (2006 - Drew Stubbs, Max Scherzer and Kyle McCulloch; 2004 - David Purcey, Josh Fields and J.P. Howell).

Heaney becomes the second Big 12 Pitcher of the Year in a row to be drafted in the first round after Taylor Jungmann was selected 12th overall by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2011. His ninth overall selection ties for the fourth highest pick in Big 12 history (Aaron Crow, Missouri, 2008).

A junior left-hander for the Cowboys, Heaney is the highest OSU draft pick since Monty Fariss went No. 6 to Texas in 1988, and he is the third-highest selection for the program behind Fariss and Robbie Wine (No. 8 by Houston in 1983). He is the 12th first round draft pick in OSU history and first since Matt Mangini and Corey Brown were selected in the supplemental first round in 2007.

"I'm very excited and so happy - words can't explain it," Heaney said. "Hopefully one day I'll be (in Miami) helping them out."

In three seasons at OSU, Heaney has made 51 appearances, including 34 starts, and is 20-10 with a 3.19 ERA. He ranks ninth on the Cowboys' career strikeouts list with 246, is tied for fifth with three shutouts and is 10th with 251.2 innings pitched.

Heaney, a native of Oklahoma City who was previously drafted by Tampa Bay in the 24th round of the 2009 MLB Draft, led OSU in wins in each of his three seasons in Stillwater. As a junior, he turned in a career year in 2012 and was named the 2012 Big 12 Conference Pitcher of the Year and All-Big 12 First Team performer. He is a finalist for the College Baseball Hall of Fame National Pitcher of the Year and a semifinalist for both the Golden Spikes Award and the Dick Howser Trophy.

In 15 starts in 2012, Heaney was 8-2 with a 1.60 ERA. He tossed six complete games, including three shutouts, and racked up an NCAA-leading 140 strikeouts in 118.1 innings of work. Opponents hit just .180 against him. Heaney recorded eight or more strikeouts in 12 of his 15 appearances. He was the first OSU pitcher to reach 100 strikeouts in a season since Matt Smith racked up 114 in 2000, and his 140 punch outs were the fifth most in a single season in OSU history. Among Big 12 pitchers in 2012, Heaney ranks first in ERA, strikeouts, shutouts, complete games and opponent batting average.

The 2011 Big 12 Player of the Year, Naquin finished second in the league with a .380 batting average while pacing the Aggies in runs (56), hits (92), doubles (18) and triples (6). Naquin also notched three home runs with 49 RBI and stole a career-best 21 bases. The Spring, Texas, product ended the season with 238 career hits during his three-year A&M career to place him 11th all-time in program history. He also ranks fifth in triples (13) and eighth in doubles (49).

Moving into the Friday night starter's role for the Aggies, Wacha went undefeated during the regular season. He won his first eight decisions to garner All-America accolades for the second straight year. The Texarkana, Texas-native finished the season with a 9-1 record and 2.06 ERA, the lowest among Texas A&M starters. He recorded a complete game shutout at Pepperdine on March 23 when he took a perfect game into the eighth inning. Wacha finished 2012 with 27 career wins to rank in a tie for sixth all-time at Texas A&M. Additionally, Wacha became one of only four Aggie pitchers to surpass the 300-career strikeout mark.

Barnes becomes just the second Red Raider in school history to be drafted in the first round while becoming the third highest drafted Texas Tech player in program history.

Barnes, a three-time All-Big 12 selection and preseason All-American, led Texas Tech and ranked among the Big 12 leaders in numerous offensive statistical categories while batting .325 (67-for-206) with 17 double, six triples, nine home runs and 49 RBI with 19-of-20 stolen bases.

2012 MLB DRAFT - BIG 12 SELECTIONS

Pick Player, School Position Team
ROUND 1        
9 Andrew Heaney, Oklahoma State LHP Miami Marlins  
15 Tyler Naquin, Texas A&M OF Cleveland Indians  
19 Michael Wacha, Texas A&M RHP St. Louis Cardinals  
SUPPLEMENTAL
ROUND 1
       
45 Barrett Barnes, Texas Tech OF Pittsburgh Pirates  
ROUND 4        
138 Steven Okert, Oklahoma LHP San Francisco Giants  
ROUND 5        
169 Max Muncy, Baylor 1B Oakland Athletics  
176 Ross Stripling, Texas A&M RHP Los Angeles Dodgers  
179 Blake Brown, Missouri OF Atlanta Braves  
185 Damien Magnifico, Oklahoma RHP Milwaukee Brewers  
ROUND 6        
214 Jordan John, Oklahoma LHP Detroit Tigers  
ROUND 7        
248 Hoby Milner, Texas LHP Philadelphia Phillies  
ROUND 8        
278 Josh Ludy, Baylor C Philadelphia Phillies  
ROUND 9        
281 Jamodrick McGruder, Texas Tech 2B Seattle Mariners  
ROUND 11        
353 Logan Vick, Baylor OF Cleveland Indians  
357 Jonathan Walsh, Texas OF Los Angeles Angels  
ROUND 13        
426 Sam Stafford, Texas LHP Texas Rangers  
ROUND 14        
439 Shane Broyles, Texas Tech RHP Colorado Rockies  
ROUND 15        
476 Duke von Schamann, Texas Tech RHP Los Angeles Dodgers  
ROUND 16        
514 Josh Turley, Baylor LHP Detroit Tigers  
ROUND 20        
629 Eric Garcia, Missouri SS Atlanta Braves  
633 Jacob House, Texas A&M 1B Arizona Diamondbacks  
637 Mikey Reynolds, Texas A&M SS New York Yankees  
ROUND 21        
640 Bo Altobelli, Texas Tech C Minnesota Twins  
658 Ben Turner, Missouri C San Francisco Giants  
ROUND 23        
722 Reid Redman, Texas Tech 2B Tampa Bay Rays  
724 Drew Harrison, Oklahoma RHP Detriot Tigers  
ROUND 24        
737 Matt Juengel, Texas A&M 3B Miami Marlins  
739 Kayvon Bahramzadeh, Kansas State RHP Oakland Athletics  
744 Kevin Dicharry, Texas RHP Washington Nationals  
753 Mark Ginther, Oklahoma State 3B Arizona Diamondbacks  
ROUND 25        
776 Daniel Coulombe, Texas Tech LHP Los Angeles Dodgers  
ROUND 27        
821 Blake Holovach, Missouri LHP Seattle Mariners  
824 Tyler Bremer, Baylor RHP Chicago Cubs  
837 Wade Hinkle, Kansas State 1B Los Angeles Angels  
ROUND 28        
864 Hunter Bailey, Oklahoma State SS Washington Nationals  
865 Dan Klein, Kansas State C Toronto Blue Jays  
ROUND 29        
887 Blake Barnes, Oklahoma State RHP Miami Marlins  
897 Caleb Bushyhead, Oklahoma SS Los Angeles Angels  
ROUND 30        
909 John Neely, Texas Tech RHP Houston Astros  
918 Trent Blank, Baylor RHP Colorado Rockies  
921 Jake Brown, Kansas State SS Chicago White Sox  
933 Chase Stevens, Oklahoma State RHP Arizona Diamondbacks  
ROUND 31        
941 Rusty Shellhorn, Texas Tech LHP Seattle Mariners  
ROUND 34        
1035 Kyle Ottoson, Oklahoma State LHP San Diego Padres  
ROUND 35        
1071 Kyle Martin, Texas A&M RHP Chicago White Sox  
ROUND 40        
1222 Rafael Pineda, Texas A&M RHP Cincinnati Reds  

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