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Cowboys Baseball: Signing Tracker

Oklahoma State pitcher Tyler Buffett and first baseman Dustin Williams are still unsigned after being selected in the MLB Amateur Draft last month.

Thanks to Major League Baseball here is a look at the status of the Oklahoma State Cowboys that were drafted in the recent MLB Amateur Draft and whether they have signed.

Four Cowboys have already made their professional debut and another three Cowboys have signed contracts but have either not been assigned to a minor league or rookie league team as of yet or have not played as of yet.

Another Oklahoma State player drafted has declared his return to Oklahoma State for his senior season and that is Broken Arrow pitcher Trey Cobb, who excelled as both a starter and as a closer. With the return of Cobb, which he put out on his Twitter site, and the fact that freshman ace and All-American Jensen Elliott will be back that means two-thirds of the starting rotation from this past regular season will be back for the Cowboys.

The interesting player left on the board as unsigned is Houston Astros seventh-round selection Tyler Buffett, who I have to think is hard lining his negotiation, but it would be hard not to go unless the Astros are low-balling Buffett.

Seven of the 11 players drafted have signed professional contracts, with four unsigned, but one of the unsigned is senior Conor Costello, who is obviously not coming back to the Cowboys program. 

Below is the updated status and again, that comes courtesy of MLB.com and their signing tracker. 

Thomas Hatch, RHP, 104th pick (3rd Round) Chicago Cubs - Agreed to terms ($573.900) and signed a contract on July 5; still unassigned.

Donnie Walton, SS/Inf, 147th pick (5th Round) Seattle Mariners - Signed ($125,000) after the CWS and assigned to Everett (WA.) short season A league; Played in 2 games 2-for-8 at the plate, 1 home run, 2 RBI, .250 avg.

Remey Reed, RHP, 173rd pick (6th Round) Miami Marlins - Signed ($200,000) on July 3 and assigned to Rookie League Gulf Coast Marlins; 1 game, 1 inn. pitched, allowed 1 run, 2 hits, 0 walks, 0 strike outs, 9.00 era.

Garrett Williams, LHP, 215th pick (7th Round) San Francisco Giants - Signed ($250,000) on July 6; Still unassigned.

Tyler Buffett, RHP, 217th pick (7th Round) Houston Astros - Has not signed.

Trey Cobb, RHP, 374th pick (12th Round) Chicago Cubs - Declared on Twitter his intention to return for his senior season and has not signed.

Michael Mertz, RHP, 413th pick (14th Round) Miami Marlins - Signed on July 3, and assigned to Rookie League Gulf Coast Marlins; 1 game, 1 inn. pitched, 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 walks, 0 strike outs, 0.00 era.

J.R. Davis, 2B/Inf, 466th pick (15th Round) St.Louis Cardinals - Signed on July 2 and assigned to Johnson City of the Appalachian League; 8 games played, 9-for-20 at bat, all 9 singles, 1 run scored, 1 RBI, .450 avg. 

Collin Theroux, C, 952nd pick (32nd Round), Oakland A's - Signed on July 8, but is unassigned.

Conor Costello, OF/RHP, 971st pick (32nd Round) Los Angeles Dodgers - Has not signed, but is a senior and cannot return to OSU.

Dustin Williams, 1B, 1095th pick (36th Round) Pittsburgh Pirates - Has not signed.


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