very year a handful of former Oklahoma high school players enter the world of professional baseball. Here’s a look at how some of them are fairing this summer.
Ty Weeden, C, Red Sox: After an injury plagued 2008, Weeden has moved up to Salem (High-A) and is hitting .239 with one homer and four RBIs. Weeden was a middle round draft pick in 2006.
Austin McClune, INF, Pirates: Like Weeden, McClune was an All-City pick by the Oklahoman. McClune has thus far struggled to develop as a hitter in the minors, hitting .208 this year which is identical to his current average with Single-A West Virginia.
Pete Kozma, INF, Cardinals: The former No. 1 pick out of Owasso is now at Double-A Springfield with a .220 average. He hit .315 in the FSL before his promotion but has struggled to adapt to Double-A pitching. Still, he remains an excellent long term prospect ranked No. 10 in the Cardinals system by Baseball America.