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Next baseball game for some Longhorns will be played in the minor leagues

Posted June 15th, 2017


The dominoes have started to fall at Texas.

Eleven Longhorns and four Texas signees were taken in this week’s MLB Draft. A dozen of those draftees have collegiate eligibility remaining, so they have until July 15 to decide whether to start their professional careers or play at Texas in 2018. Not all of those decisions will be made at the deadline, though, as some plans have already been reported or announced.

Here is a running list of the MLB-bound Longhorns:


RHP Morgan Cooper (Los Angeles Dodgers, 2nd round)

LHP Nick Kennedy (Colorado Rockies, 5th round)

RHP Kyle Johnston (Washington Nationals, 6th round)

INF Bret Boswell (Colorado Rockies, 8th round)

RHP Tyler Schimpf (13th round, San Francisco Giants)

OF Patrick Mathis (Houston Astros, 22nd round)

RHP Connor Mayes (Kansas City, 24th round)

LHP Blake Pflughaupt (Tampa Bay, 27th round)

OF Travis Jones (Kansas City, 29th round)

First baseman Kacy Clemens (Toronto, 8th round), infielder Zane Gurwitz (LA Angels, 26thth round) and pitcher Jon Malmin (LA Angels, 31st round) were UT seniors this past spring.

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