Claremore’s own Matt Whatley, who’s currently an Oral Roberts junior playing catcher for the Golden Eagles, has been drafted by the Texas Rangers ball club.¬†Whatley was chosen in the third round of the MLB Draft. He will forego his senior year at ORU to play professionally.

As a junior, Whatley threw out 43-percent of potential base stealers and had a perfect fielding percentage. At the plate, he posted a .302 batting average with 11 home runs, 11 doubles and 49 RBI.

Whatley is also a finalist for the prestigious Johnny Bench Award. Learn more HERE! 

Congratulations, Whatley! Claremore is proud of you!