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Colorado Rockies select Trevor Boone in 2019 MLB draft

An Osage slugger may be headed to the big leagues.

On June 5, the Colorado Rockies selected Oklahoma State University center fielder Trevor Boone in the 18th round.

Boone was one of two Oklahoma State players drafted by the Colorado Rockies, along with catcher Colin Simpson. A 2019 ABCA/Rawlings All-Midwest Region First Team selection, a first team all Big 12 selection and second team academic all-conference selection, the Tulsa junior has hit a Big 12 leading 21 home runs this season, along with 54 runs batted in and a .292 batting average.

During the Cowboys’ regional tournament in Oklahoma City, Boone hit a two-out, three-run home run in the ninth inning to clinch a 6-5 comeback win over Nebraska. Earlier this season, he set a school record as he became the first Cowboy to ever record three three-homer games in a career.

Coming off of a conference tournament title and a regional title, the Oklahoma State Cowboys lost to Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, on June 9 in the Super Regional Sunday, ending their season with a 40-21 record. Boone attributed one of the game’s three homeruns for the Cowboys.

From the Grayhorse District, Boone is the son of Gayla Carnagey and the older brother of Rylie Boone.

Along with two teams in the Dominican League, the Rockies’ minor league affiliates include the Grand Junction Rockies, the Asheville Tourists, the Boise Hawks, the Hartford Yard Goats and the Albuquerque Isotopes. 

Currently, only two Indigenous players are on a Major League Baseball roster: Tahlequah Sequoyah alumnus and Cherokee Nation citizen Ryan Helsley, who pitches for the St. Louis Cardinals, and New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury, who is an enrolled member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes and of Navajo descent.