Class of 2015 MSU Baseball Commitments

Class of 2015 Mississippi State University baseball commitments and invited walk-ons.

CLASS OF 2015 MSU BASEBALL COMMITMENTS

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. B-T High School

Luke Alexander, SS/RHP, 6-foot, 165, S-R, Belmont (MS) High School
One of the top players in the nation in his classification... Made the 2010 USA 14U National Baseball team as a 13-year-old... A 2013 Perfect Game Underclass All American High Honorable Mention selection ... Chose Mississippi State over interest from LSU and Ole Miss... Top Tools: Hitting, Defense.

Keegan James, RHP, 6-foot-2.5, 190, R-R, Desoto Central (MS) High School
During the 2013 season, he was 1-1 with a 4.52 ERA ... He was a 2013 Perfect Game Underclass All American High Honorable Mention selection ... Chose Mississippi State over interest from Georgia, LSU, Memphis and Ole Miss... Top Tools: Arm-strength, command.

Austin Riley, Catcher, 6-foot-2, 215, R-R, Desoto Central (MS) High School
He was chosen to the MaxPreps 2013 Baseball Underclass All-American Team, one of 30 sophomores to make the team. He was also 1 of just 36 players nation-wide who were to play in the 2014 Under Armour All-America Baseball Game, which will be played August 16, 2014 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL ... During the 2013 high school season, he hit .434 with 7 home runs and 42 RBI. As a pitcher, he was 10-1 with a 0.51 ERA and 78 strikeouts ... For his efforts during the 2013 season, he was chosen to the Mississippi Coaches Association Class 6A All-State Team, the Jackson Clarion Ledger All-State Team and the Memphis Commercial Appeal All-Metro Team ... A 2013 Perfect Game Underclass All American High Honorable Mention selection ... Chose Mississippi State over interest from LSU and Ole Miss... Top Tools: Hitting, Power, Defense, Arm Strength.

Hunter Stovall, Catcher, 5-foot-9, 170, R-R, Pelham (AL) High School
He was chosen to the MaxPreps 2013 Baseball Underclass All-American Team, one of 30 sophomores to make the team ... He was also selected to the Alabama Sports Writers Association Class 6A All-State Team and was also selected the Birmingham News All-Shelby Player of the Year ... For the 2013 season, he hit .339 with 3 home runs, 16 stolen bases and knocked in 23 RBI ... He was a 2013 Perfect Game Underclass All American High Honorable Mention selection ... Chose Mississippi State over an offer from Auburn and interest from Alabama, LSU and South Carolina ... Top Tools: Hitting, Defense, Speed.

Jake Mangum, LHP/OF, 6-foot-0, 175, S-L, Jackson Prep (MS)
His honors include being selected to the 2013 Perfect Game Underclass All-American Team as an honorable mention selection. He was also named to the Perfect Game 2013 World Wood Bat Association 16U National Championship All-Tournament team after batting .522 in the event... As a sophomore, he hit .414 with with 37 RBI, 6 doubles, 4 triples and 1 home run. He also stole 20 bases. Pitching-wise, he was 5-0 with a 1.83 ERA and struck out 50 hitters in 30.2 innings ... Plays for one of the elite travel teams, the Dulin Dodgers ... Chose Mississippi State over offers from Auburn and Ole Miss ... Top Tools: Hitting, Defense, Speed, Arm Strength.

Noah Hughes, RHP, 6-foot-2, 170, R-R, Jackson Prep (MS)
He was selected to the 2013 Perfect Game Underclassmen Preseason All-American Team ... As a sophomore, he was 11-0 with a 2.45 ERA and struck out 76 hitters in 68.2 innings ... Plays for one of the elite travel teams, the Dulin Dodgers ... Chose Mississippi State over offers from Auburn and Ole Miss ... Top Tools: Arm Strength (87 mph fastball as a sophomore).

Brant Blaylock, OF, 6-foot-2, 185, R-R, Desoto Central (MS) High School
He was selected to the 2014 Perfect Game Underclassmen Preseason All-American Team as an Honorable Mention selection ... As a junior, he is hitting .407 with 28 runs scored and 22 RBI ... Plays for one of the elite travel teams, the Dulin Dodgers ... Chose Mississippi State over interest from Ole Miss, Southern Miss and Memphis ... Top Tools: Arm Strength, Footspeed, Defense and Bat.

Jared Padgett, LHP, 6-foot-4, 198, L-L, Graceville (FL) High School
One of the top players in the class of 2015, he was selected to the 2014 Perfect Game Underclassmen Preseason All-American Team as an Honorable Mention selection. He also competed in the 2014 Under Armour All-America Preseason Tournament in Tuscon, AZ in January, 2014 ... As a junior, he struck out 115 batters in 51 innings ... He chose Mississippi State over offers from Florida, Florida State and South Carolina ... Top Tools: Arm-strength, command.

Kale Breaux, LHP, 5-foot-11, 160, S-L, Sulphur (AL) High School
Named to the 40-man roster of the prestigious USA Baseball 2013 16U/2014 17U National Team Development Program. The roster will be cut down to 25 late in the summer of 2014. Also a 2014 Perfect Game Underclass All American High Honorable Mention selection ... As a junior, he was 9-3 with a 0.67 ERA and struck out 114 in 73 innings. During his freshman and sophomore years, he was a combined 11-8 with 182 strikeouts in 102.1 innings ... Chose Mississippi State over an offer from LSU and interest from Houston, Ole Miss, Rice, TCU, Tulane... Top Tools: Fastball movement and command of his pitches.


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