Class of 2015 MSU Baseball Commitments

Class of 2015 Mississippi State University baseball commitments.

CLASS OF 2015 MSU BASEBALL COMMITMENTS

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

Luke Alexander, MIF/RHP, 6-foot, 175, S-R, Belmont (MS) High School
Projects as a 9.5 on a scale of 1-10 by Perfect Game, which means he is considered a highest to elite level college prospect and a 5th to 10th round MLB draft pick ... Selected to the 2014 National Showcase Rawlings Top Prospect Teams ... During the 2014 season he hit .362 with 3 home runs and 15 RBI ... Made the 2010 USA 14U National Baseball team as a 13-year-old... A 2014 and 2013 Perfect Game Underclass All American High Honorable Mention selection ... Chose Mississippi State over interest from LSU and Ole Miss.

Keegan James, RHP, 6-foot-3, 210, R-R, Desoto Central (MS) High School
Projects as a 9.5 on a scale of 1-10 by Perfect Game, which means he is considered as a highest to elite level college prospect and a 5th to 10th round MLB draft pick ... Selected to the 2014 National Showcase Rawlings Top Prospect Teams ... He had a 6-2 record with a 2.26 ERA during the 2014 season. He struck out 33 in 49.2 innings ... During 2013, he was 1-1 with a 4.52 ERA ... He was a 2014 and 2013 Perfect Game Underclass All American High Honorable Mention selection ... Chose Mississippi State over interest from Georgia, LSU, Memphis and Ole Miss.

Austin Riley, 3B/1B/RHP, 6-foot-3, 227, R-R, Desoto Central (MS) High School
Projects as a 10 on a scale of 1-10 by Perfect Game, which means he is considered an elite college prospect and a possible early round draft pick in the MLB draft ... Selected to the 2014 National Showcase Rawlings Top Prospect Teams ... A 2014 Perfect Game Underclass 1st Team All-American, a 2013 Perfect Game Underclass All American High Honorable Mention selection. He was chosen to the MaxPreps 2013 Baseball Underclass All-American Team, one of 30 sophomores to make the team. He also played in the 2014 Under Armour All-America Baseball Game, which was played August 16, 2014 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL ... Hit .465 with 9 home runs and 35 RBI in the 2014 season. On the mound he was 8-3, with a 1.51 ERA. He struck out 79 in 60.1 innings ... 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 ... Chose Mississippi State over interest from LSU and Ole Miss.

Hunter Stovall, Catcher/MIF, 5-foot-9, 170, R-R, Pelham (AL) High School
Projects as a 9.5 on a scale of 1-10 by Perfect Game, which means he is considered a highest to elite level college prospect and a 5th to 10th round MLB draft pick ... Selected to the 2014 National Showcase Rawlings Top Prospect Teams ... 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 ... In 2014 he hit .357 with 3 home runs and 27 RBI ... 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.

Jake Mangum, LHP/OF, 6-foot-0, 175, S-L, Jackson Prep (MS)
His honors include being selected to the 2014 Underclass All-American Team as a High Honorable Mention selection and 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... During his junior season (2014) he hit .457 with 1 home run and 17 RBI. He was 16 of 16 in stolen base attempts. On the mound he was 4-1 with 1 save and a 2.25 ERA. He struck out 36 in 18.2 innings ... 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 Alabama, Auburn and Ole Miss.

Noah Hughes, RHP, 6-foot-2, 170, R-R, Jackson Prep (MS)
He was selected to the 2014 Underclass All-American Team as a High Honorable Mention selection and to the 2013 Perfect Game Underclass All-American Team as an Honorable Mention selection ... During the 2014 season he was 11-1 with an ERA of 1.21. He struck out 101 batters in 75.1 innings ... As a sophomore (2013 season), 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.

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 hit .372 with 2 home runs and 28 RBI ... Plays for one of the elite travel teams, the Dulin Dodgers ... Chose Mississippi State over interest from Ole Miss, Southern Miss and Memphis.

Jared Padgett, LHP, 6-foot-4, 200, 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 All-American Team as an Honorable Mention selection. He also competed in the 2014 Under Armour All-America Preseason Tournament in Tucson, AZ in January, 2014 ... Projects as a high draft pick, possibly in the 3rd to 6th round of the MLB draft ... As a junior, he struck out 115 batters in 51 innings ... He chose Mississippi State over offers from Florida, Florida State and South Carolina.

Kale Breaux, LHP, 5-foot-11, 160, S-L, Sulphur (AL) High School
Named to the 18U USA National Team, 1 of 20 players nation-wide selected to the team ... 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.

Konnor Pilkington, LHP, 6-foot-2, 205, L-L, East Central (MS) HIgh School
A member of the 2014 Perfect Game Underclass All-American team as an Honorable Mention selection ... A first-team all-state pick as junior ... Rated an 8 by Perfect Game, which means he is a possible draft pick and an excellent college prospect ... Recorded a 9-2 record with a 1.01 ERA and 104 strikeouts in 62.2 innings during the 2014 season. Chose Mississippi State over interest from Ole Miss, Southern Miss, South Alabama, Sam Ford, and Southeastern Louisiana.

Parker Ford, RHP, 6-foot-3, 210, R-R, Lufkin (TX) High School
Projects as a 10 on a scale of 1-10 by Perfect Game, which means he is considered an elite college prospect and a possible early round draft pick in the MLB draft ... Selected to the 2014 National Showcase Rawlings Top Prospect Teams ... Ranked 53rd by Perfect Game in the 2015 class ... Chose Mississippi State over offers from Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Florida State, Arkansas, Oklahoma State, Duke, Oklahoma, the University of Houston, FAU, the University of Louisiana-Monroe.

Ryan Cyr, RHP, 6-foot-3, 200, R-R, Blue Valley (KS) High School
A 2014 Perfect Game Underclass All American Honorable Mention selection ... During the 2014 season he was 5-2 with 2 saves and a 1.46 ERA. Helped his team win the 2014 Kansas 6A baseball championship against Maize with his second save of the season ... Chose Mississippi State over offers from Kansas State and Pittsburgh and interest from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma.

Elih Marrero, C/IF/OF, 5-foot-9, 190, S-R, Coral Gables (FL) High School
Projects as a 10 on a scale of 1-10 by Perfect Game, which means he is considered an elite college prospect and a possible early round draft pick in the MLB draft ... Selected to the 2014 National Showcase Rawlings Top Prospect Teams ... Named to the 20-man 18U USA National Team ... Selected to the Perfect Game 2014, 2013 and 2012 Underclass All-American team as an Honorable Mention selection ... During the 2014 season batted .424 with 2 home runs and 20 RBI ... Chose Mississippi State over offers from Miami, FAU, FIU and USF,

Greg Pickett, OF, 6-foot-4, 215, L-R, Legend (CO) High School
Projects as a 10 on a scale of 1-10 by Perfect Game, which means he is considered an elite college prospect and a possible early round draft pick in the MLB draft ... Selected to the 2014 National Showcase Rawlings Top Prospect Teams ... A 2014 Perfect Game Underclass 1st Team All-American ... As a junior he hit .389 with 5 home runs and 19 RBI ... Chose Mississippi State over his other finalists UC Santa Barbara, the University of Arizona and the University of South Florida,

Delvin Zinn, MIF, 5-foot-11, 170, R-R, Pontotoc (MS) High School
As a junior he hit .346 with 0 home runs and 17 RBI ... Chose Mississippi State over offers from Ole Miss, Southern Miss and Pittsburgh.

Trysten Barlow, LHP, 6-foot-1, 215, L-L, Dyer County (TN) High School
Selected as a 2014 and 2013 Perfect Game Underclass All-American as a High Honorable Mention selection ... Chose Mississippi State over offers from Ole Miss and Alabama and interest from Coastal Carolina, Kentucky, LSU, Missouri and South Carolina.

Gray Fenter, RHP, 6-foot-1, 200, R-R, West Memphis (AR) High School
Projects as a 10 on a scale of 1-10 by Perfect Game, which means he is considered an elite college prospect and a possible early round draft pick in the MLB draft ... Selected to the 2014 National Showcase Rawlings Top Prospect Teams ... A 2014 Perfect Game Underclass 1st Team All-American ... A 2013 Perfect Game Underclass High Honorable Mention selection ... Selected to the 18U USA National Team, one of just 20 players nation-wide selected to the team ... He also played in the 2014 Under Armour All-America Baseball Game, which was played August 16, 2014 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL ... Chose Mississippi State over offers from Ole Miss, Vanderbilt and Tennessee


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