Mississippi State baseball signee Connor Powers, a highly thought of righthanded power-hitter who…
Signability Question Mark Benefits Baseball
The one signee drafted was Jarred Holloway, a hard-throwing lefthander from Russellville (AR) High School who was selected by the Washington Nationals in the 49th round. He was expected to be drafted although in a higher round, a much higher round. But also expected to be drafted were other signees such as multi-position player Connor Powers and shortstops Jet Butler and Ryan Powers. One signee, Jared Wesson, another hard-throwing lefty who played at Itawamba Community College, was a draft-and-follow guy from the 2005 draft who turned down the Marlins final offer a little over a week and a half ago. There was talk that Holloway could have been a top five round pick. What happened? How did he last until the 49th round? "It was strictly signability," said Mark Holloway, Jarred's dad. "We heard quite a bit of talk that he would be drafted in the 3rd round. But Jarred was pretty much upfront where his cutoff (signing bonus) was. And it was pretty high. We had quite a few scouts call...
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