State Report: Mississippi
In most years, Mississippi and Mississippi State provide the state with its best baseball and its best talent. In 2011, that was not the case. Southern Mississippi was clearly the best college team in the state most of the season, and has the state's top prospect in B.A. Vollmuth. And while Ole Miss has draft prospects in bulk, it doesn't have a likely player for the first three rounds, after producing 11 such players dating back to 2004. Instead, the state's high school ranks look to be quite productive. Teams had significant interest in hitters such as Connor Barron, Senquez Golson and Mason Robbins, as well as righthanders Hawtin Buchanan and Brandon Woodruff.