2015 State Draft Report: Mississippi

The last time the state of Mississippi didn't produce a top-50 draft pick was 2011, when Connor Barron became the first Mississippian to be selected when the Marlins took him in the third round. That state is once again unlikely to produce a top-50 pick this year and while Barron, who just finished his senior season at Southern Mississippi, is again eligible in a down year for the state, he likely won't be the first Mississippian off the board.

THIS YEAR’S CROP
***** One for the books
**** Banner year
*** Solid, not spectacular
** Not up to par
* Nothing to see here
Rating compares this year’s group to what a state typically produces, not to other states

Pearl River CC righthander Jacob Taylor is the Magnolia State's top ranked player, while Barron's teammate righthander Cody Carroll headlines the collegiate ranks. Two-way star Austin Riley helped lead DeSoto Central High to the school's first state title and is Mississippi's top prep player.

NATIONAL TOP 500 PROSPECTS
BA 500 Scouting Reports

1. Jacob Taylor, rhp, Pearl River (Miss.) CC (National rank: 97)
2. Austin Riley, 3b/rhp, DeSoto Central HS, Southaven, Miss. (National rank: 164)
3. Cody Carroll, rhp, Southern Miss (National rank: 444)

OTHER PROSPECTS OF NOTE

4. Dalton Dulin, 2b, Northwest Mississippi CC
5. Dallas Woolfolk, rhp, DeSoto Central HS, Southaven, Miss.
6. Jacob Waquespack, rhp, Mississippi
7. Austin Sanders, rhp, Hinds (Miss.) CC
8. Christian Trent, lhp, Mississippi
9. Konnor Pilkington, lhp, East Central HS, Moss Point, Miss.
10. Clay Casey, of, Northwest Mississippi CC
11. J'Mar Smith, of, Meridian (Miss.) HS
12. James McMahon, rhp, Southern Mississippi
13. Austin Sexton, rhp, Mississippi State
14. Connor Barron, of, Southern Mississippi
15. Delvin Zinn, 2b, Pontotoc (Miss.)HS
16. Jacob Robson, of, Mississippi State
17. Demarcus Evans, rhp, Petal (Miss.) HS
18. Brady Bramlett, rhp, Mississippi
19. Sikes Orvis, 1b, Mississippi
20. Trevor Fitts, rhp, Mississippi State
21. Tim Lynch, 1b, Southern Mississippi
22. Randy Bell, rhp, Hinds (Miss.) CC
23. Erick Hoard, of, Brandon (Miss.) HS

 

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