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Unsigned 2018 BA 500 Players Headed To College

The signing deadline for the draft passed last Friday and we now officially can see which top high school players are headed to college in the fall.

Below is a chart of all the high school players who ranked in the BA 500 who did not sign pro contracts, sorted by their rank. 

Georgia prep righthander Carter Stewart, who was No. 9 on the BA 500, was the highest ranked player not to sign. He was drafted eighth overall by the Braves, but after a post-draft physical revealed an injury they were not able to come to an agreement. He is committed to Mississippi State and while there are rumblings that he may look at the option of going to junior college, which would allow him next year to reenter the draft, nothing has been decided.

If Stewart does end up in Starkville, he will join two-way standout J.T. Ginn (No. 39) as the headliners in what would be one of Mississippi State’s best recruiting classes ever. Ginn also was drafted in the first round but turned down the opportunity to sign with the Dodgers to uphold his commitment to Mississippi State.

For the third straight year, the top position player not to sign is a Florida prep infielder. Nander De Sedas (No. 28) is this year’s Sunshine State shortstop that turned down pro ball to play at college, following the same path as Drew Mendoza (Florida State) and Brady McConnell (Florida). De Sedas will now join Mendoza in Tallahassee, where they will be expected to form an exciting left side of the infield.

Louisiana State leads all schools with eight players from the BA 500 in its incoming freshman class. Florida State, Louisville, Texas A&M and Vanderbilt all bring in six.

Overall, 133 high school players in the BA 500 did not sign pro contracts, three less than last year. Of those players, 44 are committed to schools in the Southeastern Conference, accounting for 33 percent of the unsigned BA 500 recruits. Atlantic Coast Conference schools will take in 31 unsigned BA 500 recruits, and the Pac-12 Conference will get 20.

Unsigned BA 500 Players Headed To College
RankName, pos.Commitment
9Carter Stewart, RHPMississippi State
13Kumar Rocker, RHPVanderbilt
28Nander De Sedas, SSFlorida State
37Cole Wilcox, RHPGeorgia
39J.T. Ginn, RHP/DHMississippi State
61Matt McLain, SSUCLA
65Austin Becker, RHPVanderbilt
70Elijah Cabell, OFFlorida State
71Brett Hansen, LHPVanderbilt
79Slade Cecconi, RHPMiami
84Gunnar Hoglund, RHPMississippi
86Jaden Hill, RHPLouisiana State
92Chandler Champlain, RHPSouthern California
107Jonathan Childress, RHPTexas A&M
109Landon Marceaux, RHPLouisiana State
112Luke Bartnicki, LHPGeorgia Tech
114Kameron Ojeda Guangorena, CCal State Fullerton
115Kerry Wright, RHPLouisville
133J.P. Gates, LHP/1BMiami
137Kendrick Calilao, OFFlorida
138Max Marusak, OFTexas Tech
141Garrett Wade, LHPAuburn
147Cory Acton, INFFlorida
155Jacob Campbell, CIllinois
157Brandon Neeck, LHPVirginia
162Owen Sharts, RHPNevada
179Brett Finnel, RHPUC Santa Barbara
183Will Ripoll, RHPLouisiana State
188Tyler Ras, RHP/OFAlabama
195C.J. Willis, CLouisiana State
196Adrian Del Castillo, CMiami
199Carter Lohman, LHPLouisville
201Steve Hajjar, LHPMichigan
203Garrett McDaniels, LHPCoastal Carolina
205Kaleb Hill, LHPMississippi
206Austin Wells, CArizona
209Sean Burke, RHPMaryland
210Ethan Smith, RHPVanderbilt
215Justin Wrobleski, LHPClemson
220Bryce Reagan, SSTexas
221Seth Halvorsen, RHP/OFMissouri
224Kyle Hess, OFPittsburgh
225Cole Henry, RHPLouisiana State
229Cooper Stinson, RHPDuke
235Ryan Cusick, RHPWake Forest
237Jacen Roberson, OFCal State Bakersfield
239Ty Madden, RHPTexas
241Kyle Luckham, RHPCal State Fullerton
244Mason Montgomery, LHPTexas Tech
247Joseph Menefee, LHPTexas A&M
249Dexter Jordan, OF/3BLouisiana-Lafayette
250Nick Pogue, RHPFlorida
255Adam Hackenberg, CClemson
257Christopher Williams, OF/LHPFlorida International
259Matheu Nelson, CFlorida State
260Brandon Dieter, SS/RHPStanford
262Ethan Reed, RHPSouthern California
265Brandon Schrepf, OF/RHPSouth Florida
267Vinny Tosti, OFOregon
268Brandon Birdsell, RHPTexas A&M
272Jared Poland, INF/RHPLouisville
275Cristian Sanchez, RHPVirginia
280Chance Huff, RHPVanderbilt
281Mitchell Parker, LHPSan Jacinto (Texas) JC
284Tyler O'Clair, RHP/1BAlabama-Birmingham
287Aidan Maldonado, RHPIllinois
289Chase Costello, RHPLouisiana State
303David Luethje, RHPFlorida
304Franco Aleman, RHPFlorida International
306Henry Davis, CLouisville
308Mason Ronan, LHPPittsburgh
309Nate Lamb, LHP/OFClemson
315Sean Mullen, RHPUCLA
316Bryce Collins, RHPArizona
320Jacob Pfennings, RHP/1BOregon State
323Eric Cerantola, RHPMississippi State
325John Malcom, 1BVanderbilt
327Aaron Eden, RHPSan Diego State
331Patrick Winkel, C/3BConnecticut
333Zack Gelof, SS/RHPVirginia
338Trevor Cadd, OFCal State Fullerton
340Tim Borden, SSLouisville
341Carter Raffield, RHPClemson
342Basiel Williams, OFMississippi State
343Matt Rudis, RHPTexas Christian
345Grant Holman, RHPCalifornia
349Miko Rodriguez, OFTexas A&M
354Hunter Watson, SSTexas A&M
356Emilio Rosas, SSSouthern California
357Jack Neely, RHPTexas
362Ryan Holgate, OFArizona
363Jake Moberg, SSUCLA
364Ben Harris, LHP/OFVirginia
366Hueston Morrill, SSOklahoma State
370Nick Nastrini, RHPUCLA
373Erik Tolman, LHPArizona State
374Mason Pelio, RHP/OFBoston College
377Jarrett Ford, SSFlorida International
379Alec Sanchez, OFFlorida State
380Isaiah Byars, SSAlabama
382Preston Hartsell, OFSouthern California
383Josiah Sightler, LHPSouth Carolina
384Denzel Clarke, OFCal State Northridge
386Cade Hungate, 3B/RHPFlorida State
390Robby Martin, OFFlorida State
394Jack Perkins, RHPLouisville
395Stephen Pelli, RHPNorth Carolina
397Blake Burzell, RHPArizona State
398Austin Knight, SSTennessee
412T.J. Reeves, OFAlabama
413David Erickson, RHP/3BLiberty
429Connor Pavolony, CTennessee
440Ben Abram, RHPOklahoma
446Brandon Davis, SSTennessee
447Clay Owens, CSouthern California
450Ryan Bliss, SSAuburn
451Zach Young, RHPSouth Alabama
456J.T. Schwartz, SSUCLA
458Spencer Schwellenbach, RHP/SSNebraska
464Nick Schmidt, RHPMissouri State
465Giovanni DiGiacomo, OFLouisiana State
466Jacob Young, OFFlorida
476Cole Ayers, RHPKentucky
478Mason Bryant, RHPTexas
479Davis Sharpe, RHP/3BClemson
480Christopher Weber, LHPTexas A&M
484Jake Miller, RHPSan Diego
485Johnny Cuevas, 3B/RHPJC of Southern Nevada
486Brady Allen, OF/LHPSouth Carolina
487Coy Cobb, RHPTexas
490Drew Bianco, 3BLouisiana State
495Dallas Duarte, CHawaii
498Tony Bullard, RHP/3BArizona

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