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Unsigned 2019 BA 500 Prep Players Headed To College

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Righthander Jack Leiter (Photo by Bill Mitchell)

The signing deadline for the draft passed last Friday and we now can see officially 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.

New Jersey prep righthander Jack Leiter, who was No. 21 on the BA 500, was the highest ranked player not to sign. Leiter, the son of former All-Star Al Leiter, was always strongly committed to Vanderbilt and that did not change after the Yankees, which also drafted his father, selected him in the 20th round.

The top unsigned position player was Tennessee prep outfielder Maurice Hampton, who will instead play both baseball and football at Louisiana State. He was drafted in the 23rd round by the Padres, but his football commitment made him an especially tough sign. He plays cornerback in football and is also rated as a top-100 football recruit by 247 Sports.

Vanderbilt leads all schools with nine players from the BA 500 in its incoming freshman class. Mississippi and Mississippi State follow with seven and Florida, which had the No. 1 class in the fall 2019 recruiting class rankings, has six.

Overall, 119 high school players in the BA 500 did not sign pro contracts, 14 less than last year. Of those players, 50 are committed to schools in the SEC, accounting for 42 percent of the unsigned BA 500 recruits. ACC schools will take in 20 unsigned BA 500 recruits, the Pac-12 will get 17 and the Big 12 will land 15.

RankNamePositionCommitment
21Jack LeiterRHPVanderbilt
32Hunter BarcoLHPFlorida
35Maurice HamptonOFLouisiana State
38Brooks LeeSSCal Poly
41Bryce OsmondRHPOklahoma State
62Jerrion EalyOFMississippi
69Riley CornelioRHPTexas Christian
78Spencer JonesLHP/1BVanderbilt
79Cade Doughty3BLouisiana State
85Chris NewellOFVirginia
89Sammy FaltineRHP/SSTexas
91Will RigneyRHPBaylor
98Brett ThomasRHPSouth Carolina
101Michael CurialleSSUCLA
103Hayden DunhurstCMississippi
113Antoine HarrisRHPNew Orleans
116Myles AustinSSAlabama
119Hayden MullinsLHPAuburn
126Mack AnglinRHPClemson
130Jonathan FrenchCClemson
134Brennan MiloneSSSouth Carolina
140Sebastian KeaneRHPNortheastern
142Joseph CharlesRHPNorth Carolina
144Connor WalshSSMississippi
147Andrew McDanielRHPMississippi
159Seth TomczakRHPArizona State
165Dylan EskewRHPMiami
168Carter RustadRHPSan Diego
172Jacob MeadorRHPTexas Christian
178Carter YoungSSVanderbilt
186Alex McFarlaneRHPMiami
190Will BednarRHPMississippi State
194Tyler NesbittRHPFlorida
198Landon SimsRHPMississippi State
200Bobby ZmarzlakOFMaryland
210Nathaniel LaRueC/RHPAuburn
219Blake MayfieldRHPTexas A&M
227Michael ProseckyLHPLouisville
230Hylan HallOFMiami
231Jared SouthardRHPTexas
233Brandon SproatRHPFlorida
235Jason HodgesOF/1BArkansas
240Cameron MeeksRHPMcNeese State
241Andre DuplantierRHP/3BTexas
245Tres GonzalezOFGeorgia Tech
249Armani SanchezSSOklahoma
250Mason BarnettRHPAuburn
252Brandon WalkerRHPFlorida State
256Chandler Freeman3BDallas Baptist
260Alex MilazzoCLouisiana State
261Hayden TravinskiCLouisiana State
265Randon HostertRHPUtah
266Austin PlanteOFTexas Christian
270Derek DiamondRHPMississippi
275Maxwell Romero Jr.CVanderbilt
276Trevor HinkelRHPPepperdine
284Nate RombachCTexas Tech
286Chad KnightCDuke
287Michael Carpentier Jr.CArizona State
293Henry Gargus1BStanford
300Connor PhillipsRHPLouisiana State
301Ramsey DavidRHPAuburn
305Andre TarverOFMississippi State
312Logan TannerC/RHPMississippi State
313K.C. HuntRHP/OFMississippi State
323Emanuel DeanOFUCLA
329Chris McElvainRHPVanderbilt
333Joshua Rivera3BFlorida
339Zachary LeeRHPKentucky
341John Rhys PlumleeOFMississippi
353Trace BrightRHPAuburn
354Josh HahnLHP/1BUCLA
356Evan VanekRHPTexas A&M
363Owen DiodatiC/1BAlabama
364Nathan HickeyCFlorida
365Nate WeeldreyerRHPWashington
369Aaron RobertsRHPCalifornia
370Trey LafleurOFMississippi
373Christian RuebeckRHPOklahoma
374Dawson NetzRHPArizona
376Connor BeichlerSSOklahoma
378Matt McCormickCWest Virginia
379Cesar ValeroSSOregon State
385Grant NorrisSSDuke
392Eli SaulRHPSacramento State
393Jake BennettLHPOklahoma
398Jason DiazRHPMiami
400Kody HuffSS/CStanford
403Jashia MorrisseyRHP/2BCal State Bakersfield
406Kellan TulioLHPLouisville
407Chris VillamanLHPNorth Carolina State
410Michael DoolinRHPVanderbilt
411Reggie Crawford1B/LHPConnecticut
413Kurtis ByrneCTexas Christian
415Kyte McDonaldOFMississippi State
416Logan BrittOFTexas A&M
419Will ChildersRHPGeorgia
433Morgan ColopyOFCincinnati
442Cameron WagonerRHP/OFEastern Michigan
443Mason AuerOF/RHPMissouri State
448Jose TorresSSNorth Carolina State
450Will FrischRHPOregon State
451Max CotierSSVirginia
452Dylan BrewerOFClemson
453Isaac NunezSSFlorida
456Jimmy ObertopCMichigan
457Quinn MathewsLHPStanford
458Parker Noland3BVanderbilt
475Tate BallesteroCVirginia
477Brock JonesOFStanford
478J.J. CruzSSCal State Fullerton
479Darius PerryCUCLA
480Davis RokoseLHPMississippi State
482Sam HlibokiRHPVanderbilt
485Jared KarrosRHPUCLA
486Jax CashCSouth Carolina
138Zachary MaxwellRHPGeorgia Tech
491Bryson EwalikoRHPCentral Arizona JC
492Tyler McKenzieSSVanderbilt
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