MSU signing class ranked ninth by Baseball America

Reid Humphreys was Mississippi's Mr. Baseball in 2013 and is the younger brother of Washington Nationals outfielder Tyler Moore.

Reid Humphreys was Mississippi’s Mr. Baseball in 2013 and is the younger brother of Washington Nationals outfielder Tyler Moore.

STARKVILLE – Mississippi State’s 2013 signing class has received yet another honor, this time from Baseball America.

Baseball America gave the Diamond Dogs a ninth overall ranking nationally which was the second highest mark ever from the publication.

John Cohen’s initial signing class in Starkville was rated eighth by Baseball America in 2010 featuring current pros Chris Stratton, Chad Girodo, Kendall Graveman, Jaron Shepherd and Nick Vickerson.

Several members of the 2013 class saw their names called in the MLB Draft including infielder Reid Humphreys (36th round Nationals) and pitchers Paul Young (21st round Indians) and Dakota Hudson (36th round Rangers) but elected to attend MSU and enrolled this fall.

The Bulldogs 2013 signing class was rated No. 2 nationally last month by Collegiate Baseball.

2013 Recruiting Class

Reid Humphreys SS, 6-0, 165, R/R, Northwest Rankin (Flowood, Miss.)-

Derek Martin     RHP, 6-3, 200, Tri County Academy (Flora, Miss.)

Dakota Hudson RHP, 6-5, 190, Sequatchie County (Dunlap, Tenn.)

Austin Sexton    RHP, 6-2, 160, Sparkman (Harvest, Ala.)

Brent Rooker     1B, 6-4, 190, R/R, Evangelical Christian (Cordova, Tenn.)

Avery Geyer    RHP,    5-11,    195,    R/R,    Pensacola Catholic (Navarre, Fla.)

Vance Tatum   LHP, 6-4, 180, L/L, Southaven (Southaven, Miss.)

Zac Houston    RHP, 6-6, 215, R/R, Poplarville (Poplarville, Miss.)

Ben Hudspeth  RHP, 6-0, 200, R/R, Itawamba Community College (Fulton, Miss.)

Jake Vickerson 2B/SS, 5-9, 175, L/R, Shelton State Community College (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)

Glenn Irby        LHP, 6-2, 205, L/L, Mars Hill Bible School (Florence, Ala.)

Jacob Billingsley RHP/ 3B/ 1B, 6-1, 165, R/R, Magnolia Heights (Senatobia, Miss.)

Gavin Collins     C, 6-0, 185, R/R, El Toro (Lake Forest, Calif.)

Lucas Laster    LHP,    5-11,    185, L/L, Columbia State CC (Lewisburg, Tenn.)

Levi Mintz        RHP,    6-4,    195,    R/R,    Cedar Bluff     (Centre, Ala.)

Paul Young    RHP,    6-3,    205,    R/R,    Central Alabama CC (Milton, Fla.)

Dylan Ingram    1B,    6-4,    210,    R/R,    Edgewood Academy (Pike Road, Ala.)

Cody Walker    C,    5-11,    190,    R/R, Chatahoochee Valley CC (Columbus, Ga.)

Joey Swinarski OF,    6-3,   192,    R/R,    The First Academy    (Winter Park, Fla.)

Seth Heck      INF,    5-11,   170,    R/R,    Tacoma Community College (Edmonds, Wa.)

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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