STARKVILLE (HailState.com) – A trio of Diamond Dawgs had their names called on Friday during the second day of the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft.
Reid Humphreys, Daniel Brown and Jacob Robson were all selected on Friday, joining Dakota Hudson as the four Bulldogs drafted so far in the 2016 MLB Draft. Hudson became the 13th Bulldog in program history to be selected in the first round after being drafted 34th by the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday.
Humphreys was the first Bulldog off the board on Friday, drafted in the seventh round (200th pick) by the Colorado Rockies. Brown followed right after, drafted with the 201st pick by the Milwaukee Brewers. Robson rounded out the day, selected in the 8th round with the 235th pick by the Detroit Tigers.
A two-way threat who hit a career-best .317 on the season, Humphreys also posted career-high marks with 58 hits and 44 RBI, while tying his 5 home runs from a season ago. A junior and native of Brandon, Miss., Humphreys made his debut on the mound against UMass-Lowell, picking up his first career save. He leads the team with seven saves in 16 appearances, and has struck out 28 batters in 21.1 innings pitched.
Junior southpaw Brown went 4-2 on the mound with a pair of saves on the season. The Mount Vernon, Texas, native earned a career-best 3.81 ERA in 52 innings pitched and made 21 appearances. Brown set new single-game highs in innings pitched (7.0) and strikeouts (7) in his junior campaign.
Robson, State’s starting junior centerfielder, makes his way to the Motor City after hitting .335 this season and hitting safely 35 times in his 47 starts. The Maple Hammer collected 15 multi-hit games and swiped 18 bases. The Windsor, Ontario native has tallied 46 stolen bases in his collegiate career, which is tied for 7th-best in program history.
The MLB Draft wraps up Saturday at 11 a.m. CT, streaming live on MLB.com.
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