Mississippi athletes selected in the 2019 MLB Draft

Mississippi athletes selected in the 2019 MLB Draft
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - The MLB Draft is here, and several Mississippi players and recruits will be selected in the coming days.

Rounds 1-2 are on MLB Network on Monday, while the final two days air on MLB.com.

Several Mississippi State, Ole Miss, and Southern Miss players are expected to be drafted this week, as well as many signees.

Some signees will head to the show, while some will delay their major league dreams and play in college.

One of the most notable Mississippi athletes to be watching for this week is Jackson Prep alum and Ole Miss football and baseball commit Jerrion Ealy. Ealy signed with the Rebels on National Signing Day.

Prior to his senior season at Prep, Ealy was projected to be a first round pick in the MLB Draft, but after a less than stellar 2019 season, Ealy has fallen in the draft predictions.

The Baltimore Orioles have selected Oregon State switch-hitting catcher Adley Rutschman with the No. 1 pick in the Major League Baseball draft.

The Milwaukee Brewers have selected Mississippi State Pitcher Ethan Small in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft. Small was the 28th overall pick. The slotted signing bonus at No. 28 is $2.49 million.

The Minnesota Twins have drafted Southern Miss outfielder Matt Wallner in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft. The slotted signing bonus at No. 39 is $1.19 million.

Ole Miss baseball junior shortstop Grae Kessinger was chosen No. 68 overall in the second round by the Houston Astros. The slotted signing bonus at No. 68 is $953,100.

Loyd Star High School center fielder James Beard was chosen No. 110 overall in the fourth round by the Chicago White Sox. The slotted signing bonus at No. 110 is $527,800.

Jackson Prep alum and Mississippi State center fielder Jake Mangum was chosen No. 118 overall in the fourth round by the New York Mets. The slotted signing bonus at No. 118 is $487,900.

Ole Miss pitcher Will Ethridge was chosen No. 136 overall in the fifth round by the Colorado Rockies. The slotted signing bonus at No. 136 is $327,200.

Ole Miss catcher Thomas Dillard was chosen No. 163 overall in the fifth round by the Milwaukee Brewers. The slotted signing bonus at No. 163 is $315,400.

Ole Miss catcher Cooper Johnson was chosen No. 172 overall in the sixth round by the Detroit Tigers.

Mississippi State pitcher Colby White was chosen No. 188 overall in the sixth round by the Tampa Bay Rays.

We will be updating this story as Mississippi athletes are selected.

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