01 Aug

on the dotted line

Of the 23 players drafted from the state last month, it appears that only two did not sign as of today’s deadline. Mississippi State right-hander K.C. Hunt, a 12th-round pick by Pittsburgh, and William Carey University’s two-way star Chris Williams, a 19th-round selection as a lefty pitcher by Detroit, have college eligibility remaining and could return to school. Both played this summer, Hunt in the MLB Draft League and Williams in the Sunbelt Collegiate League. Pitcher Landon Sims and catcher Logan Tanner were picked out of MSU on Day 1 of the three-day draft. Sims signed with Arizona for a reported $2.35 million bonus and Tanner with Cincinnati for $1.03M. Eight other college players went in the top 10 rounds. Two high school players were picked in later rounds, South Panola’s Emaarion Boyd and Tishomingo County’s Spence Coffman. Boyd, 11th round by Philadelphia, got a reported $647,500, per mlb.com. The lone juco player picked, Meridian Community College’s Ke’Shun Collier, 20th round by the Chicago Cubs, was among the first players to sign. He got a reported $100,000.

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