Mississippi State

SEC will be hit hard once again by MLB draft

COURTESY MISSISSIPPI STATE ATHLETICSMississippi State ace Dakota Hudson is projected by MLBPipeline.com as the 10th best prospect in this year's MLB Draft.
COURTESY MISSISSIPPI STATE ATHLETICSMississippi State ace Dakota Hudson is projected by MLBPipeline.com as the 10th best prospect in this year's MLB Draft.

It's an annual tradition like so many in the SEC.

A year ago the league saw plenty of active players selected in the MLB draft, with four plucked in the top 10 picks, 13 in the first 100 and 71 overall.

Expect more of the same in 2016. MLBPipeline.com has 17 active players -- plus 18 signees -- projected in the top 100.

According to the rankings, only Missouri and Alabama won't have players selected in the first 100 spots.

Vanderbilt and Florida are projected to be hit the hardest. The Gators have five current players in the top 100, including LHP A.J. Puk (No. 5) and outfielder Buddy Reed (16). UF also has one signee listed.

Vanderbilt has three current players projected to be drafted and another four signees. The 'Dores seem to always find a way to get highly-drafted signees to show, but they'll have work to do to get Barnnegat, N.J. LHP Jason Groome (1), Shenendehowa, N.Y., RHP Ian Anderson (11) and Florence, Ala., LHP Braxton Garrett (14) to show.

Bulldogs & Rebels

Mississippi State ace RHP Dakota Hudson is slotted to go 10th overall. George County's own Walker Robbins (91), a Bulldog commit, should hear his name early as well.

Ole Miss doesn't have any active players listed, but signees Ryan Rolison (80) and Cooper Johnson (72) will likely have decisions to make.

Tune in

The draft is set for June 9-11 and will be broadcast on MLB Network and MLB.com.

Active players

5 - Florida Jr. LHP A.J. Puk

9 - Tennessee Jr. 3B Nick Senzel

10 - Mississippi State Jr RHP Dakota Hudson

16 - Florida Jr. OF Buddy Reed

19 - Vanderbilt RS soph. RHP Jordan Sheffield

24 - Vanderbilt Jr. OF Bryan Reynolds

29 - Georgia Jr. RHP Robert Tyler

40 - Florida Jr. RHP Logan Shore

47 - Kentucky Jr. RHP Zack Brown

48 - Arkansas Jr. RHP Zach Jackson

56 - Auburn Jr. OF Anfernee Grier

60 - Florida Jr. RHP Dane Dunning

71 - Vanderbilt Jr. LHP Ben Bowden

77 - Florida Jr. 1B Peter Alonso

86 - LSU Jr. OF Jake Fraley

95 - Texas A&M Jr. OF Nick Banks

97 - South Carolina Fr. RHP Braden Webb

Signees

1 - Jason Groome LHP Barnegat (NJ) - Vanderbilt

2 - Riley Pint RHP St. Thomas Aquinas (Kan) - LSU

11 - Ian Anderson RHP Shenendehowa (N.Y.) - Vanderbilt

14 - Braxton Garrett LHP Florence (Ala.) - Vanderbilt

35 - Alex Speas RHP McEachern (Ga.) - Auburn

38 - Joe Rizzo Oakton (Va.) 3B - South Carolina

52 - Ben Rortvedt Verona Area (Wisc.) C - Arkansas

55- Thomas Jones Laurens (S.C.) OF - Vanderbilt

61 - Nonie Williams Turner (Kansas) SS - LSU

66 - Akil Baddoo Salem (Ga.) OF - Kentucky

69 - Cole Stobbe Millard West (Neb.) 3B - Arkansas

72 - Cooper Johnson Carmel Catholic (Ill.) C - Ole Miss

80 - Ryan Rolison Jackson (Tenn.) LHP - Ole Miss

83 - Braeden Ogle Jensen Beach (Fla.) LHP - Florida

88 - Hudson Sanchez Carroll (Texas) 3B - Texas A&M

91 - Walker Robbins George County 1B/LHP - Mississippi State

93 - Zach Linginfelter Sevier County (Tenn.) RHP - Tennessee

100 - Carlos Cortes Lake Howell (Fla) 2B - South Carolina

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