Dakota Hudson has a chance to be drafted near the top of the first round, leading a strong group of Mississippi State players and recruits to watch for the 2016 draft.


Prospect Profiles: Mississippi State

Now that our official early top 50 lists for both the college and high school ranks have been released here at D1Baseball.com, it’s time to delve deeper into the prospects that showed up on these lists. As the offseason moves along, we will release batches of scouting reports on the highest-profile prospects from around the nation in the college and prep ranks. And as the draft quickly approaches in the spring, we will continue updating our database of reports. All reports will be based on both first-hand scouting observations, as well as a vast array of industry opinions.

As we move through the process of releasing these reports over the course of the offseason, they will be grouped in a variety of ways. Our first and primary way of grouping these players will be by school, noting the top draft prospects in a program’s recruiting class and on its present roster. These breakdowns do not include each draftable talent associated with the program, but instead serve as a glimpse of the consensus. To go with each scouting report, we will include a grade on the prospect’s best tool in the eyes of scouts, using the industry standard 20-80 scale as our guide.

Boasting a very deep roster with quality, draftable talent from top to bottom, Mississippi State has a mix of high-upside players and safe bets. Dakota Hudson may not have a boatload of innings under his belt entering 2016, but he could exit the season as one of the top five college pitchers selected in the draft. Hudson, as well as Daniel Brown and Austin Sexton, are a part of what figures to be a very versatile, deep pitching staff. And Jacob Robson and Reid Humphreys highlight a very athletic lineup. As usual, the high school talent on the horizon looks very promising as well.


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