Cody Reed and coach Mark Carson have the same recollection of when things changed.
Immediately following June’s Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, Ole Miss signee Ty Hensley was quoted as saying he hoped to reach the Majors by age 21.
Ty Hensley isn’t having what you might consider a typical summer for a recent high school graduate.
While most are either applying for jobs at the local burger hut or getting a jump start on college, the Edmond, Okla., native has spent the better part of his summer negotiating with the New York Yankees. (more…) (July 10, 2012, Page 6)
Heading into the 2012 MLB First-Year Players Draft, Jacob Waguespack spread the word it would take a very lucrative offer to pry him away from his commitment to play college ball at Ole Miss.
Professional teams took note and despite being projected as a potential early-round talent, the 6-foot-6, 215-pound right-handed pitcher slid to the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 37th round. (June 14, 2012, Page 6)
Three more Rebels and one potential Rebel were selected on the final day of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft Wednesday.
Senior right-hander R.J. Hively was taken in the 19th round by the Arizona Diamondbacks, junior outfielder Tanner Mathis was selected in the 27th round by the Houston Astros and senior outfielder Zach Kirksey was picked in Round 29 by the Detroit Tigers. (more…) (June 7, 2012, Page 4B)
During Day 2 of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, Alex Yarbrough, Matt Snyder and Dylan Chavez were selected by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox respectively. (more…) (June 6, 2012, Page 2B)
Former Ole Miss standout Stephen Head had a good debut with the Tri City Dust Devils, the Class A short-season affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, on Sunday. The hitter-turned-pitcher struck out five while allowing just one hit and one walk in three innings.
Head is a former second-round draft pick of the Cleveland Indians (2005). (June 20, 2011, Page 9)
Ole Miss left-hander Austin Wright has signed a professional contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. Wright, an eighth-round draft pick earlier this month, was 5-4 with a 4.73 ERA this past season with the Rebels.
Wright joins fellow weekend starter Matt Crouse in the professional ranks. Crouse was a 24th-round draft pick of the Detroit Tigers who signed a professional contract earlier this month. (June 20, 2011, Page 9)