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MSU class of 2017 baseball signee Troy Bacon update

An analysis of Mississippi State class of 2017 signee Troy Bacon, a right-hand pitcher from Santa Fee Junior College.

  • Name: Troy Bacon
  • Classification: Sophomore
  • Position: RHP
  • Ht: Wt: 6-1, 190
  • Bats-Throws: R-R
  • Junior College: Santa Fee Junior College (FL)
  • High School: Sickles (FL) High School

High School - A Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-American in 2015, his senior year of high school, he signed with Florida but wound up attending junior college. Perfect Game rated him a 9.5 out of their 10 scale. He was ranked the 295th best player in his class by Perfect Game. He was an excellent student with a 4.36 GPA.

2016 Season - During his freshman season, Bacon, the closer for Santa Fee JC, threw 44 innings, striking out 59 while allowing 19 hits and 11 walks. In 24 appearance he had a 4-2 record with 15 saves and a 1.23 ERA. During the summer of 2016, he threw in the low 90s, topping out in the 93/94 miles per hour range.

2017 Season - This season Bacon appeared in 22 games (all in relief) and had a 5-0 record with 8 saves and a 1.35 ERA. In 40 innings, he allowed 17 hits while walking 13. He struck out 64. Teams hit .129 against him. He has topped out at 97 miles per hour this season. He received his conference's Fireman of the Year Award for the second straight year.

Recruiting - Bacon chose Mississippi State over offers from Florida, LSU, South Carolina and Texas.

2017 MLB Draft - Bacon has seen his fastball continue to add velocity year by year. This season his fastball touched 97 miles per hour at times. He also has the makings of a good slider and changeup. He has a chance to be a high draft pick, possibly in the 3rd to 5th round range.

MSU 2018 Season - If Mississippi State is lucky enough to see him step foot on campus this fall, they will have a electric-arm pitcher who has the potential to be a lockdown closer on the mound. Bacon would join current closer Spencer Price to give MSU possibly the best late inning combo in all of college baseball.

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