- Name: Bryson Hutchinson
- Classification: 2017
- Position: 1B-RHP
- Ht: Wt: 6-6, 255
- Bats-Throws: R-R
- High School: Deland High School (FL)
High School - He was selected to the 2017 Preseason Rawlings-Perfect Game All-American Team as a 2nd team selection. He was also a Perfect Game 2016 Underclass 1st Team All-American. Perfect Game rates him a 10, which means he is a potential very high draft pick and/or Elite level college prospect. He is rated the 99th best high school player in the class of 2017 by Perfect Game.
2017 Season - As a hitter, Hutchinson batted .288 with 6 home runs. Due to being pitched around this season, he was walked 20+ times and hit by a pitch 11. Pitching-wise, he had an 8-2 record and a 1.08 ERA. He threw 69 inning, walking 8 while striking out 86. He threw three one-hit games.
Recruiting - He chose Mississippi State over Kentucky, West Virginia, University of Florida, South Florida and Florida International.
2017 MLB Draft - This season, he was consistently throwing in the 89-93 miles per hour range, touching 94-96 at times. Has a slider that is a swing and miss pitch. He projects to throw a little bit harder as he continues to develop. He is projected to go anywhere from the 7th to the 9th round in various mock drafts, mostly as a pitcher. He could go higher in the draft if he shows higher consistent velocity in the Florida All-Star game on May 28th.
MSU 2018 Season - As of now, I expect him to be on MSU's campus next fall. He really wants to play for MSU. Due to that, it will likely take drafting him among the first few rounds to pull him away from MSU. I expect him to have an immediate impact as a pitcher his true freshman season. He could pitch either in relief or compete for a midweek starting role. With the likelihood that current starting first baseman Brent Rooker will leave after this season due to being drafted in either the first or second round of the 2017 MLB Draft, he could also compete for the first base position if he shows in the fall scrimmages that he is ready to face major college caliber pitchers. He has serious power potential with great bat speed. Hutchinson is a player who could wind up being a first or second rounder after three seasons at MSU due to his tremendous upside.