Season Progress Report

The Rebels have inked 17 baseball players in the incoming class and counting. How are their seasons progressing? To find out that answer and much more, read below.

Incoming Baseball Signee Stats

LHP/1B Evan Anderson - The 6' 4", 195-pounder was named Player of the Week recently. He is hitting over .500 with 12 HR's and 50 RBI's and named one of the Top 100 high school prospects in the country. On the mound he carries a 5-2 record with a 1.28 ERA.

1B Cody Baptist - The 6' 4", 185 pounder Seminole standout is hitting .455 with 13 HR's and 28 RBI's.

OF Peyton Attaway - The 6' 2", 190-pound center fielder out of Captain Shreve high school helped his team to the District 1 title. He is currently hitting .487 with 8 HR's and 38 RBI's.  He is 3-1 on the mound with a 1.08 ERA and 3 saves.

3B Brantley Bell - The 6' 0" third baseman has helped his team to the country's #1 ranking while batting .368 with 12 doubles and 3 HRs.

RHP/1B Cheynne Bickle - The 6' 2", 205-pound right hander who is also a DH for Dwyer High school (FL) has been touching the low 90's this season on a consistent basis.  He has been rated as one of the Top 50 high school prospects in the country.

3B Colby Bortles - The 6' 5", 235-pounder out of Oviedo High (FL) was named 2nd Team All-Region in Florida by Perfect Games. His older brother signed a football scholarship with UCF. Colby was selected to the Florida Home Run derby this season and Perfect Games had this description of his game.

2B Dalton Dulin - The 5' 9", 165-pounder out of MUS was named 3rd Team All-American this season by Perfect Games and was named an Under Armour All-American. This article says that he might have worked himself into the 2nd round of the draft.  He is currently ranked #99 in the Top 100 players in the country.

C Henry Lartigue - Here is a description of the switch hitter's game from Perfect Games. The 6' 0", 200-pound catcher was named to the Clarion Ledger's Dandy Dozen squad after hitting .395 with 15 doubles as a junior. We could not find his stats from this season but he made the Coach's !st Team All-State squad for classes 4-6A.  Here is some video of Henry hitting from during his sophomore season.

RHP Ryan Leone - The 6' 1", 170-pounder out of Calvary Baptist (LA) has been touching in the low 90's this spring. He currently has a .367 batting average with 15 stolen bases.  We could not find his pitching stats but he was named as one of the top 250 prospects in the country.

CF Braxton Lee - The 5' 11" Pearl River CC standout was named to the All-Region and MACJC Squad last season after he led his team in batting average (.364) and stolen bases (29) as a freshman.   The 2013 stats have not been updated on the national junior college site.

LHP Cody Reed - The 6' 3", 220-pounder is considered by many as the one of the top three junior college pitching prospect in the country. Here is what Perfect Games had to say about him during high school. The N' West CC product had a solid freshman season but this season he has picked up his velocity to 94 MPH and averages in the 90-92 range.  As you can see by the latest draft report his stock is on the rise. This season Cody is 6-2 with a 2.49 ERA with 80 k's through 52 innings.  Opponents are hitting .192 against the south paw.

SS Errol Robinson - Here is a nice interview with the Baseball America's #92 nationally rated player. The 5' 11", 175-pound St. Johns high school standout out of Maryland cranks one here about 400 feet. The good news for Ole Miss is that his mom and dad graduated from Ole Miss and his sister is enrolled at Ole Miss and will be a sophomore next season.  He hit .391 as a junior and we have not been able to locate his senior stats.

LHP Wyatt Short - The Dandy Dozen selection and preseason Louisville Slugger preseason All-American was was 8-3 with a 1.22 ERA as a junior.  He had 61 k's in 40 innings. Here is how Perfect Games ranks him. He tops out at 88 MPH last summer which is not bad for a 5' 7", 160-pounder.  

LHP Christian Trent - This season at Delgado CC (LA) Trent has posted a 7-2 record through 10 starts with four complete games and two shutouts. He holds a 3.26 ERA and has struck out a team high 62 batters 60.2 innings or work. Delgado has a 42-8 record this season. He inked with LSU out of high school and will have 3 to play 3. 

SS Kyle Toth - The 5' 11" juco short stop is batting .341 with 12 doubles, 3 triples, and 2 HRs, and is 11-12 in stolen bases as a sophomore for Chapparal CC this season.

CF Carlos Williams - The 5' 11", 190-pounder out of Covington ( Tenn ) star is about to set the state of Tennessee 's career stolen bases mark at 180.  He runs a 6.18 in the 60 yard dash according to Perfect Games and gets from home to first in an eye popping 4.02 seconds. The description of his game by Perfect Games is, "Young swing mechanics, contact approach, puts the ball on the ground, aggressive hitter, makes contact, has strength to develop with mechanical work. Solid outfield actions, athleticism shows going to the ball, accurate throws, speed to cover all of centerfield and the alley's. Football standout with learning to do with the bat but has game changing speed and plays hard with baseball skills." Williams is hitting .397 this season with 54 steals (has not been thrown out all year).

OF J.B. Woodman - Probably the crown jewel in the Ole Miss class.  The good news is that he looks to be headed to Ole Miss next fall and not in the draft. He is a big time left handed hitter who stands 6' 2", 190.  This is a clip of him hitting the baseball. The  ball explodes off of his bat.  Here is the latest interview with J.B., father and his coach. He is a consensus top 100 high school prospect and was Edgewater's starting quarterback this past season.

Team Rankings

This article has OM inking eight of the Top 300 high school players in the country and two of the top 20 junior college players. Early team rankings have this class anywhere in the 8-11 range.


MLB Draft

Unlike last year's class that saw several of their top signees go in the draft this year's class is not top heavy with Top 25-50 national prospects but it is dotted with many a notch below which should give Ole Miss a better chance to land them on campus. Like any class the ability to get them on campus will make or break this class.



This class is bringing in 12 position players which is more than the last two classes combined. It is also bringing in some much needed help from left handed pitchers as there are four that have been signed. Next year's team will sport eight left handers. Last year's team had one and this year they have four.

Overall it is a very balanced class which should help shore up the depth problems on the field and the mound. There is a ton of speed and power they are bringing in.


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