Fall "hot list" for Ole Miss baseball

The huge news of perhaps the country's most dominating pitcher coming back to Ole Miss next season has the Rebel fans in a buzz. To learn about who could become the next "Scott Bittle", read below.





Baseball Prospects for the Fall


David Renfroe
- RHP/INF @Batesville HS (Batesville, MS) 6'3"/190 lbs. Throws Right and Hits Right. Rated #101 prospect in 2009 class by Perfect Game. David is the top prospect in the state of MS. He is a super high level pitching prospect that has been a star on the summer circuit. He throws 88-90 with a power slider. He also is an accomplished hitter and will be a two-way player here at Ole Miss. The Rebs will fight the draft on David but hope his strong ties to Ole Miss will be enough to get him to campus. His father Laddie was a former Ole Miss Rebel and played in the Big Leagues with the Cubs.

** David has been committed to Ole Miss for a year now.

Alex Yarbrough - SS @Allen HS (Dallas, TX) 6'1"/175 lbs. Throws Right and Hits Switch. Rated #154 Prospect in 2009 class by Perfect Game. Alex is a smooth fielding SS with a very good bat. He made only 3 errors at SS this season. He played his summer baseball with the Dallas Mustangs. The Mustangs are a very high level summer programm that travels all over the country in the summer. This summer Alex hit .455 with a bunch of doubles. He is a good runner, 6.85 sixty time. He has a strong arm and again is good in the field. Alex is a young Senior to be, just turning 16 this summer. He has tremendous upside and will grow into an even better prospect over the course of the next year.

|** Alex committed to Ole Miss over Baylor, TCU, and Marshall

Jordan Cooper - LHP @Farragut HS (Knoxville, TN) 6'2" 185 lbs. Throws Left. Jordan was on campus a this summer and received an offer. He is a very talented LHP that throws his FB 87-90 with a good CB and excellent CH. Farragut is the best HS in Tennessee for baseball and they won the state championship this past year. Jordan was 15-1 for his HS team.

**Jordan committed to Ole Miss over Kentucky and was offered by several more SEC programs including LSU, Alabama, Tennessee, Vandy, Georgia, and South Carolina. Considered by insiders as perhaps the top pitching prospect to committ to Ole Miss in the last four classes!


Zach Lowery - OF @Kennesaw Mountain HS (Atlanta, GA) 6'3"/200 lbs. Throws Right and hits Right. Zach is rated #121 prospect in 2009 class by Perfect Game. Zach is a very talented athlete for his size. He has a nice speed/power combo to his game. He best tool is his bat, and he hits for a lot of power. In the OF he is a corner OF that runs a little and throws very well. Zach has offers from Tennessee, Kennesaw State, Georgia and has visited others. He was on campus in June and received an offer from Ole Miss.

Dane Phillips - C @Nacogdosches Central HS (Nacogdoches, TX) 6'2"/190 lbs. Throws Right and Hits Left. Rated #66 Prospect in 2009 class by Perfect Game. Dane is the younger brother of Rebel to be David Phillips. Dane is one of the best HS catchers in the country. He has very good catching and throwing skills. He is a tremendous athlete. One of Dane's best tools is his power bat from the Left side of the plate. He is the catcher that Ole Miss wants to sign and they will only sign one catcher in the upcoming class.

Dane is a great student 4.0 GPA and 29 ACT. He is being recruited by Stanford, Vandy, Rice and others but has said that Ole Miss is his #1 choice right now.


Chad James - LHP @Yukon HS (Yukon, OK) 6'3"/195 lbs. Throws Left. Chad is rated #84 prospect in 2009 class by Perfect Game. Chad is top level prospect that is a weekend type arm. He could end up being another Pomeranz type arm. He throws his FB 88-91 with a great CB and CH. He is being recruited by Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, LSU, Arkansas among others. He likes Ole Miss but has never been on a visit. Trying to line that up for early September.


Slade Heathcott - LHP/OF @Texarkana HS (Texarkana, TX) 6'1"/195 lbs. Throws Left and Hits Left. Slade is rated # 13 prospect in 2009 class by Perfect Game. Slade is a top level two-way player. He is excellent on both sides of the ball. As a pitcher he throw 88-91 with what could be the best breaking ball in the 2009 class. As a hitter he has power and speed. Ran a 6.7 sixty. He is a guy that is being recruited by everyone in the country. Ole Miss' to him is that he goes to the same HS that Scott Bittle went to and has heard nothing but good things about the Rebs.




Numbers?

This isn't going to be a big class for Ole Miss. There will probably be a total of 10 players that sign in the Fall and Spring signing periods. The new NCAA rule states you can only have a 35 man roster which is going to keep the Reb's recruiting class number down each year. With that said, if they get who they want (players listed up top), this will be a great class with some star studded recruits.


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