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#24 Brandon Woodruff
Position: RHP
Bats: L
Throws: R
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 231
Year: Junior
Hometown: Wheeler, MS
High School: Wheeler HS
Experience: 2 Letters
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CAREER: Went 3-6 with a 4.70 ERA in 34 career appearances (18 starts) • Drafted 326th overall by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 11th round of the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft • Two-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll • Member of the 2013 National Finalist squad and 2012 SEC Tournament championship team • Tossed three shutout innings in the 2012 SEC Tournament championship game against Vanderbilt • Mississippi State played in a NCAA Regional all three years he was on campus.

2014: Went 1-3 in 15 appearances (six starts) with a 6.75 ERA • Started the season as MSU’s Friday night starter before moving to the bullpen for a relief role • Recorded 1.2 shutout stanzas in relief May 17 at No. 19 Alabama • Struck out two in a scoreless appearance April 26 vs. Texas A&M • Threw 3.1 scoreless innings in a 4-3 victory vs. Southern Miss April 8 • Went on the road and recorded four strikeouts in bullpen career high 4.1 shutout innings at No. 9 LSU April 4 • Tossed two hitless stanzas against Southeast Missouri in the March 25 home win • Threw an inning of shutout relief against No. 3 Vanderbilt March 21 on CSS • Picked up the win Feb. 21 vs. Holy Cross with two runs allowed in 5.2 innings • Named the preseason No. 6 SEC prospect in the 2014 MLB Draft by Baseball America • Named a Top-125 prospect for the 2014 MLB Draft by Perfect Game • Named the 33rd-best junior in the country by Baseball America • Named the 49th-best junior in the country by Perfect Game • Top-125 prospect for the 2014 MLB Draft according to Perfect Game.

2013: Named a Top-125 prospect for the 2014 MLB Draft by Perfect Game • Owned a 4.34 ERA in seven appearances, going 1-1 in 18.2 innings of work • Started six games on the mound, with MSU going a perfect 6-0 in such contests • Made his sophomore debut Feb. 19 in a 2-0 win vs. Grambling State at home, pitching 6.0 shutout innings with a career-best eight strikeouts and one walk • Earned a no decision in a 14-2 home victory against Mississippi Valley State March 5 after allowing just one run • Surrendered one run in six stanzas April 2 at South Alabama, earning a no decision after striking out four and walking none • Started vs. Ole Miss in the Governor’s Cup in Pearl, Miss., on April 9, receiving a no decision in a 5-1 MSU win despite allowing just one run • Member of the 2013 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll.

2012: Dual-position performer with starting and reserve duty in 16 games as a corner outfielder and pitcher • Came off the bench to make his collegiate debut in right field and registered his first career hit Feb. 25 against Mississippi Valley • Drew his first career start later that day in left field vs. Kansas • Collected his first career RBI Feb. 29 with a run-scoring single in a start vs. Memphis • Made 12 pitching appearances, posting a 1-2 record with a 2.65 ERA over 34.0 innings • Retired three of the five batters he faced in a shutout inning of pitching in his mound debut March 4 vs. Lipscomb • Registered six strikeouts in a 3.1-inning relief stint at Southeastern Louisiana March 14 • Fanned a career-high eight batters in his first career pitching start against South Alabama April 10 • Blanked the Jags with no-hit pitching over a season-best six innings and retired 18 of the 19 batters he faced • Took the loss April 17 with a 3.2-inning start against Ole Miss in the Mayor’s Trophy Game in Pearl, Miss. • Also pitched four innings of shutout ball April 24 in a no-decision start against Southern Miss in a game which was also in Pearl, Miss. • Yielded just one run but took the loss in a four-inning start in a 2-0 setback against Central Arkansas May 15 • Earned his first career win in a May 22 start vs. Arkansas with five scoreless innings in State’s SEC Tournament-opening 9-1 win in Hoover, Ala. • Drew the start again in the SEC Tournament title game against Vanderbilt May 27, blanking the Commodores over three innings with one-hit pitching • One of seven Bulldogs named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll • Played summer league baseball in the Cape Cod Collegiate League, posting a 4-2 record and 3.38 ERA for the champion Harwich Mariners.

HIGH SCHOOL: Five-year starter as an outfielder/pitcher at Wheeler High School • Coached by John David Horn • Led the Eagles with a .618 batting average and three home runs en route to all-state and all-division honors as a senior • Drove in 19 runs and posted a 1.62 ERA in 21.2 innings of mound work for the Eagles • Paced Wheeler with a .534 batting average and five home runs as a junior • Selected to play in the 2010 Under Armour All-American Baseball Game held at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Ill. • Fashioned a 5-3 record with a save, a 2.98 ERA and 100 strikeouts in 49.1 innings of pitching • Earned first-team all-division honors • Division MVP and First-Team MAC All-State as a sophomore in 2009 after hitting .565 with 31 RBIs, nine home runs, a 3-3 pitching record, a 1.20 ERA and 46 strikeouts in 18 innings of pitching • Also earned first-team all-division honors in both football and basketball • Member of the Future Farmers of America (FFA), the Beta Club, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Wheeler High School’s Higher Flight Chorus • Played summer league baseball for two seasons with the Booneville Braves, coached by Shane Henderson, and in 2010 and 2011 with the Tupelo 49ers, coached by former MSU signee and first-round draft pick Kirk Presley • Helped lead Tupelo to the championship game of the American Legion World Series in Shelby, N.C. • Joined Bulldog teammate Will Cox on the all-tournament team and was named the recipient of the James Daniel Jr. Sportsmanship Award at the ALWS.

DRAFT HISTORY: Chosen by the Texas Rangers in the fifth round of Major League Baseball’s 2011 First-Year Player Draft • Chosen by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 11th round of the 2014 MLB Draft.

PERSONAL: Born Brandon Kyle Woodruff on Feb. 10, 1993 in Tupelo, Miss. • Son of Belinda and Richard Woodruff of Wheeler, Miss. • Majoring in kinesiology.

 

BRANDON WOODRUFF’S CAREER PITCHING STATISTICS

YEAR        ERA          W-L        GP     GS-CG  SH      SV           IP        H          R-ER      BB     SO             2B      3B    HR             WP       HB
2012             2.65            1-2          12         6-0         3         0       34.0      25          14-10       17      37                4         0        0                  1           4
2013             4.34            1-1            7         6-0         1         0       18.2      17           12-9           9      15                1         0        0                  1           4
2014             6.75            1-3          15         6-0         0         0       37.1      47          31-28       25      29                8         3        0                  4           4
Total            4.70            3-6          34       18-0        4         0       90.0      89          57-47       51      81             13         3        0                  6         12

BRANDON WOODRUFF’S SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE STATISTICS

YEAR        ERA          W-L        GP     GS-CG  SH      SV           IP        H          R-ER      BB     SO             2B      3B    HR             WP       HB
2012           10.80            0-0            3         0-0         0         0          1.2         5             3-3            1        2                2         0        1                  0           0
2013                                                                                                            - - - Did Not Pitch - - -                                                                                     
2014             6.91            0-0            7         1-0         0         0       14.1      20          12-11          4      10                2         1        0                  3           2
Total          10.80            0-0          10         1-0         0         0       16.0      25          15-14          5      12                4         1        1                  3           2

CAREER HIGHS
Innings Pitched-Starter:                                                       6.0, 3x, last at South Alabama, 4/2/13
Innings Pitched-Reliever:                                                                                        4.1 at LSU, 4/4/14
Strikeouts-Starter:                                                               8, 2x, last vs. Grambling State, 2/19/13
Strikeouts-Reliever:                                                              6 at Southeastern Louisiana, 3/14/12
Walks-Starter:                                                                                          4, 3x, last at Arizona, 3/7/14
Walks-Reliever:                                                             2, 5x, last vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, 6/1/14
Hits Allowed-Starter:                                                                                           8 at Arizona, 3/7/14
Hits Allowed-Reliever:                                                                                 7 vs. Ole Miss, 4/13/14
Runs Allowed-Starter:                                                                                          6 at Arizona, 3/7/14
Runs Allowed-Reliever:                                                                                 7 vs. Ole Miss, 4/13/14
Earned Runs Allowed-Starter:                                                                           6 at Arizona, 3/7/14
Earned Runs Allowed-Reliever:                                                                         7 vs. Ole Miss, 4/13

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