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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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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.

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