The Milwaukee Brewers have had success with Mississippi State’s Brandon Woodruff in its pitching rotation.
So much so that the Brew Crew came back to the Bulldogs to take junior pitcher Ethan Small with the 28th pick of the MLB Draft.
Small becomes MSU’s 15th first round draft pick and the program’s first since Brent Rooker in 2017. He is the first Bulldog to be drafted by the Brewers since Daniel Brown in 2016.
Small, the SEC’s Pitcher of the Year, has posted a 9-2 record in 16 starts this season with a 1.88 earned run average, 160 strikeouts and only 27 walks over 96 innings of work.
The Lexington, Tennessee native’s draft slot carries a value of $2,493,900.