Rockies take Humphreys 200th overall

Mississippi State's Reid Humphreys was drafted in the seventh round on Friday.  AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Mississippi State’s Reid Humphreys was drafted in the seventh round on Friday. AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Junior left fielder/ pitcher Reid Humphreys became the second Mississippi State player picked in the 2016 MLB Draft on Friday.

Humphreys was selected in the seventh round (200th overall) by the Colorado Rockies. It was the second time the Brandon native has been drafted after being taken in the 36th round by the Washington Nationals out of Northwest Rankin in 2013.

The Rockies drafted Humphreys as a pitcher and his slot value sits at $227,400.

Entering Friday’s Super Regional game against Arizona, Humphreys led the Bulldogs with seven saves. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound right-hander is 0-1 with a 5.48 ERA, 28 strikeouts and six walks in 21 1/3 innings.

At the plate, Humphreys is batting .317 with 58 hits, 15 doubles, five home runs and 44 RBIs through 54 starts.

He is the the younger brother of former MSU standout and current Gwinnett Braves outfielder Tyler Moore.

Humphreys is the first Diamond Dog drafted by Colorado since Jaron Shepherd in 2011. He will have until July 15 to sign or return to Starkville.

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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