Holderman signs with the Mets

MSU signee Colin Holderman will play professionally for the New York Mets. (Twitter)

MSU signee Colin Holderman will play professionally for the New York Mets. (Twitter)

The first domino of the 15 players Mississippi State had drafted fell late Monday.

Two-way signee Colin Holderman inked a $400,000 contract with the New York Mets after being selected in the ninth round (280th overall). That pick held a slot value of $163,700.

The Mets drafted the 6-foot-6, 220-pound right-hander as a pitcher out of Heartland (Illinois) Community College where he was 8-1 with a 1.57 ERA and 92 strikeouts in 74 1/3 innings. Holderman also hit .489 with 87 hits, 16 doubles, three triples, 13 home runs, 58 RBIs and 15 stolen bases.

The Bulldogs had 10 juniors and one sophomore from its 2016 team drafted along with three other signees. Those draftees will have until July 15 to sign professionally.

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