STARKVILLE, Miss. — On the final day of the 2021 MLB Draft on Tuesday, Mississippi State center fielder Rowdey Jordan was selected by the New York Mets with the No. 322 overall pick in the 11th round.
Jordan joins pitcher Will Bednar, outfielder Tanner Allen and pitchers Eric Cerantola and Christian MacLeod as Bulldogs selected in this year’s draft. Bednar went No. 14 overall to the San Francisco Giants, while Allen went to the Miami Marlins with the No. 118 pick, Cerantola went to Kansas City Royals with the 139th pick and MacLeod went to Minnesota Twins with the 159th pick.
Jordan was the leadoff hitter for the national champion Bulldogs this year and finished with 87 hits, 22 doubles, 10 home runs, 74 runs and 45 RBIs on a .323 batting average. He reached base safely in 63 of 68 starts and collected at least one hit in 54 of those games.
During the College World Series, the native of Auburn, Alabama, hit .303 with 10 hits, two doubles, four runs scored and two RBIs. He ended his three trips to the CWS with 15 career hits, which is tied with Allen for the most in program history.
In his four years with MSU, Jordan played in 208 games with 201 starts. He hit .311 and racked up 243 hits, 185 runs and 137 RBIs. He will join former Bulldogs Jake Mangum, JT Ginn and Cole Gordon as members of the Mets’ farm system.
Drafted players have until Aug. 1 to make a final decision on whether they will sign their professional contracts or return to college.