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Mississippi State’s Tanner Allen drafted by Miami Marlins

OMAHA, NE - June 29, 2021 - Mississippi State Outfielder Tanner Allen (#5) and Baseball Camps Coordinator/Volunteer Assistant Kyle Cheesebrough during game 2 of the 2021 Mens College World Series national championship series between the Vanderbilt Commodores and the Mississippi State Bulldogs at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, NE. Photo By Austin Perryman
Tanner Allen and Kyle Cheesebrough. Mississippi State baseball vs. Vanderbilt Commodores. Photo: Austin Perryman/Mississippi State Athletics.

It looks like the Miami Marlins want a talented outfielder who just helped lead his team to win their first national championship. On the second day of the 2021 Major League Baseball draft, Mississippi State’s Tanner Allen was chosen in the 4th round.

With the 118th overall pick, the Miami Marlins picked Allen to join their organization.

That pick made Allen the second member of the 2021 Mississippi State Bulldogs national championship team to be picked in the 2021 Major League Baseball draft. Of course, Allen would not be the last Bulldog chosen in the draft either.

In 2021, Allen had a remarkable season which helped Mississippi State win that national title. Leading Mississippi State in multiple ways, Tanner Allen was a very productive hitter and very reliable right fielder. Allen had a .383 batting average, .621 slugging percentage, .456 on base percentage, and only struck out 35 times all year.

On top of that, Allen also stole 11 bases on 14 attempts. He was good at just about everything all season. And that helped propel MSU to a national title.

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Here’s a list of Allen’s accomplishments and awards from this past season:

  • American Baseball Coaches Association National Hitter of the Year
  • Unanimous first-team All-American
  • SEC Player of the Year

Congrats and good luck to Tanner Allen. The man has done a lot for Mississippi State University and continues to give back to help the Bulldogs. It’s great to see his contributions, success, and hard work recognized and rewarded.

OMAHA, NE - June 20, 2021 - Mississippi State Pitcher Will Bednar (#24) during the 2021 Mens College World Series game between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Texas Longhorns at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, NE. Photo By Austin Perryman Photo by Austin Perryman/MSU Athletics
Mississippi State baseball vs. Texas Longhorns. Photo: Austin Perryman/MSU Athletics.

Mississippi State’s Will Bednar drafted 14th overall by San Francisco Giants

It didn’t take long for Will Bednar to get picked up in the 2021 MLB Draft.

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