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Mississippi State pitcher JT Ginn delivers against Louisville in the sixth inning of an NCAA College World Series game in 2019.

JT Ginn, the Mississippi State right-handed pitcher from Brandon, was selected in the second round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the New York Mets with the 52nd overall pick.

Ginn signed a contract with the Mets for $2.9 million after having a slot value of $1,403,200. He turned down a $2.4 million offer out of high school to pitch for the Bulldogs.

After an outstanding freshman year at MSU, Ginn was chosen the 2019 National Freshman of the Year, In 86 1/3 innings pitched over 17 starts, Ginn had a 8-4 record, 3.13 earned run average and 105 strikeouts.

Ginn made one start in 2020 before being sidelined due to injury and had Tommy John surgery in March.

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