Age: 21, March 8, 1996
New York Yankees Vice President of Domestic Amateur Scouting, Damon Oppenheimer, selected outfielder Jake Mangum out of Mississippi State University with the 902nd overall draft pick in the 30th round of the 2017 Draft.
Mangum wasted no time making his mark with the Bulldogs as a freshman as he became the first player to bat over .400 (.408) since 1999. That season he won the SEC batting title and was named an All-American.
The centerfielder followed that up by batting .324 his sophomore year with 90 hits and 51 runs scored in 65 games.
Mangum also appeared on the mound for the Bulldogs in 2017 where he showcased a fastball that sat in the low 90s as well as a solid breaking ball. He pitched in six games (five starts) and finished with a 2-1 record and 6.46 ERA. In his only relief appearance, he recorded a save.
He was drafted by the Yankees as an outfielder.
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