Jackson State's Bryce Brown Drafted by Tampa Bay
SECAUCUS, N.J. – Junior outfielder Bryce Brown of Jackson State was selected in the 15th round (439 overall) of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday.
The Walker, La. native helped lead the Tigers' to a conference best 38-17-1 (20-4 SWAC) record in 2017 in route to an east division title.
Brown led the Tigers in batting average (.374) on base percentage (.514) and was fifth on the team in hits (33). Brown led all SWAC hitters in on base percentage and ranked second overall in the conference in batting average.
Brown was also named a first team All SWAC selection at outfield in 2017.