Mississippi State junior right hander Brandon Woodruff was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 11th round, 326 overall, during Saturday’s First-Year Player Draft.
This is the second time Woodruff has been drafted. He was taken in the fifth round by the Texas Rangers coming out of Wheeler High School in 2011.
He decided to come to MSU instead of going straight to the pros.
It’s unclear if Woodruff will sign this time or return to Starkville for his senior season. It was reported by the Clarion Ledger than Woodruff would be playing summer ball at Cape Cod, but he could decide to sign and not play there.
Woodruff’s career has been a roller coaster ride.
This season he started the opening game, but struggled and never became a factor in the starting rotation when the Bulldogs got to Southeastern Conference play.
He made 15 appearances and six starts. He was 1-3 with a 6.75 earned run average. He tossed 37 1/3 innings and recorded 29 strike outs to 25 walks.