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College  | Story  | 3/10/2021

Scouting Notebook: Mississippi State

Vincent Cervino     
Photo: Rowdy Jordan (Mississippi State Athletics)
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Previously Featured
February 21 Notebook: Christian MacLeod, Landon Sims
February 22 Notebook: Brandon Smith
February 23 Notebook: 
KC Hunt, Jackson Fristoe

Rowdey Jordan, OF, 2021 Eligible

One of the unofficial leaders of the Bulldogs, Jordan is a tried and true performer in the SEC and showed some surprising pop in the opening weekend series as three of his four hits went for extra bases. The switch-hitter made some terrific plays in center field too as he's a very good athlete and can also scoot on the base paths. 

He's a wiry, twitchy athlete at a listed 5-foot-10, 185 pounds and that athleticism and strength allows for a variety of advantages for Jordan. He gets great routes in center field and his speed allows him to close in on balls that other defenders couldn't normally reach. Jordan made a couple of highlight reel plays including showing off the toughness as he stole an extra base hit in the right centerfield gap as he slammed into the wall.

Jordan has quality barrel skills from both sides but showed a bit more power from the right side as both of his home runs came right-handed. There is good bat speed from both sides and the ball will jump off the bat at times but outside of the mechanics what stands out is Jordan's ability to grind at-bats. He rarely creates a result in the first few pitches, and if he does he's often on base, and he's able to cover the plate and fight off tough pitches on a consistent basis. Jordan has shown some intriguing power along with solid speed and center field defense as he'll be a key for this Mississippi State team throughout the year.

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