MSU signee chooses school over MLB contract

first_imgMississippi State signee Delvin Zinn tweetd he will attend school rather than sign a major league contract.Mississippi State signee Delvin Zinn tweetd he will attend school rather than sign a major league contract.The Chicago Cubs are 0 for 2 in drafting Mississippi State signees.Delvin Zinn, who the Cubs drafted in the 28th round in the final day of the MLB Draft, announced Friday, he will attended MSU rather than sign a professional contract.The Pontotoc shortstop is the second Bulldog signee to choose Starkville over Chicago. Left-hander Jared Padgett, who Chicago selected in the 26th round, also will attend Mississippi State.So thankful to have been drafted by the Chicago Cubs but I’m going to honor my commitment to Mississippi State! #HailState— DZ3 (@delvinzinn3) June 12, 2015Three of the six MSU signees have announced their decisions already. Greg Pickett, a power-hitting outfield, already signed a professional contract with the Phillies.That leaves DeSoto Central’s Austin Riley, pitcher Gray Fenter and catcher Elih Marrero.The Braves and Orioles are both confident they can sign Riley and Fenter respectively.MLB clubs confident in signabilty of drafted MSU signeesMarrero’s Twitter profile picture is with MSU’s mascot Bully at Davis Wade Stadium. There will be a draw to professional baseball, though. The Cincinnati Reds selected Marrero in the 29th round. His dad, former major leaguer Eli Marrero coaches the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Reds.Clubs have until July 17 to reach a deal with their draft picks.Contact Michael Bonner at [email protected] Follow @MikeBBonner on Twitter.last_img

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