12 Dylan Snypes
12 Dylan Snypes
Height: 6-2
Weight: 175
Year: Jr.
Hometown: State Line, Miss.
Position: INF
Previous School: East Central CC
B/T: L/R

2017
Drafted in the 15th round of the 2017 MLB Draft by the New York Mets as the 457th overall selection ... Was named The Summit League Newcomer of the Year and an All-Summit League First Team honoree at short stop leading the conference with 81 hits and 19 doubles ... Added a team-high three triples behind a .335 batting average with 25 multi-hit performances, including a pair of multi-hit efforts in the NCAA Fayetteville Regional against Arkansas and Oklahoma State ... Tallied 43 runs and 39 RBI, while he was one of three Golden Eagles to start all 59 games ... Was a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate against North Dakota State March 19 and added a 4-for-5 effort with a season-high four RBI at Omaha April 15 ... Selected as The Summit League Player of the Week March 13.

PRIOR TO ORU
Played two seasons at East Central Community College in Decatur, Mississippi, under the guidance of head coach Neal Holliman ...  Named to the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges All-State Second Team as a sophomore playing 55 games with a .288 batting average ... Helped the Diamond Warriors to a state championship advancing to the NJCAA Region 23 Tournament ... Hit five home runs, 13 doubles and three triples and added 38 RBI in 2016 ... Drew 34 walks and was hit by a pitch 12 times leading to a .415 on-base percentage ... Made 40 appearances as a freshman at ECCC posting a .267 average with 12 RBI and 20 runs scored ... Was an all-state selection for head coach Mike Gavin at Wayne County High School, where he graduated in 2014, and also named team MVP and most valuable defensive player.

PERSONAL
Son of Lamar and Michele Snypes ... Plans to major in sport management ... Chose ORU for its great baseball program ... Also was recruited by Southern Miss, Nicholls State, Delta State, Mississippi College and West Alabama ... Lists the Boston Red Sox as his favorite professional sports team and Dustin Pedroia as his favorite pro athlete.