Mississippi State Bulldogs: 50 Greatest Athletes in School History

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Mar 16, 2015; Goodyear, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Chris Stratton (68) throws in the second inning against the Cincinnati Reds during a spring training game at Goodyear Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

#47 Chris Stratton, Baseball Pitcher (2010-2012)

Chris Stratton doesn’t light up the Mississippi State record books. For the most part, he struggled for two of the three years he wore a Mississippi State Bulldogs uniform. But the one year he didn’t struggle was one of the best ever for any Bulldog pitcher. In 2012, Stratton was the very definition of the word ace. He was named to multiple All-American Teams while compiling an 11-2 record with a 2.38 ERA and 127 strikeouts. Stratton was a semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy and College Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher of the Year. He was the winner of the Pitcher of the Year Award given by Perfect Game. Stratton would be drafted in the first round of the 2012 Amateur Draft by the San Francisco Giants.

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