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Auburn baseball boasts No. 6 recruiting class according to Baseball America

Justin Hokanson

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AUBURN – Auburn baseball, which is coming off its second trip to the College World Series in three seasons, has the nation’s No. 6 recruiting class, according to Baseball America.

The No. 6 ranking is the fifth highest in program history, trailing only the No. 4 ranked class from 2017 and No. 5 classes from 1996, 2007 and 2016.

Thompson has now had his hand in four of Auburn’s top five recruiting classes and has secured 15 top-10 recruiting classes since 2003.

Highlighting the class are four top-100 recruits according to Perfect Game, trailing only LSU (six) for the most top-100 recruits to make it to campus.

Consisting of 24 newcomers, including 14 high schoolers, six junior college transfers and four four-year transfers, Auburn’s complete class is listed below.

No.NamePos.ClassHometown (Previous School)

1Caden GreenIFJr.Tulsa, Okla. (Seminole State)

3Chris StanfieldOFFr.Tallahassee, Fla. (Chiles HS)

4Carter WrightCJr.Blairsville, Ga. (Iowa Western)

10Brody WorthamIFGr.Wedowee, Ala. (West Georgia)

11Gavin MillerIFFr.Oakdale, Pa. (West Allegheny HS)

12Drew NelsonLHP/OFFr.Troy, Ala. (Pike Liberal Arts School)

14Justin KirbyOFGr.Alpharetta, Ga. (Kent State)

15Rom KellisIF/CFr.Lexington, S.C. (P27 Academy)

18Ike IrishIFFr.Hudsonville, Mich. (St. Mary’s Prep)

19Caleb PittmanRHPFr.Hartselle, Ala. (Hartselle HS)

21Will TurnerLHPFr.Hartselle, Ala. (Hartselle HS)

22Hayden MurphyRHP/IFFr.Chula, Ga. (Tiftarea Academy)

25Tanner BaumanLHPJr.Jacksonville, Fla. (St. John’s River State)

26Cooper McMurrayIFR-So.Tulsa, Okla. (Kansas)

28Elliott BrayRHPFr.Hartselle, Ala. (Hartselle HS)

29Christian HerberholzRHPSr.Scottsboro, Ala. (Southern Union State)

33Will CannonRHPSo.Orange Park, Fla. (Northwest Florida State)

36Jackson HiltonLHPFr.Columbus, Ga. (St. Anne-Pacelli School)

44Ryan OlsonRHPFr.Auburn, Ala. (Auburn)

47Cameron KeshockRHPFr.Spanish Fort, Ala. (Spanish Fort HS)

49Tommy VailLHP6thSeattle, Wash. (TCU)

50Alex WadeOFFr.Decatur, Ala. (Madison Academy)

51Ty MauldinIFJr.Trussville, Ala. (Snead State)

77Zach CrotchfeltLHPFr.Jackson, N.J. (Jackson Memorial HS)

Fans can get their first look at the new Tigers when the team begins fall practice on Sept. 22 at Plainsman Park. 

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