Beginning with the six Tigers who were recruited from the heart of Dixie and SEC country.
|Mike McGraw, right|
- Mike McGraw played in 22 games for Mizzou in 2012, his first season as a Tiger. His season was cut short by a hand injury, just as he was starting to get his offense going.
- McGraw's summer ball plans were also cut short due to continued aggravation to the earlier injury. The summer layoff seems to have done the trick, since McGraw has been participating in Fall practices
- 2012 stats: .306 BA (22-for-72), 8 R, 3 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 17 RBI
- There was talk toward the end of the 2012 season about moving McGraw to third base. He has also been seen taking some innings at shortstop in early practice games.
- 6'0", 200 lb, L/R
- 2012 JuCo Stats: .283 (54-for-191), 27 R, 14 2B, 0 3B, 2 HR, 30 RBI, .387 SLG, .347 OBP, 14 BB, 7 HBP, 20 SO, 0/2 SB
- 2011 JuCo Stats: .429 (54-for-126), 33 RBI, 22 R, 12 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR
- 5'11", 185 lb, L/R
- 2012 Stats: .313 BA, 217 AB,47 R, 41 RBI, 68 H, 19 2B, 3 3B, 2 HR, 34 BB, 2 HBP, 2 SF, .408 OBP, 14/18 SB
- 2011 Stats: .459 BA, 61 G, 62B, 6 3B, 7 HR, 36 R, 36 RBI
- Q&A with Logan Pearson (The High School Show)
- Pearson played summer ball with the Sedalia Bombers of the MINK League, along with current Missouri Tigers John Miles, Brandon Platts, Brett Thomas, and former Tiger Brian Carr
- 2012 Regular Season Stats: .314 (32-of-102), 2 HR, 6 2B, 26 RBI
- 6'2", 190 lb, R/R
- Josh Lester was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 30th round in June.
- Lester was part of the 2006 Little World Series champion team from Columbus, GA
- 2012 Indians 30th round pick: SS Josh Lester (Indians Prospect Insider)
- "Josh Lester is a big middle infielder from Georgia . . . He has grown four inches over the course of high school, which means that if he keeps growing his future might be at third base. He is committed to the University of Missouri. He dealt with injuries this year which hurt his draft stock, but before the injuries he had added 15-20 pounds to his frame in the hope of adding more power."