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2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 39. Wes Rea (Mississippi State)

ReaWe continue the countdown today at number 39 with Mississippi State redshirt sophomore first baseman Wes Rea. The first baseman reminds people of the big hitters that LSU had back in the late 90’s as he checks in at 6’5 and 272 pounds.

He was a two sport standout at Harrison Central High School in Gulfport, Mississippi playing football in addition to baseball. As a senior, he hit .478 with 39 RBI, 18 doubles, two triples and 14 home runs while starting all 34 games at first base. He picked up several awards including being named first-team all-state, all-coast and Jackson Clarion-Ledger Dandy Dozen selection.

After sitting out the 2011 season suffering from an injured shoulder, Wes saw his first action of play during the 2012 season where he started 63 out of 64 games. He finished the year with a .249 average including a team high 41 RBI while sharing the team lead with 16 doubles and five home runs.

As a redshirt sophomore, Rea hit .291 with seven homers and 40 RBI. He played a solid first base committing five errors in 57 games.

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