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Kyle Watson

Kyle  Watson

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Southaven, Miss.

High School:
DeSoto Central

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 195

Position:
IF/OF

Experience:
2L

07/10/2017

Baseball #ProRebs Update – July 10

Nine Rebels Currently on MLB Rosters; Cozart Starting SS for NL in Tuesday’s All-Star Game

05/05/2016

Baseball Heads to Georgia to Battle Bulldogs

No. 7 Ole Miss Faces Georgia in Cross-Divisional Weekend Series

03/20/2016

Red-Hot Bats Lead No. 8 Ole Miss Past Tennessee, 10-7

Rebels Tally 15 Hits to Take Rubber Match of SEC Opening Weekend

10/03/2015

Ole Miss Pitching Stands Out in Weekend Scrimmages

Baseball Completes Third Weekend of Fall Intrasquads

05/03/2015

Ole Miss Tops No. 14 Mizzou, 4-3

The Rebels were led by their senior captains as Sikes Orvis homered twice and Scott Weathersby picked up the win on the mound

Career: Earned three letters, playing in 157 games (73 starts) over his career … Hit .221 with 65 hits, 62 runs, 16 doubles, four home runs and 29 RBI … Stole 22 of 27 bases in three seasons … Drafted in the 37th round of the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates.  

2017: Played in 50 games and made 18 starts (eight in left field, four at shortstop, three in center field and three at third base) … Only Rebel to start at four different positions throughout the season … Hit .173 with 11 runs, four doubles, one homer and six RBI … Ripped an RBI single in the win over UAPB (4/19) ... Scored the game-winning run in the 10th inning versus Little Rock (3/28) ... Hit his first home run of the season to help the Rebels win a 1-0 game over Georgia State (3/7) ... Tallied a multi-hit game against Memphis (2/28) ... Went 2-for-3 with two runs scored versus Arkansas State (2/21).

2016:
Played in 52 games, making 17 starts (nine in right field, eight in center field) … Posted a .231 batting average with 17 runs and nine RBI … Hit all three of his home runs in the last month of the season … Was 5-of-6 in stolen base attempts … Belted his first career home run in the series finale against Georgia (5/8) ... Added a multi-hit game against UAPB going 2-for-4 with two RBI (5/4)... Went 2-for-3, including a double, and scored two runs in the win over SEMO (3/8)... Scored once and tallied two RBI in the opening weekend versus FIU (2/20) ... NCAA TOURNAMENT (OXFORD REGIONAL): Named to the NCAA Oxford Regional All-Tournament team for hitting two home runs in two games ... Started both games in left field … Homered for the second straight game, a solo blast against Tulane (6/4) ... Blasted his second home run of the season in the NCAA Regional opener versus Utah (6/3).

2015:
Played in 55 games, making 38 starts … Made 37 starts in left field and one at second base … Entered the game off the bench a team-high 17 times … Scored 34 runs, third-most among all Rebels … Batted .241 with 34 hits and 14 RBI … Went 2-for-3 with three runs and one RBI against Arkansas State (5/12)...Helped lift Ole Miss in the thrilling 7-6 win over UAPB with his two hits, crossing the dish two times (3/18)... Had two RBI on three hits in game one against LSU (3/13)... Crossed the plate three times, also hitting a RBI double in the win over #8 Louisville (3/11)... Successfully stole two bases out of three attempts in the final game of the Stetson series (3/8)... In game one against Stetson, hit 3-for-4 knocking in two runs with three RBI (3/7)... Went 2-for-3 and tallied two RBI’s in game one against Wright State with one stolen base (2/20)... Drew the start in LF on opening day (2/13) … Went 3-for-4 with three RBI and four runs in the series against William & Mary ... NCAA TOURNAMENT (LOS ANGELES REGIONAL): Entered the Maryland game as a pinch runner before moving to third base (5/29) …

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner at DeSoto Central High School where he played middle infield for head coach Mark Monoghan ... Was a 2013 East Coast Pro ... Named to the 2012 Team USA, Mid-Atlantic ... In 40 games as a senior he hit .230 with one home run, 20 RBIs, eight doubles, two triples and scored 30 runs ... For his career, he was a .345 hitter with one home run, 80 RBIs, 20 doubles, eight triples, 100 runs scored and a .940 fielding percentage ... Played football his freshman year ... Graduated with honors.

PERSONAL: Son of Bart and Audra Watson ... Born Jan. 14, 1996 ... Has one younger sister, Brooke ... Father, Bart, was a golfer ... Sport and Recreation Administration major.

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