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Rook Ellington

  • height 6-0
  • Weight 175
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Paducah, Ky.

• 2019 National Top 50 Impact Freshman, #41 (D1 Baseball)
• 2019 SEC Impact Freshman (D1 Baseball)

In-state player who has every tool in the baseball toolshed…Premier defender who can play all three outfield spots…Great arm…Plus speed in the 6.4 range…Extremely aggressive, confident player…Willing and able bunter but can also go for extra-bases in the gaps…Not timid on the bases…In time will be a top of the order player.

Ranked the No. 60 outfielder in the country by Perfect Game and the No. 328 player overall…Ranked the No. 45 outfielder in the country by Prep Baseball Report and the No. 276 player overall…First-Team All-State (Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association)…Named Region 1 Player of the Year and Most Valuable Player…2018 Rawlings-Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-American and Central All-Region First-Team…Played for coach Geno Miller at McCracken County (KY) High School…Was a four-year letterman who also played basketball…Won regional title in baseball all four years and was a state tournament semifinalist twice.

Full name is Rookland Martin Ellington…Hometown is Paducah, Ky. … Son of Mark and Jennifer…Mother also attended Kentucky…Father played basketball at Transylvania University and then transferred to Murray State University to play baseball…Relatives Todd and Randy Hundley both had long MLB careers… Perfect Game selected him as a Top 250 Impact Freshman entering the 2019 season… Honor student…Favorite MLB player is Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts…Wears No. 7 for his great uncle, who played in MLB for 14 years…Favorite baseball movie is Benchwarmers…Favorite line is “I ticked it! I ticked it!”

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