DRAFT HISTORY: Chosen by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 36th round of Major League Baseball’s 2016 First-Year Player Draft. Considered by many to be a Top-5 round talent if he was more signable.
HIGH SCHOOL: Tabbed as the No. 352 overall prospect in the class of 2016 by Perfect Game • Ranked by Perfect Game as the sixth-best prospect and second-best catcher in the state of Mississippi • 2014, 2015 and 2016 Perfect Game All-American • 2016 Louisville Slugger All-American • Played travel ball alongside fellow MSU signee Riley Self with the Dulins Dodgers.
Mississippi State Head Coach Andy Cannizaro on freshman C/3B Dustin Skelton…
"I think (Skelton) is one of the guys who has really benefited from the approach and attitude of 'there are no guaranteed starting jobs right now.' Everything on the field is up for grabs every single day. A guy like Dustin Skelton can catch, play third and give quality at-bats. He is a guy that is fighting every single day for the opportunity to grab his glove and run out onto the field on opening night. I feel really good about Dustin Skelton. I think he is going to be an incredible player at Mississippi State and am really glad he is on our team. He has a chance to be a star in the SEC the next couple of years."