Mississippi State coach John Cohen needed some help from this year’s MLB Draft.STARKVILLE The 2015 MLB Draft painted two portraits of Mississippi State baseball.One highlighted the Bulldogs six drafted signees – talented : Talented players that want to play at Dudy Noble Field. Some will wear maroon pin-stripes in 2016. The other showed those who wore the interlocking M and S last season and didn’t display major league ability. The season finished with 18 losses in the last 21 games. For the first time since 1976, Mississippi State didn’t have a player selected in the MLB Draft.There are players on the roster with major league potential – Reid Humphreys and Dakota Hudson. They just weren’t draft-eligible.Still, the draft revealed a stark contrast to the professional talent on Mississippi State’s roster and its opponents. Of the 25 teams MSU played last season, 20 of them had a player drafted. The Bulldogs were the only club in the SEC without a player selected.“The summer is always big for every college baseball player,” MSU coach John Cohen said. “The development of our kids during the course of the summer has always been pretty important.”MLB drafts six MSU signees, one already agrees to termsMississippi State sent 19 players to college summer leagues, including eight in the Cape Cod League.The names to watch this summer include pitchers Austin Sexton, Zac Houston and Hudson. All pitched well at the end of the last season. Offensively, Luke Reynolds hit .500 at in the final 10 games last year and Jacob Robson led the team with a .324 average. Gavin Collins, who tweeted about having surgery on his hand Wednesday night, should also return to full health.“The ones who can minimize (injuries) I think are the ones who have a better chance than most,” Cohen said. “We’ll get through the summer. We’ll have some kids in town who we will rehab, and hopefully will be ready to go in the fall.”But the talent on the returning roster may not be enough. The MLB draft was as vital to Mississippi State’s future as any major league team selecting. The Bulldogs now must wait until July 17, the deadline for teams to sign draft picks.MSU already lost a middle-of-the-lineup bat in Greg Pickett, who announced the signing of his contract with the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday. An even bigger bat, high school seniors Austin Riley and power arm, Gray Fenter, are likely to join Pickett in professional baseball.“If you recruit at a very high level, it’s something you have to deal with,” Cohen said.MSU’s recruiting class could be special if it survives MLB draftThat leaves Jared Padget, Elih Marerro and Delvin Zinn as incoming freshmen. Padgett, a 6-foot-4 left-hander, already chose Mississippi State over the Chicago Cubs. MSU hopes Zinn does the same, while Marerro must select Starkville over Cincinnati. His father, Eli, is a former major leaguer who now coaches the Reds’ Class class A affiliate.More Mississippi State signees could have been drafted, but weren’t because of due to their commitment to Cohen.After a 24-30 season ended without a trip to the SEC Tournament, it was welcomed good news.“I feel like we can have a good club coming back,” Cohen said.Contact Michael Bonner at [email protected] Follow @MikeBBonner on Twitter.