Demarcus Malik Evans...was a Class 6A Second Team All-State Selection as a senior at Petal (Miss.) High School…named a 2015 Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-American Southeast - All-Region 1st Team… chosen as one of The Clarion-Ledger's 2015 baseball Dandy Dozen...high school program has produced big leaguers Nate Rolison and Evans' cousin, Anthony Alford…mother played basketball at Pearl River CC…had multiple Division I offers to play baseball and had committed to Hinds Community College prior to signing with Texas…also received football offers from Pearl River CC and Jones County CC…participated in local hospital visits this past offseason.
Selected as organization's Minor League Reliever of the Year for the 2nd straight season…split the season between Frisco (AA) and Down East (A+), combining to go 6-0 with a 0.90 ERA (6 ER/60.0 IP) over 47 relief appearances…held Carolina League batters 9-for-71 (.127) prior to a 5/29 promotion, and was named to the circuit's mid-season All-Star team…allowed runs in just 3 of 30 G with Frisco…overall, opponents slashed .119/.266/.175/.441 (23-194) for the season with 7 XBH (5 2B, 2 HR)…his 15.00 strikeouts per 9 figure led the Texas organization and was the 2nd-highest mark in all of MiLB (min. 60.0 IP)...ranked among Texas League leaders (min. 35.0 IP) in SO/9 (2nd, 14.78), ERA (2nd, 0.96) and opp. BA (2nd, .114)… recorded at least one SO in 41 of 47 G and had multiple SO in 34 of 47 G…reached the 100-strikeout mark by whiffing his final batter faced of the season on 9/2 at Northwest Arkansas...rated as the organization's 16th-best prospect entering the year (BA).