Jimmy Pickens, a 2011 draft pick of the Detroit Tigers, comes to Alexandria after his freshmen season at Michigan State. In 36 games played for the Spartans this season, Pickens is batting .248 with 7 doubles, 5 home runs, 25 RBI and 19 runs scored. Pickens played his high school baseball at Brother Rice High School in Bloomfield, Mich. Pickens was a All-State selection his junior and senior seasons. He led his team to a 28-8 season his senior year. Batted .385 with 4 home runs, 36 RBI and 45 runs scored. Pickens is a Kinesiology major at Michigan State.