Jacob Waguespack.OXFORD – Jacob Waguespack surprisingly never heard his name called during the 40 rounds of last week’s MLB draft.On Friday, he decided he was ready to test the professional waters regardless. Ole Miss’ 6-foot-6 reliever signed a free agent contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, the school announced. “The time around the draft is always bittersweet for college coaches,” Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco said through an athletics spokesperson. “Although we are disappointed that Jacob is not returning for his senior season, we are (wishing him) nothing but the best as he continues his baseball career.”The loss of Waguespack is certainly a blow for Bianco and Ole Miss. Waguespack was a key piece to Ole Miss’ season-long bullpen success, making 25 appearances while never being charged with a loss. He also picked up one save, logged a 3.33 ERA and struck out 34 batters, which was good enough for fourth most on the team.Rising junior Wyatt Short, who earned second-team All-SEC honors as the Rebels’ closer, will return to anchor the bullpen next spring.Joining Short in the pen could be Evan Anderson, Mitchel Babb, Will Stokes and more, so the Rebels will have some proven arms to choose from late in games.Still, there’s a good chance Waguespack would have been in contention to land a spot in Ole Miss’ starting rotation next year, as the Rebels already lacked pitching depth before he decided to bolt early for the majors. The Prairieville, Louisiana native becomes Ole Miss’ second junior to opt to leave early. He joins left-hander Christian Trent, who was taken in the 24th round by the Milwaukee Brewers. There’s also still a chance Ole Miss could have to replace its entire weekend rotation next year depending on what junior Brady Bramlett, who served as the Rebels’ Saturday starter, decides. He was taken by the Oakland Athletics in the 22nd round. Senior Sunday starter Scott Weathersby was drafted and signed with the Houston Astros. Contact Riley Blevins at [email protected] Follow @Riley_Blevins on Twitter.