The CBB continues our countdown to the 2009 College Baseball season with our Top 50 players to watch. We will be providing one player each day until we reach number 1.
We continue the list today with Eric Erickson of Miami, FL checking in at the 47th spot in our countdown. He is a 6’0 190 pound left-handed pitcher out of Sarasota High School in Sarasota, Florida where he had an outstanding career under Clyde Metcalf.
Erickson has had a tremendous two years with the Miami Hurricanes. Last season, He had a record of 9-1 with a 4.15 ERA in 14 appearances (including 13 appearances). In 2007 which was his freshman season with the Hurricanes, he was able to become the number 1 starter with a 10-4 record and a 2.50 ERA. He made four starts for the Orleans Cardinals this past summer where he went 1-1 with a 3.27 ERA.
Erickson is one of the most polished pitchers in the country with control on all three of his pitches. He also has experience pitching in clutch situations leading the Canes to the College World Series in 2008. He should be able to become more consistent on the mound in 2008 and move up the draft boards for the 2009 MLB Draft.
You can check out the top 50 by clicking here.
11/20/2008 UPDATE: ERICKSON WILL MISS 2009 SEASON WITH AN ELBOW INJURY.