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 Sophomore Sammy Solis from the University of San Diego checking in at the 46th spot in our countdown. He is a 6-5 228 pound lefthander from Litchfield Park, Arizona and Agua Fria high school where he played four years of varsity baseball where he had a 25-8 record with a 398 strikeouts which is fourth best in the history of Arizona high school baseball. He ended up being selected in the 18th round by the Arizona Diamondbacks deciding to head to the University of San Diego.
Solis had a solid freshmen campaign with the Toreros by recording a 3-1 with a 3.83 ERA in 17 appearances including seven starts. He ended up striking out 42 batters in only 49.1 innings of work. He also allowed only 12 walks on the year.
He skyrocketed up many charts with an outstanding summer with the Chatham A’s of the Cape Cod Baseball League where he only went 3-2 with a 2.41 ERA in seven appearances with six starts. He only allowed seven walks in his 37.1 innings on the mound with 32 strikeouts.
We saw Solis pitch in the Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star game this summer. We named him our most impressive pitcher of the game. Our full report from that day is available here.
You can check out the top 50 by clicking here.