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 (Monday-Saturday) until we reach number 1.
We continue the list today with Junior righthanded pitcher Brad Stillings from Kent State checking in at the 40th spot in our countdown. He is a 6′3 200 pound righty from Washington High School and Washington Court House, Ohio.
He was put into the weekend rotation in 2008 where he went 4-7 with a 5.35 ERA in 13 games. He was able to pitch in a team high 79 innings with 28 walks and 62 strikeouts. He struggled throughout the season by allowing 10 homers on the year. He will need to cut down on the homer total if he wants to become an ace in the Kent State rotation under Scott Stricklin. In his freshman campaign in 2007, he started one game while appearing in only nine games with 2 saves. He ended up having the third best ERA on the team at 2.57.
Stillings made an immediate impact this summer in the Cape Cod League with a record of 1-1 with an ERA of 0.82 in eight games including two starts. He struggled with his control as he walked 12 batters while striking out 14 in 22.0 innings of work for the Orleans Cardinals. Baseball America listed Stillings as the 10th best prospect in the CCBL this summer which continues the tradition of Kent State having some of the best players in the Midwest.
You can check out the full top 50 by clicking here.