We continue the list today with number 73 in our countdown with San Diego LHP Sammy Solis. He is a 6-5 228 pound lefty out of Agua Frias High School and Litchfield Park Arizona. He had a career record of 25-8 in high school while recording 398 strikeouts, which is second most in state history at the 4A division in Arizona. Heading into his senior campaign, he was named a preseason All-American by Rawlings.
Solis had a solid freshman season which saw him go 3-1 with a 3.83 ERA in his 17 appearances (7 starts). He was honored with a spot on the All-WCC Freshman team while helping to bring the Toreros to a postseason appearance. He spent the summer of 2008 with the Chatham Anglers where he went 3-2 with a 2.41 ERA in seven appearances including six starts. He pitched in the CCBL All-Star game where he struck out two batters in a perfect inning of work.
In 2009, Solis struggled with a herniated disk and shoulder tendinitis which limited him to appearing in only two games before being shut down for the season. His first start of the season saw him pitch six innings while only letting up four hits and one earned run. He ended up shutting it down after missing a start over the shoulder tendinitis and then the back injury flared up against San Diego State. The coaching staff decided to shut it down for the rest of the season after that start and believe that Solis should be ready in full force in 2010.
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