Top 100 Countdown: Number 65 Matt Jensen (Cal Poly)

MattJensenCalPoly The CBB continues our countdown for the 2010 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

We continue the list today with number 65 in our countdown with Cal Poly sophomore second baseman Matt Jensen. He is from Clovis California where he attended Clovis East High School. He picked up four letters playing under head coach Jeff Prieto where he hit .458 with six doubles, five triples, eight home runs, 21 RBIs and 36 runs scored. Jensen was also solid on the mound as he went 5-3 with a 2.29 ERA while striking out 55 batters in 52 innings as he threw two complete games and a shutout. He picked up several honors including All-Tri-River Athletic Conference honors all four years and also earned All-Valley and All-Regional honors. He was also named a third-team All-American as a senior. The Seattle Mariners selected him in the 11th round in the 2008 MLB draft but Jensen decided to head to Cal Poly to play under Larry Lee.

 

Jensen made an immediate impact in the Mustangs lineup as he played in 42 games (41 starts) while hitting .375 with nine homers and 53 RBI. He finished the season with a .650 slugging percentage while working 29 walks and getting hit by ten pitches. His season included a 23-game hitting streak and went 35-for-89 (.393) during the streak with 24 RBI. He suffered a broken clavicle on May 2nd in a game against San Francisco when an opponent collided with him on a ground ball. He was named a Freshman All-American by both Louisville Slugger and the NCBWA for his strong season.

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