We continue the list today with number 64 in our countdown with Baylor sophomore RHP Logan Verrett. He is from Corpus Christi, Texas where he attended Calallen High School where he played under Steve Chapman.
He led the team to a 2008 Texas Class 4A state title and a number nine national ranking in the final Collegiate Baseball/Easton Sports rankings. His senior season of high school saw him dominate the competition with a record of 18-0 with a 0.67 ERA, 167 strikeouts, 12 complete game and three shutouts. He was also good at the plate with a .455 average with seven home runs, 33 RBI and 46 runs scored. He received several awards including 2008 MaxPreps All-American, 2008 EA Sports All-American, 2008 Texas Sports Writers Association Class 4A Player of the Year and first-team all-state pitcher selection while also earning second-team TSWA all-state honors at third base. He wasn’t selected out of high school as his commitment to Baylor was so strong.
Verrett appeared in 20 games (five starts) as he was primarily used out of the bullpen. He finished the season with a 7-1 record including three saves and a 5.13 ERA during 54.1 innings of work. His biggest issue last season was the fact that opponents hit at a .329 average. He was solid at striking out batters with 64 for an average of 1.18 per inning pitched. Verrett had a solid summer where he played for the Chatham Anglers of the Cape Cod Baseball League. He went a perfect 2-0 with a 3.09 ERA in five appearances (four starts). He struggled with his control this summer as he walked 16 in 23.1 innings but ended up striking out 32 batters. Baseball America rated him the 22nd best pro prospect in the league.
If Verrett can become a more polished pitcher and get more consistent in throwing strikes, he can challenge Gerrit Cole for the top spot in the 2011 MLB Draft. We believe that Verrett will be able to find his game this season and become a solid starter in the Baylor rotation.
Here is some video of Verrett from his start against Houston on February 22nd 2009. The video is courtesy of Texas Leaguers.
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