Top 100 Countdown: Number 52 Dallas Gallant (Sam Houston State)

DallasGallantSHSU 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 52 in our countdown with Sam Houston State junior RHP Dallas Gallant. He is from Trinity Texas where he attended Trinity High School. He was named All-State and All-District in high school while leading Trinity to district and regional finals.

 

He had an outstanding freshman season in 2008 when he went 9-4 overall and 7-1 in Southland Conference play. He finished the entire season with a 4.98 ERA in his 21 appearances including 11 starts and three complete games.

Gallant had a typical sophomore slump during the 2009 season as he made 15 appearances including nine starts as he went 4-4 with a 6.52 ERA in 69 innings. His biggest issue last season was the fact that he gave up 13 homers which was four more then his closest teammate. Gallant had a strong summer with the Hyannis Mets of the Cape Cod Baseball League where he went 2-1 including two saves with a 1.95 ERA in 14 bullpen appearances. Baseball America rated him the 30th best prospect in the CCBL after last season.

If Gallant can continue his strong run from the Cape Cod League, then he will be the top pitcher in the Southland Conference.

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  • waltgreenberg

    Brian, yet another in a very long list of really puzzling inclusions. Had you included Gallant after his very solid (but nowhere near elite level) Freshman season, I don’t think anyone would have quibbled (assuming he was ranked somewhere in the #85 – 100 range in your countdown). However, to rank him now at #52, ahead of some truly elite college pitchers with very proven track records against far tougher weekend opponents (e.g., Erickson, Blair, Ojala, Solis)– while you no doubt we leave entirely off your countdown numerous pitchers with much stronger D-I resumes– just makes no sense. So he had a good Summer at The Cape. Does that alone offset two full seasons of college experience and performance in which he has been an up and down, mediocre pitcher, at best? Sorry, Brian, but it’s selections and rankings such as Gallant, Varrett and others that really bring into question your criteria.

  • waltyelllowberg

    Walt, What gives you the right or makes you the expert? First of all if you have seen Gallant pitch like I have you would know he has one of the best breaking balls in the country. Things are not always related to statistical numbers they can be related to talent. This is his opinion, if you want to critique it then instead of complaining and calling an outstanding pitcher medicore why don’t you make your own list.
    Gallant is an extremely talented young man just like all of the players on this list. To call him medicore at best is stupid. I think your comment is terrible at best.

  • Andrew

    Gallant was a nice selection on your top 100. He was Hyannis’ second best pitcher on the cape this summer behind Rosin out of Minnesota( hopefully you have him included in the 100 as well). Gallant has a really good curveball and will be drafted pretty high next June. It’s nice to read about College Ball in Nov.

  • waltgreenberg

    1. I have seen Gallant pitch against Rice at least twice, and I believe three times over the past two years.

    2. No one is questioning Gallant’s talent or potential, but it’s very hard to argue that his overall, across-the-board performance the past two seasons has been anything but mediocre; solid, at best.

    My gripe with Brian’s list– and he and I have had cordial correspondence on this off-line– is that he is calling his list a Top 100 Countdown of the best COLLEGE players when, in reality, what his list is (based on how much weight he admits to giving to potential and pro projectability vs. actual D-I performance to date) is his perception of the Top 100 college prospects. Gallant (and Varrett and numerous others) may be Top 100 college prospects, but they are NOT (at least not yet) Top 100 college players. There’s a big difference.

  • 6-4-4

    Walt,

    In your mind, any list that doesn’t have a Rice player listed one through eighteen is necessarily flawed

  • http://yahoo.com Cody

    Dallas is the best college player i know. I dont care what other people say