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Top 100 Countdown: Number 45 Matty Ott (LSU)

MattyOtt 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 45 in our countdown with LSU sophomore RHP Matty Ott. He is from Chalette Louisiana and went to Holy Cross High School. He had an outstanding 2008 senior season as he had a 9-2 record with a 1.97 ERA while striking out 87 batters in 67.2 innings of work. As a junior, he had a 0.81 ERA in 78 innings while only walking 12 batters and striking out 101 batters.

Ott had an outstanding freshman year as he went 4-2 including 16 saves while accumulating a 2.68 ERA in 37 appearances. He finished the season with 69 strikeouts in his 50.1 innings of work. He also showed excellent control as he only walked six batters as he held opponents to a .237 batting average against. Ott received several awards at the end of the year including being named the 2009 SEC Co-Freshman of the Year, Collegiate Baseball magazine First-Team Freshman All-American and NCBWA Second-Team All-American.

My biggest debate about Ott is the fact that he had a breakout freshman season and needs to show me a little bit more to get higher on this list.

You can check out the rest of our Top 100 countdown by clicking here.

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