We continue the list today with number 33 in our countdown with Arkansas junior RHP/outfielder Brett Eibner. He graduated from The Woodlands High School. During his senior season, he hit .417 with six home runs and 15 RBI while going 5-0 on the mound with a 2.80 ERA including 58 strikeouts. He picked up several honors after his senior season including being named 15-5A first-team all-district outfielder and third-team 5A All-State by the Texas Sports Writers’ Association. He was selected in the 2007 MLB Draft in the fourth round by the Houston Astros but decided to head to Arkansas.
He had a solid freshman season in 2008 which saw him hit .298 with eight homers and a team high 48 RBI. He also saw time on the mound as he made 11 appearances including three starts while going 3-1 with a 4.50 ERA in 24 innings of work. He spent the summer of 2008 in the Cape Cod Baseball League with the Wareham Gatemen where he picked up .214 average while hitting four homers and driving in 18 runs.
Eibner appeared in 45 games including 42 games in 2009 as he hit .231 with 12 homers and 34 RBI. He also pitched in 17 games (all starts) with a 5-5 record and a 5.00 ERA. He appeared in 20 games in the Cape Cod Baseball League with the Wareham Gatemen where he hit .240 with three homers and seven RBI. He also saw some time on the mound as he went 1-0 in three starts and an ERA of 2.19 before injuries sent him home early from the Cape.
We believe that Eibner will eventually play up to his potential which he showed in high school where he was selected in the fourth round by the Houston Astros.