Top 100 Players

cbbtop100A The College Baseball Blog ranked our projected Top 100 players in the country for the upcoming season. The list is based on personal opinion on players we have seen and using many publications around the country evaluations during the college season and summer league action. We have included many videos so you can take a look at some of the player’s you might not have had the chance of seeing. You can check out 2009’s countdown by clicking here.

1. Anthony Ranaudo (LSU)

2. Bryce Brentz (Middle Tennessee State)

3. Zack Cox (Arkansas)

4. Chris Sale (Florida Gulf Coast)

5. Drew Pomeranz (Ole Miss)

6. Kyle Roller (East Carolina)

7. James Paxton (Kentucky)

8. Blake Dean (LSU)

9. Alex Wimmers (Ohio State)


10. Tony Thompson (Kansas)

11. Christian Colon (Cal-State Fullerton)

12. Deck McGuire (Georgia Tech)

13. Michael Choice (UT-Arlington)

14. Gerrit Cole (UCLA)

15. Kevin Jacob (Georgia Tech)

16. Sonny Gray (Vanderbilt)

17. Blake Forsythe (Tennessee)

18. Anthony Rendon (Rice)

19. Brandon Workman (Texas)

20. Sean Gilmartin (Florida State)

21. Rick Hague (Rice)

22. Josh Spence (Arizona State)

23. Jesse Hahn (Virginia Tech)

24. Chad Bettis (Texas Tech)

25. Austin Wates (Virginia Tech)

26. Trevor Bauer (UCLA)

27. Preston Tucker (Florida)

28. Jarrett Parker (Virginia)

29. Sam Dyson (South Carolina)

30. Micah Gibbs (LSU)

31. Taylor Jungmann (Texas)

32. Mike McGee (Florida State)

33. Brett Eibner (Arkansas)

34. Eric Pettis (UC-Irvine)

35. Chance Ruffin (Texas)

36. Matt Harvey (North Carolina)

37. Hunter Morris (Auburn)

38. Addison Reed (San Diego State)

39. Yasmani Grandal (Miami, FL)

40. Kole Calhoun (Arizona State)

41. Tyler Holt (Florida State)

42. Mikie Mahtook (LSU)

43. Cody Wheeler (Coastal Carolina)

44. Todd Cunningham (Jacksonville State)

45. Matty Olt (LSU)

46. Aaron Westlake (Vanderbilt)

47. Joey Bergman (College of Charleston)

48. Daniel Bibona (UC-Irvine)

49. Justin Grimm (Georgia)

50. Bryan Morgado (Tennessee)

51. TJ Walz (Kansas)

52. Dallas Gallant (Sam Houston State)

53. Christopher Manno (Duke)

54. Derek Dietrich (Georgia Tech)

55. Kyle Blair (San Diego)

56. Danny Hultzen (Virginia)

57. Eric Harrington (Lamar)

58. Gary Brown (Cal-State Fullerton)

59. Ryan Carpenter (Gonzaga)

60. Troy Channing (St. Mary’s)

61. Jedd Gyorko (West Virginia)

62. Ryan Enos (Dallas Baptist)

63. Rafael Neda (New Mexico)

64. Logan Verrett (Baylor)

65. Matt Jensen (Cal-Poly)

66. BA Vollmuth (Southern Miss)

67. Cameron Rupp (Texas)

68. Rob Brantly (UC-Riverside)

69. Michael Olt (Uconn)

70. Rob Rasmussen (UCLA)

71. Asher Wojciechowski (The Citadel)

72. Chris Hernandez (Miami, FL)

73. Sammy Solis (San Diego)

74. Daniel Renken (Cal-State Fullerton)

75. Kolten Wong (Hawaii)

76. Kyle Parker (Clemson)

77. Andy Wilkins (Arkansas)

78. Tony Zych (Louisville)

79. Scott Woodward (Coastal Carolina)

80. Ben Thomas (Xavier)

81. Ali Simpson (Bethune-Cookman)

82. Logan Darnell (Kentucky)

83. Mike Ojala (Rice)

84. Mickey Wiswall (Boston College)

85. Robert Morey (Virginia)

86. Ben Koenigsfeld (Army)

87. Wes Cunningham (Murray State)

88. Matt Perry (Holy Cross)

89. Sam Gaviglio (Oregon State)

90. Daniel Tillman (Florida Southern)

91. Leon Landry (LSU)

92. Will Lamb (Clemson)

93. Aaron Meade (Missouri State)

94. Kevin Patterson (Auburn)

95. Blake Kelso (Houston)

96. Ryan Hutson (UT-San Antonio)

97. Taylor Featherston (TCU)

98. Jeremy Schaffer (Tulane)

99. Matt Newman (Arizona State)

100. Kyle Gaedele (Valparaiso)

  • mike caruso

    Daniel DiBartolomeo .439 BA 1st in Big East, 4th in Nation only 12 strike outs, 8 HR, 59 RBI. If this kid does not qualify then there should be an investigation!

    • Mark

      Is the Mike Caruso that started the replies the same that played ss for the White Sox?

  • Stephen Wright

    Ryan Carbah 6’4 RHP from Missouri Western/St,charles CC..Era of under 2.00 for 4yrs. 2nd in nation for saves his sophmore year,averages 2ks per inning,throws in the low 90′s never given up a homerun in college or summerball,for the 4 yrs in college and summerball, has over 30 saves out of 30 saves.i guess thats the problem with div.II baseball no scouting,but he should be on the list..

  • Joe

    Kudos for including Blake Kelso. As a Cougar baseball fan, I’ve felt that Kelso has been overlooked in his first two seasons. In addition to his tangible stats and measurables, he is a great team leader and plays a good shortstop.

  • Dave

    I hope you take a look at Tucker Nathans from Fairfield University. His numbers over his first two years at college are incredible. Last season he hit .377 with 21 extra base hits. His on base percentage was .460 and his slugging was .546. This kid can run, hit for power and has a well above average shortstop arm. Unlike most players in college he has shown that he can handle a wood bat. He hit over .300 in the NECBL last summer.
    Oh, and not to mention, he starts for Fairfield’s Soccer Team as well. I know this is a small program and a conference that is not known for being a baseball powerhouse, but this kind can play.

  • Scott

    The Northeast never seems to get much coverage. Nick Campbell, a senior this year at Bryant University has had an outstanding career in center field. During his freshman and sophomore years, Bryant was in the Division II, NE-10 conference. I think the only wood bat conference in the country. His sophomore year was highlighted with 97 hits, 53 with a wood bat, and a Rawlings Gold Glove award. Last year he broke the school career hit record with 249. With another year to go, he will certainly go over 300. He hit .306 in the NYCBL and .306 in the Northwoods league over the past two summers.

  • http://www.msueagles.com/index.aspx?path=baseball Chad

    I hope you take a look at Drew Lee shortstop from Morehead State University. Last season as a junior Drew hit .413 with 18 2B, 17 HR, 67 RBI and broke a school record with 86 hits. Drew was honored at the end of the year with a selection to the American Baseball Coach’s Association/Rawlings All-South Region First-Team. He was also named a third-team All American by Collegiate Baseball and was also one of 15 semifinalists for the 2009 Brooks Wallace Award, which honors NCAA Division I’s best shortstop.

  • wille

    Guys I posted this earlier , when talking about the top 100 , you have to be crazy not to mention the Lefty from Duke Chris Manno. He was pursued big time by the Nats and decided to finish his career at Duke. I know he is a senior but man I love his makeup and love his stuff

    Willie

    • CHAD BLOSSFIELD

      My Dad ran a Class A farm team of the old Boston Braves in Hartford, Conn. from 1938 thru 1952. He had a gutsy player named DON MANNO who played for him. Is it possible he was a relative of CHRIS?

  • Jamie

    Willie dead on. Listen to these numbers. Cape Cod Manno was 4-0 with a 1.22 ERA. 55 strike outs in 42 inn. Pitched in the all star game and get this came in with bases loaded no outs.struck out the side, including 2 first round picks. pitches the next inn strike out 2 of 3. Pitches in the championship game , strike out 10 in 6 inn, and his team wins the championship for the first time in 21 years. @ Duke , if I am reading the numers correctly , soph year was 6-2 with a 3.2 era and was 4th in the country in strike outs. My ACC contacts tell me he is the real deal, not overpowering ,just plain and simple difficult to hit. then last year in the ACC , batting average against 228. Not bad. My guess is he is a good student at Duke and wanted to finish is school. Anyone have any news

    Jamie

  • Toby Ziegler

    Another guy from the Ohio Valley Conference you should take a look at is Zach Borenstein from Eastern Illinois. As a true freshman, he put up a line of .394/.506/.547 last year. Led all freshmen in OBP, was 20th overall in the nation in OBP. This kid can flat out rake.

  • Pedro

    Manno Is A local Ny Kid, that simply gets better and better each year. I played along side of him in Joplin for the JR Us olympic team. He is a think wirey lefty, that really is impossible to pick up. I watched him in the cape, and wow this guy is better then the previous year, and then we played against him in a non conference game. He pitched a couple of innings and I can honestly say this guy is going to be a good pro ball player. Wood bats and Manno will be a great combination and a profitable one for the bat companies

  • mark

    I saw a young man throw this year up in the cape. A big right hander out of the University of Minnesota, Seth Rosin. He had no problem getting out the best hitters in the country while still developing his breaking ball. The big durable body projects well for a middle of the rotation guy or a late inning reliever. I think the fastball will have more on it out of the pen. Rosin could very well land himself in a top round next June. I hope you have him on the list to come.

  • Dave

    Very interesting that the pitcher who might be the Sunday SP at UCLA and hasn’t done much if anything in two years is ranked ahead of the Friday SP at Fullerton who will be in his third year as a SP.

  • Frank

    I’m a big fan of the Eastern Ill. program as well. They produced a kid named Tyler Kehrer last year, and Josh Mueller shows a lot of promise this year. They have a nice program. Mark also makes a good point about Seth Rosin. He is an interesting young pitcher with some very good upside.

  • Adam

    Great list. I hope to see Thomas Girdwood and Jayson Langfels on this list.

  • Carl

    University of Buffalo’s speedy outfielder Adam Skonieczki. Great arm and he has a great jump on the ball. Defenseively A+. Real good lead off hitter…, has a good knack to get on base. Once on base-he has a knack to score.

  • Brian Patterson

    I’m glad to see Tony Plagman from GT on there, incredible player both defense and offense. Couldn’t believe he didn’t get drafted higher last June, what was up with that?

  • Jay

    Alex Wimmers – RHP – Ohio State , great out of the Cape Cod league, Selected #3, projected possible #2 MLB starter, His is the real deal and mentally tough with above average stuff. With a good season, his high profile will make teams scramble in the draft.

  • http://thecollegebaseballblog.com Brian Foley

    What we do is release one player everyday until we reach number 1.

  • Tootall

    Where is Erik Johnson RHP?

  • Kimberlee Argento

    Rice has a great right fielder in Chad Mozingo who seems to fly under the radar with all the attention given to Anthony Rendon last season. Chad is as much the player as his teammate Rick Hague who has made this list so will we be seeing Chad’s name in the count down; let’s hope so!

  • waltgreenberg

    Kimberlee, I couldn’t agree with you more, and have said as much in previous comments. I would not compare Chad to Rick; however, as Hague plays SS and has put up slightly superior offensive numbers to Mozingo over his first two seasons. Having said that, I’m a bit dumbfounded– and not just biased toward Rice players– that OFs such as Landry of LSU, or even Mahtook (whom I have a very high regard for) are on this list, but Mozingo, Sultzbaugh and USM’s Brunty are not. Doesn’t seem to make much sense. What Mozingo managed to accomplish in 2009, despite missing 3+ weeks of the season to injury, and playing the entire second half of the season with a broken wrist, as well as injuries to both ankles (with Summer surgeries required to repair the wrist and ligament damage in his ankles), is simply amazing.

    Again, Brian and others can call me a Rice homer, but the trio of Hague, Mozingo and Sultzbaugh are all primed for truly “breakout” seasons (not that they haven’t proven themselves already), with each fully capable of putting up .330+/.410+/.525+ offensive numbers, with 10+ HRs, 60+ RBIs, 15+ SBs and “plus” defense, to boot. Add these three to Rendon, Seastrunk, Fuda and the others, and it’s no small wonder most pundits believe the Rice offense this year will be able to offset the legitimate early question marks in the pitching staff.

  • http://thecollegebaseballblog.com Brian Foley

    Walt,

    Wrist injuries especially to ligaments are some of the most difficult to recover from. Look at some of the professional players who have ever have a ligament surgery and see how the players career has gone in the dumps.

  • waltgreenberg

    Brian, you misread my post and/or misunderstood the situation regarding Mozingo. The ligament damage/surgery was in his left ankle; an injury very similar to the one Rendon suffered in the LSU Super-regional. Rendon had surgery immediately and was able to fully participate in Fall Practice (though Mizuno made a specially padded shoe for him to wear), save for his being limitted in baserunning as a precaution. Chad had his ankle ligament surgery delayed a month (believe it or not, due to an infection caused by an ant bite) and, consequently, sat out the majority of Fall Ball. However, that was due to his ankle rehab; not his wrist. The broken bone in the wrist was the same one Hague had surgery on after his Freshman year, and is quite common amongst baseball players. It is a meaningless bone that is usually removed completely when broken, as opposed to mended. He was hitting off a tee and taking batting practice this Fall, and Coach did allow him to get one AB in the final Fall scrimmage, and he promptly hit a scorching linedrive straight at Sultzbaugh in CF.

    Chad will be fine come February.

  • http://thecollegebaseballblog.com Brian Foley

    I did misread your post..

  • Richie

    I saw that Dan Dibartolomeo kid play too. He was Rivals.com top three third baseman for muc of last year on a week to week basis. You will see his name as a rising star all year in 2010. He is on a lot of scouts’ radar as “up and coming”

  • Marc Levy

    Went to see Gyorko play a few games last season and was not familiar with DiBartolomeo at the time. Gyorko gets most of the attention but let me tell you DiBartolomeo stole the show! Excellent swing he crushed the ball. Quick reactions on defense, all around quality player! I’m sure I’m not the only who noticed and I don’t think this kid will be “under the radar” for long. I will definitely be following him this year.

    • http://thecollegebaseballblog.com Brian Foley

      The guy I remember from West Virginia was Jarrett Parks. I think he is gone anyways….He was such a gritty player the day I saw them. Gyorko wasn’t bad that day either and was in the CCBL All-Star game too.

      • Marc Levy

        I remember Parks as well, tough competitor and I think you’re right last year might have been his last season but anyway don’t get me wrong Gyorko’s a real good player with a bright future I’m not trying to take anything away from him at all. He deserves the press he receives. But in my opinion DiBartolomeo’s just as good. Every time I saw WVU play DiBartolomeo had big days. Definitely a player on my list to watch this season.

        • http://thecollegebaseballblog.com Brian Foley

          Sounds good Marc and remember my list isn’t the end all people!

  • waltgreenberg

    Marc, I think you hit the nail on the head with what Brian’s list truly represents– a “players to watch” listing and countdown. That I would buy 100%, and be very comfortable with Brian’s listing (as such a list lends itself to subjective reasoning). The reason I’ve given Brian so much grief on his listing is precisely because he insists on call it a listing of “the Top 100 college players in the country projected for the upcoming season” (NOT future seasons, not pro potential, but projections for the coming COLLEGE season)…and while any such list is certainly going to be subjective with regards to precise rankings, it should be far less subjective than a listing of exciting players to watch or a listing of the best perceived pro prospects.

  • Jay

    brian, have you had a chance to interview:
    Alex Wimmers – RHP – Ohio State
    Margado – LHP – tennessee
    Gibbs
    Deck Mcguire

  • Joe Reed

    Dick Howser semi-finalist Matt Alexander (2009 .383, 15HR, 65 RBI)

  • Alex

    I saw a young man by the name Ryan Cuneo play up in the cape this summer for Hyannis. I believe he played in the all-star game and also was selected to the all league team. He put up good numbers but never hear anything about him. Any thoughts?

  • Chris

    How can we forget about Rob Segedin of Tulane University. A Conference USA player of the year candidate as a freshman, he lost last year to a back injury, but should this year be a top 3 rounds pick. If he puts up the numbers he put up in fall ball, he will with no doubt be a first round pick come June. Its a shame he was left off this list.

    • jay

      Carl,
      No not agent, saw Wimmers in Cape. Impressive and very poised pitcher. If you go other sites you will see that I learn from about him from others who have seen or reported on him. With a good season he goes high. Others I follow are Morgado, Sale, Workman, Solis, Paxton. If you go to each of their web sites you get the information and then do a stats comparison. I like College baseball and fantasy baseball.

      As far a Rucinski, did very well as a reliever last year. Does not have the power pitch that many of the top relievers mentioned in the Mock drafts have but he was effective. As a starter in the Valley League he did well but ERA. was not dominating. He has a lot of potential. Like to see him start. If he does well, I think he definitely in the top 100. Agree.

      At each level you can pick out the players (any position) and immediately tell the next level player, they stand out. When the other teams fans talk about a player in a good exciting way – that player may have what it takes for the next level. Wimmers does, not saying the others don’t – he is fun to watch attack hitters especially when he buckles a hitters knees. He sets hitters up. Ohio State has a good team – like them – but Georgia & LSU are tough.

      Carl, not trying to talk him up – Just like informing especially since I have seen him and his stats stack up to any other pitcher in the national, look at his accolades. Just stating facts that anyone can check. There are alot of good pitchers, but to me they have not done what Wimmers has. They all need good seasons. Baseball American – Aaron Fitt has got it going on with players – check his site out on players. rivals also. USA, pgcrosschecker. major sites.

      • Carl

        Jay,
        Agree that Rucinski needs a chance to start, 36 relief appearances in 2009 was way too much. I think we will see what he can do if he only throws once a week.
        Agree Valley league in 2009 was not his best but a 3.22 ERA pitching most of your games on Luray’s short field is ok. Baseball America picked him as the third best prospect in the league:
        Rucinski logged nearly 75 innings of relief last spring and finished with an unusual 12-2, 5.54 record. The heavy workload didn’t seem to negatively impact Rucinski’s performance this summer though, as the 6-foot-2, 175-pound righthander went 3-1, 3.22 with 48 strikeouts and 14 walks for the Wranglers. According to one scout, Rucinski had the best command in the league, using a repeatable delivery to locate three pitches to both sides of the plate. His repertoire includes a running fastball that ranges from 89-93 mph, a late-breaking 11-to-5 curveball that clocks at 79-83, and an 84-86 changeup that tails away from righthanders. Rucinski, an engineering major, has a good understanding of the pitching process and should throw harder as he adds strength to a slender frame.

        In the Valley League in 2008 Rucinski had an incredible year on the mound for the Wranglers. He finished 5-1, 1.13, with 1 save, a 0.916 WHIP, 2.3 BB/9, and 9.5 K/9 in 55 2/3 innings. He finished 1st in the league in ERA, tied for 7th in strikeouts, and 3rd in opponent’s batting average.

        • jay

          Carl,
          I do not like saying things about a player I do not follow, so I will say this without using his name. I hope he does well this season. Compare your stats across the NCAA.
          36 app. is not alot – 74 innings is not a lot. 5.54 ERA is, and only 62 SO for 295 AB, gave up 53 runs, more then Wimmers in 104 innings, Hale, Lsu, I could go on, to much for relief – OSU , Hale was good. just looked stats. go to lsu 5 guys did better. In valley, 44inings, half in relief, 22 runs, 1 every 2 innings, should have better then 3.22. Logan Billbrough for bourne 1.30 era.

          I wish him the best because OSU needs him, Wimmers and others can’t do it all. I hope he has a great season, but I won’t follow him.

          Carl the easiest thing to do is a quantitative relative analysis comparing the top pitchers, look at Baseball America scouting reports, and pgcrosscheckers reports. All other sites are relative. Keep supporting him. No longer will relpy to this matter, not productive. Thanks Carl.

          • Carl

            Jay,

            Sorry to have wasted your time.

            Just comparing ERA does not tell the whole story, just like his 12 wins does not. If you look close Rucinski’s ERA jumped from 3+ to 5+ in just 3 outings (20H, 16 ER, in 4.1 innings). Rucinski threw in midweek games because they had no one else. If you are at times pitching 3-4 times per week 36 appearances is a lot. I looked at the 2009 top 500 ERA leaders on the NCAA web site and only 1 pitcher had more appearances at 41, and 1 other had 36 as well, so you are wrong 36 appearances is a lot even in a setup role.

            Obviously 36 appearances did wear him down.
            Pgcrosschecker Mid-Season All-American Checklist: Sophomores (April 12)
            9. Drew Rucinski, Ohio State 5-1, 2.25, 2 SV, 44 IP/42 SO
            You fill the role you coach asks you for.

  • Chris

    How is Dan Burkhart not in your top 100?

    An innocent oversight I hope?

  • Carl

    Jay are you an agent? You have been talking Wimmers up everywhere. I think the one from Ohio State you are all missing is Rucinski, wait and see.

  • http://Tennessee TNVols58

    How in the world is Cody Hawn not on this list?

    Not too many players that hit .364 with 22 HRs and 81 RBIs last year….big miss on him

    Hawn is on Tennessee….1B/DH

  • Toby Ziegler

    I was actually thinking about the Hawn snub. Pretty ridiculous.

  • jay

    Carl,

    The more you present about him, the more average you make him. Ex. 12 wins for a relief, means you are not shutting the other team down. It means you let the game get away from you and your team had to come from behind to win. That is not the role of a set up guy. He gives up to many runs – in college/summer. He had time to rest in summer but went 44 ininngs and 22 runs with wooden bats, Billbrough 27 innings 5 runs double that 54 innings 10 runs. Look at Hale – that was a great performance.

    Carl, it is obivious that you really like him and trying to justify him as a top round pick with avg. numbers.

    Do your guy a favor, be positive and look at it this way. Baseball America ranked him 3rd out of Valley, good first half of a season – OSU, add 20 to 25 lbs., pitch a game of 9 innings of shut out ball, cut down on runs, and dominate.

    Wish him a great season and if he does the above, he will have a good season. If he is a team player and has the potential you say he does, he will do it.

    Good luck, root him on, and I wish him a great season.

  • Carl

    Jay,
    First I didn’t say he is a top round pick, I said: “I think the one from Ohio State you are all missing is Rucinski, wait and see”.
    Second you seem to imply he got 12 wins by going into games and losing the lead, you said “It means you let the game get away from you and your team had to come from behind to win”. I think he got 12 wins by going into games in the 5th or 6th inning or when his team was losing and held the opposition in check, I may have missed it in the box scores but I only saw 1 game that he gave up the lead and his team had to come from behind to win (Iowa, last conference game). If the top 100 is based on “good numbers” how do you explain #33?
    I will do as you suggest.

    • jay

      Carl,

      Stop with the stats, your are killing your guy.

      Hale 40 APP 55 ip 39 h, 67 so, 16 r, 8 er, 0 w 1 l, 18 sv, 1.31 ERA. (great yr)

      Your guy (not using his name) – compared to Hale comes up way way short
      36 APP 74 ip, 85 h, 62 so, 53 r, 46 er, 12 w, 2 l, 2 sv 5.54 ERA

      I will let you do the ratios, percentages, comparisons, etc. Pretty straight forward.

      If you think the Comparison with Hale is hard to swallow, don’t even ask me to compare your guy’s numbers to the top ten pitchers listed in the mock draft by baseball America.

      I believe the top 100 is based on a number of things: stats, projection, profile, character, knowledge etc. #33 – Eibner – looks to me to be a profile player meaning he fits the above. 6’4 210 good pitches, two way player, hits well, in other words fits closely with the 5 tools theory. Played in the cape two years(invitation only league), 4th round out of high school, and projected high.

      Have to agree with “waltgreenberg” Dec 18, 2009 statements on this guy. It seems he is a projection player meaning he has the build and most tools, but has not lived up to his potential. Should he be on this list – not my call – but it seems he has been given a lot of chances to prove himself and he hasn’t. 4th round draft out of high school – I might have taken that. 14th round no. But because of his projections, your guy and many others fall behind him. Don’t blame me, scouts must like him.

      Carl, opinion only, your guy a – relief or starter – like all players they need to continue to improve. Best of luck.

      • Carl

        Jay,

        I like Rosin of Minnesota also, let me have it.

  • Rooster

    Who is the best SS in the nation,and is Jedd Gyorko,from WV,the best hitter as a SS?

  • gopherfan

    Only one Big Ten player on the entire list…? I find that a little hard to believe.
    I see guys like Ryan Lammare, Scott Matyas, Seth Rosin, Mike Kvasnicka, even Dan Burkhart…

    • Toby Ziegler

      I agree that the Big Ten probably should have got more love, but NWIH to Burkhart. He was 27 years old last season! A guy who is in his physical prime has a distinct advantage over the 18-22 year olds.

      • Chris

        What on earth are you talking about? 27? Burkhart will be turning 21 in March.

  • Chris

    http://www.thebaseballcube.com/players/B/Dan-Burkhart.shtml

    If you’re referring to that… I pray to God you were smart enough to realize that two Dan Burkhart’s had their profiles jammed together.

    Considering..

    A Burkhart is a true Junior and 2007 grad of Moeller, playing pro ball in 2005 is impossible.
    B Again kids born in 81 don’t graduate in 07.
    C Burkhart is a catcher not pitcher
    D Burkhart bats left-handed
    E common sense says you can’t play in the minors before college ball

    Doing a little research and fact-digging isn’t that hard.

    • Toby Ziegler

      Take it easy, d-bag. You can be older than 22 and still play college baseball, so it wasn’t out of the realm of possibility. And since I don’t follow Ohio State, I wouldn’t really know if he was a pitcher or not or if he bats left-handed. I assumed the Independent ball stats were a mistake. I gave his profile on Baseball Cube a cursory look. No need to get your panties twisted.

      It doesn’t really matter. My brother, Zach Borenstein, at Eastern Illinois is better than any of your everyday players at Ohio State. And come March, Ohio State is going down.

  • Chris

    Drew and Alex will both have great springs, and going back and forth like this is stupid. With practice starting next week, there is no need for any divide, the goal is defending the Big Ten championship and letting the postseason pieces fall in line. Then worry about any draft talk.

  • Mike G

    Jonathan Jones, Long Beach State, is the real deal

  • Mickey

    I was checking the list for Fullertons Corey Jones. Did you not see what he was doing in the North West League? I theink Fullerton is going to be a great show this year!

  • JM

    Look for RHP Sophomore Anthony Meo from Coastal Carolina an his 98mph heat.an nasty slider.

  • darryl berryhill

    i am confused as to why conner powers of miss. state was not listed. he only led the sec in conference gtames in home runs

    • CHAD BLOSSFIELD

      I agree with DARRYL and wonder where CONNOR POWERS fits into the big picture as a major league prospect. He tied the MSU school record with three HR’s against Kentucky. He won the Cape Cod HR hitting competition in Fenway Park last summer. He is third on the alltime MSU season HR total with 19 last year(#1 was RAFAEL PALMEIRO w/29 and #2 was WILL CLARK w/ 22). He fielded .998 w/ one error in about 450 chances.

  • Jeff LeBlanc

    Catcher from UCF, Beau Taylor will be on list.

  • Mikeycaru

    Daniel DiBartolomeo West Virginia Medical Redshirt 2010 Led big east in hitting in 09.

  • Characterfirst

    nice

  • Characterfirst

    nice