We continue the list today with number 6 in our countdown with senior first baseman Kyle Roller from East Carolina. He is from Rockingham North Carolina and played high school baseball at Richmond Senior High School. As a senior, he batted .540 with five home runs, 30 RBI, stealing 14 bases and walking 30 times. He was named to the Mid-Southeastern All-Conference team as a sophomore, junior and senior. Impact Baseball rated him as the ninth-best prospect and sixth-best positional player in North Carolina.
Roller had an outstanding freshman season as he started 28-of-39 games played while batting .306 with 30 RBI, 22 runs scored, two doubles and two triples. He spent the summer of 2007 with the Thomasville HiToms in the Coastal Plain League where he was named an All-Star. He finished the summer season with the third highest batting average in the league at .351 while hitting nine homers and driving in 38 runs. As a sophomore in 2008, he started 58-of-60 games played while batting .299 with 50 RBI, 42 runs scored and 11 doubles while finishing third on the team with 12 home runs. He played the summer of 2008 in the Cape Cod Baseball League with the Bourne Braves where he batted .270 with 2 HRs, 22 RBI, 20 runs scored as he played in 42 games with 17 starts at first base.
Kyle had a breakout junior season when he hit .336 with a team high 16 homers and 75 RBI as he appeared in all 66 games last season. He picked up several awards including First-team All Conference USA and 2009 NCAA Greenville Regional All-Tournament Team to name a few. He was selected in the 47th round by the Oakland A’s and played the summer of 2009 in the Cape Cod Baseball League with the Bourne Braves. He finished the summer with a .342 average while hitting 10 homers and driving in 33 runs in 42 games. He was named a CCBL All-Star and to the All-League team.
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