2010 Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star Game Players to Watch

MattyOttLSU Here are my Top 10 players to watch in tomorrow’s Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star game at Fenway Park. The CCBL All-Star game is considered by many as the premier summer league All-Star game. The league has had 826 players proceed onto MLB careers. In 2009, the CCBL had 217 alums in the Majors while 234 Cape Leaguers were selected in the 2009 MLB Draft. The College Baseball Blog will be running a Live Chat/Blog during the game with TCBB editor Brian Foley and TCBB senior writer Katherine Cornetta which can be checked out by clicking here.

  1. Drew Martinez (Memphis)- He is currently leading the Cape Cod Baseball League with a .333 batting average with 13 RBI, and is also 20-25 on the basepaths. He had a solid sophomore campaign with the Memphis Tigers as he hit .377 with 41 RBI while stealing 19 bases in 29 attempts.
  2. Kolten Wong (Hawaii)- He is second in the league with a .331 batting average while hitting three homers and driving in six runs. He has 17 stolen bases in 24 attempts this summer. I saw Wong last summer with the USA Collegiate National Team where he had a .215 average with eight RBI in 21 games. He had a much stronger 2010 college season with Hawaii as he hit .357 with seven homers and 40 RBI while stealing 19 bases in 26 attempts.
  3. Andrew Gagnon (Long Beach State)- Heading into the summer, I hadn’t heard of Gagnon but he has been having a solid summer as he was named the Eastern Division starter. He is 5-1 with a 2.15 ERA in seven games (six starts) for a total of 37.2 innings.
  4. Austin Wood (St. Petersberg)- He is starting the game for the Western Division. He is currently 3-0 with a 0.58 ERA in six games (five starts). He was selected by the Tampa Bay Rays in the fourth round (131st overall) and will attend USC next season if he does not sign. Wood started his collegiate career with Florida State but transferred to St. Petersberg where he spent this past spring.
  5. Matty Ott (LSU)- He has been one of the best relief pitchers in the Cape Cod Baseball League this summer with 2-0 record in 13 games while accumulating a 0.50 ERA, and holding opponents to a .121 batting average. He has also struck out 16 batters in only 18 innings of work. Ott was impressive as a freshman in the 2009 College World Series, but had a tough 2010 season with the Tigers going 2-4 with a 6.38 ERA as he made 28 appearances while getting eleven saves. If Ott can find his freshman form then the LSU Tigers will be fine next year as they will probably need to replace Anthony Ranaudo, who had a solid summer down the Cape and is expected to sign with the Boston Red Sox in the near future.
  6. Jed Bradley (Georgia Tech)- Enters the All-Star game with a 2-3 overall record with an ERA of 1.98 for the lefty. He has held opponents to a .216 batting average while striking out 44 batters in 41 innings this summer. This past spring, Bradley was 9-5 with a 4.83 ERA in 16 appearances, striking out 99 batters in 91.1 innings.
  7. Tony Zych (Louisville)- He is having a solid summer without receiving a decision, but has picked up nine saves in 13 relief appearances. He has held opponents to a .203 average while having an ERA of 1.10. He has struck out 24 batters in 16.1 innings of work. Tony struggled this past season with Louisville going 5-2 with a 5.13 ERA in 59.2 innings of work. He spent the summer of 2009 with the USA Collegiate National Team where he was 0-1 with a 2.93 ERA in six bullpen appearances.
  8. Johnny Ruetigger (Arizona State)- He is known as the nephew of the legendary Notre Dame football player Dan Ruetigger of whom the movie “Rudy” was based. He is also a force of his own on the diamond as he is hitting .338 with four doubles and three RBI in only 19 games this summer. He had a good season with the Arizona State Sun Devils, hitting .351 with four homers and drove in 35 runs this past season. He came onto the national scene during the 2009 CWS, batting .360 with a homer and 13 RBI as a part time player on the Sun Devils.
  9. Colton Murray (Kansas)- He has been one of the best relievers in the Cape this summer with the Brewster Whitecaps as he is 0-1, including six saves, with a 0.59 ERA in 15.1 innings of work. He has held opponents to a batting average against of .185 while striking out 19 batters. Colton worked out of the bullpen for the Kansas Jayhawks in 2010, making 27 appearances with a 1-2 record and a 4.87 ERA.
  10. Andrew Susac (Oregon State)- He entered the 2010 campaign as one of the biggest collegiate catching prospects, but struggled early on as he appeared in 42 games with 33 starts. He finished the season with a .260 average while hitting two homers and driving in 13 runs. He has been better this summer, hitting .302 with three homers and nine RBI in 20 games.