We continue the countdown today at number 89 with Pratt Maynard of NC State. He is from Franklinton North Carolina and attended South Granville High School. He was a four-time all-state selection while as a senior hitting .351 with seven home runs, 26 runs scored and 29 RBIs and having a 7-2 record with a 0.90 ERA on the mound.
A a freshman in 2009, he appeared in 51 games (46 starts) while hitting .261 with six homers and 40 RBI as he split time between catcher and DH. He played the summer of 2009 in the Coastal Plains League with the Forest City Owls as he batted .318 with 16 doubles, four homers, and 38 RBI in 49 games. In the playoffs, he was even better as he hit .526 (10-for-19) with six doubles and five RBIs in five games as the Owls won the CPL title.
Pratt’s sophomore season in 2010 saw he play in 59 games (56 starts) as he hit .273 with 11 homers and 49 RBI. He ended up walking 64 times which was second most in the NCAA in 2010 as he had an OBP of .452. He spent the summer of 2010 in the Cape Cod Baseball League with the Harwich Mariners as he hit .241 with seven doubles, two home runs and 20 RBIs in 38 games. He was named to the starting catcher for the Eastern Division in the CCBL All-Star game as he went 0-2 in the game. (Live Blog | Recap) Frankie Pilere of Fanhouse.com rated Maynard the 88th best pro prospect for the 2011 MLB Draft in his rankings released on September 6th. (Link)
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