College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2011 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.
We continue the countdown today at number 48 with senior RHP Cole Green from Texas. He is a native of Coppell Texas as he attended Coppell High School. Green picked up four letters under head coach Dan English as a pitcher and an outfielder. As a senior, he was named a preseason All-American and earned all-area designated hitter honors as he struggled with injuries.
As a freshman in 2008, he appeared in 24 games (four starts) while going 3-7 with a team high three saves and an ERA of 5.28. Green struggled somewhat as opponents ended up hitting .290. He spent the summer of 2008 in the Northwoods League with the La Crosse Loggers. He appeared in 13 games for the Loggers, including seven starts while going 6-1 including one save and 56 strikeouts in 60.1 innings. He was named to the Northwoods League Post-Season All-Star Team.
Green’s sophomore season in 2009 saw him become a fixture in the Longhorns starting rotation. He made 21 appearances, including 20 starts with a 5-3 record with 85 strikeouts and a 3.34 ERA in 110.1 innings. In Big 12 play, he posted a 2-1 record with a 3.69 ERA and 33 strikeouts in 46.1 innings. He made five appearances in NCAA Tourney play as he helped bring the Longhorns to the CWS Championship Series as he went 1-1 with 25 strikeouts and a 3.94 ERA. Green spent the summer in the Cape Cod Baseball League with the Wareham Gatemen. He accumulated a 1-1 record with a 3.12 ERA and 33 strikeouts over 26.0 innings in four starts.
Cole spent his junior season in 2010 as a starter in the rotation for the second straight year. He had a 11-2 record with a 2.74 ERA in 17 appearances (16 starts). He ended up holding opponents to a .218 batting average. He was named the Big 12 Conference Pitcher of the Year and a Louisville Slugger All-American. The Detroit Tigers selected him in the fourth round by Green decided to come back for his senior campaign.
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