College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2012 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 80 with Vanderbilt junior shortstop Anthony Gomez. The Nutley, New Jersey native spent his high school career at Don Bosco Prep. He was a member of three county championship teams while leading the team as a senior to a 33-0 record and a state championship. He was also named All-State as a senior while being named All-County in 2008 and 2009.
Gomez made an immediate impact into the Vanderbilt program appearing in 60 games starting 51. He ended up leading the team in hitting at .379 while hitting two homers and driving in 30 runs. He was also strong on the basepaths stealing nine bases in 12 attempts while scoring in 41 runs. He spent the summer of 2010 in the NECBL with the Sanford Mainers playing in a combined 31 games with the regular season and playoffs hitting .255 with a homer and 11 RBI.
Gomez continued his strong collegiate career as a sophomore in 2011 as he started all 66 games while helping lead the school to their first College World Series appearance. He finished the season with a .336 batting average with 48 RBI. He led the squad with 61 runs scored on the year.
He spent the summer of 2011 in the Cape Cod Baseball League with the Orleans Firebirds. He played in 26 games hitting .293 with two homers and 11 RBI.
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