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 75 with Arkansas Dominic Ficociello. The sophomore switch hitting infielder hails from Fullerton, California where he attended Fullerton Union High School. He was a four year starter for the school. His best season came as a junior when he hit .495 batting average, 10 homers and 36 RBI. The Detroit Tigers selected him in the 23rd round of the MLB Draft in 2010 but he decided to attend Arkansas.
He made an immediate impact with the Razorbacks with 61 appearances including 59 starts as a freshman in 2011. He finished the year with a a team-best .335 with four homers and a team-leading 50 RBI. Dominic was named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball and a member of the SEC All-Freshman and All-Defensive Teams.
He spent the summer of 2011 with the USA Collegiate National Team. He appeared in 13 games (12 starts) with a .283 average and nine RBI. Baseball America named him the 14th best pro prospect after the summer was over.
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Photos courtesy of Arkansas Media Relations