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 57 with Arkansas sophomore RHP Ryne Stanek. The Overland Park, Kansas native attended Blue Valley High School. His senior year saw him go 5-1 with a 0.72 ERA and 71 strikeouts in 48 innings. He picked up several awards including being named Kansas City Star Player of the Year, All-Metro Player of the Year Proline Pitcher of the Year, first team all-state and first team all-EKL. The Seattle Mariners selected him with the 99th overall selection and third round pick but he decided to head to Arkansas.
As a freshman, he made 15 appearances (12 starts) while having a 4-2 record with a save and a 3.94 ERA. He held opponents to a .213 batting average against. He made three appearances with the Bourne Braves all in a starting role going 2-1 with a 4.50 ERA. He also made two appearances (one start) with the USA Collegiate National team going 1-0 with a 1.00 ERA in nine innings pitched.
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