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 23 with Purdue junior catch Kevin Plawecki. The Carmel, Indiana native attended Westfield High School where he was a four year letter winner. He was a two-time All-Indy North, All-Hoosiers Crossroads and All-Hamilton County selection while leading his team to the State semifinals as a senior.
As a freshman in 2010, he made 54 appearances (52 starts) while hitting .343 with eight homers and a team high 53 RBI. He was excellent behind the plate throwing out 16 baserunners out of 46 attempts. He picked up several honors including being named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball, NCBWA Freshman All-American, and Big Ten All-Freshman Team member.
As a sophomore, he continued his dominance on the Big Ten hitting .341 with two homers and 39 RBI. He was named a First Team All-Big Ten and a Johnny Bench Award Semifinalist. He played this summer in the Cape Cod Baseball League with the Hyannis Harbor Hawks. He finished the summer with a .268 batting average with a homer and 17 RBI.
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