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 7 with Stanford junior Stephen Piscotty. The Pleasanton, California native attended Amador Valley High School where he was a four year letter winner. He was a three-time first team all-East Bay Athletic League pick in 2006, 2007 and 2009 and was named the league’s MVP as a senior. He was drafted in the 45th round out of high school by the Los Angeles Dodgers but decided to attend Stanford.
As a freshman in 2010, he appeared in all 56 games splitting his time equally between left field and first base. He hit .326 leading the team with 45 runs scored while driving in 36. He also hit four homers while leading the team with 17 doubles. He was extremely disciplined at the plate by striking out only 18 times over 252 plate appearances. He was named Pac-10 honorable mention and to the All-NCAA Regional Tournament.
He spent the summer of 2010 in the Alaskan Baseball League batting .289 with 18 runs and 24 RBIs over 37 starts while being named the third best prospect in the league by Baseball America.
As a sophomore, he played every game with 57 starts at third, batting a team-best .364 with 35 runs and ranking second on the team with 40 RBIs. He also had 13 doubles, one triple and three home runs while being named to the All Fullerton Regional Team. He was also named First Team All-Pac 10.
He spent the summer of 2011 in the Cape Cod Baseball League with the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox. He played in 34 games hitting a league high .344 with three homers and 22 RBI in 34 games. He was named a 2011 CCBL All-Star game participant where he went 2-4 with a run scored.
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