College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2013 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.
Number 95 on our Top 100 Countdown is Louisiana State’s Ty Ross. The 6’2 catcher from Naples, Florida was a 46th-round draft pick by Philadelphia in 2010 and began his career at LSU as a Freshman All-SEC pick in 2011.
Ross, who has started at catcher both his freshman and sophomore years at LSU, has developed into a stronghold in the Tigers lineup, both defensively and at the plate. In the 2012 season, Ross posted a .292 batting average along with a fielding percentage of .994 include 441 putouts.
Although Ross had an impressive freshman season in 2011, a particularly attractive attribute of Ross’s play is the improvement he has shown over the past year. The strength of his arm is clearly evident, adding to the many tools that he demonstrates on the regular. Ross also shows excellent athleticism and power both at the plate and behind it.
Ross also proved clutch in the Cape this summer, where he was a member of the CCBL Champion Wareham Gatemen, as he homered in the top of the ninth inning during Game One of the championship series to give the Gatemen the go-ahead run.
The talent and athleticism that Ross demonstrates in addition to his ability to continuously improve leave the possibilities for his success very high for the upcoming 2013 season, making him one of the top 100 players in the country to watch for.