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 adding players day-by-day until we get to number one!
Number 10 on our Top 100 Countdown is Arizona’s Konner Wade. The 6’3 right-handed pitcher from Scottsdale, Arizona was selected in the 35th round of the 2010 MLB Draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
During his freshman season, Wade made 17 appearances with eight starts. He posted an ERA of 3.21 in his 61.2 innings pitched with a record of 3-0.
Wade’s successful freshman season was followed by a breakout sophomore season as he went 11-3 with an ERA of 3.86 in 21 appearances. Wade struck out 105 batters on the season holding opposition to a .237 batting average. His success was highlighted by two fantastic College World Series performances that earned him a spot on the CWS All-Tournament team.
In addition to making the CWS All-Tournament team, Wade also made the 2012 Tucson Regional All-Tournament Team as well as being named to the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team.
From a scouting perspective, Wade showed excellent composure under post-season pressure at the conclusion of the 2012 season. His repertoire includes his fastball that sits in the low-mid 90s with a lot of movement, a changeup that sits in the high 70s as well as a slider. He has a strong ability to use both sides of the plate and can really limit the success that solid teams see at the plate. His success in 2012 brings much anticipation into his 2013 season as he is one of the top players to watch for this season.