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 12 on our Top 100 Countdown is Notre Dame’s Eric Jagielo. The 6’3 infielder/outfielder from Downers Grove, Illinois was selected in the 50th round by the Chicago Cubs in the 2010 MLB Draft.
During his freshman season, Jagielo started all 53 games for Notre Dame. He batted .269 on the year with 32 runs, 28 RBI, 13 doubles, one triple and five home runs. As a sophomore, Jagielo started all 58 games for the Irish as he batted .310 with 33 runs, 43 RBI, 15 doubles and 13 home runs while posting a .546 slugging percentage.
Over the summer of 2012, Jagielo played for the Harwich Mariners of the prestigious Cape Cod League. He batted .291 for the Mariners with 13 home runs and earned a spot on the East Team in the Cape Cod League All Star Game.
From a scouting perspective, Jagielo made his way onto the radar of many scouts during his summer in the Cape. The power and ability that he showed at the plate made him stand out amongst even the most elite collegiate hitters in the country. With the momentum of a very successful summer behind him, Jagielo is one of the top players in the country to watch for in 2013.