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 14 on our Top 100 Countdown is Arizona’s Johnny Field. The 5’10 outfielder from Las Vegas, Nevada was crowned the 2012 Pac-12 batting champion.
During his freshman season, Field made 52 appearances for the Wildcats, starting 46 games. He posted a batting average of .297 on the season with 35 runs, 32 RBI, 15 doubles, five triples and three home runs in addition to a slugging percentage of .491. His success earned him Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American honors.
As a sophomore, Field’s success continued to grow as he led the Pac-12 with a batting average of .370. Field also had 72 runs, 44 RBI, 18 doubles, seven triples and three home runs in addition to a slugging percentage of .529 and an on base percentage of .476. He was a First Team All-Pac-12 selection and the Most Outstanding Player of the 2012 Tucson Regional . Field also was a member of the 2012 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team.
From a scouting perspective, Field is extremely consistent at the plate and that consistency is a fantastic attribute. Defensively, Field is a strong outfielder however all of the attention is on his bat. He is a very composed and patient hitter who performs well under pressure and is extremely productive. As the defending Pac-12 batting champ, Field is also one of the top players to watch for in 2013.