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 19 on our Top 100 Countdown is Ole Miss’s Bobby Wahl. The 6’3 right-handed pitcher from Springfield, Virginia was selected in the 39th round of the 2010 MLB Draft by the Indians.
As a freshman, Wahl made 18 appearances for the Rebels, mainly in relief. He posted an 0-2 record with an ERA of 4.80 and four saves. He struck out 26 in his 30 innings pitched while walking 11.
During his sophomore season, Wahl made 17 appearances, all of which were starts. He posted a record of 7-4 with an ERA of 2.55 on the season. In his 99 innings pitched, Wahl struck out 104 batters and walked 32.
His success earned him a variety of awards including being named a second team All-SEC selection, an All-South Region second team selection, and a semifinalist for national pitcher of the year. Wahl was also selected to be a part of the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team during the summer of 2012.
From a scouting perspective, Wahl is one of the top pitching prospects in the country. His repertoire includes a fastball that sits in the mid 90s, a solid slider sitting at 82-84 and also a changeup with late movement that sits in the high 70s. His constant ability to pound the zone with strikes makes him a very exciting pitcher to watch, as well as one of the top players to watch for in 2013.