Category Archives: 2010 Top Players

Arizona Diamondbacks pull offer from Barret Loux

loux_thumb1 According to Jeff Passan over at Yahoo! Sports, the Arizona Diamondbacks have decided to pull their offer to the sixth overall selection in the 2010 MLB Draft, Barret Loux. The junior lefty from Texas A&M failed a physical in July, preventing the Diamondbacks from signing him. Arizona will now accept the seventh overall pick in 2011 in exchange for not signing Loux, a condition of the MLB draft compensation rule.

The Diamondbacks don’t suffer much damage in this deal. Sure they don’t get their first rounder, but they receive two in 2011. Loux, on the other hand, has a slew of tough decisions in front of him.

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Texas A&M RHP Barret Loux to play in the Cape Cod League

BarrettLouxTAMU Barret Loux of Texas A&M has been added to the Cotuit Kettleers roster today. Loux was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks with the sixth overall selection in the 2010 MLB Draft but hit a snag when he reportedly failed his physical due to a shoulder issue. He went 11-2 with a 2.83 ERA in 17 appearances (16 starts) while striking out 136 batters in only 105 innings of work. He held opponents to a .202 batting average.

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Anthony Ranaudo feature by Comcast New England

As we reported on Sunday evening, LSU RHP Anthony Ranaudo has decided to head home from the Cape Cod Baseball League as he prepares to get an offer from the Boston Red Sox after being selected with the 39th overall selection. He had an excellent summer with the Brewster Whitecaps going 3-0 with a 0.00 ERA in 29.2 innings of work. Jackie Pepper of Comcast Sportsnet New England recently made a trek down to Brewster to speak with him. The interview ran on Wednesday evening on Comcast but was done sometime last week. You can check out the full feature below.

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2010 Cape Cod All-Star Game Rosters Released

CCBL_ASG_Logo_2010_250 The marquee collegiate summer league all-star game will take place on July 28th from Fenway Park in Boston Massachusetts with the Cape Cod Baseball League All Star Game. The Cape Cod Baseball League recently announced the 2010 All-Star Game rosters which feature some of the best pro prospects for the 2011 MLB Draft. The College Baseball Blog will have a Live Blog from the game with TCBB Senior Writer Katherine Cornetta joining TCBB editor Brian Foley in covering the event. You can sign up for a reminder about the Live Blog/Chat by clicking here. The full press release from the Cape Cod Baseball League is included below.

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Kyle Parker Spurns Rockies Offer; Will Quarterback Tigers in 2010

KyleParker Baseball America reported this morning that Kyle Parker turned down a $2.4 million offer from the Colorado Rockies to return to the Clemson Tiger football program. With about 3 1/2 weeks left before the signing deadline, the Rockies could still try and up the offer as negotiations are still ongoing. Parker, the 26th pick in the 2010 MLB Draft, threw for 2,526 yards and 20 touchdowns in 2009 as a Redshirt Freshman. Last season on the baseball field, Parker helped bring the Tigers to the 2010 College World Series by hitting .344 with 20 homers and 64 RBI.

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LSU’s Anthony Ranaudo done with Brewster Whitecaps

AnthonyRanaudoLSU According to a reliable source, LSU RHP Anthony Ranaudo will not pitch the rest of the summer with the Brewster Whitecaps. Ranaudo has had an excellent summer with the Whitecaps going a perfect 3-0 in five starts totaling 29.2 innings pitched with 31 strikeouts and only eight walks. He held opponents to a .217 average. Ranaudo was rated as the best college baseball player by TCBB heading into 2010 but struggled with injuries throughout the season. He ended up going 5-3 with a 7.32 ERA in 15 appearances (11 starts).

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Anthony Ranaudo continues to Dominate the Cape League

RanaudoCape Anthony Ranaudo from LSU continues to tear through the Cape Cod League with another outstanding performance on Thursday night when he went six innings giving up three hits, one unearned run, one walk, and struck out nine batters. The victory over Falmouth upped his record to 3-0 with a 0.00 ERA in five starts for a total of 29.2 innings. He was selected by the Boston Red Sox with the 39th overall selection and is trying to prove he deserves above slot money. TCBB ranked Ranaudo as the top player in the country heading into the 2010 season. (FULL ARTICLE) NESN.com recently caught up to Ranaudo to discuss his Cape experience which can be viewed below. Continue reading

Bryce Harper wins 2010 Golden Spikes Award

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

BryceHarper ANAHEIM, Calif. — USA Baseball announced Tuesday the selection of Southern Nevada’s Bryce Harper as the recipient of the 2010 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award (GSA).  This year marks the 33rd consecutive year that the Golden Spikes Award has been presented to the nation’s premier amateur baseball player. 

In partnership with Major League Baseball (MLB) and Major League Baseball Advanced Media, the interactive media and Internet company of MLB, the award was presented at MLB All-Star FanFest in Anaheim.  In conjunction with the presentation, an award show highlighting the five finalists for the GSA was aired simultaneously on www.GoldenSpikesAward.com, www.USABaseball.com and www.MLB.com.

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Rice’s Anthony Rendon wins 2010 Dick Howser Award

FROM NCBWA RELEASE

DickHowserAwardPhoto LUBBOCK, Texas – Rice sophomore third baseman Anthony Rendon is the recipient of the 24th annual Dick Howser Trophy as college baseball’s player of the year. The presentation was made Friday evening in Lubbock, Texas as part of the festivities to recognize and induct the College Baseball Hall of Fame and the awarding of several other national honors for 2010.

Rendon is just the second player in Conference USA history to be named Player of the Year in back-to-back seasons. He picked up that honor again this year while leading the Owls to the regular season league championship and the school’s 16th consecutive NCAA Regional appearance. The two-time first team All-CUSA selection was named to the C-USA Championship All-Tournament team and was named the Most Outstanding Player at the NCAA Austin Regional. The Houston native was also named the Male Athlete of the Year for all sports in Conference USA.

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TCU’s Bryan Holaday Wins 2010 Johnny Bench Award

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

BryanHoladayTCU FORT WORTH, Texas – TCU senior catcher Bryan Holaday was named the 2010 Coleman Company-Johnny Bench Award recipient. The award is given to the top catcher in collegiate baseball. Holaday is the 11th player to win the award since its inception in 2000. It is the first major award won by a TCU baseball player in school history.

A first-team all-conference member, Holaday adds to his list of accolades, which also include second-team All-America honors. He is a three-time MWC Hitter of the Week winner and was also named MVP of both the Houston College Classic and the Mountain West Conference Tournament. He earned a spot on the 11-man College World Series all-tournament team.

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