Category Archives: 2011 CBD Top 100 Players

Top 100 Countdown: 4. Gerrit Cole (UCLA)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown for the 2010 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

We continue the list today with number 4 in our countdown with junior RHP Gerrit Cole from UCLA. He is from Santa Ana, California as he attended Orange Lutheran High School where he was a three year letterwinner playing under Mike Grahovac. He had an outstanding senior season where he went 8-2 with a 0.46 ERA while totaling 121 strikeouts and walking 18 batters in 75.2 innings. Heading into the 2008 MLB Draft, Perfect Game Crosschecker rated him the best high school player in the country while Baseball America had him fourth. Cole was selected by the New York Yankees with the 28th overall selection as he slid as he told many teams he wanted to attend college. Cole lived up to his side of the bargain as he refused a multi-million dollar contract to attend UCLA. Continue reading Top 100 Countdown: 4. Gerrit Cole (UCLA)

Top 100 Countdown: 5. Jackie Bradley Jr. (South Carolina)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown for the 2010 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

We continue the list today with number 5 in our countdown with South Carolina junior outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. The Prince George, Virginia, native attended Prince George High School where he had an outstanding career. He was named a 2008 Virginia AAA All-State team member while being the 40th best athlete for the 2008 MLB in the state of Virginia according to Baseball America. Continue reading Top 100 Countdown: 5. Jackie Bradley Jr. (South Carolina)

Top 100 Countdown: 6. Taylor Jungmann (Texas)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown for the 2010 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

We continue the list today with number 6 in our countdown with Texas junior RHP Taylor Jungmann. He is from Temple, Texas where he attended Georgetown High School for one year and Rogers High School for three seasons. In his senior season, he had a record of 14-0 with a 0.77 ERA, 153 K’s and four shutouts. He was honored as the Class 5A Player of the Year by TSWA, Central Texas Player of the Year, Gatorade Texas Player of the Year, Louisville Slugger Texas Player of the Year, and on the Baseball America High School All-American First Team. Jungmann was selected in the 24th round of the 2008 MLB Draft but decided to head to Texas. Continue reading Top 100 Countdown: 6. Taylor Jungmann (Texas)

Top 100 Countdown: 7. Sonny Gray (Vanderbilt)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown for the 2010 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

We continue the list today with number 7 in our countdown with junior RHP Sonny Gray. He is from Smyrna, Tennessee where he attended Smyrna High School. He went 4-0 with a 0.79 ERA and 78 strikeouts in 35 innings while hitting .518 including three home runs during senior campaign. Heading into the 2008 MLB Draft, he was ranked as the No. 52 draft prospect by Baseball America and the 67th best draft prospect by Perfect Game. He was selected in the 27th round by the Chicago Cubs but decided to honor his commitment to Vanderbilt. Continue reading Top 100 Countdown: 7. Sonny Gray (Vanderbilt)

Top 100 Countdown: 8. Trevor Bauer (UCLA)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown for the 2010 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

We continue the list today with number 8 in our countdown with UCLA junior RHP Trevor Bauer. He is from Valencia, California, and attended Hart High School. He ended up picking up two letters as he had an outstanding junior season which saw him go 12-0 with a 0.79 ERA while striking out 106 batters and walking 15 in 70.2 innings. As a junior, he earned first-team All-CIF Southern Section Division I honors and first-team All-Southern Section accolades from the California Baseball Coaches Association (CBCA). Bauer skipped his senior year of high school and enrolled at UCLA a year early. Continue reading Top 100 Countdown: 8. Trevor Bauer (UCLA)

Top 100 Countdown: 9. Matt Barnes (UConn)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2011 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

We continue the list today at number 9 with UConn junior RHP Matt Barnes. The Bethel, Connecticut, native attended Bethel High School where he was a three year letter winner. He earned multiple awards in his high school career including picking up All-Colonial Division honors as a junior, earned All-Conference, All-State (Class L), a Connecticut High School Coaches Association All-Star as a senior, and a 2008 Rawling Pre-Season All-Region Team member. Continue reading Top 100 Countdown: 9. Matt Barnes (UConn)

Top 100 Countdown: 10. Alex Dickerson (Indiana)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2011 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

We continue the list today with number 10 in our countdown with Indiana junior outfielder/first baseman Alex Dickerson. He is from Poway, California, where he attended Poway High School. As a senior, he hit .455 with 12 doubles, six triples, eight home runs, 45 RBI and 40 runs while slugging .851, with a .522 on-base percentage and perfect 7-for-7 on the basepaths. He was selected in the 48th round of the 2008 MLB Draft by the Washington Nationals but decided to head to Indiana to continue his baseball career. Continue reading Top 100 Countdown: 10. Alex Dickerson (Indiana)

Top 100 Countdown: 11. Jason Esposito (Vanderbilt)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2011 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

We continue the list today with number 11 in our countdown with Vanderbilt junior third baseman Jason Esposito. He is from Bethel, Connecticut, and attended Amity High School. He was a four year letterwinner in baseball while being named the 2008 All-State MVP, All-Area MVP, New Haven Register MVP, Connecticut Post MVP, Hartford Courant MVP, Gatorade Player of the Year, Connecticut Coca-Cola Player of the Year, Offensive Player of the Year, 2007 Gold Glove and Louisville Slugger All-American. The Kansas CIty Royals selected him in the seventh round but he decided to continue his baseball career at Vanderbilt. Continue reading Top 100 Countdown: 11. Jason Esposito (Vanderbilt)

Top 100 Countdown: 12. Jed Bradley (Georgia Tech)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2011 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

We continue the list today with number 12 in our countdown with Georgia Tech LHP Jed Bradley. He is from Huntsville, Alabama, where he attended Huntsville High School for one year. He ended up making six starts as a senior striking out 59 and posting a 1.79 ERA in 39 innings of work. Before transferring to Alabama, he picked up two letters at Eisenhower High School in Shelby Township, Michigan. In his final season at Eisenhower, he had a 0.91 ERA, tossing seven complete games. He ended up setting the school record at Eisenhower High School while being tabbed to the 2007 Detroit Free Press Top-20 in addition to being named to the all-conference and all-district teams. Continue reading Top 100 Countdown: 12. Jed Bradley (Georgia Tech)

Top 100 Countdown: 13. Tony Zych (Louisville)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2011 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

We continue the list today with number 13 in our countdown with Louisville junior RHP Tony Zych. The Monee, Illinois, native attended St. Rita High School where he was a four year letter winner. As a senior, he hit .426 with eight home runs, 33 runs scored and 30 RBI as a second baseman while going 7-2 with a 2.63 ERA and 56 strikeouts on the mound. Continue reading Top 100 Countdown: 13. Tony Zych (Louisville)