Category Archives: 2012 CBD Top 100 Players

2012 CBD All-American Teams Announced

College Baseball Daily has put together with our large staff of College Baseball writers our first annual All-American Team. You can check out the full team below.  Continue reading 2012 CBD All-American Teams Announced

Top 100 Countdown: 1. Mark Appel (Stanford)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2012 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 conclude the countdown today at number 1 with Stanford RHP Mark Appel. The San Ramon, California native attended Monte Vista High School. He was a two year letterwinner where as a senior he appeared in nine games with an ERA of 0.90 ERA in 31.0 innings. He gave up just 21 hits, striking out 45 and walking just six over five starts while going 4-0 with three saves. He was picked in the 15th round by the Detroit Tigers but decided to head to Stanford. Continue reading Top 100 Countdown: 1. Mark Appel (Stanford)

Top 100 Countdown: 2. Mike Zunino (Florida)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2012 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 countdown today at number 2 with Florida junior catcher Mike Zunino. The 6’2 220 pound backstop from Cape Coral, Florida attended Mariner High School playing under Steve Larsen. As a senior, he hit .464 with 43 hits, 37 RBI, 12 home runs and nine doubles while leading the team to the district title. He was selected by Oakland Athletics in the 30th round but decided to attend Florida. Continue reading Top 100 Countdown: 2. Mike Zunino (Florida)

Top 100 Countdown: 3. Deven Marrero (Arizona State)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2012 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 countdown today at number 3 with Arizona State junior shortstop Deven Marrero. The Davie, Florida native attended American Heritage High School where he was a two time captain. He was also named All-State and All-County in 2008, when American Heritage won both the Florida State title and the National title. He ended up being drafted in the 17th round (509th overall) by the Cincinnati Reds during the 2009 MLB Draft. He decided to turn down the Reds offer to head to Tempe, Arizona to play for the Arizona State Sun Devils. Continue reading Top 100 Countdown: 3. Deven Marrero (Arizona State)

Top 100 Countdown: 4. Michael Roth (South Carolina)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2012 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 countdown today at number 4 with South Carolina senior LHP Michael Roth. The Greer, South Carolina native attended Riverside High School. He was a member of several teams including 2006 & 2008 South Carolina AAA All-State team, 2006 & 2007 Louisville Slugger High School All-American, 2006 South Carolina AAA Player of the Year, and a 2008 Rawlings Preseason third team All-American. Continue reading Top 100 Countdown: 4. Michael Roth (South Carolina)

Top 100 Countdown: 5. Victor Roache (Georgia Southern)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2012 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 countdown today at number 5 with Georgia Southern junior outfielder Victor Roache. The Ypsilanti, Michigan native attended Lincoln High School. He was a two time captain of the squad while being named All-Region and First Team All-State. He was selected in the 25th round by the Detroit Tigers in the 2009 MLB Draft but decided to attend Georgia Southern.  Continue reading Top 100 Countdown: 5. Victor Roache (Georgia Southern)

Top 100 Countdown: 6. Marcus Stroman (Duke)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2012 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 countdown today at number 6 with Duke junior RHP Marcus Stroman. The Medford, New York native attended Patchogue-Medford High School where he was a four year letter winner. He went 9-1 as a senior with a 0.25 ERA and 120 strikeouts while hitting .350 with six homers and 22 stolen bases. His junior season saw him go 7-2 on the mound with a 1.20 ERA and 96 strikeouts while batting .410 with a pair of homers and 30 steals. He was named Louisville Slugger’s Player of the Year and earning the Gatorade Player of the Year honors for the state of New York. He also won the Paul Gibson Award, which goes to the top pitcher on Long Island. He was selected in the 18th round (532nd overall) of the 2009 MLB Draft by the Washington Nationals but decided to head to Duke. Continue reading Top 100 Countdown: 6. Marcus Stroman (Duke)

Top 100 Countdown: 7. Stephen Piscotty (Stanford)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2012 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 countdown today at number 7 with Stanford junior Stephen Piscotty. The Pleasanton, California native attended Amador Valley High School where he was a four year letter winner. He was a three-time first team all-East Bay Athletic League pick in 2006, 2007 and 2009 and was named the league’s MVP as a senior. He was drafted in the 45th round out of high school by the Los Angeles Dodgers but decided to attend Stanford.  Continue reading Top 100 Countdown: 7. Stephen Piscotty (Stanford)

Top 100 Countdown: 8. Peter O’Brien (Miami, FL)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2012 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 countdown today at number 8 with Miami (FL) catcher Peter O’Brien. He is from Miami Gardens, Florida where he attended Braddock High School. He decided to attend MEAC school Bethune-Cookman. As a freshman in 2009, he appeared in 50 games (39 starts) while hitting .314 with four homers and driving in 30 runs. He was named a first team All-MEAC team member while being named a Freshman All-American by Louisville Slugger and Baseball America. Continue reading Top 100 Countdown: 8. Peter O’Brien (Miami, FL)

Top 100 Countdown: 9. Hudson Randall (Florida)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2012 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 countdown today at number 9 with Florida junior RHP Hudson Randall. The Atlanta, Georgia native attended Dunwoody High School where he earned first-team all-state accolades in his final prep season and was selected as DeKalb County Pitcher of the Year after leading the county in wins (eight), strikeouts (88) and innings pitched (69.1). He was named as a Louisville Slugger High School All-American as a junior and senior while being named All-Area Greater Atlanta by ESPN Rise Magazine. He was taken in the 46th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft by the Kansas City Royals at pick number 1,382 but decided to head to Florida. Continue reading Top 100 Countdown: 9. Hudson Randall (Florida)