Category Archives: 2012 CBD Top 100 Players

Top 100 Countdown: 20. Buck Farmer (Georgia Tech)

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 20 with Georgia Tech junior RHP Buck Farmer. The Conyers, Georgia native attended Rockdale High School where he was a four year letterwinner and a three time captain under coach Casey Martin. He was named All-State, All-District and All-Area all four years of high school (2006-2009) while posting an ERA of 2.02 as a senior and 1.50 as a junior. He broke the school record for strikeouts in a game in 2008 when he struck out 22 against Dacula High School. He was drafted by his hometown Atlanta Braves in the 45th round of the 2009 MLB Draft Pick but elected to enroll at Georgia Tech. Continue reading Top 100 Countdown: 20. Buck Farmer (Georgia Tech)

Top 100 Countdown: 21. Austin Maddox (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 21 with Florida junior RHP/infielder Austin Maddox. The Jacksonville Florida native attended Eagle’s View Academy where in his four-year high school career, Maddox led the Warriors to a 19-2 playoff record, a pair of state championships and four final fours. He was picked  by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 37th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft with the 1,129th pick but decided to head to Gainesville to play for the Gators.  Continue reading Top 100 Countdown: 21. Austin Maddox (Florida)

Top 100 Countdown: 22. Branden Kline (Virginia)

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 22 with Virginia junior RHP Branden Kline. The Frederick, Maryland native attended Governor Thomas Johnson High School. As a senior, he had 0.51 ERA in 41 innings while striking out 79 while walking 12. He picked up several honors including being named First-Team All-State, All-Metro, Monocacy Valley Athletics Conference Pitcher of the Year and Frederick County Player of the Year. He was selected in the sixth round of the 2009 MLB Draft by the Boston Red Sox but decided to head to Virginia to continue his baseball career. Continue reading Top 100 Countdown: 22. Branden Kline (Virginia)

Top 100 Countdown: 23. Kevin Plawecki (Purdue)

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 23 with Purdue junior catch Kevin Plawecki. The Carmel, Indiana native attended Westfield High School where he was a four year letter winner. He was a two-time All-Indy North, All-Hoosiers Crossroads and All-Hamilton County selection while leading his team to the State semifinals as a senior. Continue reading Top 100 Countdown: 23. Kevin Plawecki (Purdue)

Rutgers Steve Nyisztor leaves Baseball Program

Update on Jan. 29th: Steve has transferred to Louisburg JC in North Carolina according to Aaron Fitt of Baseball America.

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College Baseball Daily has learned that Rutgers infielder Steve Nyisztor has been declared academically ineligible and has left the university.

Rutgers athletic department spokesperson James Gill released the following statement about Steve Nyisztor’s status

“Steve Nyisztor has been declared academically ineligible and is no longer enrolled at Rutgers or a member of our baseball program.” Continue reading Rutgers Steve Nyisztor leaves Baseball Program

Top 100 Countdown: 24. Chris Beck (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 24 with Georgia Southern junior RHP Chris Beck. The 6’3 220 pounder out of Jefferson Georgia attended Jefferson High School where he was a four year letter winner. He earned First Team All-Region honors in every year and was twice was named Pitcher of the Year’ in 2008 and 2009. He was selected in the 35th round by the Cleveland Indians in the 2009 draft but decided to head to Georgia Southern.  Continue reading Top 100 Countdown: 24. Chris Beck (Georgia Southern)

Top 100 Countdown: 25. DJ Baxendale (Arkansas)

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 25 with Arkansas junior RHP DJ Baxendale. The Jacksonville, Arkansas native attended Sylvan Hills High School where he went 25-1 as a junior and senior while being named State of Arkansas Gatorade Player fo the Year, Arkansas Player of the Year by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Louisville Slugger and MaxPreps following senior season. Continue reading Top 100 Countdown: 25. DJ Baxendale (Arkansas)

Top 100 Countdown: 26. Michael Wacha (Texas A&M)

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 26 with Texas A&M junior RHP Michael Wacha.The Texarkana, Texas native attended Pleasant Grove High School where he was a two-time All-State selection. As a senior,  he went 6-3 while leading the squad to a state semifinal appearance while going 16-3 as a junior bringing the squad to the State Championship Game.  Continue reading Top 100 Countdown: 26. Michael Wacha (Texas A&M)

Top 100 Countdown: 27. Kevin Gausman (LSU)

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 27 with LSU sophomore RHP Kevin Gausman. The Centennial, Colorado native attended Grandview High School where he was a two-time All-State selection. As a senior, he went  9-2 with a 3.12 ERA while recording 88 strikeouts and 14 walks. His junior season saw him go 7-2 with a 2.15 ERA and 71 strikeouts in 48 innings pitched.  Continue reading Top 100 Countdown: 27. Kevin Gausman (LSU)

Top 100 Countdown: 28. Robert Refsnyder (Arizona)

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 28 with Arizona junior outfielder Robert Refsnyder. The Laguna Hills High School alum starred at the school being named First team All-CIF, Pacific Coast League MVP as a senior, and named to the All-PCL First Team as a junior. He currently still holds school records for highest career batting average and highest single season batting average.  Continue reading Top 100 Countdown: 28. Robert Refsnyder (Arizona)