Category Archives: 2012 Top Players

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)

NCAA declares Miami catcher Peter O’Brien Eligible for 2012 Season

FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Senior catcher Peter O’Brien has been approved by the NCAA to compete for the Hurricanes during the upcoming 2012 baseball season.

“Needless to say, Peter is very excited, the players are excited, and the coaching staff is excited to have a guy of his quality,” Head Coach Jim Morris said. Continue reading NCAA declares Miami catcher Peter O’Brien Eligible for 2012 Season

Top 100 Countdown: 10. Kurt Heyer (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 10 with junior RHP Kurt Heyer from Arizona. He is 6’2 and 196 pounds from Huntington Beach California and attended Edison High School where he played under Steve Lambright. As a senior, he had an 11-3 record with a 0.84 ERA with 116 strikeouts in 100 innings bringing the team to the CIF Championship game against Capistrano Valley. He picked up several awards including being named All-CIF First Team, 2009 EA Sports Second Team All-American and a league Pitcher of the Year. Continue reading Top 100 Countdown: 10. Kurt Heyer (Arizona)

Top 100 Countdown: 11. Brian Johnson (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 11 with Florida two way player Brian Johnson. The Cocoa Beach, Florida native had an outstanding high school career at Cocoa Beach High School. During his senior campaign in 2009, he went 5-1 with four complete games and a 0.76 ERA in 55 innings. He was also solid at the plate hitting .551 with 25 runs, 21 RBI and nine homers. He earned first-team all-state recognition in Class 4A and was the All-Space Coast Most Valuable Player for his great senior season. Johnson was ranked the 84th best high school prospect by Baseball America heading into the 2009 MLB Draft. He ended up being selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 27th round but could not come to an agreement with them. Continue reading Top 100 Countdown: 11. Brian Johnson (Florida)