Category Archives: 2014 Top 100 Players

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2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 8. Thomas Eshelman (Cal State Fullerton)

Thomas Eshelman improved to 12-2.College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2014 college baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be adding players day-by-day until we get to number one!

Number 8 on the countdown is Cal State Fullerton sophomore RHP Thomas Eshelman. The Carlsbad, California native attended Carlsbad High School. He was a three year varsity letter winner. In his senior season in 2012, he finished the season with a 4-3 record, 1.64 ERA and 76 strikeouts while batting .323 with two home runs. His junior season, he had a 6-3 record with an ERA of 1.78 and 63 strikeouts. Continue reading

2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 9. Kyle Freeland (Evansville)

KyleFreelandEvansvilleCollege Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2014 college baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be adding players day-by-day until we get to number one!

Number 9 on the countdown is Evansville’s Kyle Freeland. The 6’3 Denver, Colorado native broke out as a key player to watch in 2013 after a fantastic summer playing in the Alaska Baseball League. Continue reading

2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 10. Max Pentecost (Kennesaw State)

MaxPentecostHeadshotCollege Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2014 college baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be adding players day-by-day until we get to number one!

Number 10 on our countdown is Kennesaw State junior catcher Max Pentecost. The Winder, Georgia native attended Winder-Barrow High School. He batted .295 with three home runs, eight doubles and 16 runs during an abbreviated senior campaign which led to him being drafted in the 7th round of the MLB Draft. Continue reading

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2014 Top 100 Countdown: 11. Nick Burdi (Louisville)

Louisville Baseball HeadshotsCollege Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2014 college baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be adding players day-by-day until we get to number one!

Number 11 on our countdown is Louisville junior Nick Burdi. The Downers Grove, Illinois native attended Downers Grove South High School. He was a three year letter winner which led to him being selected in the 24th round by the Minnesota Twins. Continue reading

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2014 Top 100 Countdown: 12. Aaron Nola (LSU)

NOLACollege Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2014 college baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be adding players day-by-day until we get to number one!

Number 12 on our countdown is LSU junior RHP Aaron Nola. The 6’1 right-handed pitcher from Baton Rouge, Louisiana was selected in the 22nd round by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2011. Continue reading

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2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 13. Michael Conforto (Oregon State)

ConfortoSmallCollege Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2014 college baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be adding players day-by-day until we get to number one!

Number 13 on our countdown is Oregon State junior outfielder Michael Conforto. The Woodinville, WA native attended Redmond High School where he batted .400 and was named All-State and All-League as a senior. Continue reading

2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 14. Grayson Greiner (South Carolina)

greinerCollege Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2014 college baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be adding players day-by-day until we get to number one!

Number 14 on our countdown is South Carolina junior catcher Grayson Greiner. The Columbia, South Carolina native attended Blythewood High School where he was a three time All-State selection. Continue reading

2014 Top 100 Countdown: 15. Brandon Finnegan (TCU)

TCU Baseball vs Cal State FullertonCollege Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2014 college baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be adding players day-by-day until we get to number one!

Number 15 on our countdown is TCU junior LHP Brandon Finnegan. The Fort Worth, Texas native attended Southwest High School where he was a three year letter winner. He was drafted in the 45th round by the Texas Rangers but decided to head to TCU. Continue reading

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2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 16. Alex Bregman (LSU)

AlexBregmanLSUCollege Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2014 college baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be adding players day-by-day until we get to number one!

Number 16 on our countdown is LSU sophomore shortstop Alex Bregman from Albuquerque, New Mexico where he attended Albuquerque Academy. He had an injury filled high school senior season after having one of the best seasons in New Mexico high school baseball history. In his junior year, he hit .678 and set a New Mexico season record with 19 HR. He was selected after his senior season by the Boston Red Sox in the 29th round. Continue reading

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2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 17. Ben Wentzler (Oregon State)

WetzlerOregonStateCollege Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2014 college baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be adding players day-by-day until we get to number one!

Number 17 on our countdown is Oregon State senior Ben Wentzler from Clackamas, Oregon where he attended Clackamas High School. He had a career high school record of 28-3 with five saves, 342 strikeouts, 53 walks, 25 earned runs and a 0.87 ERA in 201 1/3 innings pitched. He went 12-0 his senior year, finishing with four saves and a 0.32 ERA. He was named the Gatorade Player of the Year and selected as the Louisville Slugger Player of the Year, was an All-American and participated in the Oregon 6A-5A All-Star series. Continue reading