Category Archives: 2014 Top 100 Players

CBD Top 100 Countdown: 63. Sam Travis (Indiana)

Baseball, head shots, 09/12/12_Mike DickberndWe continue the countdown today with number 63, Indiana third baseman Sam Travis. In his sophomore campaign with the Hoosiers, Travis started all 65 games in a tough Big Ten schedule. During the 2013 season the 6’0” infielder batted an impressive .316 and ranked second in the Big Ten with 22 doubles, 57 RBI, 10 homeruns, 133 total bases and 39 walks. Travis earned a Second Team All-Big Ten selection and helped lead the Hoosiers to their first College World Series appearance in program history. Along the way the third baseman earned Most Outstanding Player awards at both the Big Ten Tournament and the NCAA Bloomington Regional. Continue reading

CBD Top 100 Countdown: 64. Kyle Overstreet (Alabama)

MBAWe continue the countdown today with number 64, Alabama infielder Kyle Overstreet. In his freshman campaign with the Crimson Tide, Overstreet started all 63 games at second base. The talented infielder finished the season with a .271 average with 37 RBI and 64 hits. Overstreet’s impressive play during the 2013 season earned him a handful of accolades including the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, SEC All-Freshman Team and the Tallahassee Regional All-Tournament Team. At second base, the 6’1” freshman turned 67 double plays which was a mark that led the SEC and ranked second all-time in Roll Tide single-season history. Continue reading

CBD Top 100 Countdown: 65. Matt Chapman (Cal State Fullerton)

MattChapmanFullertonWe continue the countdown today with number 65, Cal State Fullerton infielder Matt Chapman. In his sophomore season with the Titans, Chapman started in 53 games at third base. During the 2013 season the infielder batted .285 with 53 hits, 41 runs scored and 37 RBI. His success on the diamond got Chapman named to the Fullerton All-Regional Team as well as the Big West Conference Second Team. The 6’2” third baseman was a permanent fixture in the three spot for the Titans due to his raw power and confidence at the plate. Continue reading

CBD Top 100 Countdown: 66. Ashton Perritt (Liberty)

AshtonPerrittWe continue the countdown today with number 66, Liberty RHP/OF Ashton Perritt. In his sophomore campaign with the Flames, Perritt was able to post impressive numbers both at the plate and on the mound. In the batter’s box the right-hander had 172 at bats and in that time batted to a .343 average. The talented outfielder appeared in 40 games and collected 59 hits with 6 homeruns and 17 RBI. On the mound, Perritt was equally as impressive posting a 3-2 record with a 2.09 ERA. In 22 appearances, Perritt had 38.2 IP with 37 strikeouts and 10 saves which ranks second on Liberty’s all-time single season save list. Continue reading

CBD Top 100 Countdown: 67. Chesny Young (Mercer)

ChesnyYoungWe continue the countdown today with number 67, Mercer infielder Chesny Young. In his sophomore campaign with the bears, Young started every game in Mercer’s 61 game schedule. Chesny led the nation among NCAA Division I players in hits with a total of 105. In addition, Young led the Bears in batting average (.401), on-base percentage (.458), and total bases (141). The Mercer infielder also finished 2nd in RBI’s (65), finishing out the Bears schedule with a 30 game hitting streak. His success on the diamond earned him the 2013 Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Year. Continue reading

CBD Top 100 Countdown: 68. Dylan Davis (Oregon State)

DylanDavisWe continue the countdown today with number 68, Oregon State RHP/outfielder Dylan Davis. In His sophomore campaign with the Beavers, Davis continued to prove that his freshman season was no fluke. An All-Pac-12 First Team selection, the Beaver outfielder played in 63 games during the 2013 season, starting in 62 of them. The 6’0” sophomore led the team with a .335 average and his 22 doubles, 61 RBI and 86 hits were good enough for first in the Pac-12. The talented two-way player was also named the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Corvallis Regional. Continue reading

CBD Top 100 Countdown: 69. Jameson Fisher (SE Louisiana)

Fisher_JamesonWe continue the countdown today with number 69, SE Louisiana catcher/infielder Jameson Fisher. In his freshman campaign with Lions, Fisher quickly collected a handful of accolades, proving that he would be a prospect to watch. The freshman infielder started all 60 games in the 2013 season and was able to put up some pretty impressive numbers in the process. His .315 average led the team and his 69 hits were also good for the top spot amongst the Lion’s lineup. Fisher was named to the Southland Conference Honor Roll as well as the NCBWA Freshman All-American list (C). The 6’2” infielder also added Southland Conference All-Tournament team (1B) and an All-Southland Conference honorable mention to his list of accomplishments. Continue reading

CBD Top 100 Countdown: 70. Dylan Hecht (UC Santa Barbara)

DylanHechtWe continue the countdown today with number 70, UC Santa Barbara RHP Dylan Hecht. In his freshman campaign with the Gaucho’s, Hecht worked his way through a very talented bullpen to become the go to guy in the ninth. In 34.1 innings, the right-hander finished the season with a 1.83 ERA and nine saves. His seven saves in conference play led the Big West and his 15 appearances were good for second. The 6’1” freshman also led the Gaucho’s staff with hits/9 innings (4.98), K’s/9 innings (11.8) and WHIP (.917). He was named a 2013 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American and was chosen to the All-Big West second team. Continue reading

CBD Top 100 Countdown: 71. Mitchell Aker (William and Mary)

MitchellAkerWe continue the countdown today with number 71, William & Mary RHP Mitchell Aker. In his freshman campaign with the Tribe, Aker made 24 relief appearances while compiling a 1-1 record and posting a 5.26 ERA. The right-hander worked in 25.2 innings in his first college season and racked up 19 strikeouts in the process. Aker also finished the Tribe season with 5 saves which was good for second on the staff. Continue reading

CBD Top 100 Countdown: 72. Gio Brusa (Pacific)

We continue the countdown today with number 72, University of the Pacific outfielder Gio Brusa. In his freshman campaign with the Tigers, Brusa played in 50 games and totalled 168 at bats while collecting 43 hits. The 2013 season definitely did not go the way the Tigers would have liked as they finished 15-39 overall and only 7-20 within the West Coast Conference. Despite a disappointing season, the young Tigers squad showed promise with their underclassman and also showed great leadership amongst the more veteran players. Brusa ended his first season at Pacific batting .256 with 23 RBIs which was good for sixth and fourth on the team respectively. Continue reading