We continue the list today with number 13 in our countdown with junior outfielder Michael Choice from UT-Arlington. He is from Arlington Texas and attended Mansfield Timberview High School. He hit hit .506 as a senior with 42 hits, 17 stolen bases and six home runs while hitting .443 as a junior with 35 hits, nine stolen bases and two homers en route to earning first team All-District 15-4A honors as a junior second baseman. He was also a first team All-District 15-4A pick as a sophomore catcher.
We continue the list today with number 14 in our countdown with sophomore RHP Gerrit Cole from UCLA. He is from Santa Ana, California as he attended Orange Lutheran High School where he was a three year letterwinner playing under Mike Grahovac. He had an outstanding senior season where he went 8-2 with a 0.46 ERA while totaling 121 strikeouts and walking 18 batters in 75.2 innings. Heading into the 2008 MLB Draft, Perfect Game Crosschecker rated him the best high school player in the country while Baseball America had him fourth. Cole was selected by the New York Yankees with the 28th overall selection as he slid as he told many teams he wanted to attend college. Cole lived up to his side of the bargain as he refused a multi-million dollar contract to attend UCLA.
We continue the list today with number 17 in our countdown with junior catcher Blake Forsythe from Tennessee. He is Memphis, Tennessee and attended Christian Brothers High School where he played under Buster Kelso. He had an outstanding senior season where he hit .433 with 53 RBI and a school record 13 home runs. He also led the state with 50 walks. He was named to the All-America and All-Region by ABCA.
We continue the list today with number 19 in our countdown with junior RHP Brandon Workman from Texas. He is a 6-5 220 pound right handed power pitcher from Bowie High School in Bowie Texas.
We continue the list today with number 44 in our countdown with Jacksonville State junior outfielder Todd Cunningham. He is from Jacksonville (AL) High School where he played five years of high school baseball under David Deerman, Michael Graben and Rusty Burroughs. He finished his high school career with a .446 batting average with 216 runs scored and 112 stolen bases for the Golden Eagles. In his senior season, he hit .430 with 66 runs scored and an on-base percentage of .593. He picked up several honors in high school as he was named a three-time first-team All-State selection (2005, 2006, 2007) and named second-team All-State in 2004 by the Alabama Sports Writers Association.
We continue the list today with number 47 in our countdown with College of Charleston senior infielder Joey Bergman. He is from Jacksonville Florida and attended Bishop Kenney High School. During his senior season, Bergman had a .516 average with two homers and 33 RBI. After the season was over, Bergman decided to continue his baseball career at the College of Charleston.
We continue the list today with number 71 in our countdown with The Citadel junior RHP Asher Wojciechowski. He is from Beaufort South Carolina where he attended Beaufort High School. He picked up three letters in baseball and picked up All-Region honors for his accomplishments.
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia associate head coach Kevin McMullan has earned the 2009 ABCA/Baseball America Assistant Coach of the Year Award, the ABCA and Baseball America have announced. McMullan helped Virginia win an ACC Championship and reach the College World Series last season.
McMullan will be presented his award at an honors luncheon at the national coaches’ convention in Dallas on Jan. 9, 2010.
Baseball America has put out their incoming 2010 Recruiting Class Rankings which are led by the University of Florida. Stanford comes in at the runner up spot with Arizona State, TCU, and Cal-State Fullerton completing the Top 5.
FROM BASEBALL AMERICA PRESS RELEASE
DURHAM, N.C.–Mississippi and Washington State lead all schools by placing five players apiece on Baseball America’s top prospects lists for 18 different summer college leagues and Team USA. Last summer, Louisiana State and Texas each led the nation with five players apiece on BA’s summer league lists, and those two teams wound up facing off for the national championship at the College World Series.
BA ranked the top 30 prospects for the talent-rich Cape Cod League, and the top 10 prospects in 17 other summer college leagues. In addition, the top 20 Team USA prospects were ranked.