Category Archives: SEC


2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 31. Karsten Whitson (Florida)

WhitsonCollege 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 31 on our Top 100 Countdown is Florida’s Karsten Whitson. The 6’4 right-handed pitcher from Chipley, Florida was selected by the San Diego Padres as the ninth overall pick of the 2010 MLB Draft. Continue reading


2014 CBD Season Preview: SEC

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Florida Gators

2013 record: 29-30 (14-16)
Finish: Regionals (4th place, Bloomington)

2013 was a season of frustration and disappointment for a team coming off back to back to back College World Series appearances. Injuries decimated the Gators, and many even questioned whether they belonged in a regional after finishing one game over .500 heading into postseason play. After a quick 0-2 exit in Bloomington, the answer was, well, probably not. Continue reading

2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 36. Brian Anderson (Arkansas)

BrianAndersonArkansasCollege Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the season with our 2014 Top 100 College Baseball Players. Today, we continue the countdown at number 36 with Arkansas infielder/outfielder Brian Anderson. The Edmond, Oklahoma native attended Deer Creek High School where he finished his senior season with a .509 batting average with 61 runs, 17 doubles and five triples. He was named first-team all-Edmond honors in 2010 and 2011 while being named all-city, all-state, and Suburban Conference Player of the Year in 2011. Continue reading

USA Baseball announces 2014 Collegiate Team Coaching Staff

USABaseballFeaturedDURHAM, N.C. — USA Baseball named the 2014 Collegiate National Team coaching staff on Tuesday. The manager, Dave Van Horn of the University of Arkansas, was announced in April of 2013. Joining Van Horn on the coaching staff will be Rob Childress (Texas A&M Univ.), Ray Birmingham (Univ. of New Mexico) and Steve Rodriguez (Pepperdine Univ.). Continue reading

Missouri releases 2014 Schedule

TimJamiesonMissouri_thumb.jpgCOLUMBIA, Mo. – Entering its second season in the nation’s premier baseball conference, the Mizzou baseball program announced its 2014 schedule on Wednesday (Jan. 8). The slate features an exciting conference schedule and a competitive non-conference that includes a pair of tournaments to open the season. Mizzou is looking to rebound from an 18-32 season that saw it finish 12th in the Southeastern Conference in its first season as a member of the best baseball league in America. Mizzou will also resume playing at Kaufman Stadium, the home of the Kansas City Royals, as it will face off against Missouri Valley power Wichita State in a mid-week showdown on April 22. Continue reading

2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 42. AJ Simcox (Tennessee)

AJSimcoxWe continue the countdown today with number 42 with Tennessee sophomore shortstop AJ Simcox. The Knoxville, Tennessee native attended Farragut High School where he was a three time state champion from 2009-2011. As a high school senior, he hit .470 with two homers and 32 RBI while being named Knoxville News Sentinel PrepXtra Player of the Year among other awards. The Colorado Rockies selected him in the 32nd round but decided to go to his hometown school in Tennessee to play for head coach Dave Serrano. Continue reading

2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 44. Hunter Cole (Georgia)

Baseball Media Photos 2013 SeasonWe continue the countdown today with number 44, Georgia outfielder Hunter Cole. During his sophomore campaign with the Bulldogs, Cole made starts in all three outfield positions and was one of only two Bulldogs to start in all 53 games in 2013. The 6’1” outfielder batted .303 with four home runs and 33 RBI in 2013 and was among the top hitters on an always dangerous Bulldog lineup. His talent wasn’t confined to the diamond as Cole was also named to the 2013 UGA Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll and to the SEC Academic Honor Roll. Continue reading