We continue the countdown today at number 87 with Garrett Wittels of Florida International. He is from Bay Harbor Islands, Florida and attended Dr. Michael Krop High school in Miami, Florida. He posted a .420 average with six homers and 29 RBI as a senior. He was named Second Team All-Miami Dade by the Miami Herald while he was named to the Third team as a sophomore and junior.
We continue the countdown today at number 96 with Florida Atlantic senior Andy Mee. He is 6’0 190 pounds two-way player from Palm Beach Gardens Florida where he attended Palm Beach Gardens High School where he was a four year letterwinner and the team MVP.
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DURHAM, N.C.–The Pacific-10 Conference dominated Baseball America’s top prospects lists for 18 summer college leagues and Team USA, which have been posted at BaseballAmerica.com. The Pac-10 leads all conferences with 30 players on the lists and six players ranking as the No. 1 prospects in their respective leagues.
We continue the list today with number 8 in our countdown with senior LHP James Paxton from Kentucky. He is from Ladner, British Columbia and attended Delta Secondary School. As a senior, he earned a 1.70 ERA, a 7-1 record, with 65 strikeouts and 32 walks while pitching 50 innings. He also had a solid junior season as he notched a 1.51 ERA, winning 10 games and striking out 100 in 78 innings pitched.
We continue the list today with number 15 in our countdown with junior RHP Kevin Jacob from Georgia Tech. He is a 6’6 228 pound right hander from Baltimore Maryland where he attended Parkville High School. As a senior in high school, he went 9-2 with a 0.45 ERA while holding opponents to a .112 batting average. He was honored as a first-team all-metro by the Baltimore Sun and an All-American by Louisville Slugger. In 2006, Baseball America rated him the fourth best player in the state.
We continue the list today with number 59 in our countdown with Gonzaga LHP Ryan Carpenter. He is a 6-5 215 pound lefty from Peoria Arizona where he attended Cactus High School. He picked up four letters there as he went 10-2 with a 1.20 ERA and 119 strikeouts in 73 innings pitched his senior season also tossed two no-hitters and two one-hitters his senior season. He was named to All-State first team and West Valley League Player of the Year. He was selected in the 2008 MLB Draft by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 21st round but decided to head to Gonzaga.
We continue the list today with number 99 in our countdown with junior outfielder Matt Newman from Arizona State who stands at 5’11 175 pounds. He comes from Brophy Prep School and Glendale Arizona. After earning his two letters with Brophy, he was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 49th round (1419th overall) of the 2007 MLB Draft. He couldn’t come to an agreement with the Diamondbacks which saw him continue his career at Arizona State.
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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.
DANVILLE, Ill. — When he arrived in Danville to join the Dans, Austin Nola brought with him plenty of memories from his school season at LSU.
Both he and Dans teammate Mikie Mahtook were late-comers after winning this year’s College World Series.
Bret Lachemann the head coach at Del Oro High School in California spent the summer with the Fairbanks Goldpanners of the Alaskan Baseball League. He talks about his experience with the team in an article written by Eric Gourley in the Auburn Journal.