Category Archives: Cape Cod Baseball League

2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 2. Jeff Hoffman (East Carolina)

jeffhoffmanCollege 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 2 on our countdown is East Carolina junior Jeff Hoffman. The 6’4 right-handed pitcher from Latham, New York spent his summer playing for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks in the prestigious Cape Cod League.  Continue reading

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

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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

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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

2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 18. Bradley Zimmer (San Francisco)

BradleyZimmerUSFCollege 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 18 on our countdown is San Francisco junior outfielder Bradley Zimmer. The La Jolla, California native attended La Jolla High School. He was a three year varsity starter as he led the squad in many categories including average (.446), home runs, RBI, stolen bases, on-base percentage. Continue reading

2014 Top 100 Countdown: 21. James Kaprielian (UCLA)

KaprielianCollege 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 21 on our countdown is UCLA sophomore RHP James Kaprielian (UCLA). He was a three-year varsity baseball letterwinner at Beckman High School (Irvine, Calif.) under head coach Kevin Lavelle where he posted a career record of 33-3 with a 0.96 ERA, 250 strikeouts and 23 complete games. In his senior campaign, he went 12-2 with a 0.84 ERA, striking out 112 batters in 83.1 innings pitched and recording 10 saves. He was selected in the 40th round of the 2012 MLB Draft by the Seattle Mariners. Continue reading

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2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 25. JD Davis (Cal State Fullerton)

JDDavisplateCollege 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 25 on our countdown is Cal State Fullerton junior first baseman and RHP JD Davis. The Elk Grove High School native was a four-year letter winner at Elk Grove High School. He was a two time All-American selection in his junior and senior year with outstanding campaigns which he hit .486 batting average with 8 homers, 60 RBI, 1.80 ERA, 91 strikeouts as a junior and a .505 batting average, 9 homers, 45 RBI, 1.56 ERA, 70 strikeouts. He was selected in the fifth round of the 2011 MLB Draft. Continue reading

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2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 28. Chad Sobotka (USC-Upstate)

ChadSobotkaUSCUpstateCollege 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 28 on our countdown is junior RHP Chad Sobotka from South Carolina-Upstate. The 6’6 righty was a four year letter winner at Riverview High School. As a senior, he went 4-2 with a 3.20 ERA with him named the team’s MVP. Continue reading

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2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 29. Kevin Cron (TCU)

KevinCronTCUCollege 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 29 on our countdown is junior Kevin Cron from TCU. The Phoenix, Arizona native attended Mountain Pointe, High School where he was a three year letter winner. As a senior, he hit a single-season state record 27 home runs with a .560 average and driving in 65 runs. He was picked in the third round by the Seattle Mariners but decided to head to college to play for the TCU Horned Frogs.  Continue reading

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2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 30. Kyle Twomey (USC)

TwomeyCollege 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 30 on our countdown today is USC sophomore Kyle Twomey who is primed for a breakout 2014 season for the Trojans. The Placentia, California native was a four year letter winner at El Dorado High School. He won several awards during his high school career the Century League Pitcher of the Year, All-Orange County All-Star, All-American, All-CIF and MVP of the National Classic as a senior. During his junior season, In 2011, he won the Century League Pitcher of the Year, named All-State, and an Under Armour All-American. His sophomore year saw him earn All-League honors while Century League Rookie of the Year in 2009 as a freshman. The Oakland Athletics selected him in the third round of the 2012 MLB Draft but Twomey decided to head to USC. Continue reading

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2014 CBD Journal with Ray Ricker (Jan. 20th)

rayricker_journalsHow is everyone doing? With the Super Bowl lineup set, it means we are only a few short weeks until college baseball starts up. It has been a while since I have written, but it has been an exciting time. Over this past summer, I was fortunate enough to coach in the Cape Cod Baseball League for the Bourne Braves. After three summers managing ball clubs in the New England Collegiate Baseball League, I took the summer of 2012 off and quickly realized how much I missed coaching in the summer and applied for coaching jobs in the Cape Cod League. Continue reading