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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

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2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 19. David Berg (UCLA)

David Berg fires.College 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 19 on our countdown is junior RHP David Berg from Covina, California where he was a two year letter winner at Bishop Amat High School. As a senior, he went 7-1 with four saves and a 1.05 ERA, logging 59 strikeouts and five walks in 47.0 innings while being used exclusively as a relief pitcher. Continue reading

2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 20. Erick Fedde (UNLV)

D68984_48College 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 20 on our countdown is UNLV junior RHP Erick Fedde from Las Vegas, Nevada where he attended Las Vegas High School. He was a three-year letter winner mainly as a pitcher, but also played in the outfield for the Wildcats. He had a career 14-8 overall record on the hill while being named second team all-state as a junior while being first team all-region honors as an outfielder and first team all-state honors as a pitcher as a senior. He was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 24th round of the 2011 MLB Amateur Draft but decided to head to UNLV. Continue reading

2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 22. Ryan Burr (Arizona State)

RyanBurrArizonaStateCollege 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 22 on our countdown is Arizona State sophomore RHP Ryan Burr from Highlands Ranch, Colorado and Highlands Ranch High School. He was named a two-time All-Colorado and All-State Aflac All-American selection while also being named Rawlings First Team All-American. He had a combined 1.70 ERA and had 95+ strikeouts in consecutive seasons. He was selected by the Texas Rangers in the 33rd round (1026th overall) of the 2012 MLB Draft but decided to head to Arizona State instead. Continue reading

2014 CBD Top 100 Players: 26. Austin Cousino (Kentucky)

CousinoCollege 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 26 on our countdown is Kentucky junior outfielder Austin Cousino. The Dublin, Ohio native attended Dublin Coffman High School where he was an All-American. As a senior, he batted .529 with 17 doubles, 10 homers, 31 RBI and was a perfect 28-for-28 on the base paths. He picked up several awards including Central District, All-Metro Player of the Year, and American Baseball Coaches Association Gold Glove winner. Continue reading

2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 38. Luke Weaver (Florida State)

All Sports Photo Day 3: Luke Weaver: BaseballCollege 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 38 with Florida State junior Luke Weaver from Deland, Florida.  He checks in at a lanky 6’2 and 170 pounds. As a senior, he earned second team Rawlings All-America and first team All-State honors while being first team All-Area during his sophomore and junior seasons. He was drafted in the 19th round by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2011 MLB Draft but decided to go to Florida State. Continue reading

2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 43. Matt Imhof (Cal Poly)

MattImhofWe continue the countdown today with number 43, Cal Poly LHP Matt Imhof. In his sophomore season with the Mustangs, Imhof was once again among the elite arms in the Big West Conference. His success on the mound earned him a spot in the weekend rotation. The 6’5” southpaw posted a 7-3 record in 2013 appearing in 101.2 innings which was good for second on the staff. Imhof managed to hold opponents to a .249 batting average while posting a 2.74 ERA. With a fastball that can reach 94 mph, this left hander is quickly making a name for himself. Continue reading

2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 46. Skye Bolt (North Carolina)

SkyeBoltWe continue the countdown today with number 46, UNC outfielder Skye Bolt. In his freshman campaign with the Tar heels, Bolt impressed the coaches with his switch-hitting ability and raw power from both sides of the plate. The 6’2 rookie show great athleticism in the field, equipped with a strong and accurate arm. Bolt played and started in 54 games during the 2013 season and posted a .321 average which was good for fourth on the squad. The freshman outfielder quickly adjusted to the high competition collecting 68 hits, 6 HR and 51 RBI in his first year. Continue reading

2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 47. Taylor Sparks (UC Irvine)

TaylorSparksUCIrvineWe continue the countdown today with number 47, UC Irvine INF Taylor Sparks. In his sophomore season with the Eaters, Sparks had a very impressive season starting in every game at third base. The 6’4” infielder finished second on the team in batting average (.360) and led the Eaters offense with 50 RBI. Sparks was voted a Collegiate Baseball “Louisville Slugger” third-team All-American and became just the second Anteater to earn Big West Field Player of the Year honors after leading the Big West in slugging at .581, total bases with 129 and tied for first with 10 home runs, which also tied for third-best in the UCI single-season records. Ranked 52nd in the nation in total bases and 61st in slugging, the third baseman led the Anteaters this season with 80 hits and 50 RBI. In the 27-game conference slate, Sparks led the Big West in batting (.422), slugging (.697), hits (46), RBI (32), home runs (7) and total bases (76). Continue reading

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