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Top 100 Countdown: 4. Gerrit Cole (UCLA)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown for the 2010 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

We continue the list today with number 4 in our countdown with junior 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. Continue reading

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Top 100 Countdown: 8. Trevor Bauer (UCLA)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown for the 2010 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

We continue the list today with number 8 in our countdown with UCLA junior RHP Trevor Bauer. He is from Valencia, California, and attended Hart High School. He ended up picking up two letters as he had an outstanding junior season which saw him go 12-0 with a 0.79 ERA while striking out 106 batters and walking 15 in 70.2 innings. As a junior, he earned first-team All-CIF Southern Section Division I honors and first-team All-Southern Section accolades from the California Baseball Coaches Association (CBCA). Bauer skipped his senior year of high school and enrolled at UCLA a year early. Continue reading

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Top 100 Countdown: 13. Tony Zych (Louisville)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2011 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

We continue the list today with number 13 in our countdown with Louisville junior RHP Tony Zych. The Monee, Illinois, native attended St. Rita High School where he was a four year letter winner. As a senior, he hit .426 with eight home runs, 33 runs scored and 30 RBI as a second baseman while going 7-2 with a 2.63 ERA and 56 strikeouts on the mound. Continue reading

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Top 100 Countdown: 58. Brad Miller (Clemson)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2011 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

We continue the countdown today at number 58 with Clemson shortstop Brad Miller. He is from Windermere Florida and attended from Olympia High School. As a junior in high school, he hit .420 with a .560 on-base percentage, six homers, and 31 RBIs. He was honored as first-team All-Central Florida for his seasons. Before the 2008 MLB Draft, he was ranked the 17th best prospect in the state of Florida by Perfect Game. Miller was selected by the Texas Rangers in the 39th round before deciding to attend Clemson. Continue reading

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Top 100 Countdown: 88. Matt Jensen (Cal Poly)

The CBB continues our countdown to the start of the 2011 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

We continue the countdown today at number 88 with Matt Jensen of Cal Poly. He is from Clovis California where he attended Clovis East High School. He picked up four letters playing under head coach Jeff Prieto where he hit .458 with six doubles, five triples, eight home runs, 21 RBIs and 36 runs scored. Jensen was also solid on the mound as he went 5-3 with a 2.29 ERA while striking out 55 batters in 52 innings as he threw two complete games and a shutout. He picked up several honors including All-Tri-River Athletic Conference honors all four years and also earned All-Valley and All-Regional honors. He was also named a third-team All-American as a senior. The Seattle Mariners selected him in the 11th round in the 2008 MLB draft but Jensen decided to head to Cal Poly to play under Larry Lee.

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Top 100 Countdown: Number 2 Bryce Brentz (Middle Tennessee State)

BryceBrentzMTSU The CBB continues our countdown for the 2010 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

We continue the list today with number 2 in our countdown with junior outfielder/RHP Bryce Brentz from Middle Tennessee State. He is from Knoxville, Tennessee and attended South Doyle High School. His high school career saw him bat .417 while hitting 11 home runs and driving in 67 runs. He was named a Preseason All-American by Baseball Factory and Team One in 2007. At the end of his senior season, he was named All-State and All-District. The Cleveland Indians selected him in the 30th round of the 2007 draft but could not come to terms with him.

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Top 100 Countdown: Number 5 Drew Pomeranz (Ole Miss)

DrewPomeranzOleMissHeadShot The CBB continues our countdown for the 2010 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

We continue the list today with number 5 in our countdown with Ole Miss junior LHP Drew Pomeranz. He is from Collierville, Tennessee and attended Collierville High School. He picked up four letters playing under head coach Jeff Hopkins. He posted a career record of 20-6 with 11 saves and a 2.21 ERA while striking out 312 and walking 91 in 181.0 IP. He picked up several awards including being named a finalist for Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Tennessee as a senior, three-time All-Region selection (2005, 2006, 2007), three-time Best of the Preps selection by the Commercial Appeal (2005, 2006, 2007), named a Louisville Slugger All-America selection as a junior in 2006, and named a preseason Louisville Slugger All-America selection as a senior in 2007.

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Top 100 Countdown: Number 11 Christian Colon (Cal-State Fullerton)

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We continue the list today with number 11 in our countdown with junior shortstop Christian Colon from Cal-State Fullerton. He is from Corona, California and graduated from Canyon High School. Continue reading

Top 100 Countdown: Number 13 Michael Choice (UT-Arlington)

MichaelChoiceHeadshot The CBB continues our countdown for the 2010 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

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.

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Top 100 Countdown: Number 14 Gerrit Cole (UCLA)

GerritColeHeadshot The CBB continues our countdown for the 2010 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

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.

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