Tag Archives: 2010 CWS

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Top 100 Countdown: 54. Matt Price (South Carolina)

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 54 with South Carolina Redshirt Sophomore Matt Price.  Price hails from Sumter, SC, where at Sumter High School he was part of the 2008 AAAA All-State Team, where he had a 7-4 record and a 0.40 ERA. Even though he hasn’t started a game for the Gamecocks, Price once pitched a 17 strikeout no-hitter at the World Bat Championships in Jupiter, Florida, in 2006.  In that same year, he helped lead his Sumter High School team to a South Carolina State Championship.

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Top 100 Countdown: 64. Jason Coats (TCU)

TCU AthleticsCollege 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 64 with TCU junior outfielder Jason Coats. He is from Plano, Texas where he attended Plano West High School picking up three letters. As a senior, he had a .450 batting average with a .950 slugging percentage and nine home runs. He was able to help lead the team to a 28-0 record and a 5A state championship. He picked up several honors including being named the MVP of the Texas North/South All-Star game and first team all-state.

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Top 100 Countdown: 67. Garrett Buechele (Oklahoma)

BuecheleOklahomaCollege 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 67 with Oklahoma junior infielder Garrett Buechele. The Arlington TX native had an impressive career at Arlington Lamar High School where he won three letters. During his career, he had an impressive .421 batting average with eight homers and 65 RBIs while having a .430 batting average with 30 RBIs as a senior.

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Top 100 Countdown: 70. Christian Walker (South Carolina

ChristianWalkerUSCThe 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 70 with South Carolina sophomore infielder Christian Walker. He is from Limerick, Pennsylvania where he attended Kennedy-Kenrick High School. As a senior, he hit .588 his senior season which led to him being named to 2009 Philadelphia Inquirer All-S.E. Pennsylvania team. He was rated 88th best high school player in the country by PG Crosschecker as well as the No. 1 best high school player in the state of Pennsylvania. The LA Dodgers ended up picking him in the 49th round but were not able to come to terms with him.

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Top 100 Countdown: 75. Taylor Featherston (TCU)

TCU AthleticsThe 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 75 with Taylor Featherston. He comes from Katy, Texas where he attended Taylor High School. He was a three year letter winner and was rated the 28th best prospect in Texas by Baseball America.

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Top 100 Countdown: 83. Cameron Seitzer (Oklahoma)

CameronSeitzerOklahomaHeadshotThe 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 83 with Oklahoma junior infielder Cameron Seitzer. He is a 6-4 and 210 pounds from Overland Park, Kansas and attended Blue Valley West High School. In high school he was a three-year letterwinner under head coach Bill McDonald. As a senior, he hit. 432 with 24 RBIs, 14 doubles and three homers while being named first team all-state, first team all-metro and all-conference in 2008. He had a career .520 batting average with 87 RBIs, 39 doubles and 10 homers.

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Jackie Bradley Jr. enjoying the Ride

JackieBradleyJr. Jackie Bradley Jr. had a breakthrough 2010 College World Series by carrying the Gamecocks to the College World Series title.  Mark Rafferty and myself attended the South Carolina batting practices where we were thoroughly impressed with Bradley’s swing and plate discipline. Once the games started, his talent would transfer over as he was a force with every at-bat being an intense challenge to get him out which led him to being named the 2010 CWS Most Outstanding Player. Bradley Jr. is spending the summer with the USA Collegiate National Team where the team is 4-0 with a victory over Coastal Plains League Fayetteville Swampdogs and defeating the Korean team three times. He is currently hitting .267 with four runs scored.

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