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Top 100 Countdown: 11. Jason Esposito (Vanderbilt)

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 11 in our countdown with Vanderbilt junior third baseman Jason Esposito. He is from Bethel, Connecticut, and attended Amity High School. He was a four year letterwinner in baseball while being named the 2008 All-State MVP, All-Area MVP, New Haven Register MVP, Connecticut Post MVP, Hartford Courant MVP, Gatorade Player of the Year, Connecticut Coca-Cola Player of the Year, Offensive Player of the Year, 2007 Gold Glove and Louisville Slugger All-American. The Kansas CIty Royals selected him in the seventh round but he decided to continue his baseball career at Vanderbilt. Continue reading

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Top 100 Countdown: 16. Ryan Wright (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 16 in our countdown with Louisville middle infielder Ryan Wright. The Fort Wayne, Indiana, native attended Homestead High School where he won three letters. As a senior in high school, he hit .453 with 14 home runs, 14 doubles, 43 runs scored and 45 RBI. In his junior season, he hit .452 with 10 home runs, 32 runs scored and 27 RBI and as a sophomore batted .440 from the plate with five home runs, 36 runs scored and 32 RBI. He picked up several awards during his high school days including being a Two-time All-State selection, Three-time All-Conference selection, and a Two-time All-Area honoree. Continue reading

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Top 100 Countdown: 18. Peter O’Brien (Bethune-Cookman)

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.

Coming in at number 18 on the list is Bethune-Cookman junior catcher Peter O’Brien. He is from Miami Gardens, Florida where he attended Braddock High School. Continue reading

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Top 100 Countdown: 20. Brett Mooneyham (Stanford)

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.

Coming in at number 20 on our list is junior LHP Brett Mooneyham from Stanford University.  The Atwater, California, native earned four varsity letters at Buhach High School while helping his team to four straight league titles.  He was named first team All-League in his senior season of 2008, leading the team to a Division I Championship on both the mound and at the plate. He went 9-2 with a 0.97 ERA including 103 strikeouts in 58 innings and holding opponents to a .116 batting average. At the plate, he hit .379 with 5 HR and 35 RBI.  Mooneyham’s father was a 4-time first round pick, finally signing with the Angels as the 10th pick in the 1980 June Draft.  He played 9 professional seasons, seeing time in the major leagues with the Oakland A’s in 1986. Continue reading

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Top 100 Countdown: 21. Mikie Mahtook (LSU)

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 21 with LSU junior outfielder Mikie Mahtook. He is from Lafayette, Louisiana, and attended St. Thomas More High School. He had an outstanding senior season a .450 average with 13 home runs, 45 RBI and 25 stolen bases while being named  2008 First Team All-State. He was selected in the 2008 MLB Draft in the 39th round but decided to head to LSU. Continue reading

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Top 100 Countdown: 22. Tyler Anderson (Oregon)

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 22 with Oregon junior LHP Tyler Anderson. The Las Vegas, Nevada, native attended Spring Valley High School where he won four letters for Mike Gomez. The Minnesota Twins selected him in the 50th round of the 2008 MLB Draft but were not able to sign him. Continue reading

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Top 100 Countdown: 23. C.J. Cron (Utah)

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 23 with Utah junior catcher C.J. Cron. The Phoenix, Arizona, native attended Mountain Point High School. He had a solid senior season hitting .421 with eight home runs and 35 RBI. He ended up setting school records in that season for doubles, RBI and least strikeouts. He picked up several awards during his high school days including being named twice as all-state, all-region, all-city and a member of 5A State All-Star Team. His biggest honor came after his junior season in 2007 which he hit .419 with 46 RBI and 8 home runs in 30 games while being named Louisville Slugger Honorable Mention All-American. The Chicago White Sox selected him in the 44th round (1,320 overall) but decided to head to Utah to continue his baseball career. Continue reading

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Top 100 Countdown: 25. Kyle Winkler (TCU)

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 25 with TCU junior RHP Kyle Winkler. The Sugar Land, Texas native attended Kempner High School where he was a three time letter winner. As a senior, he was named first-team all-state and all-district honors while being named the 167th top prospect in the country while being 19th in the state of Texas. He ended up being selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 37th round in the 2008 MLB Draft. Continue reading

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Top 100 Countdown: 26. Kolten Wong (Hawaii)

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 26 Hawaii junior second baseman Kolten Wong. The Hilo, Hawaii, native attended Kamehameha-Hawaii High School in Kea’au, and was an All-League selection each of his four years there. He was named to the All-State Team in 2006 and 2008, and was State Co-Player of the Year in 2008, hitting .660 for his senior season. Wong also played football in high school and was named First Team All-League from 2005-07, earning league Player of the Year honors in 2006. Wong was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 16th Round of the 2008 MLB Draft, but wisely chose to attend school. Continue reading

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Top 100 Countdown: 31. Noe Ramirez (Cal-State Fullerton)

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 31 with junior RHP Noe Ramirez from Cal-State Fullerton. The East Los Angeles, California native attended Alhambra High School where he won four letters. He had a career record of 27-7 with an ERA under 2.00 and 298 career strikeouts while being named a four-time all-league member while bringing the school to four straight league championships. He was also an accomplished hitter never hitting below .350 while having a batting average of .511 as a senior. He decided to continue his college career at Cal-State Fullerton. Continue reading