Several Internet sites have been reporting that CJ Hinojosa will skip his final year at Klein Collins to attend Texas for the 2011-2012 school year. Continue reading
University of South Florida commitment and Alonso High School star Jose Fernandez is awaiting a decision by the FHSAA to grant him another year of eligibility. Fernandez turned 18 in June but was never held back from Hillsborough County school system and should be on a college campus. The problem is that Fernandez tried to come on two occasions to the United States from Cuba but was intercepted by the US Coast Guard. He was ordered to not play baseball or attend school in Cuba as punishment for trying to leave the country. He made a third attempt to get to the United States with the third time being the charm. He ended up enrolling at Alonso as a sophomore but should have been a junior. The FHSAA is investigating the situation and should have a decision soon on his eligibility. Fernandez is expected to be a high selection in the 2011 MLB Draft based on his 97 MPH fastball.
Baseball America has released their Top 25 Recruiting Classes for the incoming 2010-2011 freshmen class. Leading the way is the Stanford Cardinal with LSU coming in at number 2. CWS finalist UCLA comes in at number 3 with San Diego and Oregon rounding out the top five. These polls are always subjective as Collegiate Baseball had Stanford coming in 11th in their top 40 rankings that came out at the end of September. (Link)
Collegiate Baseball has put out their 2010-2011 Top 40 Recruiting Classes. Leading the way is LSU with the San Diego Toreros coming in at the runners up spot. The Oregon Ducks come in at the third spot while CWS Finalist UCLA comes in at number four. Florida rounds out the top five with another strong class coming in. You can check out the full top 40 below.
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The Terps added Creighton Hoke, a 6-foot-4, right-handed pitcher from San Jacinto College in Houston, to bring the number of 2010 incoming players to 23.
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The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi baseball team has added 14 players to its 2010-11 recruiting class with nine coming from the junior college ranks and five from the preps. Combined with three signees from last fall and the eligibility of Sean Hoelscher and Justin Meza, 19 new players will don the Islander blue in 2010-11.
Florida Gulf Coast head coach Dave Tollett will have his entire signing class come to Estero this season for the first time in four years. He expects the class to be ranked in the top 10 in the nation led by Sean Dwyer and Harrison Cooney. Dwyer is a 6’0 190 pound first baseman from Tavares High School and was selected in the 15th round by the San Diego Padres. He decided to spurn the offer and continue his baseball career with Florida Gulf Coast. Cooney is a 6’2 175 RHP from Vero Beach, Florida who picked the Florida Gulf Coast program over the likes of Miami (FL) and LSU.
Florida State Baseball has added outfield Seth Miller to the 2010-2011 roster after the departure of Tyler Holt. Miller spent last season at North Florida State where he hit .312 with six home runs and 38 RBIs to go along with eight doubles and 37 runs scored.
Seth Miller is expected to be slotted into the center field for the Seminoles for the 2011 season filling into the huge shoes of Tyler Holt who was selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 10th round of the 2010 MLB Draft.
Central Florida head coach Terry Rooney is bringing in a strong freshman class this fall with six out of eleven recruits selected in the 2010 MLB Draft. Coach Rooney is impressed by the strong class stating:
The LSU pitching staff has been hammered with injuries, transfers, and players signing with MLB teams. The Tigers have lost three pitchers to Tommy John surgery this summer with Jordan Rittiner and Joey Bourgeois will miss next season after undergoing Tommy John surgery this summer. There is an outside chance Left-hander Chris Garrett will be back in April according to a Paul Mainieri in a report from The Times-Picayune. (Link) Both LHP Chris Matulis and RHP Mitch Moorman have decided to transfer. Matulis will join former LSU assistant Terry Rooney at Central Florida while Mitch Moorman will head to Wichita State to play under legendary head coach Gene Stephenson.