Tag Archives: 2012 Top Players

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Top 100 Countdown: 9. Hudson Randall (Florida)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2012 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 9 with Florida junior RHP Hudson Randall. The Atlanta, Georgia native attended Dunwoody High School where he earned first-team all-state accolades in his final prep season and was selected as DeKalb County Pitcher of the Year after leading the county in wins (eight), strikeouts (88) and innings pitched (69.1). He was named as a Louisville Slugger High School All-American as a junior and senior while being named All-Area Greater Atlanta by ESPN Rise Magazine. He was taken in the 46th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft by the Kansas City Royals at pick number 1,382 but decided to head to Florida. Continue reading

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NCAA declares Miami catcher Peter O’Brien Eligible for 2012 Season

FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Senior catcher Peter O’Brien has been approved by the NCAA to compete for the Hurricanes during the upcoming 2012 baseball season.

“Needless to say, Peter is very excited, the players are excited, and the coaching staff is excited to have a guy of his quality,” Head Coach Jim Morris said. Continue reading

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Top 100 Countdown: 10. Kurt Heyer (Arizona)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2012 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 10 with junior RHP Kurt Heyer from Arizona. He is 6’2 and 196 pounds from Huntington Beach California and attended Edison High School where he played under Steve Lambright. As a senior, he had an 11-3 record with a 0.84 ERA with 116 strikeouts in 100 innings bringing the team to the CIF Championship game against Capistrano Valley. He picked up several awards including being named All-CIF First Team, 2009 EA Sports Second Team All-American and a league Pitcher of the Year. Continue reading

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Top 100 Countdown: 11. Brian Johnson (Florida)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2012 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 11 with Florida two way player Brian Johnson. The Cocoa Beach, Florida native had an outstanding high school career at Cocoa Beach High School. During his senior campaign in 2009, he went 5-1 with four complete games and a 0.76 ERA in 55 innings. He was also solid at the plate hitting .551 with 25 runs, 21 RBI and nine homers. He earned first-team all-state recognition in Class 4A and was the All-Space Coast Most Valuable Player for his great senior season. Johnson was ranked the 84th best high school prospect by Baseball America heading into the 2009 MLB Draft. He ended up being selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 27th round but could not come to an agreement with them. Continue reading

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Top 100 Countdown: 12. Richie Shaffer (Clemson)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2012 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 12 with Clemson junior Richie Shaffer from Charlotte, North Carolina and Providence Senior High School. From his freshman through his junior seasons, he.hit .401 with 21 homers and 71 RBIs while pitching 88.0 innings with a 1.65 ERA and 115 strikeouts. He was an all-state selection as a sophomore, junior, and senior while being named the #27 high school prospect in the nation by Baseball America, AFLAC All-American as a junior, and a 2007 USA National Team member. Continue reading

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Top 100 Countdown: 13. Kenny Diekroeger (Stanford)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2012 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 13 with Stanford junior infielder Kenny Diekroeger. The Woodside, California native attended The Menlo School where he was a four year letterwinner. As a senior, he hit .586 over 18 games with 20 RBIs, 10 doubles, three triples and four homers over 58 at-bats before having his season cut short with a knee injury. He was named a prep first-team All-American by Baseball America, all-state, all-county, and league MVP honors. The Tampa Bay Rays picked him in the second round but were not able to come to an agreement so he decided to head to Stanford to continue his education. Continue reading

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Top 100 Countdown: 14. Kyle Hansen (St. John’s)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2012 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 14 with St. John’s junior RHP Kyle Hanson. He is listed as a 6’7 195 pound junior righthanded pitcher out of Glen Cove New York and attended St. Dominic for high school. He was a two year letterwinner for the Bayhawks where he was named All-State and All-League in both seasons. The Milwaukee Brewers selected him in the 40th round (1,216 overall) in the 2009 MLB Draft but were not able to come to terms with him. Continue reading

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Top 100 Countdown: 15. Bo Cuthbertson (Southern Utah)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2012 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 15 with Southern Utah senior Bo Cuthbertson. The Glendale, Arizona native attended Cactus High School where he was a four year letter winner. As a senior, he recorded a .418 average with one home run, two doubles, four triples and 16 stolen bases. He finished his career with a .380 average, one home run, 30 doubles and 30 stolen bases He was also a two-time first-team all-region and honorable mention all-state honoree and a three-time participant at the Arizona state high school all-star game. Continue reading

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Top 100 Countdown: 16. James Ramsey (Florida State)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2012 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 16 with Florida State senior outfielder James Ramsey. The Alpharetta, GA native attended Wesleyan High School where he was a four year starter. He earned All-Gwinnett County and All-Region 6-AA honors in 2007 and 2008. In 2007, he led all Gwinnett County hitters with a .468 batting average and .883 slugging percentage, guiding Wesleyan High School to the 6-AA championship. Continue reading

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Top 100 Countdown: 17. Taylor Dugas (Alabama)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2012 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 17 with Alabama senior Taylor Dugas, The Lafayette, Louisiana, native attended Teurlings Catholic High School where he was a four year starter for head coach Mike Thibodeaux. In his high school career, he batted .518 (176 for 340) with 19 home runs and 159 RBI. His senior season saw him hit .640 (57 for 86) with 10 home runs, 38 RBI, 55 runs, 17 doubles and four triples while being named a Collegiate Baseball High School All-American, LBCA Player of the Year, first-team All-State by the LBCA, and won the Rebel of the Year Award at TCHS. Continue reading