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2014 Top 100 Countdown: 33. Ross Kivett (Kansas State)

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College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the season with our 2014 Top 100 College Baseball Players. Today, we continue the countdown at number 33 with Kansas State senior Ross Kivett. The Broadview Heights, Ohio native attended St. Edward High School where he was a three year letterwinner under Dan Allie. As a high school senior, he hit .485 (47-for-97) with 10 doubles, two triples, 16 RBI and 16 steals bringing his team to the high school championship. Continue reading

2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 41. Alex Blandino (Stanford)

BlandinoStanford2We continue the countdown today with number 41 with Stanford junior infielder Alex Blandino. The Palo Alto, California native attended St. Francis High School where he was a four year letter winner. He won several awards as a senior including being named as the Cal-Hi Sports Player of the Year, San Jose Mercury News Baseball Player of the Year, Palo Alto Daily News Baseball Player of the Year, Rawlings Golden Glove, and an all-state performer. He was selected by the Oakland Athletics in the 38th round but decided to stay home and go to Stanford. Continue reading

2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 42. AJ Simcox (Tennessee)

AJSimcoxWe continue the countdown today with number 42 with Tennessee sophomore shortstop AJ Simcox. The Knoxville, Tennessee native attended Farragut High School where he was a three time state champion from 2009-2011. As a high school senior, he hit .470 with two homers and 32 RBI while being named Knoxville News Sentinel PrepXtra Player of the Year among other awards. The Colorado Rockies selected him in the 32nd round but decided to go to his hometown school in Tennessee to play for head coach Dave Serrano. Continue reading

2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 44. Hunter Cole (Georgia)

Baseball Media Photos 2013 SeasonWe continue the countdown today with number 44, Georgia outfielder Hunter Cole. During his sophomore campaign with the Bulldogs, Cole made starts in all three outfield positions and was one of only two Bulldogs to start in all 53 games in 2013. The 6’1” outfielder batted .303 with four home runs and 33 RBI in 2013 and was among the top hitters on an always dangerous Bulldog lineup. His talent wasn’t confined to the diamond as Cole was also named to the 2013 UGA Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll and to the SEC Academic Honor Roll. Continue reading

2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 45. Kyle Funkhouser (Louisville)

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Louisville Baseball HeadshotsWe continue the countdown today with number 45, Louisville RHP Kyle Funkhouser. In his freshman campaign with the Cardinals, Funkhouser quickly became one of the elite pitchers in the Big East. The 6’2” right-hander was named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American after going 5-1 with a 2.14 ERA. In 54.2 innings pitched, Funkhouser made a total of 22 appearances on the mound, including six starts collecting 54 strikeouts in the process. Continue reading

2014 CBD Top Players: 49. Nathan Kirby (Virginia)

NathanKirbyWe continue the countdown today with number 49, Virginia LHP Nathan Kirby. In a stellar freshman campaign with the Cavaliers, Kirby was fourth on the staff by appearing in 24 games with 32.2 innings pitched. During the 2013 season the south paw pitched to a 4-1 record posting a 6.06 ERA and showed great command of the zone only allowing 13 walks the entire season. Kirby had the opportunity to start in two games but found success coming out of the bullpen for the Cavaliers, throwing countless shutout innings in 2013. Continue reading

2014 CBD Top 100 Players Countdown: 50. Casey Gillaspie (Wichita State)

GillaspieWichitaStateWe continue the countdown today with number 50, Wichita State first baseman Casey Gillaspie. In his sophomore season with the Shockers, Gillaspie started 62 games at first base, three at DH and one in right field as he played a huge role in the success of the program. In 66 games the 6’4” switch hitter posted a .299 average with 49 runs, 70 hits, 16 doubles, 11 HR, 46 RBI and 62 walks. His efforts on the field got him named to the second team All-Valley as well as the Valley all-defensive team. Continue reading

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2014 Top 100 Players Countdown: 53. Jonathan Holder (Mississippi State)

We continue the countdown with another Mississippi State Bulldog at number 53, RHP Jonathan Holder. Holder enters his junior season after a spectacular run with the Diamond Dawgs last season. Continue reading

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2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 54. Ross Mitchell (Mississippi State)

RossMitchellMississippiStateWe continue the countdown with number 54, Mississippi State’s LHP Ross Mitchell.  The Smyrna, Tenn. southpaw enters his junior season with the Diamond Dawgs as one of the strongest bullpen pitchers in Starkville. Continue reading

2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 57. Patrick Mazeika (Stetson)

PatrickMazeickWe continue the countdown today with number 57, Stetson catcher/first baseman Patrick Mazeika. In an impressive freshman campaign with the Hatters, Mazeika finished the season leading the team in seven offensive categories. The 6’3” lefty was almost impossible to get out at the plate as his team leading stats spoke for themselves. Mazeika led the Hatters in batting average (.382), hits (81), Homeruns (3), RBI (33), slugging percentage (.495) and on-base percentage (.488). The talented freshman tore up Atlantic Sun pitching, leading the league with a .439 average through conference play. Due to his notable play on the diamond, Mazeika earned multiple freshmen All-America and Atlantic Sun Honors including; Collegiate Baseball Louisville Slugger, A-Sun Conference freshman of the Year, A-Sun All-Conference 1st team and NCBWA Freshman All-America 1st team. Continue reading