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2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 1. Carlos Rodon (NC State)

rodonCollege Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2014 college baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be adding players day-by-day until we get to number one!

Number 1 on our Top 100 Countdown is North Carolina State’s Carlos Rodon. The 6-3 left-handed pitcher from Holly Springs, North Carolina was selected in the 16th round by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2011 MLB Draft.

As a freshman in 2012, Rodon had the strongest breakout season in the country for the NC State Wolfpack. In his 17 appearances, Rodon went 9-0 with an ERA of just 1.57. In his 114.2 innings pitched, Rodon struck out 135 batters while walking 41 and holding opponents to a batting average of just .176. Continue reading

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2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 3. Trea Turner (NC State)

turnerCollege Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2014 college baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be adding players day-by-day until we get to number one!

Number 3 on our countdown is NC State junior Trea Turner. The 6’1 infielder from Lake Worth, Florida was selected in the 20th round by the Pirates in the 2011 MLB Draft.

As a freshman, Turner played and started in all 63 games for NC State. He posted a batting average of .336 with 13 doubles and 43 RBI. He also had an on base percentage of .432 and 72 runs, which ranked sixth in the nation. In addition, Turner also led the nation in stolen bases as he went 57-for-61. Continue reading

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2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 19. David Berg (UCLA)

David Berg fires.College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2014 college baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be adding players day-by-day until we get to number one!

Number 19 on our countdown is junior RHP David Berg from Covina, California where he was a two year letter winner at Bishop Amat High School. As a senior, he went 7-1 with four saves and a 1.05 ERA, logging 59 strikeouts and five walks in 47.0 innings while being used exclusively as a relief pitcher. Continue reading

USA Baseball announces 2014 Collegiate Team Coaching Staff

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USABaseballFeaturedDURHAM, N.C. — USA Baseball named the 2014 Collegiate National Team coaching staff on Tuesday. The manager, Dave Van Horn of the University of Arkansas, was announced in April of 2013. Joining Van Horn on the coaching staff will be Rob Childress (Texas A&M Univ.), Ray Birmingham (Univ. of New Mexico) and Steve Rodriguez (Pepperdine Univ.). Continue reading

2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 43. Matt Imhof (Cal Poly)

MattImhofWe continue the countdown today with number 43, Cal Poly LHP Matt Imhof. In his sophomore season with the Mustangs, Imhof was once again among the elite arms in the Big West Conference. His success on the mound earned him a spot in the weekend rotation. The 6’5” southpaw posted a 7-3 record in 2013 appearing in 101.2 innings which was good for second on the staff. Imhof managed to hold opponents to a .249 batting average while posting a 2.74 ERA. With a fastball that can reach 94 mph, this left hander is quickly making a name for himself. Continue reading

2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 47. Taylor Sparks (UC Irvine)

TaylorSparksUCIrvineWe continue the countdown today with number 47, UC Irvine INF Taylor Sparks. In his sophomore season with the Eaters, Sparks had a very impressive season starting in every game at third base. The 6’4” infielder finished second on the team in batting average (.360) and led the Eaters offense with 50 RBI. Sparks was voted a Collegiate Baseball “Louisville Slugger” third-team All-American and became just the second Anteater to earn Big West Field Player of the Year honors after leading the Big West in slugging at .581, total bases with 129 and tied for first with 10 home runs, which also tied for third-best in the UCI single-season records. Ranked 52nd in the nation in total bases and 61st in slugging, the third baseman led the Anteaters this season with 80 hits and 50 RBI. In the 27-game conference slate, Sparks led the Big West in batting (.422), slugging (.697), hits (46), RBI (32), home runs (7) and total bases (76). Continue reading

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USA Baseball names Arkansas Head Coach Dave Van Horn 2014 Collegiate National Team Manager

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DaveVanHornArkansasArkansas baseball head coach Dave Van Horn has been selected as manager for the 2014 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team, as announced on Monday by USA Baseball.

“I couldn’t be more excited and honored to be selected as manager for the 2014 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team,” Coach Van Horn said. “Anytime you have the opportunity to wear the Team USA jersey, it’s an honor and a privilege. Serving as an assistant coach for the team in 2011 was a great experience and I’m excited to put together a great group of coaches and players to represent our country in 2014.” Continue reading