Tag Archives: 2014 Top Players

Top 100 Countdown: 78. Blake Trahan (Louisiana)

headshot_2_Trahan, Blake 2012College 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 providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

We continue the list today at number 78 with Louisiana-Lafayette shortstop Blake Trahan. In his freshman campaign with the Ragin’ Cajuns, Trahan was the only freshman in the Cajuns lineup during the 2013 season and quickly showed signs of a top performer. In 213 at bats the shortstop compiled 68 hits, 38 RBI and hit to a .319 avg. The Kinder, La., native started 62 of the Cajuns’ 63 games at shortstop and hit safely in 48 of 62 games. After being named to the 2013 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America team, Trahan was then also named the Sun Belt Conference Freshman of the Year. He is the first Cajun to be recognized as a Freshman All-American since Jonathan Lucroy in 2005. Continue reading Top 100 Countdown: 78. Blake Trahan (Louisiana)

CBD Top 100 Countdown: 79. Cam Gibson (Michigan State)

CamGibsonCollege 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 providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

We continue the list today at number 79 with Michigan State outfielder Cam Gibson. In his first season with the Spartans, Gibson fit right in as part of the talented starting nine. In his 40 games started, Gibson collected 53 hits, 17 RBI and 12 stolen bases and hit to a .325 BA. His average was good for 3rd on the team and was a huge contributor to Michigan State’s 33-17 record. Continue reading CBD Top 100 Countdown: 79. Cam Gibson (Michigan State)

CBD Top 100 Countdown: 80. Alex Real (New Mexico)

AlexRealNewMexicoWe continue our countdown today at number 80 with New Mexico catcher/first baseman Alex Real. In his sophomore season with the Lobo’s, Real stepped up his game appearing in 55 games hitting .317 with 18 doubles, 8 home runs and 36 RBI. The 6’1, 200 pounder from Anthem, Arizona showed great pop during the 2013 season and was named All-Mountain West second team. Real’s versatility on the field made head coach Ray Birmingham’s job easy as the Lobos went 21-4 with him starting at DH and 26-6 with him batting fifth in the order. Additionally he made eight starts at catcher and 22 at first base. Continue reading CBD Top 100 Countdown: 80. Alex Real (New Mexico)

CBD Top 100 Countdown: 81. Sutter McLoughlin (Sacramento State)

SutterMcLoughlinSacStCollege 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 providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

We continue the list today at number 81 with Sacramento State RHP Sutter McLoughlin. During his freshman season with the Hornets, McLoughlin joined designated hitter Chris Lewis as the first freshmen in program history to be All-WAC first team selections. He shattered the single-season program record and led the WAC (Western Athletic Conference) with 17 saves and had just two blown saves all season. The right-hander made 28 appearances which was good for third most in a season in program history. McLoughlin went 1-3 in 38.1 innings pitched with an opponent batting average of only .196. Continue reading CBD Top 100 Countdown: 81. Sutter McLoughlin (Sacramento State)

2014 Top 100 Players Countdown: 82. Lukas Schiraldi (Texas)

College Baseball Daily kicks off 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 providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

We continue the list today at number 82 with University of Texas RHP Lukas Schiraldi. Before fully committing to the Longhorns staff, Schiraldi pitched at Navarro College where he dominated the Region XIV Athletic Conference in the NJCAA. Son of former Longhorn ace Calvin Schiraldi, Lukas has followed in his father’s footsteps and looks forward to potentially playing as a career. During his sophomore season with the Bulldogs, Schiraldi went 9-2 with a 2.84 ERA. In 76 IP the righty was able to strikeout 67 and quickly became a player to watch.
Continue reading 2014 Top 100 Players Countdown: 82. Lukas Schiraldi (Texas)

2014 Top 100 Players Countdown: 83. Trent Thornton (UNC)

College Baseball Daily kicks off 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 providing one player per day until we reach number 1.
We continue the list today at number 83 with UNC RHP Trent Thornton. In his first season with the Tar Heels Thornton quickly proved himself as a top notch starter with three above average pitches and a command of the zone that is usually only seen from veteran players. Thornton saw action in several roles for the Tar Heels as he set the UNC freshman record for wins (12) and tied the freshman record for saves (8) in his 91.2 innings of work. Thornton posted a 1.37 ERA, the seventh-lowest mark in the country. Thornton also earned freshman All-American honors as well as a spot on the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team. Continue reading 2014 Top 100 Players Countdown: 83. Trent Thornton (UNC)

2014 Top 100 Players Countdown: 84. Ben Roberts (Washington State)

College Baseball Daily kicks off 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 providing one player per day until we reach number 1.
We continue the list today at number 84 with Washington State outfielder Ben Roberts. After redshirting his freshman season for the Cougars, Roberts was excited to get on the field for Washington States 2013 regular season. Despite his excitement, Roberts ended his first season with the Cougars in mediocre fashion. Continue reading 2014 Top 100 Players Countdown: 84. Ben Roberts (Washington State)

2014 Top 100 Players Countdown: 85. Dillon Peters (Texas)

College Baseball Daily kicks off 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 providing one player per day until we reach number 1.
We continue the list today at number 85 with University of Texas junior LHP Dillon Peters. In his sophomore season with the Longhorns, Peters went 6-3 with a 1.97 ERA; he finished the 2013 season with 86.2 IP and struck out 57 batters in the process. A second team All-Big 12 selection, Peters had an impressive .223 batting average against and during his 14 starts on the mound, the Longhorns were able to go 10-4. On top of his success on the field, Peters also shined in the classroom as he was named to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll for fall 2012. Continue reading 2014 Top 100 Players Countdown: 85. Dillon Peters (Texas)

2014 Top 100 Players Countdown: 86. Eric Skoglund (UCF)

College Baseball Daily kicks off 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 providing one player per day until we reach number 1.
We continue the list today at number 86 with University Central Florida’s junior LHP Eric Skoglund. In his sophomore season with the Knights, the southpaw appeared in 14 games with 10 starts, totaling 56.2 innings and a 1-4 record. On his fist victory of the 2013 season, Skoglund went for eight innings, allowing no runs and only three hits. Continue reading 2014 Top 100 Players Countdown: 86. Eric Skoglund (UCF)

2014 Top 100 Players Countdown: 87. Jorge Lopez (Grand Canyon University)

College Baseball Daily kicks off 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 providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

We continue the list today at number 87 with Grand Canyon University pitcher Jorge Perez. Last season, Perez went 8-4 with a 2.86 ERA in 16 games with 15 starts for the Antelopes, collecting three complete games. Perez was named to the NCAA Division II West Region Championship All-Tournament Team after allowing just 2 earned runs in 12 innings, including a complete-game victory over Sonoma State and his first career save in the championship-clinching win over Chico State. He also tossed a complete game versus Coker College in GCU’s 10-2 win at the NCAA Division II Baseball Championships.

Continue reading 2014 Top 100 Players Countdown: 87. Jorge Lopez (Grand Canyon University)