Los Angeles will the site of one of the most intriguing regionals this season. All four teams are within a couple hours drive, so they know each other, at least in passing, and their fans will have the opportunity to come out and show their support.
It also could be one of the most competitive regionals with light-hitting UCLA hosting and three lower-seeds that each have the talent to compete with the Bruins. But UCLA has the pedigree, having finished in the top three of the Pac-12 eight consecutive years. The Bruins also have the experience having advanced to the College World Series in two of the last three seasons. Continue reading
UCLA’s Adam Plutko is one of the top starting pitchers in the Pac-12.
The 6-foot-3, 192-pound right hander was selected in the sixth round by the Houston Astros in the 2010 MLB draft. However, Plutko turned down the Astros’ offers and enrolled at UCLA. Continue reading
College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2013 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 13 on our Top 100 Countdown is UCLA’s Adam Plutko. The 6’3 right-handed pitcher from Glendora, California was selected in the 6th round by the Houston Astros in the 2010 MLB Draft. Continue reading
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 37 with UCLA sophomore RHP Adam Plutko. The Glendora, California native attended Glendora High School where he is a four-year varsity letterwinner under head coach Dan Henley. As a senior, he went 10-1 with a 1.36 ERA, 97 strikeouts and 18 walks in 67.0 innings. He was named a Preseason Under Armour All-American and selected as the CIF Southern Section Division II Player of the Year. Adam was selected in the sixth round of the 2010 MLB Draft by the Houston Astros but decided to head to UCLA. Continue reading
Another signing deadline goes by and the story stays the same. The big market clubs especially in Boston and New York continue to wait until the last possible second to sign their draft picks. The Red Sox entering Monday had only signed three out of their top ten selections but ended up getting 12 out of the top 13 picks to sign which includes some marquee names in college baseball in LSU’s Anthony Ranaudo and Miami’s Chris Hernandez to name a few.