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2011 John Olerud Award Watch List

FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE
The College Baseball Hall of Fame announced today the names of 25 players from across the country featured on the watch list for the John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award.

The Olerud Award, which recognizes a player who makes an impact both on the mound and at the plate, will be presented in Lubbock, Texas, on July 3 as part of the College Baseball Hall of Fame’s Night of Champions. Continue reading

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South Carolina’s Jackie Bradley Jr. “Likely” Out for the Season

South Carolina junior outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. is likely out for the season with a torn tendon in his left wrist. Bradley was a key component in the Gamecocks run to the 2010 CWS title. He led the team with a .368 batting average while hitting 13 homers and driving in 60 runs. Coming into the 2011 campaign, CBD had rated Bradley as the fifth best player in the country. Continue reading

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TCU’s Matt Purke Injured

TCU’s Matt Purke has been shutdown for the time being with a shoulder injury as he visited famed orthopedist James Andrew this week. Purke’s velocity all season has been way down barely touching 90 MPH in some of his starts. Last season, he had an outstanding freshman season which saw him go 16-0 with a 3.02 ERA while bringing the Horned Frogs to the school’s first CWS appearance. CBD had Matt Purke rated as the second best college player coming into the 2011 season. Continue reading

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CBD Column: Hultzen and Bradley Passing Purke?

Coming into the season, there was no doubt in anyone’s mind that Matt Purke was the top draft eligible left-handed pitcher for the 2011 MLB Draft. Things have definitely changed over the first five weeks of the season. Both Virginia’s Danny Hultzen and Georgia Tech’s Jed Bradley have jumped right in the middle of the discussion with outstanding starts to the year. Continue reading

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USD Tournament Scouting Report and Review

I was able to attend four games this weekend at the USD Tournament, held at Tony Gwynn Stadium at San Diego State.  I got to see Oklahoma, Cal, UCONN, and San Diego State all in action twice.  Here’s some news and notes on some key players from each team, including George Springer, Matt Barnes, Garrett Buechele, Tony Renda, Brandon Meredith, Brad Haynal, and more, with video included. Continue reading

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Foley’s National Weekend Preview (March 4th-6th)

We enter the third weekend of action in College Baseball today with a couple of good tournaments and series around the country. Sr. Writer William Knox will be in Austin TX this weekend covering the Stanford vs Texas series while Assistant Editor Mark Rafferty is flying down to San Diego to cover the University of San Diego tournament. Both Sr. Writer Katherine Cornetta and Editor Brian Foley will be in the CBD East Coast office running the twitter and answering questions on twitter. Remember to follow the site’s twitter account @CB_Daily for the latest news and notes from the games. Also, we will be running a live chat at 10pm on Sunday evening to go over the weekend of action in college baseball and you can sign up for a reminder by entering your email address in the box on the right side of the site.  Continue reading

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Top 100 Countdown: 1. Anthony Rendon (Rice)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown for the 2010 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country.

We conclude our countdown today with junior third baseman Anthony Rendon from Rice. He is from Houston TX and attended Lamar High School. His senior season saw him hit .570 with eight homers, 17 doubles, 56 RBI, 56 runs scored and 13 steals. He picked up several honors including First team 5A all-state shortstop, All-Greater Houston selection by the Houston Chronicle, and a starter in the Texas high school all-star game. He was also named all-state as a junior when he led the Houston area with 14 homers. Continue reading

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Top 100 Countdown: 2. Matt Purke (TCU)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown for the 2010 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 2 in our countdown with TCU sophomore LHP Matt Purke. The Spring, Texas native attended Klein High School where he had solid career. As a junior in high school, he went 12-1 with a 0.37 ERA and 147 strikeouts in 76 2/3 innings pitched. He was named the high school pitcher of the year after his junior season by Baseball America. They also rated him as the third best high prospect in the 2009 MLB Draft. The Texas Rangers ended up selecting him in the first round with the 14th overall pick but were not able to come to terms with him. Continue reading

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Top 100 Countdown: 3. George Springer (UConn)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown for the 2010 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 3 in our countdown with UConn junior centerfielder George Springer. The New Britain, Connecticut, native attended Avon Old Farms all four years of high school. He had an outstanding career being named All-New England in 2007 and 2008 while participating in the Cape Cod High School Classic in 2007. The Minnesota Twins selected him in the 2008 MLB Draft but were unable to sign him. Continue reading

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Top 100 Countdown: 4. Gerrit Cole (UCLA)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown for the 2010 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 with number 4 in our countdown with junior RHP Gerrit Cole from UCLA. He is from Santa Ana, California as he attended Orange Lutheran High School where he was a three year letterwinner playing under Mike Grahovac. He had an outstanding senior season where he went 8-2 with a 0.46 ERA while totaling 121 strikeouts and walking 18 batters in 75.2 innings. Heading into the 2008 MLB Draft, Perfect Game Crosschecker rated him the best high school player in the country while Baseball America had him fourth. Cole was selected by the New York Yankees with the 28th overall selection as he slid as he told many teams he wanted to attend college. Cole lived up to his side of the bargain as he refused a multi-million dollar contract to attend UCLA. Continue reading