College Baseball Daily throughout the fall will be putting together some of the storylines to follow this fall and into the 2012 season. The first installment is the SEC which has won the last three national championships with LSU winning in 2009 and South Carolina in the 2010 and 2011 seasons. Continue reading CBD Column: Five Questions for the SEC
The winner of the Pitcher of the Year Award, presented by Diamond, will be announced in Lubbock, Texas, on July 3 as part of the College Baseball Hall of Fame’s Night of Champions. Continue reading 2011 Semifinalists for Pitcher of the Year
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DURHAM, N.C. — USA Baseball announced Tuesday the names of the 30 semifinalists for the 2011 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award (GSA). This marks the 34th consecutive year that the award has been presented to the nation’s top amateur baseball player. Continue reading USA Baseball Announces 30 Semifinalists for 2011 Golden Spikes Award
College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2011 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 30 with Vanderbilt junior LHP Grayson Garvin. The Suwanee, Georgia, native attended high school at the Wesleyan School where he was a four year letter winner including being a starter in each of his final three seasons. He helped lead the team to the Regional Championship in 2007 and 2008 while helping them go to the State Final Four in 2006-08 and winning the 2008 State title. He picked up several awards during his career including being named the 2007, 2008 Region Player of the Year, 2008 Rawlings and Louisville Slugger All-American, Sports Illustrated/ Takkle Top 100, a member of the 2007 Gwinnett Dugout Club 1st team and 2008 Gwinnett Dugout Club Pitcher of the Year. He was selected by the Houston Astros in the 45th round of the 2008 MLB Draft but decided to hold true to his commitment to Vanderbilt.
Frankie Pilere of Fanhouse.com continues to update his top prospects for the 2011 MLB Draft. He checks in today with his top 115 players that he believes has top four round talent. This is his list of player he has seen with his own eyes so there will be additions to the list in the coming months. He has put out two previous updates from July 3rd (FULL ARTICLE) and July 24th (FULL ARTICLE). You can check out the full list below. Frankie also includes comments on each player on his site which can be read by clicking here.
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Regular-season MVP Kolten Wong (Hawaii) and home run champion Jordan Ribera (Fresno State) lead the list of stars who were named to the 2010 Cape Cod Baseball League’s All-League team that was announced by commissioner Paul Galop this weekend.
A total of 24 players were selected to the elite team, with the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox and the Orleans Firebirds each placing four on the squad. The lone representative from the Cape League champion Cotuit Kettleers is starting pitcher Austin Wood (St. Petersburg), who went 3-0 with a 0.74 ERA this season.
Jordan Ribera, Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox (Fresno State) 2-3, 2 runs, homer, RBI
Daniel Bowman, Bourne Braves (Coastal Carolina) 1-4, run scored, homer, 2 RBI
A.J. Pettersen, Hyannis Harbor Hawks (Minnesota) 2-4
Drew Martinez, Brewster Whitecaps (Memphis) 2-4, run scored
Jacob Stallings, Chatham Anglers (UNC) 2-4
The marquee collegiate summer league all-star game will take place on July 28th from Fenway Park in Boston Massachusetts with the Cape Cod Baseball League All Star Game. The Cape Cod Baseball League recently announced the 2010 All-Star Game rosters which feature some of the best pro prospects for the 2011 MLB Draft. The College Baseball Blog will have a Live Blog from the game with TCBB Senior Writer Katherine Cornetta joining TCBB editor Brian Foley in covering the event. You can sign up for a reminder about the Live Blog/Chat by clicking here. The full press release from the Cape Cod Baseball League is included below.