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 50 with redshirt junior infielder John Hinson. The Asheville, North Carolina native had a standout career at A.C. Reynolds High School as he was a four-time letter winner under head coach Bryan Craig. He was named an all-conference selection in each of his four seasons while setting the school record for hits in a career. For the 2007 MLB Draft, Hinson was rated as the #170th best prospect in the nation by Baseball America and 314th prospect by Perfect Game while being the 13th best prospect in North Carolina by Perfect Game. The Philadelphia Phillies selected him in the 40th round (1210 overall pick) but were not able to get Hinson to sign. Continue reading