FROM BASEBALL AMERICA PRESS RELEASE DURHAM, N.C.–The Southeastern Conference, which has produced college baseball’s last three national champions, dominated Baseball America’s top prospects lists for 20 college summer leagues and Team USA, which have been released at BaseballAmerica.com. The SEC leads all conferences with 24 players on the lists, followed by the Pacific-12 (22 players), the Big 12 (18 players) and the Atlantic Coast (17). The ACC leads all conferences with four players ranking as the No. 1 prospects in their respective leagues. Continue reading 2011 Baseball America Top Prospects for Summer Leagues and Team USA→
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 29 with Kansas State junior CF Nick Martini. The Crystal Lake, Illinois, native attended Prarie Ridge High School where he was a three year letter winner and three time Illinois All-State selection. While in high school, he was a career .474 hitter, with 55 doubles, 6 triples, 14 HR and 101 RBI. As a senior, he was rated the top hitter in Illinois by Prep Baseball Report, and led his team to the 2008 Illinois State title. Martini was not drafted out of high school.
DURHAM, N.C.–The Pacific-10 Conference dominated Baseball America’s top prospects lists for 18 summer college leagues and Team USA, which have been posted at BaseballAmerica.com. The Pac-10 leads all conferences with 30 players on the lists and six players ranking as the No. 1 prospects in their respective leagues.
The CBB 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 93 in our countdown with Missouri State junior LHP Aaron Meade. He is a 6’2 175 pound left-handed pitcher out of Rockhurst High School and Kansas City, Missouri. His senior season saw him go 4-2 with a 2.25 ERA and win Rockhurst High School’s Pitcher of the Year award.
TOPEKA, KS - The Topeka Golden Giants are announcing plans to leave the Missouri Iowa Nebraska Kansas League (M.I.N.K. League) for the upcoming 2010 season. The Golden Giants will instead play an independent schedule and will fill 25 home dates this summer.
The Golden Giants have enjoyed their relationship with the M.I.N.K. League and it’s member franchises throughout their first five years of existence, but feel the time is right to move in another direction.
DURHAM, N.C.–Mississippi and Washington State lead all schools by placing five players apiece on Baseball America’s top prospects lists for 18 different summer college leagues and Team USA. Last summer, Louisiana State and Texas each led the nation with five players apiece on BA’s summer league lists, and those two teams wound up facing off for the national championship at the College World Series.
BA ranked the top 30 prospects for the talent-rich Cape Cod League, and the top 10 prospects in 17 other summer college leagues. In addition, the top 20 Team USA prospects were ranked.
The Topeka Capital Journal has a great article on the Topeka Golden Giants plans for the 2010 season with the Lake Shawnee Ballpark which serves as the team’s home. The Golden Giants are members of the MINK League and had early success this season before injuries riddled the squad. The team is also exploring the possibility of leaving the MINK League in favor of going independent and making weekend trips as far away as Mexico and Alaska. Continue reading Topeka Golden Giants Facility Plans for 2010→