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Top 100 Countdown: 8. Peter O’Brien (Miami, FL)

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 8 with Miami (FL) catcher Peter O’Brien. He is from Miami Gardens, Florida where he attended Braddock High School. He decided to attend MEAC school Bethune-Cookman. As a freshman in 2009, he appeared in 50 games (39 starts) while hitting .314 with four homers and driving in 30 runs. He was named a first team All-MEAC team member while being named a Freshman All-American by Louisville Slugger and Baseball America. Continue reading


NCAA declares Miami catcher Peter O’Brien Eligible for 2012 Season

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Senior catcher Peter O’Brien has been approved by the NCAA to compete for the Hurricanes during the upcoming 2012 baseball season.

“Needless to say, Peter is very excited, the players are excited, and the coaching staff is excited to have a guy of his quality,” Head Coach Jim Morris said. Continue reading


Miami (FL) opens up Fall Practice

The Miami (FL) baseball program opened up fall practice on Tuesday with both Peter O’Brien and Erik Erickson getting the most attention.

O’Brien spent his first three years of college as a member of the Bethune-Cookman program. Entering last season, O’Brien was named to the CBD Top 100 countdown at 18. After the 2010 season, the Colorado Rockies selected him in the third round but didn’t sign. He also had some issues at home so he decided to transfer to Miami (FL) and appeal to the NCAA for immediate eligibility. It is expected that the NCAA will make a decision on his status in the near future. Continue reading


Top 100 Countdown: 18. Peter O’Brien (Bethune-Cookman)

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.

Coming in at number 18 on the list is Bethune-Cookman junior catcher Peter O’Brien. He is from Miami Gardens, Florida where he attended Braddock High School. Continue reading

2011 Top MLB Draft Prospects by Fanhouse.com

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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Team USA Advances to Semifinals with 11-0 Victory over China


RyanWrightLouisville Tokyo, Japan – Team USA scored a combined 10 runs in the third and fourth innings and cruised to an 11-0, seven inning quarterfinal win over China Tuesday afternoon at the V FISU World University Championships inside Yokohama Stadium. With the win, USA (15-2) advances to the semi-finals and will play the winner of Chinese Taipei/Japan on Thursday with a scheduled start time yet to be determined.

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Team USA defeats Chinese Taipei in Extra Innings


NickRamirezCalStateFullerton Tokyo, Japan – Nick Ramirez’ (Cal State Fullerton) single in the 11th inning scored Ryan Wright (Louisville) from second base giving USA a thrilling 8-7 win over Chinese Taipei in pool play Sunday night at Meiji Jingu Stadium.

The game took two tie-break extra-innings to produce a winner, where both squads scored a run in the 10th before USA won the game in the bottom of the 11th. The International Baseball Federation’s (IBAF) tie-break rule, which was implanted in July of 2008, starts in the 10th stanza and each inning needed thereafter, base runners are placed on first and second with no outs.

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Team USA defeats Sri Lanka 15-0 in five innings


Tokyo, Japan – Sonny Gray (Vanderbilt) struck out a career-best 14 batters setting a new USA FISU single-game record as the Collegiate National Team (CNT) used the 15-run rule after five innings to record its first win at the V FISU World University Championships Friday afternoon over Sri Lanka, 15-0 at Utsumi Shimaoka Ball Park. Continue reading

Team USA defeats Chinese-Taipei 6-3


PeterOBrienBethune-Cookman Taipei, Taiwan – Pete O’Brien (Bethune-Cookman) hit his fourth home run of the season and drove in two runs to help the Collegiate National Team (CNT) snap its two-game skid against Chinese-Taipei Tuesday with a 6-3 victory at Hsinchuang Field. With the win Team USA improves to 10-2 on its summer tour.

O’Brien’s fielder’s choice RBI in the fourth inning broke a one-all and gave USA the lead for good at 2-1. George Springer (Connecticut) singled to right to start the inning and moved over to second when Nick Ramirez (Cal State Fullerton) was hit by a pitch. Jason Esposito (Vanderbilt) advanced the runner’s on a sac bunt towards first before Springer sprinted home on O’Brien’s grounder to short.

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2011 MLB Draft Top Prospects by Fanhouse.com (July 24th)

Rice_AnthonyRendon_Large We are at about the halfway point of the summer collegiate baseball season as Fanhouse.com writer Frankie Piliere has updated his follow list as he has had an opportunity to see a couple of more high profile players including Anthony Rendon from Rice. His current list is below while you can check out his previous list by clicking here.

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