The MLB Signing Deadline is fast approaching as all teams have to midnight on August 15th to sign their prospects or they will head to college. Here is the latest news and notes from around the country.
Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reported that Red Sox first round pick and 26th overall selection Blake Swihart took batting practice on Thursday afternoon at Fenway Park. Swihart is currently committed to Texas where he will play for Augie Garrido. If I had to guess right now, I would expect the Red Sox to sign Swihart for over the $1.2 million due to him with the slotting system. Continue reading 2011 MLB Draft News and Notes for August 5th
The biggest news last week was that the NCAA Baseball Committee has recommended changing the way the RPI is calculated for the 2013 season. The revised RPI formula will value each road victory as 1.3 instead of 1.0. Each home win will be valued at 0.7 instead of 1.0. Conversely, each home loss will count 1.3 against at team’s RPI and each road loss will count 0.7 against a team. This is similar to the changes made in Division I men’s and women’s basketball where road wins are weighted as 1.4 and home victories are weighted at 0.6. That was based on statistical data that consistently showed home teams in Division I basketball winning about two-thirds of the time.
College Baseball Daily was able to catch up to coaches from around the country to get their thoughts on the new rules and what changes they might have for their 2013 schedules if they are adopted by NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel meeting on August 11th. You can check out the coaches comments below and the NCAA did a study on what the changes would have done for the 2011 season if they were in effect which can be checked out by clicking here. Continue reading CBD Roundtable: New RPI Rules for 2013 Season
College Baseball Daily throughout the season will be providing our Quick Hits on games throughout the country. Special thanks to William Knox and Mark Rafferty for contributing to this report. As always, follow us on Twitter @CB_Daily for instant reaction and the best up to minute coverage on college baseball in the country. We also have a facebook page which can be joined by clicking here. Continue reading CBD Quick Hits for May 6th
College Baseball Daily throughout the season will be providing our Quick Hits on games throughout the country. Special thanks to William Knox and Mark Rafferty for contributing to this report. As always, follow us on Twitter @CB_Daily for instant reaction and the best up to minute coverage on college baseball in the country. Continue reading CBD Quick Hits for April 30th
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UNLV sophomore RHP Brady Zuniga was hit by a Matt Andriese line drive to his head tonight during the Rebels game against UC-Riverside. Brady is from Monterey Park, California and his family was in attendance according to reports. He was down for roughly 15 minutes before being taking away by ambulance. The good news is that he was conscious when he left the field. This is a story that is just breaking and we will update with more information as it becomes available. Video of the incident is below.
Continue reading UNLV’s Brady Zuniga hit in head by Line Drive (VIDEO)
Here are some my thoughts from the games played on March 23rd.
The Stetson Hatters picked up a crucial non-conference victory on Wednesday over the Florida State Seminoles in Tallahassee. The offense was led by Ben Carhart who hit a two run homer in the top of the ninth inning to tie the game at four to cause extra innings. Ryan Lashley drove home the eventual winning run in the 11th inning by doubling home Mark Jones. Stetson’s Robbie Powell was excellent in relief pitching the final 3.2 giving up five hits and only one unearned run while striking out five batters. Continue reading Foley’s Quick Hits for March 23rd
College Baseball Daily for the third straight season will release a Player and Pitcher of the Week Award. This week we honor Rance Roundy of UNLV and Gerrit Cole of UCLA. Continue reading CBD National Players of the Week (Feb. 22nd)
The first weekend is now complete in College Baseball where there was a couple of decent sized upsets on Sunday afternoon.
As always, you can follow our college baseball coverage on Twitter @CB_Daily and on Facebook. Continue reading Foley’s Quick Hits for Feb. 20th
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Five-time defending Mountain West Conference champion TCU is the unanimous favorite to win its sixth consecutive regular season MWC baseball title in 2011, according to a vote of the seven MWC head coaches and a selected media panel. The Horned Frogs received all 16 first-place votes and 112 points overall, while BYU garnered 84 points to finish second in the poll. San Diego State collected 75 points for a third-place ranking in the poll, while New Mexico was fourth (71 points). Rounding out the poll were UNLV in fifth (45 points), Utah in sixth (43 points) and Air Force in seventh (18 points). Continue reading 2011 Mountain West Conference Preseason Coaches Poll
The Mountain West Conference was dominated by TCU last season as the Horned Frogs went 21-5 to win the conference by four games over New Mexico, who went 14-8. San Diego State finished third, with a 13-11 record. BYU finished in fourth place at 12-12, while UNLV finished in fifth place with a 11-13 record. Utah finished sixth at 10-13, with Air Force struggling mightily as they finished 3-20. Continue reading 2011 CBD Season Preview: Mountain West