Opening Weekend for college baseball has some great matchups, highlighted by Stanford in Houston facing off against the Owls. Friday nights in College Baseball are particularly fascinating as most teams chose that platform to throw their ace and set the stage for the weekend series. Below you’ll see a list of likely MLB draft picks. Some will be first round selections, and some already have. Let’s see how they did in their respective season openers.
Gerrit Cole – RHP – UCLA – Jr. 9IP 4H 0ER 1BB 11K (W, 1-0). Cole needed just 104 pitches to go the distance in a 1-0 win against San Francisco.
Mark Appel – RHP – Stanford – So. 5.2IP 8H 2ER 1BB 4K.
Tyler Anderson – LHP – Oregon – Jr. 6IP 4H 1ER 4BB 3K
Scott McGough – RHP – Oregon – Jr. .2IP 1H 0ER 0BB 2K
Kurt Heyer – RHP – Arizona – So. 7IP 5H 0ER 2BB 8K (W, 1-0)
Brady Rodgers – RHP – Arizona St. So. 5IP 2H 0ER 0BB 5K (W, 1-0)
Adam Conley – LHP – Washington St. Jr. 8IP 4H 2ER 0BB 9K. (W, 1-0)
Sonny Gray – RHP – Vanderbilt – Jr. 4.1IP 4H 3ER 2BB 6K. Not as sharp as he’s capable of being.
Brian Johnson – LHP – Florida – So. 6IP 2H 0ER 0BB 6K (W, 1-0). Also went 2-4 at the plate with a couple of doubles. Will DH the rest of the weekend.
DJ Baxendale – RHP – Arkansas – So. 5IP 4H 0ER 1BB 7 K (W, 1-0)
Michael Roth – LHP – South Carolina – Jr. 5.2IP 4H 2ER 1BB 6K (W, 1-0).
Alex Panteliodis – LHP – Florida – Jr. 1IP 3H 2ER 0BB 1K. Last year’s Friday starter went 11-3 on an Omaha bound team is now the best midweek starter in the nation. He mopped up this game and will start Tuesday.
Ben Alsup – RHP – LSU – Sr. 5IP 5H 0ER 2BB 4K (W, 1-0)
Taylor Jungmann – RHP – Texas – Jr. 9IP 5H 0ER 1BB 9K (W, 1-0). He, Gray, Cole, and Purke will challenge each other in the box scores every weekend.
John Stilson – RHP – Texas A&M – Jr. 6IP 3H 0ER 1BB 9K (W, 1-0). Looks like the rotation will suit him just fine.
Logan Verrett – RHP – Baylor – Jr. 3IP 6H 4ER 1BB 3K (L, 0-1). The first round prospect off to a rough start with poor showing against Oral Roberts.
Matt Stites – RHP – Missouri – Jr. 5IP 6H 4ER 1BB 3K. JUCO transfer.
Michael Rocha – RHP – Oklahoma – Sr. 7IP 1H 0ER 1BB 7K (W, 1-0) Senior will need to be strong for Oklahoma to go back to Omaha. He’s off to a good start.
T.J. Walz – RHP – Kansas – Sr. 4IP 7H 7ER 4BB 3K (L, 0-1)
Danny Hultzen – LHP – Virginia – Jr. 6.2IP 3H 1ER 1BB 10K (W, 1-0). Probably the most consistent pitcher in the college baseball over the past 3 seasons.
Brandon Kline – RHP – Virginia – So. .2IP 0H 0ER 0BB 2K (S, 1)
Sean Gilmartin – LHP – Florida State – Jr. 7IP 6H 0ER 0BB 6K (W, 1-0)
Mark Pope – RHP – Georgia Tech – Jr. 6.2IP 5H 1ER 1BB 6K (W, 1-0). Strong performance against a good Kent State squad.
Kevin Jacob – RHP – Geogia Tech – Jr. 1IP 1H 1ER 1BB 1K.
Cory Mazzoni – RHP – NC State – Jr. 6IP 8H 4ER 2BB 3K (W, 1-0)
Chris Munnelly – RHP – UNC – So. 6.1IP 4H 1ER 3BB 8K.
Scott Weismann – RHP – Clemson – Jr. 5IP 5H 3ER 1BB 4K (W, 1-0)
Tony Zych – RHP – Louisville – Jr. 1IP 0H 0ER 0BB 2K (S, 1). One of the better fastballs in 2011 Draft.
Kyle Hansen – RHP – St. John’s – So. 4IP 4H 1ER 1BB 2K. (S, 1) 2nd Team Freshman All American last season.
Randy Fontanez – RHP – South Florida – Sr. 4.2IP 9H 6ER 1BB 3K. (L, 0-1) Unsigned 15th round pick last season (Reds) has good movement on 2 seem fastball. Brian Johnson and Preston Tucker were too much to handle.
Brian Dupra – RHP – Notre Dame – Jr. 7IP 7H 2ER 0BB 5K.
Elliot Glynn – LHP – Connecticut – Sr. 4.2IP 7H 3ER 3BB 3K. (L, 0-1)
Mountain West Conference
Matt Purke – LHP – TCU – So. 4IP 1H 0ER 1BB 3K. Short outing. He’s not going to get to 16 wins again if they take him out this early.
John Simms – RHP – Rice – Fr. 5IP 5H 1ER 1BB 4K. Not a bad start to a college career against a good Stanford team.
Chase McDowell – RHP – Rice – So. 2.2IP 7H 4ER 0BB 1K (L, 0-1).
Todd McInnis – RHP – Southern Mississippi – Sr. 8IP 5H 0ER 0BB 7K (W, 1-0)
Conrad Flynn – RHP – Tulane – Sr. 7IP 5H 0ER 0BB 5K. (L, 0-1)
Ryan Woolley – RHP – UAB – Sr. 5IP 8H 4ER 2BB 4K . (L, 0-1) Redshirt Senior was once a 6th round pick (’09 – ATL).
Big South Conference
Anthony Meo – RHP – Coastal Carolina – Jr. 6IP 3H 2ER 4BB 9K. First round prospect showed dominance but also control issues in no decision against Boston College.
Adam Lopez – RHP – VMI – Jr. 3IP 3H 2ER 4BB 3K. (L, 0-1).
Cody Allen – RHP – High Point – Jr. 4IP 10H 8ER 3BB 1K. (L, 0-1). Not good.
Andrew Thurman – RHP – UC Irvine – Fr. 3.2IP 6H 3R 1BB 3K. (W, 1-0)
Matt Andriese – RHP – UC Riverside – So. 7IP 8H 0ER 0BB 3K.
Chris Jensen – RHP – San Diego – Jr. 3IP 6H 4ER 5BB 3K (L, 0-1)
Owen Jones – RHP – Portland – Jr. 5.1IP 8H 3ER 2BB 4K
Western Athletic Conference
Lenny Linsky – RHP – Hawaii – Jr. 1IP 0H 0ER 1BB 1K.
Missouri Valley Conference
Tim Kelly – RHP – Wichita State – Sr. 5IP 3H 0ER 1BB 6K. (W, 1-0)
Brian Flynn – LHP – Wichita State – Jr. 4IP 2H 0ER 0BB 2K. (S, 1)
Corey Maines – RHP – Illinois State – Jr. 4IP 5H 2ER 4BB 2K.
Carson Smith – RHP – Texas State – Jr. 2IP 3H 1ER 0BB 4K. Top draft prospect in the Southland conference.
Sun Belt Conference
Tyler Ray – RHP – Troy – Jr. 6IP 1H 1ER 2BB 5K. (W, 1-0)
America East Conference
Jeff Gibbs – RHP – Maine – So. 3IP 6H 4ER 2BB 3K. (L, 0-1)
Big South Conference
Cody Allen – RHP – High Point – Jr. 4IP 10H 8ER 3BB 1K (L, 0-1)
Lex Rutledge – LHP – Samford – So. 2.1IP 3H 5ER 5BB 4K. Rough day for a 2012 potential 1st round talent.
Chris Beck – RHP – Georgia Southern – So. 4IP 4H 1ER 1BB 7K.
David Peterson – RHP – College of Charleston – Jr. 4IP 4H 3ER 1BB 5K.
Colonial Athletic Conference
Justin Bradley – RHP – UNC Wilmington – Jr. 5IP 5H 2ER 3BB 3K. (W, 1-0)
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Patrick Goelz – RHP – Bethune-Cookman – So. 8IP 3H 1ER 2BB 11K. (W, 1-0)