College Baseball Prospect Update – Pitchers 3.6.15

Inclement weather cancelled many games around the nation last night and in doing so, pushed the usual Friday night starts of many top pitching prospects to Saturday.  
One of the more intriguing matchups last night was #1 Vanderbilt v. #4 UCLA in the Dodgertown Classic that showcased Vanderbilt’s Carson Fulmer against UCLA’s James Kaprielian.  Both righties entered this season as potential 1st round picks.  Fulmer, who’s been pulling the weight of the defending National Champion’s lofty expectations due to the injury of fellow blue chip prospect Walker Buehler, came out on top thanks in part to striking out 9 Bruins in 6.1 innings.  
Cal State Fullerton got off to a slow start offensively this season, but they didn’t need many runs last night against #13 Texas Tech as junior righty Thomas Eshelman was outstanding.  Eshelman struck out 14 Red Riders while surrendering just 5 hits in a complete game shutout.  
Alright.  Enough of this palaver, let’s get this show on the road.  
*Rankings referenced below are those of
Southeastern Conference
2015 Draft Class
Carson Fulmer – RHP – Vanderbilt 6.1IP 3H 0ER 5BB 9K.  (W, 3-0).
Trey Killian – RHP – Arkansas 3.2IP 4H 1ER 0BB 3K.  
2016 Draft Class
Logan Shore – RHP – Florida 8IP 5H 0ER 0BB 5K (W, 3-0).  
Wil Crowe – RHP – South Carolina 7IP 5H 0ER 3BB 8K (W, 3-1). 
Atlantic Coast Conference
2015 Draft Class
Mike Compton – RHP – FSU – 9IP 2H 0ER 1BB 7K.  (W, 1-0).  
2016 Draft Class
Zac Gallen – RHP – UNC 7IP 4H 0ER 2BB 12K (W, 1-1)  
Pac 12 Conference
2015 Draft Class
James Kaprielian – RHP – UCLA  5.1IP 8H 4R 3ER 1BB 9K.  (L, 3-1)
Ryan Burr – RHP – ASU  1IP 0H 0ER 1BB 2K.  (S, 5)
Kyle Davis – RHP – USC 4.1IP 5H 4R 2ER 1BB 6K.  (W, 1-0).  Relief win against TCU.
Garrett Cleavinger – LHP – Oregon 1IP 1H 0ER 0BB 1K.  
Cole Irvin – LHP – Oregon 4IP 2H 0ER 0BB 3K.  
2016 Draft Class
Hunter Virant – LHP – UCLA 0.0IP 1H 1ER 0BB 0K.  
Big 12 Conference
2015 Draft Class
Mitchell Traver – RHP – TCU 5.2IP 6H 3R 2ER 1BB 7K.  
Trey Cobb – RHP – Oklahoma State 1IP 0H 0ER 0BB 1K.  
Dalton Brown – RHP – Texas Tech 0.1IP 0H 0ER 0BB 0K.  
Big Ten Conference
2015 Draft Class
Tyler Jay – LHP – Illinois 1.2IP 2H 0ER 1BB 2K.  (S, 4).  Possible 1st Round Pick.
Kevin Duchene – LHP – Illinois 7IP 3H 1ER 1BB 6K.  (W, 2-0).  Signature win against a #21 Oklahoma State team.
Christian Morris – RHP – Indiana 5IP 9H 6R 4ER 0BB 7K.  (W, 2-0).  
American Athletic Conference
2015 Draft Class
Ian Gibaut – RHP – Tulane .2IP 2H 0ER 0BB 1K.  
Jimmy Herget – RHP – South Florida 8IP 2H 0ER 1BB 12K (W, 3-0).  
Conference USA
2015 Draft Class
Kevin McCanna – RHP – Rice 6.2IP 5H 1ER 3BB 5K.  (W, 2-1).  
Best of the Rest
Jon Harris – RHP – Missouri State 7IP 4H 2ER 2BB 13K.
Thomas Eshelman – RHP – Cal State Fullerton 9IP 5K 0ER 1BB 14K.  (W, 2-2).  
Dillon Tate – RHP – UC Santa Barbara 7IP 5H 0ER 3BB 10K.  (W, 3-1).  
Joseph Shaw – RHP – Dallas Baptist 7IP 3H 0ER 0BB 6K.  (W, 3-0).  
Colin Welmon – RHP – Loyola Marymount 5.2IP 7H 2ER 3BB 5K (L, 2-2)
Mike Murray – RHP – Florida Gulf Coast 7IP 3H 3ER 1BB 10K.  

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