College Baseball Prospect Update – Pitchers 4.16.10

Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)

Danny Hultzen – LHP – UVA. 7IP 7H 2ER 0BB 10K.
Casey Harman – LHP – CLEM. 7.2IP 10H 6ER 1BB 9K.
Deck McGuire – RHP – GT. 7IP 7H 6ER 1BB 8K. Has looked very pedestrian over the past few starts.
Matt Harvey – RHP – UNC. 7IP 8H 5ER 2BB 6K. (L, 4-2)
Sean Gilmartin – LHP – FSU. 8IP 8H 3ER 2BB 6K. (6-2)
Chris Hernandez – LHP – MIA. 5IP 8H 3ER 2BB 3K. (W, 5-2)
Justin Wright – LHP – VATECH. 6.1IP 4H 2ER 6BB 5K.
Tyler Wilson – RHP – UVA. 1IP 0H 0ER 0BB 2K. Earns win in relief. (4-2)
Kevin Arico – RHP – UVA. 1IPI 1H 0ER 0BB 1K. (S, 12)

Southeastern Conference (SEC)

Sonny Gray – RHP – VANDY. 6.1 IP 7H 1ER 5BB 7K. (W, 5-4)
Drew Pomeranz -LHP – MISS. 7IP 2H 0ER 4BB 10K. I think he’s the best college pitcher in the 2010 draft class.
Bryan Morgado – LHP – TEN. 2.1IP 6H 6ER 2BB 3K. He’s been disappointing following his stellar Cape showing last summer.
Alex Panteliodis – LHP – FLA. 5.1IP 8H 5ER 1BB 3K.
Logan Darnell – LHP – KY. 6IP 7H 4ER 2BB 3K.
Anthony Ranaudo – RHP – LSU. 6IP 5H 3ER 3BB 8K. (W, 2-0) His arm strength appears to be back as he threw 99 pitches.
Blake Cooper – RHP – SCAR. 9IP 4H 0ER 1BB 10K. (W, 7-0) 12 groundball outs and 10 K’s. That leaves just 4 fly ball outs in a huge win against Drew Pomeranz and Ole Miss.
Justin Grimm – RHP – UGA. 5.1 IP 12H 8ER 4BB 4K. Loss moves to ace of a very disappointing Georgia team to 2-5.
Drew Smyly – LHP – ARK. 9IP 8H 2ER 0BB 7K. (W, 5-0)

Big 12 Conference

Taylor Jungmann – RHP – TEX. 7IP 2H 0ER 2BB 11K. Another no decision, this time v. A&M, but the dominant Jungmann is back
Nick Tepesch – RHP – MIZZU. 7IP 4H 2ER 2BB 8K.
Barret Loux – RHP – TEX A&M. 7IP 5H 3ER 3BB 8K.
T.J. Walz – RHP – KAN. 4.1 IP 9H 7ER 2BB 3K.
Chance Ruffin – RHP – TEX. 2IP 5H 2ER 2BB 4K. Rare bad outing for Ruffin leads to Jungmann’s ND.
John Stilson – RHP – TEX A&M. 2.2IP 1H 0ER 2BB 5K.

PAC 10

Gerrit Cole – RHP – UCLA. 5IP 8H 5ER 4BB 5K. 24 BB in his last 23 innings.
Seth Blair – RHP – ASU. 6.2IOP 7H 3ER 1BB 7K.
Greg Peavey – RHP – OSU. 6.1IP 10K 4Er 0BB 4K.
Scott McGough – RHP – OR. 4.1IP 3H 0ER 0BB 4K. If you’re a team’s best pitcher, and you’re throwing 4 innings per outing anyway, why not start? (W, 4-0)
Brett Mooneyham – LHP – STAN. 4.2IP 4H 6ER 6BB 3K.
Eric Johnson – RHP – CAL. 6IP 7H 4ER 4BB 5K. (L, 5-2)

Big Ten

Alex Wimmers – RHP – OSU. 8IP 7H 1ER 2BB 7K. (W, 8-0)
Seth Rosin – RHP – MIN. 7IP 12H 4ER 0BB 6K. (W, 3-3)

Atlantic Sun Conference

Chris Sale – LHP – FGC. 7IP 11H 8ER 2BB 11K. Not showing the dominance I would expect from an elite pitcher in a non-elite conference.

West Coast Conference

Kyle Blair – RHP – SD. 8IP 8H 2ER 3BB 7K. (W, 4-3)

Big West

Daniel Bibona – RHP – Irvine. 8.1 IP 7H 2ER 1BB 8K. (W, 6-2)

Missouri Valley Conference

Jordan Cooper – RHP – Wichita St. 8IP 9H 2ER 2BB 4K. (L, 4-2). Strong in his 2nd straight complete game.

Big South Conference

Cody Wheeler – LHP – Coastal Carolina. 9IP 5H 2ER 2BB 7K. (W, 6-0) Coastal moves to 30-5 with this win.

Southern Conference

Asher Wojchiechowski – RHP – Citadel. 9IP 6H 1ER 3BB 12K. (W, 8-0)

Colonial Athletic Association

Kevin Munson – RHP – James Madison. 2.1 IP 0H 0ER 1BB 3K. (W, 5-0).

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College Baseball Prospect Update – Pitchers 4.9.10

Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)

Danny Hultzen – LHP – UVA. 7IP 6H 4ER 2BB 11K. Sophomore really turning into a big game pitcher – earning W over Deck McGuire.
Casey Harman – LHP – CLEM. 7IP 7H 5ER 0BB 6K.
Deck McGuire – RHP – GT. 6.2IP 6H 6ER 4BB 6K. Not real sharp v. Virginia.
Matt Harvey – RHP – UNC. 7IP 8H 1ER 0BB 3K. Love the zero walks.
Sean Gilmartin – LHP – FSU. 7IP 2H 1ER 3BB 6K. (5-2)
Chris Hernandez – LHP – MIA. 5.2IPO 7H 5ER 1BB 4K.
Justin Wright – LHP – VATECH. 6IP 8H 3ER 0BB 6K.
Tyler Wilson – RHP – UVA. 1IP 0H 0ER 0BB 3K.

Southeastern Conference (SEC)

Sonny Gray – RHP – VANDY. 9IP 7H 3ER 5BB 8K. Loss moves Gray to 4-4. He should be the SEC’s best arm in 2011.
Drew Pomeranz -LHP – MISS. 8IP 4H 1ER 3BB 15K. 6-0. Have this game on the DVR and looking forward to scouting Pomeranz. He may have moved ahead of Ranaudo and McGuire.
Mike Bolsinger – RHP – ARK. 2IP 1H 0ER 0BB 2K.
Bryan Morgado – LHP – TEN. 7IP 5H 4ER 3BB 8K. Loss to FLA makes the 3rd round 2009 draftee 2-4.
Alex Panteliodis – LHP – FLA. 8IP 6H 2ER 0BB 2K. (6-1)
Logan Darnell – LHP – KY. 4.2IP 6H 3ER 2BB 6K.
Anthony Ranaudo – RHP – LSU. 5IP 5H 3ER 3BB 3K.
Blake Cooper – RHP – SCAR. 7.1IP 2H 1ER 4BB 3K. (6-0)
Justin Grimm – RHP – UGA. 8IP 4H 2ER 1BB 6K.

Big 12 Conference

Taylor Jungmann – RHP – TEX. 7.1IP 7H 2ER 2BB 6K. ND in a game Texas would win in 11 v. Kansas.
Zach Neal – RHP – OK. 8IP 9H 2ER 1BB 5K.
Nick Tepesch – RHP – MIZZU. 7IP 10 H 3ER 1BB 5K.
Barret Loux – RHP – TEX A&M. 6.1IP 4H 2ER 3BB 6K.
T.J. Walz – RHP – KAN. 7.1IP 7H 2ER 2BB 6K. Has been impressive this year. Matched the more talented Taylor Jungmann.
Chance Ruffin – RHP – TEX. 3.1IP 4H 0ER 0BB 5K. I think he’ll move back to starting as a pro.
John Stilson – RHP – TEX A&M. 2.2IP 2H 1ER 1BB 4K.

PAC 10

Gerrit Cole – RHP – UCLA. 6IP 3H 1ER 7BB 10K. 20 BB in his last 17 innings.
Seth Blair – RHP – ASU. 6.1IP 7H 2ER 1BB 7K.
Greg Peavey – RHP – OSU. 9IP 2H 1ER 3BB 6K. Shuts down the #4 Bruins to move to 3-0.
Scott McGough – RHP – OR. 3.1IP 0H 0ER 1BB 4K.
Adam Conley – LHP – WSU. 1IP 0H 0ER 0BB 1K.
Eric Johnson – RHP – CAL. 5.1IP 9H 4ER 3BB 9K. (5-1)

Big Ten

Alex Wimmers – RHP – OSU. 9IP 6H 1ER 0BB 14K. 7-0. I was in attendance. He threw 50% curveballs but they were sharp. Video coming shortly.
Seth Rosin – RHP – MIN. 7IP 10H 5ER 0BB 6K.

Atlantic Sun Conference

Chris Sale – LHP – FGC. 8IP 8H 2ER 1BB 5K. Not as dominate as I would expect from Sale v. Campbell.

West Coast Conference

Kyle Blair – RHP – SD. 7IP 6H 1ER 2BB 8K.
Martin Viramontes – RHP LM. 4IP 8H 7ER 4BB 2K.

Big West

Daniel Bibona – RHP – Irvine. 9IP 4H 2ER 2BB 8K. (5-2) Strong v. Fullerton.

Mountain West

Matt Purke – LHP – TCU. 5IP 5H 1ER 0BB 5K. (5-0) Could be a top 10 pick next year as draft eligible sophomore.

Missouri Valley Conference

Jordan Cooper – RHP – Wichita St. 9IP 9H 2ER 0BB 7K.

Big South Conference

Cody Wheeler – LHP – Coastal Carolina. 5.1IP 8H 5ER 2BB 6K.

Southern Conference

Asher Wojchiechowski – RHP – Citadel. 8IP 6H 3ER 0BB 6K.

Colonial Athletic Association

Kevin Munson – RHP – James Madison. 1.1IP 0H 0ER 0BB 2K. Save (6)

College Baseball Prospect Update – Pitchers 4.2.10

Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)

Danny Hultzen – LHP – UVA. 6IP 2H 1ER 2BB 6K. Two-way talent focusing more on pitching this year and it’s showing.
Casey Harman – LHP – CLEM. 6IP 4H 1ER 3BB 10K. Harman moves to 5-0
Deck McGuire – RHP – GT. 7IP 6H 3ER 1BB 5K. Deck now 5-1.
Matt Harvey – RHP – UNC. 6IP 5H 3ER 4BB 3K. UNC light hitting offense needs better outings from Harvey to contend.
Sean Gilmartin – LHP – FSU. 4IP 10H 7ER 1BB 2K. Rough outing in loss to Va Tech.
Chris Hernandez – LHP – MIA. 7IP 6H 1ER 0BB 7K.
Justin Wright – LHP – VATECH. 7IP 7H 2ER 2BB 10K. Can’t get over that he’s 5’9. Maybe his opponents can’t either.
Tyler Wilson – RHP – UVA. 2IP 2H 2ER 0BB 2K.

Southeastern Conference (SEC)

Sonny Gray – RHP – VANDY. 6.1IP 4H 2ER 5BB 7K. Loss v. Florida puts Gray at 4-3
Drew Pomeranz -LHP – MISS. 7IP 5H 3ER 6BB 7K. 5-0 now.
Mike Bolsinger – RHP – ARK. 2.1IP 9H 7ER 0BB 2K.
Bryan Morgado – LHP – TEN. 6IP 10H 6ER 4BB 7K.
Alex Panteliodis – LHP – FLA. 6.1 7H 1ER 2BB 6K.
Cecil Tanner – RHP – GA. .1IP 1H 0ER 2BB 0K.
Logan Darnell – LHP – KY. 3.2IP 9H 5ER 2BB 0K.
Anthony Ranaudo – RHP – LSU. 3IP 3H 1ER 2BB 4K. They’re being cautious in rebuilding arm stamina.
Matty Ott – RHP – LSU. 1IP 0H 0R 1BB 3K. Save (10)
Blake Cooper – RHP – SCAR. 8.1IP 6H 2ER 1BB 7K. The undersized senior is now 5-0.
Justin Grimm – RHP – UGA. 5.2IP 3H 2ER 4BB 1K.

Big 12 Conference

Taylor Jungmann – RHP – TEX. 7IP 4H 0ER 2BB 6K. THURSDAY Back on track after two off starts.
Zach Neal – RHP – OK. 5.2 7H 3ER 0BB 9K. THURSDAY
Barret Loux – RHP – TEX A&M. 6IP 5H 4ER 4BB 6K. Loss to Kansas moves him to 4-2.
T.J. Walz – RHP – KAN. 7.1IOP 11H 4H 2BB 8K. THURSDAY. Walz now 5-2.
Cole Green – RHP – TEX. 7.2IP 3H 0ER 2BB 6K. 6-0.
Chance Ruffin – RHP – TEX. 2IP 0H 0ER 0BB 6K. THURSDAY 7 Batters faced. 6 Ks and he hit a guy. Because he can.
Chance Ruffin – RHP – TEX. 1.1IP 0H 0R 0BB 1K. FRIDAY
John Stilson – RHP – TEX A&M. 4.2IP 4H 0ER 2BB 6K.

PAC 10

Arizona State and UCLA both get their first loss on Friday.

Trevor Bauer – RHP – UCLA. 4.2IP 9H 7R 1ER 2BB 3K. The 6 unearned runs didn’t help.
Gerrit Cole – RHP – UCLA. 5.2IP 5H 1ER 6BB 5K THURSDAY. Control issues for the 2nd straight start.
Seth Blair – RHP – ASU. 7IP 5H 0ER 0BB 5K. THURSDAY. 1-0 win moved ASU to 24-0 before falling on Friday.
Jordan Pries – RHP – STAN. 9IP 8H 3ER 4BB 4K. The man who took down UCLA.
Greg Peavey – RHP – OSU. 7IP 3H 1ER 3BB 10K. THURSDAY
Kevin Rhoderick – RHP – OSU. 1.1IP 1H 0ER 1BB 0K. THURSDAY
Tanner Robles – LHP – OSU. 4.1IP 4H 1ER 1BB 6K.
Tyler Waldron – LHP – OSU. 1.2IP 3H 2ER 1BB 3K.
Scott McGough – RHP – OR. 3.1IP 3H 0ER 1BB 5K.
Adam Conley – LHP – WSU. .2IP 0H 0ER 0BB 1K. THURSDAY
Eric Johnson – RHP – CAL. 6IP 6H 1ER 1BB 6K. THURSDAY. Sophomore moves to 4-1.

Big Ten

Alex Wimmers – RHP – OSU. 7IP 6H 1ER 2BB 5K. 6-0. Strong in Big 10 opener v. Northwestern.
Seth Rosin – RHP – MIN. 7.2IP 4H 1ER 0BB 4K.
Tyler Burgoon – RHP – MICH. 3.1IP 5H 1ER 0BB 4K.

Atlantic Sun Conference

Chris Sale – LHP – FGC. 8IP 4H 0ER 1BB 14K. No mercy on Mercer. Sorry, that was lame.

Big West

Jake Thompson – RHP – LBS. 8IP 10H 3ER 0BB 8K.
Daniel Renken – RHP – CSF. 7IP 12H 6ER 0BB 5K.

Mountain West

Matt Purke – LHP – TCU.
7.1IP 3H 1ER 3BB 10K. THURSDAY Nice bounce back start v. SDSU.

Missouri Valley Conference

Patrick Cooper – RHP – Bradley. 7IP 3H 1ER 3BB 5K.
Jordan Cooper – RHP – Wichita St. 4.1IP 8H 5ER 4BB 5K.

Big South Conference

Cody Wheeler – LHP – Coastal Carolina. 7IP 2H 1ER 3BB 10K.

Southern Conference

Asher Wojchiechowski – RHP – Citadel. 8IP 5H 2ER 2BB 9K. Moves to 7-0

Top 100 Baseball Prospects

Every prospecting outlet releases a Top 100 Prospect List and we at Prospect Junkies are no exception. I’m the first to admit that there is quite a bit of subjectivity in the list below. I’m quite biased in that I value a player’s ceiling more than I do his probability of reaching that ceiling. Some of the rankings listed below might contradict previous positional rankings that I’ve posted over the past view months but I have a very good explanation. I changed my mind.

It’s also important to note that this list was finalized before the brain surgery of Ryan Westmoreland or the season ending injury to Jared Mitchell. Westmoreland would have been moved down, but the extent of which is not yet known. Mitchell likely would have stayed close to his original ranking.

Enough of this palaver, lets get this show on the road.

1. Jason Heyward – OF – ATL. Looks like he may have played his last minor league game.
2. Stephen Strasburg – RHP – WAS. The best draft prospect to come along in ages, if reaches half of his ceiling, he’ll be a perennial all star.
3. Desmond Jennings – OF – TB. Has there ever been a faster outfield than Carl Crawford, B.J. Upton, and Jennings?
4. Carlos Santana – C – CLE. A switch hitting catcher with power, OBP skills and a strong arm. What’s not to like?
5. Brian Matusz – LHP – BAL. I think Baseball Prospectus’ Kevin Goldstein put it perfectly when he stated that Matusz’ greatest strength is his lack of weaknesses.
6. Jesus Montero – C – NYY. A truly special bat with zero chance to stick at catcher.
7. Neftali Feliz – RHP – TEX. Even his floor – a power relief pitcher, is pretty high.
8. Buster Posey – C – SF. Kills left handed pitching, strong plate discipline and the quick feet and strong arm to become a plus defender.
9. Pedro Alvarez – 3B – PIT. The 28% K rate is not ideal, but the 1.009 OPS he posted in AA is.
10. Dustin Ackley – OF/2B – SEA. A future batting champion and Silver Slugger at whatever defensive position he ends up calling home.
11. Justin Smoak – 1B – TEX. Matt Wieters HS teammate is a switch hitting power hitter who walks as much as he Ks.
12. Mike Stanton – OF – FLA. More power than Alvarez, but also a higher AA K rate (33.1%) and a much lower BB rate (9.1%).
13. Madison Bumgarner – LHP – SF. A one pitch pitcher, but you can’t argue with the results. I’m anxious and skeptical to see how he’ll do with a large sample size of MLB starts.
14. Domonic Brown – OF – PHI. Is this the year his stat line will match his talent?
15. Aroldis Chapman – LHP – CIN. Showing better command than I anticipated.
16. Martin Perez – LHP – TEX. Strong 3 pitch mix for this 19 year old.
17. Alcides Escobar – SS – MIL. Could have a better year than Elvis Andrus did in ’09.
18. Tyler Matzek – LHP – COL. Was #2 player on draft board for several teams in 2009.
19. Aaron Hicks – OF – MIN. 5 tool player in every sense of the word.
20. Michael Taylor – OF – OAK. The Stanford product should shine in Oakland.
21. Ryan Westmorland – OF – BOS. Scary speed power combination for such a young kid. Scary brain surgery.
22. Logan Morrison – 1B – FLA. 18% walk rate in AA stint last season.
23. Jeremy Hellickson – RHP – TB. His numbers suggest dominance rare for his small stature.
24. Casey Kelly – RHP – BOS. Red Sox let him fail at SS so he’d realize his future is on the mound.
25. Wade Davis – RHP – TB. Earned #5 spot in rotation of a contending team.
26. Brett Wallace – 3B – TOR. I can’t see a scenario where he sticks at 3B but bat can be special.
27. Kyle Drabek – RHP – TOR. His ceiling depends on his ability to refine his change up.
28. Christian Friedrich – LHP – COL. Who would have guessed that the Rockies would gain a reputation for developing pitching?
29. Jarrod Parker – RHP – ARI. Tommy John surgery doesn’t diminish elite status.
30. Jacob Turner – RHP – DET. It worked the last time the Tigers took a HS pitcher in the 1st round. (Rick Porcello – 2007)
31. Casey Crosby – LHP – DET. Strikeout potential who could thrive as he uses his change up more.
32. Lonnie Chisenhall – 3B – CLE. Once batted #3 on a South Carolina team that included future 1st rounders Justin Smoak and Reese Havens. Then got kicked off the team.
33. Michael Montgomery – LHP – KC. A 6’5 lefty who throws in the high 90s. What’s not to love?
34. Josh Bell – 3B – BAL. Needs to hit lefties better but the Orioles got a steal in exchange for George Sherrill. Fitting I guess since they stole him for Eric Bedard.
35. Miguel Sano – SS – MIN. Long shot to reach his ceiling, but his ceiling is as high as anyone on this list.
36. Starlin Castro – SS – CHC. More power potential than Escobar but not the same guy with the glove.
37. Chris Carter – 1B – OAK. Big power, but not a fan of the swing.
38. Derek Norris – C – WAS. Love his OPS potential.
39. Zach Britton – LHP – BAL. If you haven’t figured it out, I love lefties with a good feel for a change up.
40. Jaff Decker – OF – SD. Bad bodied outfielder with Power and OBP skills.
41. Yonder Alonso – 1B – CIN. If he can learn to hit lefties, he could be a star. If not, he’s still be good.
42. Freddie Freeman – 1B – ATL. Hoping be be closer to the ’08 version than the ’09 version.
43. Jhoulys Chacin – RHP – COL. Reminds me a little of Yovanni Gallardo. But ultimately, just not as good.
44. Matt Moore – LHP – TB. Big time K potential, but needs to overcome some control issues.
45. Zack Wheeler – RHP – SF. 6th overall pick in the 2009 draft has more polish out of HS than Madison Bumgarner did at this age.
46. James Darnell – 3B – SD. Walks as much as he K’s, posted .468 OBP in Low A, and hit 20 HR last year.
47. Brett Lawrie – 2B – MIL. Not a strong defender, but the bat is advanced.
48. Jared Mitchell – OF – CWS. Ankle surgery will derail his season, but his future is still bright.
49. Jiovanni Mier – SS – HOU. Strong professional debut provided glimpse at potential.
50. Todd Frazier – 2B – CIN. If he finds a permanent defensive home (it won’t be 2B) his bat will make him a success.
51. Tyler Flowers – C – CHW. Could be #2 catcher in Chicago now, but he needs to play every day and refine his defensive skills.
52. Mike Leake – RHP – CIN. Straight from Arizona State to the Reds rotation. Insane to me, but he did have the second most polish (Strasburg) of any college pitcher in the 2009 draft.
53. Mike Trout – OF – ANA. I think he’ll have a better career than Donovan Tate.
54. Ben Revere – OF – MIN. Speed and hit tools are advanced, and he shows some patience too.
55. Will Myers – C – KC. In a deep HS catching class of 2009, he’s the best.
56. Tanner Scheppers – RHP – TEX. He throws 99 now. But shoulder injury past scares me.
57. Aaron Crow – RHP – KC. There once was debate as to who was better: Crow or Matusz.
58. Julio Teheran – RHP – ATL. Pencil thin righty throws 3 has 3 potential plus pitches.
59. Mike Moustakas – 3B – KC. Take a pitch!
60. Tony Sanchez – C – PIT. Still not the 4th best talent in the 2009 draft, but better than expected.
61. Simon Castro – RHP – SD. A strikeout pitcher who cut his BB rate in half in 2009.
62. Lars Anderson – 1B – BOS. I still believe he’ll hit, thanks to his selectivity, but he’ll need to prove it this year.
63. Fernando Martinez – OF – NYM. I once thought he was overrated, now I’m thinking he’s underrated.
64. Dee Gordon – SS – LAD. A slap hitter who will struggle as he plays against better defenses.
65. Donovan Tate – OF – SD. Pretty raw but the athletic ability is there.
66. Ike Davis – 1B – NYM. Should be starting in New York by year end.
67. Jose Tabata – OF – PIT. He’s 21. His wife is 44. Not judging, I just find it interesting.
68. Michael Saunders – OF – SEA. Rookie of the Year sleeper once Milton Bradley gets kicked off the team.
69. Dan Hudson – RHP – CWS. The first call up to the South Side this year.
70. Grant Green – SS – OAK. Short stroke and power, with a good enough glove to stick at SS.
71. Kyle Gibson – RHP – MIN. Could be steal of 2009 draft if arm is healthy.
72. Arodys Vizcaino – RHP – ATL. A product of the Javier Vasquez trade, I’m interested to see how he’ll perform in his first year of full season professional baseball.
73. Alex White – RHP – CLE. A power pitcher with a plus splitter.
74. Jose Iglesias – SS – BOS. Gaining a legendary reputation for his glove work.
75. Chad James – LHP – FLA. The 2009 HS pitching draftee that not enough people talk about.
76. Jason Castro – C – HOU. Solid after being a surprise top 10 pick in the 2008 draft.
77. Jenrry Mejia – RHP – NYM. Will we get a look at him in an 8th inning role this year?
78. Shelby Miller – RHP – STL. I think three years at Texas A&M would have been good for him.
79. Drew Storen – RHP – WAS. May close out both of Washington’s September wins this year.
80. Austin Jackson – OF – DET. Does everything just a tick above average.
81. Chris Withrow – RHP – LAD. Control is sometimes an issue for this live arm.
82. Phillipe Aumont – RHP – PHI. Reminds me a little of top 2010 prep pitcher Jameson Taillon. But not as good.
83. Matt Dominguez – 3B – FLA. Future Gold Glover if he can hit enough to make it to the Show.
84. Jordan Lyles – RHP – HOU. Advanced feel for his change up. May struggle in the hitters paradise that is the High A California League.
85. Wilmer Flores – SS – NYM. He won’t end up at SS, but the bat has some serious pop.
86. Michael Brantley – OF – CLE. A prospect with the ability to lead off is more rare than I would have guessed.
87. Christian Bethancourt – C – ATL. Decent plate discipline for such a young kid.
88. Josh Vitters – 3B – CHC. Needs to take a walk.
89. Tim Beckham – SS – TB. Any move off of SS will hurt his value.
90. Jake Arrieta – RHP – BAL. Underrated. Overshadowed by Brian Matusz, Chris Tillman, and Zach Britton.
91. Hank Conger – C – ANA. A full healthy season could land him in the top 50 on this list next year. Or in Anaheim.
92. Eric Hosmer – 1B – KC. Was not good last year. Not giving up yet.
93. Jay Jackson – RHP – CHC. A two way stud at Furman, a one way star as a pro.
94. Noel Arguelles – LHP – KC. 20 year old Cuban lacks polish.
95. Brett Jackson – OF – CHC. Scary athletic ability.
96. Josh Reddick – OF – BOS. The Mike Cameron acquisition will delay his arrival but he could get a decent amount of playing time later this season.
97. Mike Minor – LHP – ATL. Polish but not a particularly high ceiling.
98. Michael Inoa – RHP – OAK. We’ll finally get to see some professional innings this year.
99. Gaby Sanchez – 1B – FLA. Beat out Logan Morrison for now. Has pop and patience.
100. Nick Weglarz – OF – CLE. Reminds me a little of Adam Dunn. Takes walks and can drive the ball out of the park to the opposite field.

College Baseball Prospect Update – Pitchers 3.27.10

Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)

Will Lamb – LHP – CLEM. 7IP 5H 1ER 2BB 2K. Plays 1B when he’s not pitching. Virginia takes 2 or 3 from Clemson.
Robert Morey – RHP – UVA. 6IP 5H 2ER 4BB 7K. The #2 starter on the best team in the nation.
Tyler Wilson – RHP – UVA. 1.2IP 0H 0ER 1BB 0K.
Brandon Cumpton – RHP – GT. 4.1IP 8H 4ER 1BB 5K. Potential 3rd round pick.
Mike Dennhardt – RHP – BC. 6IP 5H 3ER 4BB 3K.
Jesse Hahn – RHP – VaTech. 4.1IP 5H 2ER 1BB 6K.
Mathew Price – RHP – VaTech. 9IP 6H 1ER 0BB 10K. Moving in front of Hahn as ace of staff.

Southestern Conference (SEC)

Anthony Ranaudo – RHP – LSU. 2IP 0H 0ER 0BB 1K. Encouraging return.
Matty Ott – RHP – LSU. .2IP 1H 0ER 1BB 0K. Game 1
Matty Ott – RHP – LSU. 1IP 1H 0ER 0BB 1K. Save (9). Game 2.
Aaron Barrett – RHP – MISS. 6IP 4H 3ER 6BB 9K. One of the better senior SP in the nation. Now 6-0 with win over #5 Florida.
Brett Eibner – RHP – ARK. 7IP 11H 2ER 0BB 1K. The best 2 way player in the nation.
Sam Dyson – RHP – SCAR. 7IP 10H 0ER 0BB 9K. Unsigned 10th rounder (A’s)from last season could go much higher this year.
Taylor Rogers – LHP – UK. 8IP 7H 1ER 0B 1K. Strong performance for true freshman in loss to Vanderbilt.
Jack Armstrong – RHP – VANDY. 5IP 10H 7ER 0BB 5K.
Alex Meyer – RHP – UK. 6IP 5H 3ER 2BB 6K.
Justin Grimm – RHP – UGA. 6IP 5H 2ER 2BB 4K.

Big 12 Conference

Cole Green – RHP – TEX. 6.2IP 8H 3ER 2BB 3K. Moves to 5-0.
Chance Ruffin – RHP – TEX. 2.1IP 1H 0ER 0BB 3K. Move from Friday starter to closer has been a success. 6th save.
Bobby Doran – RHP – TEX TECH. 6IP 10H 6ER 2BB 7K.
John Stilson – RHP – TEX A&M. 2IP 2H 1ER 0BB 4K.
Logan Verrett – RHP – BAYLOR. 3.1IP 7H 4ER 3BB 2K.

Pac 10 Conference

Rob Rasmussen – LHP – UCLA. 5.2IP 4H 2ER 4BB 9K. 20-0! Pretty deep rotation with Cole, Bauer, and Rasmussen.
Tanner Robles – LHP – OSU. 6IP 7H 4ER 2BB 3K.
Tyler Waldron – LHP – OSU. .2IP 3H 5ER 2BB 1K.
Kevin Rhoderick – RHP – OSU. 1IP 2H 1ER 1BB 2K.
Scott McGough – RHP – OR. 0IP 4H 3ER 1BB 0K. Rough outing in relief.
Adam Conley – LHP – WSU. 2IP 0H 0ER 0BB 0K.

Big 10 Conference

Matt Miller – RHP – MICH. 3IP 3H 3ER 0BB 5K.
Tyler Burgoon – RHP – MICH. 5IOP 2H 0ER 0BB 5K.
TJ Oakes – RHP – MIN. 5.1IP 6H 4ER 1BB 4K. One of the better freshman in the big 10.

Big West Conference

Jake Thompson – RHP – LBS. 7IP 7H 1ER 2BB 7K. Moves to 3-0 in impressive Dirtbag win over Oregon State.
Daniel Renken – RHP – CSF. 5IP 8H 4ER 5BB 5H. The Fullerton Ace struggles a bit against Hawaii.

West Coast Conference

Sammy Solis – LHP – SD. 6.2IP 6H 3ER 1BB 7K. With Kyle Blair and Sammy Solis, San Diego could be a force in regional play. But they need to make it. This win v. Coastal Carolina helps.

College Baseball Prospect Update – Pitchers 3.26.10

Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)

Danny Hultzen – LHP – UVA. 6IP 8H 3ER 2BB 6K.
Casey Harman – LHP – CLEM. 7IP 5H 3ER 0BB 3K.
Deck McGuire – RHP – GT. 7IP 6H 1ER 3BB 10K. Good outing v. Matt Harvey and NC.
Matt Harvey – RHP – UNC. 7IP 3H 1ER 6BB 11K. The 6BB is closer to the 09 version, but still a good outing against the #3 team in the nation.
Sean Gilmartin – LHP – FSU. 7.1IP 6H 1ER 0BB 7K. Strong in win v. a Maryland team that beat Deck McGuire last weekend.
Chris Hernandez – LHP – MIA. 5IP 7H 4ER 4BB 6K.
Justin Wright – LHP – VATECH. 9IP 4H 0ER 0BB 6K. Great outing for the 5’9 little man.

Southeastern Conference (SEC)

Sonny Gray – RHP – VANDY. 7IP 4H 0ER 3BB 6K. Great outing in W over Kentucky.
Drew Pomeranz -LHP – MISS. 7.1IP 5H 1ER 2BB 9K. Big performance in big game v. Florida.
Austin Ross – RHP – LSU. 6IP 6H 2ER 2BB 4K.
Matty Ott – RHP – LSU. 1IP 1H 0ER 0BB 1K. Matty Ice.
Mike Bolsinger – RHP – ARK. 5.2IP 4H 2ER 4BB 5K.
Bryan Morgado – LHP – TEN. 7IP 5H 3ER 4BB 11K.
Alex Panteliodis – LHP – FLA. 7.1IP 6H 3ER 0BB 8K. First loss of the year for the sophomore. Now 5-1.
Cecil Tanner – RHP – GA. .1IP 0H 1ER 2BB 0K. 2011 Draft prospect takes loss in relief.
Logan Darnell – LHP – KY. 5.1IP 9H 5ER 4BB 3K.

Big 12 Conference

Taylor Jungmann – RHP – TEX. 5.2 IP 7H 8ER 4BB 5K. Two bad starts in a row.
Chad Bettis – RHP – TEX TECH. 1.2IP 3H 3ER 2BB 2K. One of the top relief pitchers in the 2010 draft.
Zach Neal – RHP – OK. 7IP 4H 1ER 0BB 11K. No idea if Neal is a legit prospect, but an outing like this in league play gets my attention.
Nick Tepesch – RHP – MIZZOU. 7.1IP 5H 3ER 2BB 4K.
Tyler Lyons – LHP – OK ST. 5.1IP 10H 7ER 1BB 3K. Roughed up by K-State.
Barret Loux – RHP – TEX A&M. 7IP 3H 1ER 1BB 11K. Loux now 4-1.
T.J. Walz – RHP – KAN. 6.2IP 8H 7ER 3BB 4K.

PAC 10

Trevor Bauer – RHP – UCLA. 8IP 5H 3ER 3BB 9K. Sophomore Bauer leads UCLA to 19-0 record in rare Friday start.
Gerrit Cole – RHP – UCLA. 5IP 2H 3ER 7BB 7K. THURSDAY. Cole had trouble throwing strikes. Was it the result of shorter rest?
Seth Blair – RHP – ASU. 5.1IP 8H 5ER 2BB 5K.
Brett Mooneyham – LHP – STAN. 5IP 2H 1ER 4BB 5K.

Big Ten

Seth Rosin – RHP – MIN. 8IP 5H 2ER 0BB 8K. Nice bounce back for the Junior.

Atlantic Sun Conference

Chris Sale – LHP – FGC. 8IP 10H 1ER 0BB 7K.

Big West

Daniel Bibona – LHP – IRVINE. 6.1IP 9H 5ER 2BB 5K.

Mountain West

Matt Purke – LHP – TCU. 2.1IP 5H 4ER 1BB 5K. Freshman gets hit hard v. Air Force.

West Coast Conference

Kyle Blair – RHP – SD. 5.1IP 6H 4ER 3BB 9K. The 6 unearned runs didn’t help v. a very good Coastal Carolina team.
Cole Cook – RHP – Pepperdine. 8.2IP 13H 7ER 2BB 9K.
Martin Viramontes – RHP – LMU. 5.2IP 6H 0ER 3BB 6K. Strong outing for the Loyola Marymount sophomore.

Colonial Athletic Association

Kevin Munson – RHP – James Madison. 1.2IP 2H 2ER 2BB 2K. Earns win in relief.

Missouri Valley Conference

Patrick Cooper – RHP – Bradley. 5IP 9H 5ER 2BB 3K. Transfer from Des Moines Area, Iowa CC.
Jordan Cooper – RHP – Wichita St. 9IP 5H 1ER 1BB 4K.

Big South Conference

Cody Wheeler – LHP – Coastal Carolina.6IP 5H 2ER 6BB 6K. Earned the Win over Kyle Blair and San Diego.

Southern Conference

Asher Wojchiechowski – RHP – Citadel. 7IP 7H 1ER 2BB 11K. Moves to 6-0
Blake Hassebrock – RHP – UNC Greensboro. 1.2IP 3H 1ER 1BB 2K.

College Baseball Prospect Update – Pitchers 3.19.10

Friday is the most important day of the week for College Baseball. It’s when a team kicks off a three game series, and it’s also the night when we get to see how a team’s #1 starter fairs on the mound. This weekend starts league play for many of the top conferences around the nation. Here’s how some of college baseball’s top arms performed last night.

Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)

Danny Hultzen – LHP – UVA. 8IP 3H 1ER 1BB 12K. Strong member of deep college pitcher draft class of 2011.
Deck McGuire – RHP – GT. 8IP 7H 2ER 3BB 6K. Took a tough loss at Maryland.
Matt Harvey – RHP – UNC. 7IP 2H 0ER 4BB 11K. Strong start in conference play v. FSU. Took a no decision.
Casey Harman – LHP – CLEM. 7.1IP 1H 0ER 3BB 4K.
Chris Hernandez – LHP – MIA. 9IP 2H 1ER 1BB 6K. Looking more like the 08 version than the 09 version.

Southeastern Conference (SEC)

Sonny Gray – RHP – VANDY. 5.2IP 5H 1ER 4BB 4K. 2 unearned runs didn’t help cause in loss to Alabama.
Drew Pomeranz -LHP – MISS. 6IP 1H 0ER 2BB 9K. Possible top D1 talent in 2010 with LSU’s Anthony Ranaudo still injured.
Austin Ross – RHP – LSU. 6IP 8H 4ER 1BB 8K. Thrust into the Friday role with Ranaudo’s injury.
Mike Bolsinger – RHP – ARK. 7IP 4H 2ER 3BB 4K. Senior leads Arkansas to big win over LSU.
Bryan Morgado – LHP – TEN. 7IP 3H 2ER 4BB 2K. 2009 White Sox draftee. 3rd round.

Big 12 Conference

Taylor Jungmann – RHP – TEX. 7.1IP 7H 5ER 2BB 8K. I expected a better performance v. Nebraska following his 17Ks last week.
Chance Ruffin – RHP – TEX. 1.2IP 0H 0ER 0BB 2K. Bruce’s son vultures another win in relief. Moves to 3-1.
Nick Tepesch – RHP – MIZZOU. 6IP 3H 0ER 3BB 8K.
Tyler Lyons – LHP – OK ST. 8IP 7H 2ER 1BB 7K.
Barret Loux – RHP – TEX A&M. 5.2IP 4H 2ER 1BB 10K.

PAC 10

Gerrit Cole – RHP – UCLA. 7IP 5H 2ER 3BB 8K. Bruins are now 14-0 after beating Oral Roberts 20-4.
Seth Blair – RHP – ASU. 7IP 5H 1ER 1BB 8K.
Brett Mooneyham – LHP – STAN. 5IP 2H 1ER 4BB 5K.

Big Ten

Seth Rosin – RHP – MIN. 5.1IP 8H 8ER 2BB 1K. Awful outing v. Samford.
Matt Miller – RHP – MICH. 4.2IP 7H 5ER 2BB 3K. Not strong v. Fordham.

Atlantic Sun Conference

Chris Sale – LHP – FGC. 8IP 7H 1ER 0BB 14K. Possible top 10 pick from Florida Gulf Coast. Love LHP with good change ups.

Big West

Daniel Bibona – LHP – IRVINE. 8IP 4H 1ER 2BB 10K. Senior and returning 16th round pick making his case in 2010.

Mountain West

Matt Purke – LHP – TCU. 7IP 3H 1ER 0BB 8K. 14th overall pick in the 09 draft may go higher in 2011 as a draft eligible sophomore.