Prospect Roundup: Week 11

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Virginia ace Connor Jones tossed a complete game four-hitter against Pittsburgh on Saturday in ACC action.

By: Burke Granger

As the June 9th MLB draft approaches, Florida’s A.J. Puk is solidifying his spot as the top arm in this class.  After exiting a start earlier this month with back spasms and then sitting out the following weekend, Puk has looked like the 1:1 candidate he is since his return.

This weekend against Georgia, Puk struck out 10 over 6 innings, while surrendering just 4 hits, a run, and 3 walks.  Puk did leave this start with what coach Kevin O’Sullivan later called a hand cramp so that will be something to monitor this weekend to determine if it’s something more serious.

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College Prospect Roundup: Week 7

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Georgia righty Robert Tyler came within one out of a no-hitter on Friday.  (Photo courtesy of Emily Selby and GeorgiaDogs.com)

By: Burke Granger

Robert Tyler was brilliant on Friday night.  Hosting Alabama in Athens, Tyler took a no-hitter into the 9th inning before losing it and his shutout with two outs when pinch hitter Georgie Salem (who’s hitting .174) homered.  Tyler would eventually finish out the 7-1 victory for his 3rd win of the season.  Tyler’s line was 9IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 2BB, 9K.

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