Saturday, December 02, 2006

Juco's getting shafted by new Draft Rules??

The Courier News checks in with an article on the new draft rules and how they will impact the baseball program at Elgin Community College. They are one of the top Juco teams in the country and they consistently send players to Division 1 colleges or the MLB draft. The article believes that there will be very little effect on the baseball team at Elgin.
You can read the full article here.

Citadel Baseball Preview

SEBaseball has posted a preview on the Citadel Baseball team for the 2007 season. The team should compete for an NCAA bid in the very strong and underrated Southern Conference.

You can read the full preview here.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Cecil named to Clemens Watch List

Maryland's Junior left-hander Brett Cecil (#6 rated player in CCBL this summer by Perfect Game) was named to the preseason watch list for the 2007 Roger Clemens Award, given to the nation’s top college baseball pitcher. Cecil is one of 62 players named to the list, including nine others from the Atlantic Coast Conference.

The Dunkirk, Md. native made his mark on the Terps record books this past season, shattering the single season mark for saves with 13, a figure that nearly doubled the existing record of seven. That mark ranked third in the ACC and tied for 12th in the nation. In addition, Cecil recorded 54 strikeouts in 58.1 innings of work while compiling an ERA of 4.78. His 26 appearances tied for fourth in the all-time single season.

Overall, for his career, Cecil has compiled a 5-6 record and 4.35 ERA in 44 appearances. He has pitched 101.1 innings, with six career starts. During the 2006 campaign, he notched career highs in innings pitched (7.1) against North Carolina State and twice struck out six batters, most recently at North Carolina on March 19.

Thanks to Maryland Sports Information and Dan Reisig for forwarding me the press release.

The full list of players are available here.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Changing Positions?

Buster Posey was named to the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American team in the 2006 season but will be making a position change during the upcoming season when he will be making a move to catcher. The College Baseball Blog Staff thought that Posey was the second best shortstop in the ACC after Stan Widmann of Clemson. This is the latest example of having your best athletes up the middle on the baseball field. Current Oregon State Associate Head Coach Dan Spencer checks in with an article on the topic.

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Monday, November 27, 2006

Interesting Articles

Since there is very little news coming out of the College Baseball World, I thought I would drop some links for your guys to enjoy from They have posted a very nice article about the 2007 Recruiting Classes. I also have found a link to an article from them about the top 100 prospects from the CCBL from this past summer. I think the ratings are little off since I did not see the CCBL Co-Pitcher of the Year in the Top 100 in Terry Doyle (maybe I missed his name). I have also linked the Baseball America Top 30 from the CCBL also.

Top Recruiting Classes
CCBL Prospects for 2007 Draft from Perfect Game
2007 Draft Candidates from Baseball America

I am currently working on a season preview that should be ready in January so look forward to that.