2008 College Baseball Thread

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Re: 2008 College Baseball Thread

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Mon Feb 25, 2008 3:20 pm

Hmm, good call on Shooter. I can track 09er and 10ers too (or you can). No, Harvey didn't pitch over the weekend.

If we're talking 09 and 10ers:

LHP Gavin Brooks (UCLA) - 5 IP, 1 ER, 1 H, 6 K/5 BB - 2009
RHP Kyle Gibson (Mizzou) - 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 H, 10 K/0 BB - 2009
RHP Kyle Blair (USD) - 0.1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 K/0 BB - 20103B
Victor Sanchez (USD - Cubs 25th rounder in 07) - 2/10, 1 BB, 3 K - 2010
RHP Greg Peavey (Oregon St) - 0.1 IP, 7 R, 4 ER, 4 H, 0 K/2 BB - 2010

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Re: 2008 College Baseball Thread

Postby UK » Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:51 am

http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/college/?p=341

Damn, I was looking forward to seeing him next week. I'll still Vandy, but I was hoping to see the best hitter in the draft.

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Re: 2008 College Baseball Thread

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:13 am

Wow, wonder how he recovers. Any lingering effects could knock him down in the draft.

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Re: 2008 College Baseball Thread

Postby RammyFanny » Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:06 pm

Ouch.

A good poster at the OH has a nice new draft site up and running if anyone's interested:

http://www.mlb-draft.com/
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Re: 2008 College Baseball Thread

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:01 pm

Ughh, UCLA Friday started Gavin Brooks is out this weekend with a blister and freshman Rob Rasmussen is out for 2 months after breaking his foot when hit by a line drive in his NCAA debut.

And I just found out I went to HS with Rob's older sister. Strange.

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Re: 2008 College Baseball Thread

Postby Mephistopheles » Fri Feb 29, 2008 8:52 pm

ugh alex...
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Re: 2008 College Baseball Thread

Postby wekse » Fri Feb 29, 2008 9:06 pm

i think i'm gonna go to vandy's game tomorrow afternoon....watching their game against kansas now...vandy's pitcher, minor, just gave up his first hit with 2 down in the top of the 6th.

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Re: 2008 College Baseball Thread

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Mon Mar 03, 2008 6:24 pm

Baseball America: 1. Arizona, 2. Ole Miss, 3. UCLA, 4. Arizona State, 5. North Carolina
Rivals: 1. Arizona State, 2. Miami, 3. UCLA, 4. Rice, 5. Vanderbilt

This Week:

Brian Matusz (San Diego) vs. Fresno St: 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, 11 K/3 BB
Aaron Crow (Mizzou) vs. Cal: 5 IP, 3 ER, 8 H, 10 K/2 BB
Christian Friedrich (E. Kentucky) vs. Bradley : 6 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 9 K/3 BB
Tyson Ross (Cal): DNP - tightness in lat muscle
Cole St. Clair (Rice) vs. Texas: 3 IP, 3 ER, 4 H, 2 K/3 BB
Lance Lynn (Ole Miss) vs. Indiana St: 6 IP, 4 R, 2 ER, 7 H, 9 K/2 BB
Shooter Hunt (Tulane) vs. Pepperdine: 6 IP, 2 ER, 2 H, 8 K/5 BB
Tim Murphy (UCLA) vs. Bethune-Cookman: 9 IP, 0 R, 7 H, 10 K/0 BB

Overall:

LHP Brian Matusz (San Diego) vs. SDSU: 11.2 IP, 8 ER, 14 H, 17 K/7 BB, 6.17 ERA
RHP Aaron Crow (Mizzou): 10 IP, 4 ER, 14 H, 17 K/2 BB, 3.60 ERA
LHP Christian Friedrich (E. Kentucky): 11 IP, 3 ER, 6 H, 20 K/4 BB, 2.45 ERA
RHP Tyson Ross (Cal): 5 IP, 1 ER, 1 H, 7 K/1 BB, 1.80 ERA; injured
LHP Cole St. Clair (Rice): 7 IP, 4 ER, 8 H, 5 K/3 BB, 5.14 ERA
RHP Lance Lynn (Ole Miss): 11 IP, 2 ER, 9 H, 21 K/3 BB, 1.64 ERA
RHP Shooter Hunt (Tulane): 12 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 16 K/5 BB, 1.50 ERA
LHP Tim Murphy (UCLA): 17 IP, 1 ER, 12 H, 17 K/5 BB, 0.53 ERA

3B Pedro Alvarez (Vanderbilt): 0/2, 2 BB, 1 K - out with hamate injury
1B Justin Smoak (South Carolina): 10/25, .400/.531/.840, 6 BB, 4 K, 2 2B, 3 HR
1B Yonder Alonso (Miami): 6/21, .286/.407/.381, 5 BB, 3 K, 2 2B
2B Jemile Weeks (Miami): 7/24, .292/.370/.625, 3 BB, 5 K, 2 2B, 2 HR
OF Jordan Danks (Texas): 8/29, .276/.462/.414, 8 BB, 3 K, 2 2B, 1 3B
OF Kyle Russell (Texas): 8/27, .296/.459/.481, 7 BB, 8 K, 2 2B, 1 HR

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Re: 2008 College Baseball Thread

Postby UK » Mon Mar 03, 2008 6:47 pm

Christian Friedrich (E. Kentucky) vs. Bradley : 6 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 9 K/3 BB


Nice outing from the Wilmette native.

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Re: 2008 College Baseball Thread

Postby Brian » Thu Mar 06, 2008 6:29 pm

yay, UIC just beat Vanderbilt

Scored their 2 runs on their last out of the game.

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Re: 2008 College Baseball Thread

Postby carolinacubbie » Sat Mar 08, 2008 3:42 am

South Carolina SS Reese Havens coming out of of HS was a big time prospect, but his first two years at Carolina was a bit of a disappointment, but his year has been on fire. I really feel like he can get himself elevated to a first round pick, and I would love for the Cubs to take him with their first round pick because I feel as if SS is a need. What do you guys think?

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Re: 2008 College Baseball Thread

Postby RammyFanny » Thu Mar 13, 2008 6:05 pm

SS Gordon Beckham has been tearing it up and is moving into mid first round territory according to a couple of sites.

BTW, milb has their draft thing up:
http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/news ... &fext=.jsp
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Re: 2008 College Baseball Thread

Postby RammyFanny » Thu Mar 13, 2008 6:13 pm

Nice mini writeup by CJ on the Brewerfa.net boards:
http://brewersfandemonium.yuku.com/topi ... tml?page=4
Gordon Beckham
By far the star of the day. I checked some of my notes from when I watched him play in the Cape all-star game in addition to watching some video of him taking BP. The bat speed is clearly there, and he has legit power despite being a smaller player. By smaller I just mean shorter, as he's sub-6', but he's put together really well.

Anyway, I name I wrote next to Beckham's name from last summer was Ryan Braun, and I reminded myself of why I did that this evening because physically they're nothing alike. With his bat speed he also has a knack for keeping the big part of the bat in the strike zone for a long time, giving him that extra power from a smaller frame and seemingly effortless swing. He also carries an obvious swagger about the way he does things, and his confidence borderlines cockiness.

His first HR came on a belt-high FB that he turned on so quickly and yanked to left. The second was on a hanging thigh-high slider that he crushed to deep CF (a ball that just kept carrying). His third hit was on an outside slider that he pulled up the middle for a single.

The defensive plays were equally impressive. The first came when he ranged deep up the middle to his left, picked a ball I thought would easily make CF, and in one motion scooped it to the second baseman to begin a 6-4-3 double play.

The second play wasn't as impressive but it still showed off his defensive prowess. On a slow dribbler to SS he charged the ball, picked it and quickly made the throw to first to get a speedy Oregon State runner (Joey Wong IIRC), showing both his quickness and his arm strength, and well as his transfer.

The third was the best. On a weak little chopper to the second base side, Beckham charged hard (with the second baseman playing deep and towerds the 2B bag), barehanded the ball on the 2B side and in one motion threw out the runner. No question, Gordon Beckham is an incredibly exciting player to watch, and only reinforces my thought that he's a huge sleeper to go in the top 10 come June.
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Re: 2008 College Baseball Thread

Postby TruffleShuffle » Thu Mar 13, 2008 6:41 pm

is beckham's glove good enough to stay at ss as he gets older? if so, i'd love if he fell to the cubs.

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Re: 2008 College Baseball Thread

Postby UK » Thu Mar 13, 2008 6:57 pm

He has the tools for SS, just has a little of Cedeno's issues and can get careless on routine plays.

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Postby CuseCubFan69 » Fri Mar 14, 2008 7:53 am

PingHitter wrote:He has the tools for SS, just has a little of Cedeno's issues and can get careless on routine plays.


That type of loss of focus is maddening.
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Re: 2008 College Baseball Thread

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Fri Mar 14, 2008 6:12 pm

Aaron Crow is good. Very good. Granted it was only Toledo, but I don't think an outfielder was even used after the 4th inning or so. Complete game shutout, and from our count he had around 10 K's, no walks.

EDIT: Here's the final line.

9 IP, 0 R, 7 H(2 bunt singles), 15/0 K/BB, 9/0 GB/FB, 107 pitches(87 strikes)

And he picked a guy off first.

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Postby Butterscup » Sat Mar 15, 2008 1:54 am

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:Aaron Crow is good. Very good. Granted it was only Toledo, but I don't think an outfielder was even used after the 4th inning or so. Complete game shutout, and from our count he had around 10 K's, no walks.

EDIT: Here's the final line.

9 IP, 0 R, 7 H(2 bunt singles), 15/0 K/BB, 9/0 GB/FB, 107 pitches(87 strikes)

And he picked a guy off first.


I spied the TT appearance from the press box.

Crow was filthy tonight. When he k'ed the side in the 8th I was amazed at how loud the stadium got with just around 600-700 people there. I could watch him pitch every day.

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Re: 2008 College Baseball Thread

Postby OleMissCub » Sun Mar 16, 2008 3:22 pm

Ricky Bowen for Mississippi State just took a no hitter into the ninth inning with two outs, and an 0-2 count, and the REBELS get a basehit. WHEW.
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Re: 2008 College Baseball Thread

Postby UK » Sun Mar 16, 2008 8:10 pm

Brian wrote:yay, UIC just beat Vanderbilt

Scored their 2 runs on their last out of the game.


Former UIC and current Volunteer, Steve Crnkovich is now 4-0 for UT.

http://livestats.epiccycle.com/tennessee/boxscores/07-08/baseball/teamcume.htm

That kid can pitch.

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Re: 2008 College Baseball Thread

Postby RammyFanny » Sun Mar 16, 2008 9:29 pm

G. Beckham 4-5 with 2 more homers. That's 9 on the year! I've actually heard a Nomar comparison now.
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Re: 2008 College Baseball Thread

Postby Dirt Dog Sparly » Tue Mar 18, 2008 6:38 pm

Mike Minor at Vandy is a guy you guys will have a man crush on come 09. With that said he is so strong academics wise that he may stay all four years at Vandy.
The great thing about baseball is that every AB starts out 0-0. Unless you are in a slump then it starts out 0-2.

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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Sat Mar 22, 2008 12:22 pm

Another ridiculous performance from Crow yesterday, this time against #14 Baylor. 9 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 10/3 K/BB, 11/3 GB/FB, 109 pitches

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Re: 2008 College Baseball Thread

Postby da bears » Sat Mar 22, 2008 7:20 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:Another ridiculous performance from Crow yesterday, this time against #14 Baylor. 9 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 10/3 K/BB, 11/3 GB/FB, 109 pitches


Mizzou's weekend rotation is just ridiculous. Crow, Berger, and Gibson are gonna win a ton of games this year. Berger today goes 7 innings of one hit ball as MU beats Baylor 3-0. I also read that in over 300 Big 12 games, Baylor has been shut out 4 times now. Two have happened this weekend.


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