2012 College Baseball Prospect Notes: Opening Weekend


2012 College Baseball Prospect Notes: Opening Weekend

Florida had few players who had very good weekends. Senior Preston Tucker hit a couple bombs as well as a double to continue his great collegiate career.

Top catching prospect Mike Zunino had 5 hits in 12 AB's but also K'd 4 times. Brian Johnson went 2 for 4 at the plate and threw 4 innings of 2 hit ball, striking out 5.

Austin Maddox, who was a great hitter as a freshman, struggled at the plate last season but is doing well on the mound. He K'd 3 in 4 innings allowing only 1 hit.

At South Carolina Christian Walker went 4 for 11 and former closer Matt Price took a shot in the rotation throwing 5 innings and striking out 7. Those are encouraging results for the former pen Ace.

At Texas A&M, Michael Wacha K'd 8 in 5 2/3 IP and OF Tyler Naquin went 6-11 with a pair of doubles and 3 steals. He is a sleeper who could sneak into the 1st round with continued good performance. Krey Bratsen is also one to watch for there.

Stanford 3B Stephen Piscotty hit a pair of homers and drove in 8 over the weekend. Kenny Diekroger played both SS and 2B and collevted 5 hits in 11 AB's.

Jake Stewart showed some of his potential hitting a couple doubles and Tyler Gaffney is really starting to look like someone who could make an impact on the baseball field.

On the mound, it was more of the same from Appel. 97 MPH at the start of the game and wound down to the low 90's. He had inconsistent secondary pitches and ended up allowing 2 hits and K'd 5 in 7 IP. Good not great.

I didn't hear anything on Kevin Gausman's stuff but he K'd 7 and walked 2 in 6 innings allowing 4 hits. It's early and I'll see him a lot by the end of the year. More to come.

Deven Marrero was 3-11 with a steal and a couple RBI.

Brett Mooneyham is a sleeper for Stanford. He K'd 8 in 6 innings, walking 4 and allowing 5 hits. The hard throwing lefty could be a high pick this year if he keeps improving.

Brady Rogers at ASU and Martin Agosto at St. Mary's also pitched well, as did Kyle Zimmer for San Francisco.

Marcus Stroman had a rough day walking 6 in 5 innings and giving up 4 hits while striking out just 3. Just didn't have his best stuff yet.

It's early and a lot can change but it was a good start for most draft prospects.

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