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2017 NCAA Division I Senior Statistical Sleepers: The Arms

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Curious what senior arms your team may be looking to sign cheap in the 2017 MLB Draft? Look here!

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Ever since the new draft bonus pools were put in place for the MLB Draft, teams have used rounds 6-10 to draft and sign college baseball seniors for cheap, and use the savings on earlier (or later) draft picks.

Some seniors are guys that teams have known about since high school; players who perhaps struggled over their first three years and put it together as seniors, or players who still haven’t put their high school promise together. And sometimes, teams just look for seniors who have outperformed their peers, regardless of the type of tools they have.

And for all of you fellow shadow drafters, I hope this helps!

These seniors are ranked by what is called SS v2, or Secret Sauce version two. Using some basic statistics, I try to determine which pitchers could successfully transition to pro ball. There are other stats on this table, so feel free to copy/paste into excel and play around a bit. Feel free to ask any questions in the comments.

Without further ado, here is a list of senior statistical senior arms.

Senior Pitchers.csv

Player Team W L APP GS IP ERA WHIP K/9 K/BB Ssv2
Player Team W L APP GS IP ERA WHIP K/9 K/BB Ssv2
Beau Sulser Dartmouth 6 1 7 7 45.0 1.40 .82 10.4 10.4 9.03
Devin Hemmerich Norfolk State 10 2 13 13 105.3 1.97 .96 10.1 7.4 3.90
Nate Harris Louisiana Tech 9 1 22 9 93.7 2.31 1.07 9.0 8.5 3.47
Dave Smith Long Beach State 8 1 13 10 69.0 1.70 1.29 4.3 4.7 2.15
Heath Donica Sam Houston State 9 1 14 14 101.0 1.69 1.10 8.9 3.7 1.99
Brandon Hagerla Central Arkansas 8 3 21 3 67.0 3.22 1.13 4.7 7.0 1.92
Alex Cunningham Coastal Carolina 7 2 15 14 106.0 2.63 1.01 9.9 4.9 1.84
Austin Bizzle Alabama State 7 1 26 2 74.0 1.95 1.12 9.5 3.9 1.78
Michael Danielak Dartmouth 7 2 9 9 58.0 2.64 1.28 8.5 5.5 1.63
AJ Franks Grand Canyon 4 0 34 0 62.3 2.60 1.27 5.6 4.9 1.48
Tyler Jackson Clemson 8 1 18 12 74.3 4.00 1.30 7.9 7.2 1.38
Brian Kehner Presbyterian 4 3 14 14 87.7 3.49 1.32 6.5 6.3 1.36
Jeff Schank Butler 4 2 10 10 67.0 2.02 1.19 9.9 3.2 1.33
Cory Malcom Little Rock 4 5 16 14 96.3 3.46 1.26 10.2 5.7 1.32
Jake Dahlberg Illinois-Chicago 10 2 15 15 99.0 2.09 .94 6.8 2.6 1.32
Rollie Lacy Creighton 5 2 15 15 88.7 2.54 1.40 8.4 4.6 1.30
Tyler Zombro George Mason 6 5 15 15 103.7 2.78 1.32 6.6 4.8 1.29
Hunter Martin Tennessee 5 7 14 14 92.7 3.59 1.23 8.6 5.6 1.26
Phoenix Sanders South Florida 5 2 15 15 90.0 3.00 1.24 10.2 4.4 1.19
Zach Prendergast Seton Hall 7 4 16 15 91.0 3.07 1.19 6.8 4.3 1.18
Brendan Hornung Hawaii 6 6 15 15 108.0 3.25 1.32 7.4 4.9 1.15
Mike Reitcheck Pennsylvania 4 4 11 9 65.0 3.46 1.12 5.5 4.4 1.14
Johnny Piedmonte NC State 7 0 13 7 57.7 1.87 1.18 6.2 2.5 1.13
Justin Dillon Sacramento State 4 7 17 15 101.7 3.28 1.07 8.6 3.9 1.10
JC Cloney Arizona 7 1 13 13 77.0 2.81 1.17 7.1 3.6 1.09
Walter Borkovich Michigan State 4 3 27 1 58.3 2.01 1.18 5.6 2.6 1.08
Jimmy Murphy Fordham 6 7 13 13 93.7 2.59 1.21 8.2 3.1 1.01
Brenton Arriaga Loyola Marymount 7 2 14 14 89.0 2.93 1.27 6.7 3.7 .99
John King Houston 6 1 11 10 68.7 3.28 1.18 4.5 3.8 .98
Paul Balestrieri Cornell 5 4 9 9 57.7 2.19 1.13 5.6 2.4 .97
Randy Bell South Alabama 5 3 14 14 90.7 3.97 1.40 8.4 5.3 .96
Daniel Powers William & Mary 6 4 16 12 77.3 4.31 1.24 7.0 5.0 .93
Danny Marsh Wagner 6 2 12 12 71.0 1.52 1.31 7.9 1.8 .92
Christian Taugner Brown 4 4 9 9 60.0 2.70 1.23 5.3 2.9 .88
BJ Butler Ball State 4 4 11 9 65.7 2.74 1.37 7.1 3.3 .87
Cody Wager Longwood 4 5 14 13 76.3 3.54 1.43 10.7 4.3 .86
Max Carter CSU Bakersfield 8 2 14 14 93.7 3.94 1.15 6.3 3.9 .85
Max Ritchie Brown 1 6 9 9 58.7 3.22 1.30 6.0 3.5 .85
Jacob Steffens Santa Clara 4 7 18 14 102.7 4.56 1.32 8.9 5.1 .84
Andrew Gist Georgia 3 4 17 11 73.3 3.81 1.31 9.7 4.2 .83
Blake Redman Loyola Marymount 5 7 15 14 89.3 4.33 1.32 7.2 4.7 .83
Durin O'Linger Davidson 7 3 15 15 95.0 2.94 1.40 7.4 3.4 .82
Adam Bainbridge Old Dominion 7 4 15 15 97.0 3.53 1.40 7.0 3.9 .80
Chad Whitmer Southern Illinois 6 3 15 15 104.0 3.46 1.33 8.2 3.7 .80
Chris Castellanos Stanford 7 3 13 13 81.7 3.75 1.21 5.5 3.6 .79
Joe McGuire Jacksonville State 8 1 15 12 64.7 3.20 1.16 6.7 2.8 .76
Casey Kulina Jacksonville 6 1 15 14 87.7 2.46 1.23 8.0 2.3 .76
Justin Vernia Gonzaga 7 3 14 14 89.7 3.11 1.26 5.9 3.0 .75
Alec Bettinger Virginia 8 0 19 0 56.7 2.54 1.25 10.5 2.4 .74
Hunter Schryver Villanova 4 6 12 12 73.7 2.44 1.37 11.1 2.5 .74
Brooks Vial VCU 9 3 15 14 89.7 2.51 1.41 8.0 2.6 .73
Jay Peters Milwaukee 8 2 15 14 103.0 3.32 1.27 7.2 3.0 .72
Jordan Barrett Elon 4 5 17 13 78.3 3.22 1.37 11.5 3.1 .71
Mike Castellani Bucknell 6 1 13 12 77.3 3.49 1.36 6.6 3.4 .71
Ryan Askew Mercer 4 2 14 14 83.7 5.06 1.69 5.8 6.0 .70
Joey Rocchietti Manhattan 5 5 15 14 88.7 4.77 1.48 7.5 4.9 .70
Kyle Condry Navy 7 2 13 12 71.7 2.89 1.44 7.7 2.8 .67
Michael Hearne Notre Dame 4 5 14 13 82.0 4.61 1.28 4.7 3.9 .66
Jake Cousins Pennsylvania 7 2 11 11 68.7 3.15 1.35 7.7 2.8 .66
Mike Geannelis Massachusetts 5 7 12 12 89.3 4.13 1.37 7.0 3.6 .64
Luke Lind North Dakota State 5 4 15 15 82.7 4.79 1.25 10.0 3.8 .64
Samuel Myers Cal State Northridge 6 6 15 14 90.3 3.99 1.23 8.5 3.1 .64
Cole Stapler Nicholls 7 6 14 14 96.7 3.45 1.29 7.9 2.8 .64
Joe Cravero Holy Cross 3 3 14 10 64.7 4.04 1.39 8.9 3.6 .63
Jordan Knutson Missouri State 6 2 17 15 85.0 4.55 1.53 8.8 4.4 .63
Bryan Sammons Western Carolina 8 3 16 15 104.3 3.02 1.39 9.3 2.6 .63
Bill Maier Iona 8 5 13 13 85.3 2.85 1.58 6.2 2.8 .62
Parker Dunshee Wake Forest 9 1 14 14 81.7 4.41 1.51 10.4 4.1 .62
Jack Andersen Illinois-Chicago 4 2 12 12 65.0 3.32 1.38 6.6 2.8 .61
Evan Challenger Georgia Southern 2 5 14 10 68.3 4.48 1.51 9.2 4.1 .61
Sam Delaplane Eastern Michigan 4 2 19 11 83.3 3.02 1.55 9.8 2.8 .61
Brendan Smith Central Connecticut 5 7 14 14 82.7 4.03 1.46 6.2 3.6 .60
Mikhail Cazenave Samford 5 7 15 15 88.3 4.38 1.38 7.4 3.7 .60
Simon Mathews Georgetown 4 9 14 14 91.3 5.12 1.63 8.4 5.0 .60
Garrett Anderson Florida Gulf Coast 7 1 15 12 75.0 3.48 1.43 7.3 2.9 .59
Jeff Albrecht Creighton 5 5 15 14 74.0 3.65 1.28 7.7 2.7 .58
Miguel Yrigoyen Jackson State 9 2 13 13 89.0 2.93 1.42 6.6 2.4 .58
Daniel Procopio Niagara 6 3 11 11 55.0 3.76 1.40 11.0 3.0 .58
Sean Keenan Marist 6 0 17 13 87.3 2.78 1.39 8.9 2.2 .57
Austin Goeke Wagner 6 2 14 14 84.7 2.55 1.30 8.8 1.9 .57
Luke Reilly LaSalle 2 6 13 13 81.7 3.75 1.48 8.5 3.1 .55
Tyler Howe Alabama State 8 4 14 14 95.0 3.41 1.56 9.8 2.9 .55
Curtis Wilson Morehead State 4 4 15 11 68.0 5.16 1.66 7.5 4.8 .55
Mike Fitzgerald Northeastern 4 1 15 9 61.7 3.21 1.39 8.6 2.5 .55
Reece Green Winthrop 5 4 14 13 87.3 3.40 1.45 6.9 2.6 .52
Jake Valdez Saint Mary's 4 2 16 10 71.7 3.39 1.45 7.0 2.5 .52
Robby Howell UCF 10 0 15 15 96.0 3.47 1.36 8.4 2.4 .51
Sean Adler NC State 5 6 16 12 66.7 3.92 1.35 8.0 2.7 .51
Pat Krall Clemson 8 3 15 15 84.3 3.63 1.48 6.8 2.7 .50