NCAA Update, Week 6

A few thoughts here: I’m sure he’ll heat up as the season wears on, but I’m still not completely sold on Carlos Rodon as the favorite to go #1 this June. There’s just so much prep talent in this class, and Rodon hasn’t pitched as well as advertised so far. I’ll give him this though; he seems to be the kind of pitcher who can K 10 hitters in 5 innings, but you’re still not satisfied because he walked 3 or 4 and allowed a few runs. Those are pretty high standards, but so it goes for a potential #1 pick in the draft.

While I’m still on the fence about Rodon, I’m definitely not taking Jeff Hoffman if I have the #2 pick… not unless he shows me more than what he’s put together here in the first month and a half. There are 30-something pitchers on this list, and his ERA grades out the worst of the group. He might throw high-90’s, but you still have to achieve the results at some point if you want to be considered a top 5 pick. As it stands right now, Nola, Imhof and Finnegan are still probably the hottest pitchers in the land, while lefty Newcomb continues to lay low out there at Hartford. The more I read on him, the more I like.

On the hitting end, Trea Turner might have had one of the best weeks in the country, hitting 3 HR. Turner had been pretty quiet at the plate in the last few weeks, but he looks ready to breakout now. He’s likely still a top 10 pick this summer. The guy I keep looking to is Bradley Zimmer of USF. In a year when power is down across college baseball, he’s sitting there with 5 HR to go along with 11 SB early. I’d still like the Giants to take a pitcher with their 1st round pick, but he seems like a guy who might be playing himself easily into top 25 consideration.

At some point, I feel like I might need to cut the list down a bit, but I figure the more names we can become familiar with, the better. I would love some feedback on these weekly updates though. Is the chart difficult to follow? The formatting is not perfect, and I really don’t know how to fix it. Is it too cluttered? I’d love to hear any thoughts you have.

Pitchers School ERA IP BB K K/9
Sean Newcomb, L Hart 0.00 32.67 15 38 10.5
Nick Burdi, R Louisville 0.00 8 3 15 16.9
Aaron Nola, R LSU 0.22 40.33 8 56 12.5
Spencer Turnbull Alabama 0.28 32 18 27 7.6
Ben Wetzler, L OSU 0.59 30.67 6 28 8.2
Andrew Morales, R UCI 0.62 43.67 11 44 9.1
Chris Ellis, R Miss 0.67 40.33 15 26 5.8
Zech Lemond, R Rice 1.06 34 12 39 10.3
Aaron Garza, R Houston 1.17 46 2 29 5.7
Grahamm Wiest, R CSUF 1.24 36.33 5 33 8.2
Matt Imhof, L Cal Poly 1.27 42.67 16 64 13.5
Matt Cooper, R Hawaii 1.32 41 11 37 8.1
Brandon Finnegan, L TCU 1.44 43.67 9 65 13.4
Parker French, R UT 1.62 39 12 35 8.1
Austin Robichaux, R ULL 1.76 46 10 47 9.2
Erick Fedde, R UNLV 1.88 43 13 47 9.8
Harrison Musgrave, L WVU 1.98 41 4 41 9.0
Jordan Brink, R Fresno 2.00 36 16 29 7.3
Tyler Beede, R Vandy 2.06 35 11 42 10.8
Carlos Rodon, L NCST 2.18 41.33 15 50 10.9
Kyle Freeland, L Evansville 2.25 32 2 35 9.8
Jake Stinnett, R UMD 2.36 42 8 51 10.9
Nick Howard, R UVA 2.38 11.33 3 19 15.1
Frankie Vanderka, R Stony Brk 2.48 32.67 9 31 8.5
Daniel Gossett, R Clem 2.50 36 14 40 10.0
Benton Moss, R UNC 2.51 43 11 34 7.1
Michael Cederoth, R SDSU 2.61 20.67 13 22 9.6
Mason McCullough, R Lander 2.97 30.33 21 46 13.6
Luke Weaver, R FSU 3.13 37.33 9 34 8.2
Aaron Brown, L Pepp 3.19 42.33 12 43 9.1
Daniel Mengden, R TX A&M 3.24 41.67 12 46 9.9
Jonathan Holder, R MSU 3.29 13.67 4 17 11.2
Sam Coonrod, R SIU 3.45 28.67 17 25 7.8
Jeff Hoffman, R ECU 4.03 38 17 39 9.2
Hitters School AB AVG HR-RBI BB/K SB/ATT
Joey Epperson, LF UCSB 75 0.493 3-16 14/1 8/8
Mac James, C OU 88 0.432 3-22 8/3 3/4
Bradley Zimmer, OF USF 89 0.427 5-19 4/14 11/14
Aramis Garcia, C FIU 89 0.416 5-24 16/8 3/4
Michael Katz, IF W&M 98 0.408 12-47 10/13 0/0
Connor Bright, IF SC 83 0.398 0-19 8/9 3/4
Nick Vilter, 3B UCR 68 0.397 8-22 16/16 4/4
Casey Gillaspie, 1B Wichita 84 0.393 4-26 20/11 0/0
Jeff Gardner, OF Louisville 79 0.380 3-31 9/11 0/0
Auston Bousfield, OF Miss 103 0.379 3-18 8/8 9/9
AJ Reed, LHP/1B UK 82 0.378 9-32 20/15 0/1
Brett Austin, C NCST 85 0.376 0-7 14/11 5/5
Michael Conforto, OF OSU 75 0.373 1-30 28/10 1/4
Connor Joe, IF USD 92 0.359 5-25 14/13 1/3
Austin Fisher, IF KSU 85 0.353 2-15 10/7 4/5
Mike Papi, OF/1B UVA 77 0.351 5-22 20/13 1/2
Alex Blandino, 2B Stanford 63 0.349 1-12 7/6 1/2
Garrett Boulware, C Clem 86 0.349 2-20 12/6 0/1
Nick Torres, RF Cal Poly 90 0.344 4-23 5/9 1/2
Grayson Greiner, C SC 74 0.338 3-22 12/10 0/0
Max Murphy, CF Bradley 71 0.338 3-20 15/20 7/7
Hunter Cole, OF/3B UGA 98 0.337 1-15 16/20 2/3
Ross Kivett, 2B KSU 84 0.333 1-14 17/14 7/7
Max Pentecost, C Kennesaw 112 0.330 2-18 12/16 8/9
Brian Anderson, 2B Ark 76 0.329 1-15 6/14 2/3
Greg Allen, OF SDSU 95 0.326 0-9 13/11 9/11
Sam Travis, IF IU 83 0.325 0-17 10/8 3/4
Jace Conrad, 2B ULL 87 0.322 5-26 7/7 9/11
JD Davis, OF CSUF 82 0.317 3-16 17/20 3/3
Taylor Sparks, 3B UCI 89 0.315 2-17 7/29 3/6
Trea Turner, SS NCST 92 0.315 4-17 12/9 7/9
Kyle Schwarber, C/OF IU 83 0.313 3-11 16/9 2/3
Kevin Cron, 1B TCU 83 0.313 1-16 8/14 1/4
Joey Pankake, IF SC 75 0.307 3-12 9/6 3/5
Mitch Meyer, RF KSU 60 0.300 2-19 5/14 2/2
Dylan Davis, OF OSU 89 0.281 2-24 13/17 1/3
Matt Chapman, 3B CSUF 84 0.262 3-17 9/15 2/3
Brandon Downes, C/OF UVA 76 0.237 4-16 12/12 1/1

 

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2 thoughts on “NCAA Update, Week 6”

  1. Aramis Garcia is looking like a very nice 2nd round pick. One guy I haven’t looked at a lot is Hunter Cole. I’d say some big names need to up their game pretty soon: Pentecost, Sparks and Turner specifically.

    1. Agreed. Turner looks to be on the rise. Sparks must be pretty hot lately, he started ice cold. Not much power to speak of though. Is this the first season under the new bats? If so, they might want to rethink that whole deal. Doesn’t look like the hitters are having much fun out there!

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