Summer Collegiate: Top 30 Teams (7/7)

Summer Collegiate : : Rankings
       
Published: Wednesday, July 07, 2010

SUMMER BASEBALL
TOP 30 TEAMS
 
With a standout pitching staff led by Louisiana State righthander Anthony Ranaudo, the Cape Cod League’s Brewster Whitecaps remain the nation’s No. 1-ranked summer league team for the third week in a row.
 
The Whitecaps continue to lead the Cape League’s Eastern Division with a 15-6 record, thanks in large part to a league-best 2.12 team ERA.
 
No Brewster pitcher has been as dominant as the 6-foot-7 Ranaudo, a supplemental first-round pick of the Boston Red Sox in the June draft. He might have been one of the top 2-3 players drafted overall were it not for an elbow injury that adversely impacted his junior season at LSU.
 
Ranaudo has been injury-free, and flawless, in his first three starts this summer for Brewster. He was unscored on in his three starts, while combining for a 2-0, 0.00 record with just seven hits and three walks in 18 innings, and striking out 16.
 
PG CrossChecker’s ranking of summer league clubs are compiled in conjunction with the summer-league website,www.summercollegebaseball.net. The nation’s top 30 summer-league teams will be ranked each week, on Tuesday or Wednesday. An emphasis is placed on the league’s competitive level, the prospective professional-quality talent on each club, a team’s won-loss record and its league dominance in arriving at the rankings. Each club must have at least a .500 record to be eligible.
 
 
PG CROSSCHECKER
SUMMER BASEBALL TOP 30

Weekly Ranking of College Summer League Teams (Previous Week's Ranking Noted in Parentheses)

RANK LW Team ST League Record
1 1 BREWSTER WHITECAPS MA Cape Cod 15-6
LSU RHP Anthony Ranaudo (2-0, 0.00), Long Beach State RHP Drew Gagnon (3-0, 1.66) lead star-studded Whitecaps pitching staff
2 2 Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox MA Cape Cod 14-7
Y-D has Boston College RHP John Leonard (3-0, 0.96), but will have to withstand loss of Stanford LHP Brett Mooneyham (3-0, 3.18) to Team USA
3 5 Santa Barbara Foresters CA California 20-7
Texas State RHP Carson Smith (3-0, 0.00), Central Arizona JC LHP Chris Joyce (3-0, 1.61) have combined for 63 SO in 43 IP
4   Alaska Goldpanners AK Alaska 18-5
Return of former skipper Jim Dietz (ex-San Diego State), pitching of USC RHP Ryan Cabral (3-0, 1.26) have fueled surge in long-time power
5 3 Chillicothe Paints OH Propsect 20-8
Michigan State 1B Jeff Holm (.396-7-38, 25 SB) cooling off after red-hot start, but still dominant performer in summer ball
6 4 Chatham Anglers MA Cape Cod 11-8
Boston College RHP Mike Dennhardt (1-1, 1.50), Baylor RHP Logan Verrett (1-0, 0.00), top 2011 prospects, have keyed Anglers staff
7 7 Rochester Honkers MN Northwoods 19-11
Pitching of Oklahoma State RHP Mike Strong (2-1, 2.00), Marshall RHP Ian Kadish (3-0, 0.79) help Honkers cling to NWL best record
8 12 Sedalia Bombers MO MINK 22-5
Red-hot Bombers surging behind Bellevue (Neb.) OF Matty Johnson (.396-0-8, 9 SB), Central Missouri RHP Danny Potje (3-0, 1.12, 25 IP/35 SO)
9 22 Edenton Steamers NC Coastal Plain 23-10
CPL's best hitting team led by Cornell OF Brian Billigen (.377-4-24, 14 SB), league's top hitter; powerful North Dakota 1B Jake Magner (.356-5-33)
10 10 Bend Elks OR West Coast 17-6
Washington LHP Ben Guidos (2-0, 1.96), Washington State 2B Tommy Richards (.413-2-23) continue to spark surging Elks
11   Eau Claire Express WI Northwoods 20-12
Illinois-Chicago OF Steve McGuiggan (.292-6-16) providing power for Express, Texas-Permian Basin LHP Felix Cardenas (3-2, 1.84) a big arm
12 16 San Luis Obispo Blues CA California 18-9
Alabama-Birmingham RHP Ryan Woolley (2-0, 2.57, 28 IP/40 SO), Utah RHP Brock Duke (2-0, 1.80, 25 IP/30 SO) have been stellar arms
13 9 Mat-Su Miners AK Alaska 17-8
Florida Atlantic OF Andy Mee (.326-0-17), Florida International OF Pablo Bermudez (.356-1-16) are run producers in middle of Miners order
14   North Adams SteepleCats MA New England 16-7
6-5 Rutgers RHP Tyler Gebler (3-0, 1.73) excels as starter, 5-10 Nova Southeastern RHP Sean Albury (1-0, 0.00, 8 SV) in relief for Cats
15   Licking County Settlers OH Great Lakes 16-7
Settlers getting all-star seasons from Xavier OF John McCambridge (.538-0-11, 15 SB), Bradley RHP Justin Ziegler (5-0, 0.86)
16 11 Bourne Braves MA Cape Cod 10-10
North Carolina RHP Mike Morin (1-1, 1.00, 18 IP/24 SO) excelling on mound, Coastal Carolina OF Daniel Bowman (.304-3-10) at plate
17 6 Forest City Owls NC Coastal Plain 23-13
Middle Tennessee OF Will Skinner (.333-3-20, 19 2B), Carson-Newman RHP Chase Boruff (0-0. 0.61, 6 SV, 15 IP/27 SO) productive for Owls
18 21 North Fork Ospreys NY Atlantic 18-6
New York Tech OF Sebastian Grazziani (.373-4-26) has provided offense, Furman LHP Kevin Gottlieb (2-0, 0.93, 29 IP/26 SO) superior pitching
19   Amsterdam Mohawks NY New York 16-7
Darmouth's James Brooks (.390-2-15), Marist's Jon Schwind (.345-3-24) have upstaged Pirates third-rounder Mel Rojas Jr. (.320-0-9, 11 SB)
20 17 Florence Red Wolves SC Coastal Plain 22-11
Texas A&M-CC 1B Trey Hernandez (.340-2-26), Mercyhurst (Pa.) RHP Sam O'Neill (5-1, 2.03) lead Red Wolves to best record in CPL
21 8 St. Joseph Mustangs MO MINK 17-9
Wichita State 1B Johnny Coy (.386-8-32) continues to be force at plate, Missouri State RHP Adam Maddox (4-0, 2.07) on mound for Mustangs
22   Sanford River Rats FL Florida 19-6
Rats supplant Winter Park as Florida League's best team; High Point RHP Zachary Haile (3-0, 1.59) plays key role on pitching staff
23   Luray Wranglers VA Valley 15-10
LaSalle hard-throwing RHP Cody Weiss (1-1, 2.25, 32 IP/43 SO), Auburn speedy OF Justin Fradejas (.345-0-6) key players for Valley co-leader
24 26 Victoria Generals TX Texas 14-7
Missouri IF Connor Mach (.341-2-15), McLennan (Texas) JC RHP Ryan Turner (1-0, 1.98, 13 IP/25 SO) stand out for TCL's top club
25   Bethesda Big Train MD Cal Ripken Sr. 17-8
Princeton RHP Matt Bowman (1-0, 0.98), Jacksonville State RHP Jordan Beistline (3-1, 1.71) help Train supplant Maryland O's as CRSBL top club
26 28 Haysville Heat KS Jayhawk 15-3
Nebraska IF Ben Kline (.383-3-15), Southern Poly State OF Gary Owens (.387-4-15) provide big sticks in middle of order for Heat
27 29 Haymarket Senators VA Valley 15-10
Two Florida Internatrional hitters, 1B Rudy Flores (.451-1-21) and OF Yoandy Barroso (.348-0-12), provide offensive spark for Senators
28   Green Bay Bullfrogs WI Northwoods 18-14
Washington 1B Troy Scott (.373-4-15) making up for poor 2010 college season; San Francisco OF Tom Barry (.317-4-20) also contributing
29   North Shore Navigators MA New England 15-10
Wheaton (Ill.) RHP Nolan Corr (3-0, 0.72), Baylor RHP Crayton Bare (3-0, 1.55) both riding unbeaten streaks for Navigators
30   Springfield Sliders IL Prospect 16-9
Sliders getting maximum mileage out of Seminole State (Okla.) RHPs Chase Stevens (6-0, 1.00, 36 IP/45 SO), Jason Ferrell (1-1, 1.67)

OTHERS RECEIVING CONSIDERATION: Kenai Peninsula Oilers/Alaska (15-9); Youse's Maryland Orioles/Cal Ripken Sr. (17-10); Winter Park Diamond Dawgs/Florida (17-7); Southern Ohio Copperheads/Great Lakes (9-5); Danbury Westerners/New England (14-9); Brazos Valley Bombers/Texas (16-9); Front Royal Cardinals/Valley (15-10); Swift Current Indians/Western Major (18-5).

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