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National college notes: April 14

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Draft Watch

Here is how the players currently ranked among the top 50 of Perfect Game's top 250 draft-eligible prospects have fared so far this season.

Hitters

Rk. Player Pos. School Stats
6 Dansby Swanson SS Vanderbilt .361/.467/.639, 12 2B, 4 3B, 7 HR
16 Richie Martin SS Florida .312/.411/.457, 7 2B, 2 3B, 3 HR
17 Alex Bregman SS Louisiana State .331/.416/.601,  13 2B, 7 HR, 22 SB
20 Ian Happ OF Cincinnati .397/.510/.698, 8 2B, 9 HR, 5 SB
25 Christin Stewart OF Tennessee .318/.456/.682, 5 2B, 2 3B, 10 HR
26 D.J. Stewart OF Florida State .306/.506/.595, 6 2B, 9 HR, 32 RBI
34 Chris Shaw OF Boston College .339/.432/.686, 8 2B, 11 HR, 41 RBI
40 Gio Brusa OF Pacific .291/.400/.527, 10 2B, 2 3B, 4 HR
44 Steven Duggar OF Clemson .254/.369/.343 6 2B, 2 HR, 6 SB

47th-ranked prospect, Joe McCarthy, out with back injury

Pitchers

Rk. Player Pos. School Stats
3 Michael Matuella* RHP Duke 1-1, 1.08 ERA, 25 IP, 24:11
4 Kyle Funkhouser RHP Louisville 5-2, 1.96 ERA, 59.2 IP, 62:24
5 Walker Buehler RHP Vanderbilt 3-0, 2.41 ERA, 37.1 IP, 41:9
8 Carson Fulmer RHP Vanderbilt 6-1, 1.89 ERA, 57 IP, 81:23
11 Cody Ponce RHP Cal Poly Pomona 3-1, 1.71 ERA, 26.1 IP, 32:4
14 Nathan Kirby LHP Virginia 5-2, 2.40 ERA, 56.1 IP, 73:29
18 Kyle Cody RHP Kentucky 2-4, 6.37 ERA, 41 IP, 39:10
19 Jake Lemoine RHP Houston 1-1, 4.50 ERA, 24 IP, 15:4
21 Riley Ferrell RHP Texas Christian 0-1, 1.06 ERA, 9 SV, 17 IP, 28:7
27 James Kaprelian RHP UCLA 7-2, 2.18 ERA, 57.2 IP, 70:17
29 Dillon Tate RHP UC Santa Barbara 5-3, 1.73 ERA, 67.2 IP, 71:18
31 Alex Young LHP Texas Christian 6-2, 1.51 ERA, 47.2 IP, 48:11
36 Brett Lilek LHP Arizona State 2-2, 4.33 ERA, 35.1 IP, 31:22
38 Tyler Ferguson RHP Vanderbilt 0-1, 11.17 ERA, 9.2 IP, 13:24
43 Marc Brakeman RHP Stanford 0-1, 3.71 ERA, 17 IP, 13:7

*Out for the season
30th-ranked prospect, Jon Duplantier, out with arm soreness



Freshman/Sophomore Stat Pack

During the course of the season our friends at CollegeSplits.com are going to be providing statistical leaders in the freshmen and sophomore classes in five different offensive categories and four different pitching categories. Each week we will choose one of those categories to share in the weekly PG college baseball national notebook, with batting average and wins being listed this week.


Batting Average


Freshmen



Sophomores

Rk. Name School AVG
Rk. Name School AVG
1 Chase Calabuig San Diego State .404
1 Nick Banks Texas A&M .425
2 Connor Wanhanen Texas Christian .381
2 Will Craig Wake Forest .407
3 Blake Chisolm Furman .380
3 Chris Cook East Tennessee State .401
4 Kel Johnson Georgia Tech .379
4 Chris Biocic Alabama State .400
5 Dustin Woocock SIUE .379
5 Donnie Dewees North Florida .397
6 Keston Hiura UC Irvine .378
6 Anfernee Grier Auburn .389
7 Cal Stevenson Nevada .377
7 Robert Henry Brown .386
8 Stuart Fairchild Wake Forest .370
8 Tommy Jakubowski Long Island .380
9 Lamar Briggs Jackson State .368
9 Brandon Lowe Maryland .377
10 Kyle Davis West Virginia .367
10 Mitch Longo Ohio .376


Wins



Freshmen



Sophomores

Rk. Name School Wins
Rk. Name School Wins
1 Brooks Wilson Stetson 7
1 Mike Shawaryn Maryland 8
2 Ryan Wilson Pepperdine 6
2 Keegan Thompson Auburn 7
2 Griffin Canning UCLA 6
2 Jett Meenach Navy 7
2 Tanner Houck Missouri 6
4 A.J. Puk Florida 6
2 Cre Finfrock UCF 6
4 Alex Cunningham Coastal Carolina 6
2 Jake Godfrey Louisiana State 6
4 Jared Poche Louisiana State 6
2 Alex Lange Louisiana State 6
4 Josh Rogers Louisville 6
8 Zachary Kolodziejski Niagara 5
4 Brandon Bailey Gonzaga 6
8 Andrew Wantz UNC-Greensboro 5
4 Andrew Lantrip Houston 6
8 Mitch Hart Southern California 5
4 Nick Deeg Central Michigan 6
8 Brendan McKay Louisville 5




8 John Gavin Cal State Fullerton 5




8 Matt Ladrech California 5




8 Jake Repavich Grand Canyon 5




8 Sean Martens Central Michigan 5









No. 7 Florida 12, South Carolina 2 (Sunday)

The Florida Gators sent out another young, talented arm to the mound on Sunday, with freshman righthander Alex Faedo following in the footsteps of Friday and Saturday sophomore starters Logan Shore and Dane Dunning.

Having been used predominately out of the bullpen this spring, Faedo pitched very well in what was his first SEC start, and retired the first 14 Gamecock hitters to come to the plate.

The 6-foot-4, 220-pounder from Tampa is pretty well proportioned, but the frame should easily be able to handle some additional strength, particularly in the upper body, as Faedo's lower half already has some present thickness and strength. Working from the third base side of the rubber and utilizing a three-quarters arm slot Faedo presents an uncomfortable and deceptive at-bat for opposing batters, particularly righthanded hitters.

Faedo sat in the 89-92 mph range, and touched 93 in the early going of his 5 2/3 inning start. With solid run to the arm side and decent sink when located down in the zone, Faedo's heater proved to be a difficult pitch for hitters to square up. Furthermore, Faedo was able to keep Gamecock hitters off of the basepaths for the first four innings because he showed above average command of the offering and did a nice job of locating in the lower part of the strike zone.

Faedo's feel for his secondary offerings were also quite crisp on Sunday. While he previously had not thrown many changeups in a relief appearance against the University of Miami and a midweek start against Florida State University earlier in the spring, he showcased the pitch fairly often this weekend, and was even comfortable throwing the pitch to righthanded hitters. Generally registering between 80-83 mph, the offering was a bit inconsistent in the early going, but became more of a weapon the in the middle innings. Flashing some nice fade and late action when thrown below the knees, the changeup played well off of the fastball at times, and Faedo was able to coax some swings and misses with the pitch. Faedo's slider, working in the 78-83 mph range, also showed well in this outing. Although he varied the depth on the offering, Faedo showed pretty good feel for when to tighten up the break on the offering and use it as a put away, swing-and-miss pitch, and it also flashed solid-average potential.

Having already been drafted – in the 40th round of the 2014 draft – Faedo may be able to put himself in the conversation as one of the better arms for the 2017 draft if he continues to perform well at the Cape Cod League this summer, where he will be playing for the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox.


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