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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Top 50 JUCO Team Breakdowns

Allan Simpson        
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2014 Top 50 Preseason Junior College Teams | 2014 Top 200 Junior College Prospects

1. State College of Florida-Manatee | 2013 Record: 45-13

Still searching for elusive national title despite a long history of success, Manatees suffered a key setback over Christmas break when SS
Kevin Bradley, a transfer from Clemson and Oklahoma State recruit, was lost for season with a torn labrum. Missouri-bound RHP Reggie McClain (9-2, 2.83) returns to anchor pitching staff, ex-Florida OF Sean Trent (.287-4-29) is top returning position player, and team is bolstered by addition of freshman RHP Dustin Hagy (Red Sox/31st round), along with key transfers like ex-Virginia C Scott Williams, ex-Hight Point 3B Ryne Rush, ex-Florida State SS/closer Ryan Valdes and ex-Florida OF Cory Reid.

Grayson (Texas) | 2013 Record: 40-18

Vikings won Junior College World Series titles in 1999, 2000 and 2008, and began 2013 season in this same No. 2 position, so easily rank among elite junior-college programs nationally. Arkansas-Little
Rock-bound 1B Chris Gittens (.400-3-43), who has emerged as a significant prospect after losing upwards of 50 pounds, is one of six returning regulars in the field, and he'll also take a regular turn in rotation with his 92-94 mph fastball. Former Texas Tech OF Zach Reding (.409-3-30, 11 SB), team's leading hitter and base stealer a year ago, is also back. Among key additions are two premium Arkansas transfers, 3B/RHP Willie Schwanke, who will head up rotation while holding down a regular job at hot corner, and C Jean Ramirez, a defensive specialist, plus two players who transferred in at Christmas break, ex-Eastern Michigan SS Mason Eng and ex-Dallas Baptist LHP Landon Wilson.

3. San Jacinto (Texas) |
2013 Record: 35-21

Gators won five national titles from 1985-90, and have been shut out since--though have finished second on six occasions, most recently as 2012. With a deep pitching staff and six returning regulars, the
Gators will be legitimate contenders again this year. OF Brandon Sonnenberg (.336-0-28), who led team in hitting a year ago, 3B Geonte Jackson (.317-2-37), who led in RBIs and 2B Kelvin Ramos (.311-0-11, 27 SB), who led in steals, are all back. Red-shirt freshman RHP Holden Helmink, a 22nd-round draft pick in 2012, transferred in from Texas at Christmas break, but may have a tough time cracking a rotation led by New Mexico-bound LHP Toller Boardman, another ex-Texas pitcher, sophomore LHP Clayton Isherwood (4-1, 2.84) and sophomore RHP Dustin Cook (3-1, 3.60). Freshman RHP Bryce Welborn, the hardest thrower on staff with a 93-96 mph fastball, is the projected closer, while several other arms capable of reaching the low-90s are also available.

4. Walters State (Tenn.) | 2013 Record: 37-18

David Shelton takes over Senators coaching duties in wake of retirement of long-time coach Ken Campbell and departure of veteran pitching coach Joey Seaver to pro ranks, and inherits a roster with 10
four-year transfers, including five from Southeastern Conference. Sophomores are projected to start at every position in field, led by North Carolina-bound SS Elijah Sutherland (.384-3-31, 25 2B), the team's top returning player. But Senators real strength may be a young pitching staff that features freshman RHP Brent Honeywell and ex-Tennessee RHP Aaron Quillen at front of rotation, and ex-Kentucky RHP Matt Pope, as the closer.

5. Chipola (Fla.)
| 2013 Record: 38-21

Perennial national power/2007 JUCO World Series champs have strong 1-2 pitching punch in Florida-bound RHP
Taylor Lewis (2-1, 3.54, 53 IP/55 SO) and Florida State-bound LHP Michael Mader (3-1, 2.62, 79 IP/66 SO), and staff bolstered by addition of ex-Florida RHP Tucker Simpson, ex-Florida State RHP M.T. Minacci, ex-Georgia RHP Palmer Betts. Betts set to close with mid-90s fastball, all other arms in low-to-mid 90s. Houston-bound C Ian Rice (.323-1-19), ex-Florida State 3B Bert Givens (.340-2-28) and Troy-bound SS Chase Nyman (.284-0-28) are key returnees in field, while Middle Georgia State CC transfer Cody Lanford (.320-3-20, 43 SB) should add spark at top of batting order.

6. Cypress (Calif.)
| 2013 Record: 32-14

Chargers posted a modest 11-10 record in California's rugged Orange Empire Conference in 2013, but stormed to a fifth state title in Scott Pickler's 29-year tenure as head coach. Ace pitcher
Steven Kane (13-0, 2.00), a 28th-round pick of Indians in 2013 draft and a Tennessee recruit, and LHP Ryan Hartman (4-2, 2.51) are back to anchor pitching staff. Only one regular is back from a team that lost eight players to the Division I ranks, but OF Brandon Morales (.353-0-18) was team's leading hitter as a freshman. Pickler scored a major coup in the fall when he landed Rutgers transfer Matt Tietz, a a power-hitting shortstop who led the California Collegiate League in home runs last summer.

7. Central Arizona
| 2013 Record: 43-15

Vaqueros failed to capitalize on No. 1 pre-season ranking/regular-season conference championship in 2013 by going winless in post-season, but re-load with pair of Texas-Arlington recruits in RHP
Nicco Blank (6-1, 1.32), team ERA leader, and OF Cody Farrell (.428-4-37), leading JC hitter in Arizona. Spencer O'Neil (.316-4-29), David Petrino (.321-1-34) also return to outfield, and offense should get significant jolt with addition of three prominent freshmen: 1B Manny Ramirez Jr., a San Francisco recruit, 2B Tim Hergert (Braves/29th round) and 3B Brad Holland (Tigers/34th round). Ex-West Virginia RHP Brock Dykxhoorn, ex-Oregon State Carlos Rodriguez add significant strength to pitching staff, which also welcomes back RHP Junior Zepeda, who saved 12 games in 2012 before missing last season with injury.

8. Iowa Western
| 2013 Record: 45-14

The Reivers, 2010 and 2012 national champions, return a strong nucleus of players that includes their top three starters--Mississippi-bound RHPs
Sean Johnson (5-2, 2.21) and Drake Robison (2-2, 2.23, and Texas Tech-bound RHP Quinn Carpenter (2-0, 4.66), the team's best prospect with a fastball that reaches 95; Carpenter also doubles as the DH. They also welcome back five regulars, including Indiana State-bound C Kaden Moore (.318-3-26), SS Jacob Sheldon-Collins (.371-1-34) and OF David Parrett (.405-5-35), team's leading hitter. Among newcomers are freshman OF Alex Krupa (Reds/19th round) and ex-Notre Dame SS Jason McMurray. Eight Reivers players have committed to D-I programs.

9. Orange Coast (Calif.) | 2013 Record: 23-16

Pirates routinely bolster their ranks each year with an influx of Division I transfers, and this season is no exception. Ex-Long Beach State RHP
David Hill, a 17th-round pick in 2012 draft, is most significant addition as he moves in as team's ace, and will be joined in Pirates rotation by twin brother Jacob (2-2, 3.38). Both Hills are ticketed to attend University of San Diego as juniors. Other significant newcomers include ex-UNLV C Collin Yelich, ex-Pepperdine SS Cody Nulph and ex-Nevada 1B/3B Nick Kinsman. Sophomore RHP/1B Andrew Alvarez played sparingly a year ago after transferring from Pepperdine, but is being counted on in a big way this year as team's cleanup hitter and No. 2 starter.

10. Alvin (Texas)
| 2013 Record: 38-22

Ole Miss-bound 1B Jack Kaiser (.421-8-46), who led Dolphins in all three Triple-Crown categories a year ago, is only impact talent returning from a team that finished a game shy of advancing to JC World Series in 2013, but a significant cast of newcomers includes six Division I transfers, led by ex-Sam Houston State brothers Juan Cortina, who steps in as the closer with his 90-94 mph fastball and 81-84 slider, and Romeo Cortina, a Texas Collegiate League all-star last summer who will play right field. Freshmen RHPs Nick Hernandez and Normand Mendoza, both clocked up to 93 mph in the fall, provide significant hope to a young, inexperienced rotation.

11. Howard (Texas)
| 2013 Record: 37-23

Hawks sustained an uncharacteristic 23 losses in 2013 (in stark contrast to just one loss as recently as 2009), and have significantly bolstered their roster with four-year transfers and promising freshmen. Ex-Boston College LHP Austin Solecitto, ex-St. John's SS Eddie Paparella and ex-Arkansas RHP Brian Heldman are key transfers, while RHP Zach Winn (Rangers/22nd round) highlights list of three newcomers who went unsigned in 2013 draft. Sophomre C Jose Favela (.306-1-34) is top returning player. In the end, team's success will probably hinge on success of a rotation of red-shirt sophomore Jeff Stovall, an ex-Nebraska pitcher who missed last season with an arm injury, Texas Tech-bound LHP Tanner Scott and his 96-mph fastball, and Sollecito.

12. Chattahoochee Valley (Ala.)
| 2013 Record: 42-12

Auburn-bound RHP Dalton Rentz (10-1, 2.44) anchors pitching staff, South Carolina-bound C Jared Martin (.354-3-45) is top returning position player, and Pirates roster bolstered by addition of six Division I transfers, including ex-Florida State SS John Holland, ex-Clemson 3B Trevor Kieboom, ex-Wake Forest 1B Jake Maziar, ex-Auburn OF Tyler Lynn. Georgia Southern-bound RHP Colt Ramsey and South Alabama-bound Kevin Moore (1-1, 1.64, 22 IP/35 SO) add key pitching depth.

13. Fresno (Calif.) | 2013 Record: 28-12

Rams return their top three offensive performers--1B Ryne Dean (.304-5-43), OF Anthony Hawkins (.356-6-28) and DH Justin Flores (.331-0-37)--along with No. 1 starter Dominic Topoezian (6-3, 2.03, 102 IP/94 SO) and red-shirt sophomore RHP James Brager (10 SV in 2012), and added ex-Gonzaga SS Scott Silva, ex-Fresno State 3B Preston Scott and promising freshman RHP Connor Brogdon (Athletics/40th round).

14. Miami-Dade
| 2013 Record: 35-10

Sharks were sailing along with No. 1 national ranking a year ago, when season abruptly ended with two straight losses in Florida JC tournament. Ex-Georgia LHP/DH Kyle Carter should play key two-way role again as sophomore, while duo of Mario Amaral (.352-2-26) and Kevin Stypulkowski, transfer from Florida, will make catching position an obvious team strength. OF Jose Gomez (.397-1-31, 26-of-26 SB) is a catalyst at top of lineup.

15. Southern Nevada
| 2013 Record: 40-17

Kansas-bound RHP Tyler Condie (2-1, 3.54) steps in at head of rotation for Coyotes and powerful, athletic red-shirt freshman James Young appears ready to take over in center field, but they are otherwise the only players of note returning from last year's conference champions. An impressive crop of newcomers is headlined by OF Grant Heyman, an 11th-round pick of the Blue Jays in 2012 who spent his freshman year at Miami, ex-Portland SS Lucas Hunter and ex-UNLV 3B Brandon Pletsch.

16. Riverside (Calif.)
| 2013 Record: 25-14

Tigers have been forced to rebuild this year almost from scratch, but have potential for one of the most-dominant pitching staffs in nation. With a fastball up to 97 mph, RHP Michael Peterson is the headliner. He's a transfer from California's West Valley CC, along with his twin brother Thomas. They are joined by RHP Cal Becker (Palm Beach State, Fla., CC transfer who has touched 94), ex-Cal State Fullerton RHP Kyle Murray, ex-Arizona RHP Nick Hynes and red-shirt sophomore RHP Tyler Leslie, a 15th-round pick of Giants in 2011 who sat out last season.

17. Crowder (Mo.)
| 2013 Record: 47-13

Two ex-Arkansas players, LHP Mark Reyes and OF Clayton Booth, along with Sam Houston State-bound freshman RHP Cody Whiting, who is slated to close with his 92-94 mph fastball, and Wichita State freshman 1B Sam Hilliard, are among a key crop of newcomers who will join holdover players like RHP Cody Jones (8-0, 3.21), 2B Ryan Lazo (.327-0-21, 16 SB), and OFs Chris Scroggins (.365-2-36, 13 SB) and Ty White (.369-1-38).

18. Georgia Perimeter
| 2013 Record: 36-19

Jaguars became primary beneficiary of an off-season coaching change at University of Georgia, which resulted in exodus of four players who landed at Georgia Perimeter. The most noteworthy transfer is SS/RHP J.T. Phillips, who will close with his 94-mph fastball, in addition to playing every day at short, hitting in 3-hole. Ex-Georgia Tech OF Charles Sheffield should also be a force, along with holdover C Pierce Ressmeyer (.303-2-40) and RHP Dustin Beggs (6-1, 2.31).

19. Cowley County (Kan.)
| 2013 Record: 45-11

Tigers, national champs in 1997 and 1998, made a solid run at another JC World Series berth a year ago before stumbling over final hurdle. Central Arkansas-bound RHP Levi Skinner (5-2, 1.75), closer Seth Holman (3-1, 0.76, 5 SV) and Arkansas-Little Rock-bound OF A.J. Shaw (.309-0-27, 29 SB) are back, but strength of team should rest with a strong crop of newcomers led by Arkansas-bound freshman RHP Storm Rynard, Oklahoma State-bound freshman C Dillon White and ex-Kansas RHP Conner Murray.

20. Spartanburg Methodist (S.C.)
| 2013 Record: 48-15

Coming off a spirited run to a third-place finish at last year's Junior College World Series, Pioneers appear to have the talent to contend again for a national title as they return two key arms, South Carolina-bound RHP Dylan Rogers (6-1, 3.82) and LHP Chris Washington (7-2, 2.79), along with OF Wesley Rogers, a former Red Sox draft pick, South Carolina-bound 1B Collin Steagall (.313-1-32) and Charleston Southern-bound 2B Matt White (.333-0-33).

21. LSU-Eunice
| 2013 Record: 52-10

Bengals finished a game short of winning their fifth NJCAA D-II World Series title a year ago, and appear to have ingredients to make another run this season. Delta State-bound LHP Chad Reeves (10-2, 2.46, 88 IP/85 SO) and Louisiana-Lafayette-bound 2B Stefan Trosclair (.348-2-59) head up a strong returning nucleus, while ex-Arkansas RHP Hayden Barnett, freshman OF Steve Sensley (Twins/33rd round) and freshman C Jordan Romero, Louisiana 5-A prep player of year, rank as top newcomers.

22. Connors State (Okla.) | 2013 Record: 53-11

Former Texas Tech C Jarrard Poteete is most-noteworthy addition to Cowboys team that finished fifth in last year's Junior College World Series. He joins a solid nucleus that includes SS Yariel Gonzalez (.420-12-75), who led team in homers and RBIs, OF Christian Perez (.312-9-51) and two other regular position players, plus a pitching staff that returns LHP Josh Hammill (8-1, 4.23, 72 IP/84 SO) and closer Justin Ferrell (4-1, 1.64, 11 SV).

23. San Joaquin Delta (Calif.) | 2013 Record: 28-14

Mustangs are expecting to get significant mileage from a strong, deep pitching staff that includes Nevada-bound sophomore RHPs Sam Held (6-2, 1.37) and Alex Lott (7-2, 3.15), both of whom have been clocked up to 94 mph. Held will be team's No. 1 starter, Lott the closer. The remainder of rotation will be occupied by established arms like LHP Matt Valencia (4-2, 2.59), RHP Sean Bennett (3-2, 3.35) and RHP Ricky Delgado, a transfer from Diablo Valley (Calif.) JC.

24. Wabash Valley (Ill.) | 2013 Record: 46-16

Warriors will rely on returning position players like 2B Rey Perez (.324-0-23, 23-of-23 SB), and OFs Manuel de Jesus (.332-1-28, 28 SB) and Tim Barry (.259-2-29) for offense, while turning to transfers like ex-Auburn RHP Matt Schultz, whose fastball has touched 95 mph, and ex-Evansville LHP Philip Diehl to stabilize rotation, and ex-Coastal Carolina RHP Nick McCoy the bullpen.

25. Palomar (Calif.) | 2013 Record: 29-14

Nevada-bound RHP Zack Wilkins (3-0, 0.79, 11 SV) and 3B Dennis Morton (.291-1-23) are Comets top returning pitcher and position player, and the roster has been significantly augmented by addition of freshman C Francis Christy, a 37th-round pick of Athletics who was initially headed for Oregon; ex-St. Mary's RHP Gary Cornish, who has committed to San Diego; and ex-California RHP Michael Jordan.

26. South Mountain (Ariz.) | 2013 Record: 39-22

Sophomore RHP Scott Hoffman (6-1, 2.01, 4 SV) eased his way back from Tommy John surgery a year ago, but should exploit his 94 mph as a starter this year; ex-St. Mary's OF Chris Akmon, ex-Arizona 1B Ethan Springston should bolster offense.

27. Central Alabama | 2013 Record: 43-14

Defending national champs lost 4 of top 5 hitters, but return Samford-bound 1B Alex Lee (.364-4-43), plus two winningest pitchers in Troy-bound RHP John Michael Knighton (12-1, 3.36, 107 IP/87 SO) and sophomore RHP Matt Norton (7-3, 3.18).

28. Broward (Fla.) | 2013 Record: 28-22

Broward has a deep, talented roster to match almost any JC in Florida, and should make solid strides behind ex-Stetson LHP Brandon Diaz and three freshmen stalwarts: Miami-bound RHP Michael Agis, C Ronnie Healy and LHP/1B Robert Cancio.

29. Cisco (Texas) | 2013 Record: 40-15

Sophomore RHP Michael Mertz (4-4, 3.77), a top prospect committed to Oklahoma State, returns along with four regulars in the field, including 3B Alex Montero (.399-1-47); Oklahoma-bound RHP Blake Rogers and his 92-94 mph fastball tops impressive list of four-year trasnfers.

30. Eastern Oklahoma State | 2013 Record: 25-30

Return from TJ surgery of RHPs Koda Glover, Oklahoma State recruit who was clocked at 94 in 2012, and Chase Williams, a Rockies draft in 2011 who has missed two seasons but was clocked at 95 in fall, gives Mountaineers huge boost at front of rotation.

31. McLennan (Texas) | 2013 Record: 24-29

New McLennan coach Mitch Thompson looks to turn around sub-.500 team with infusion of six NCAA D-I transfers, led by ex-Baylor LHP Sterling Wynn, ex-West Virginia LHP Greg Maisto, ex-North Carolina SS Matt Campbell, ex-Dallas Baptist 3B Max Hogan.

32. Gulf Coast State (Fla.) | 2013 Record: 30-21

Sophomore OF Tevin Johnson (.341-6-33), a Pirates draft pick last June, and ex-Mississippi State 3B Nick Flair should provide plenty of offensive support for a pitching staff that features freshman RHP Matt Foster (Diamondbacks/29th round) and his 95-mph fastball.

33. Heartland (Ill.) | 2013 Record: 50-11

Perennial NJCAA D-II power returns Illinois State-bound
Hendren twins--LHP/1B Jacob (9-1, 2.21), SS Jared (.358-1-9, 30 SB)--plus leading hitter Drew Clark (.405-3-28); ex-Louisville RHP Joe Ceja and 94 mph fastball moves into closer role.

34. Jefferson (Mo.) | 2013 Record: 36-16

OFs Ryan Rippee (.336-6-39), Red Sox 31st-rounder in 2013, and St. Louis-bound Trent Leimkuehler (.377-5-45) are big bats who return as sophomores, joined by ex-Bradley SS Nolan Sponsler, deep pitching staff that includes ex-Missouri RHP B.J. Grim.

35. Western Nevada | 2013 Record: 47-20

Do-everything OF/RHP Conor Harber (.393-2-37, 11 3B, 14 SB; 0-0, 0.96, 9 IP/17 SO) will provide speed/power at plate/in field for Wildcats while closing with 95-mph fastball; Nevada-bound LHP Christian Stolo (6-2, 1.75; .375-1-12 in 75 ABs) also goes both ways.

36. Polk State (Fla.) | 2013 Record: 34-16

Eagles feature several potential draft picks in Dallas Baptist-bound C Daniel Sweet (.307-1-28, 30 SB), Tampa-bound RHP Matt Pearce (6-1, 1.65), ex-Kentucky C Casey Schroeder, freshman LHP Devin Vainer and Tampa-bound SS Cody DeNoyelles (.276-0-28).

37. Cochise (Ariz.) | 2013 Record: 52-18

Apaches finished surprising third in nation a year ago, and pitching should be a strength again with return of LHP Steve Naemark (11-4, 3.03), Oral Roberts-bound RHP Xavier Altimirano (3-2, 4.20), Long Beach State-bound closer Josh Advocate.

38. Middle Georgia State | 2013 Record: 19-32

Ineligible player in 2013 cost Warriors wins/post-season berth, but Georgia Southern-bound C Drew Kelley (.301-3-26) returns, joined by ex-Mercer RHP/OF Cory Kafka (North Florida recruit), ex-Auburn SS Kent Rollins, ex-Georgia Tech RHP Ryan Zentko.

39. Seminole State (Fla.) | 2013 Record: 36-14

Warriors got a significant boost with the transfer of ex-Duke RHP Jake Cosart and ex-N.C. State RHP Gianni Zayas, two of nation's elite JC prospects, at outset, and addition of six more newcomers at semester break, led by ex-Florida LHP Alex Hagner.

40. Santa Fe (Fla.) | 2013 Record: 27-17

Saints return top three hitters, led by Tampa-bound OF Casey Scoggins (.390-0-21, 16 SB), also welcome ex-Miami C Roger Gonzalez, ex-Virginia 2B George Ragsdale, ex-Florida 3B Brady Roberson, but Clemson-bound RHP Derek Vail (5-5, 3.11) is team's top talent.

41. Seminole State (Okla.) | 2013 Record: 38-19
Auburn-bound SS Alex Polston (.337-4-36) is Trojans top returning position player, LHP Jordan Watson (5-0, 3.39, 66 IP/81) top returning arm; RHP/OF Daniel Procopio (Mets/22nd round), ex-Arkansas 3B/RHP Isaac Hellbusch are newcomers who provide depth on both sides of ball.

42. Midland (Texas) | 2013 Record: 48-15
Two Oklahoma-bound players, RHP Thomas McIlraith (8-4, 4.06, 77 IP/84 SO) and C Chris Shaw (.380-11-64, 22 2B), are part of strong returning cast from JC World Series club; Chaps top talent is RHP Jayden Odell, projected ace with 95-97 mph fastball.

43. Navarro (Texas) | 2013 Record: 44-17
2011 national champs qualified again for JC World Series in 2013; key holdovers from that club include Marshall-bound RHP/SS J.D. Hammer (2-0, 3.00), RHP Jack Moffitt (4-1, 4.03), C Jovan Hernandez, while 3B Justin Sebo is a late addition from Virginia Tech.

44. Oxnard (Calif.) | 2013 Record: 16-19
Despite sub-.500 record in 2013, Oxnard should capitalize on transfer of RHPs Patrick Weigel (Pacific) and Luke Eubank (College of Western Nevada), 2B Jordan Farris (Arkansas), return of BYU-bound LHP Austin Kamel; Weigel tops out at 97.

45. Lamar (Colo.) | 2013 Record: 41-21
The Runnin' Lopes have no prospects of note, but should make an impact on the national scene again with the likes of McNeese State-bound 1B Connor Crane (.377-6-42), OF Josh Day (.353-3-58) and Houston-bound RHP Austin Moore (9-2, 2.00, 81 IP/95 SO).

46. Weatherford (Texas) | 2013 Record: 33-25
Coyotes return top two hitters, SS Paxton de la Garza (.292-4-33) and Dallas Baptist-bound 3B Trooper Reynolds (.318-4-43), while ex-Texas Christian RHP and D-Bap recruit Tejay Antone headlines an impressive infusion of new arms.

47. Gloucester County (N.J.) | 2013 Record: 49-3
Roadrunners convincingly won seventh D-III World Series title in 2013, armed for repeat with return of LHP Mike Sullivan (9-0, 0.48, 5 SV), addition of six D-I transfers, including ex-East Carolina LHP Andrew Schorr, ex-Old Dominion 2B Pat Kane.

48. Blinn (Texas) | 2013 Record: 31-26
Buccaneers have makings of a front-line pitching staff with return of Texas State-bound RHP Robbie Dickey (6-6, 3.82), nation's top JC talent, Stephen F. Austin-bound RHP Tyler Day (1-1, 2.70), ex-Old Dominion RHP Shane McCarley, ex-Houston RHP Keith Brenner.

49. Bellevue (Wash.) | 2013 Record: 32-20
Perennial Northwest power Bulldogs appear to have talent to finish on top again with influx of ex-Division I talent like sophomore RHP/DH Brandon Mahovlich from Gonzaga, soph RHP Tyson Schmitt from Washington, soph 1B/3B Aaron Stroosman from Washington State.

50. Feather River (Calif.) | 2013 Record: 29-15
Golden Eagles suffered key losses in field, but should rebound on mound behind arms like Florida Gulf Coast-bound RHP/SS Jordan Desquin, a closer clocked up to 93, Hawaii-bound RHP Eli Davidann, ex-Utah Valley LHP Matt Rigby.

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