2006 College Transfers Chart

New coaches usually have to wait to make a recruiting
impact.
Thanks to college baseball’s liberal transfer rules,
new Louisiana State coach Paul Mainieri and his staff already have been
able to upgrade the Tigers’ pitching staff this summer with a pair of
impact additions.

The Tigers added lefthander Blake
Martin after Birmingham-Southern dropped its athletic department from
Division I to Division III. Several other BSC players have found new
Division I homes (see chart). LSU then added another arm for its
rotation when lefthander Charlie Furbush announced he would leave
Division III St. Joseph’s (Maine) and join the
Tigers.

Furbush went 10-1, 2.89 last spring, but the
6-foot-6, 215-pounder made his name in the Cape Cod League this summer,
going 3-2, 1.83 for Hyannis with 50 strikeouts and 13 walks in 54
innings. He also started the league’s all-star game and threw a
no-hitter against Bourne.

“Charlie’s situation is
similar to mine in that he is coming to LSU to challenge himself
against the best competition in the nation,” Mainieri said. “The way he
has performed in the Cape Cod League against some of the best college
players in the country gives us hope that he will make a major impact
upon our program.”

The fact that Division I coaches
have long visited the Cape, ostensibly to check up on their own players
but with recruiting for transfers as an unspoken part of the agenda,
has been an unseemly side of summer baseball for years. This year was
considered an active one in terms of significant
transfers.

The league’s strikeouts leader, Virginia
righthander Shooter Hunt, was heading to Tulane after playing with four
Green Wave players in Falmouth. While Hunt walked 30 in 40 innings this
summer for the Commodores, he gave up just 19 hits (and only one home
run) while striking out 54. Hunt told NorthJersey.com that Virginia had
given him a release to transfer with the stipulation that he could not
go to any other school in Virginia, the Atlantic Coast Conference or in
the Southeastern Conference.

The other significant
transfer of the summer took place in the Alaska League, as Fresno
State’s Beau Mills decided to attend NAIA powerhouse Lewis-Clark
(Idaho) State. Mills, who has hit 36 home runs in two seasons for the
Bulldogs, was academically ineligible at the end of the ’06 season and
missed Fresno State’s regional. He played for the Alaska Goldpanners in
Fairbanks this summer under LCSC coach Ed Cheff, batting .270-7-33 in
152 at-bats.

2006
Transfers

The following is the list
of Division I players who have filed to transfer during the summer.
Birmingham-Southern has suspended baseball for 2006-2007 and all of its
players were given releases to transfer. Several followed former BSC
coach Brian Shoop to Alabama-Birmingham.

Player,
Pos.
From To
Jordan Alvis,
rhp
Birmingham-Southern Middle
Tennessee State
Tony Asaro,
1b/of
Pepperdine UC
Irvine
Brett Ashley, 1b Birmingham-Southern undecided
Zach
Ashwood, lhp
Texas
Christian
undecided
Omar Arif, rhp Texas
Christian
undecided
Clint Arnold,
of
Arkansas Texas
Christian
Allen
Aubin,
c
Birmingham-Southern Alabama-Birmingham
Dan Barker, rhp Ohio
State
Wright State
John Baird,
rhp
Birmingham-Southern Cincinnati
Ian Berger, rhp Illinois
State
Missouri
Jason Billie, c Florida
Atlantic
Centenary
Tom Bingham,
rhp
Winthrop Temple
Isaac Bissell, rhp George
Washington
Vermont
Zach Booker, rhp UNC
Wilmington
Elon
Drew Bowman, lhp Arizona State Nebraska
Casey Bond,
of
Birmingham-Southern Lipscomb
Brett Bruneel, rhp Arizona State Utah
D.J. Butler, of Arizona State Fresno State
David Cales,
ss/rhp
Missouri undecided
Ryan Chenoweth,
of
Coastal Carolina Ball
State
Dereck
Cloeren, rhp
Northwestern
State
Houston
David Cooper, of Cal
State
Fullerton
California
Jason Corder, of California Long Beach State
Chance Corgan, rhp Texas
A&M
Texas
Christian
Blake
Crosby, 3b
Brigham
Young
Sacramento State
Jon
David
Indiana Eastern
Illinois
Chris
Dabbs, of
New Mexico Oral
Roberts
Greg Del
George,
ss
Vanderbilt Louisville
Jason Dew,
c/of
Indiana Western
Kentucky
David
DiNatale, of
Central
Florida
Miami
Reggie Dixon, of North
Carolina State
Western
Carolina
Mark
Doll,
rhp
Birmingham-Southern Memphis
James Ewing,
2b
Arkansas Southern
Mississippi
Christopher Fagan,
if/of
Vermont Massachusetts
Eric Farrell, if Birmingham-Southern Memphis
David Forbes,
c
Campbell East
Carolina
Willy
Fox, 3b
Arizona State Wake
Forest
Jake
Friemel, rhp
Texas
Christian
undecided
Billy Froehlich,
of
Birmingham-Southern Winthrop
Mark Goforth,
of
Birmingham-Southern Mississippi
State
Brint
Hardy,
c/of
Birmingham-Southern Alabama-Birmingham
Scooter Hicks, lhp Texas
A&M
Missouri
Chris Highmark,
lhp
Brigham
Young
Gonzaga
Matt Hightower,
lhp
Florida Western
Kentucky
Michael
Hill, rhp
East
Carolina
Cincinnati
Trent Hill,
rhp
Mississippi
State
Samford
Ben Hildreth,
rhp
Winthrop Western
Kentucky
Kyle
Hollander, rhp
Oklahoma
State
Louisville
Josh Hooper, if Birmingham-Southern undecided
Travis Howell, c California Long Beach State
Josh Hula, c Ohio
State
undecided
Shooter Hunt,
rhp
Virginia Tulane
Ricky Ibarz, lhp UT Pan
American
Troy
Courtney Jones,
inf
Grambling State Louisiana
Tech
Paul Jones,
lhp
Birmingham-Southern Alabama-Birmingham
John King,
rhp
Birmingham-Southern Lipscomb
Troy Krider, inf Michigan
State
Evansville
Max Kwan,
c
Tulane Washington
Josh Lindblom,
rhp
Tennessee Purdue
Mike Lynn,
rhp
Louisville College of
Charleston
Matt
Mangini, 3b
North Carolina
State
Oklahoma State
Blake Martin,
lhp
Birmingham-Southern Louisiana
State
Andy
Masten,
rhp/of
Auburn Creighton
Patrick Maxwell,
inf
Southern
Mississippi
Louisiana
Tech
Mark
McGonigle, of
Houston New
Orleans
J.D.
Melton,
rhp
Wofford Navy
Zac Miller, of Lipscomb Arkansas
Beau Mills, 3b Fresno State Lewis-Clark State
Ronnie Morales, lhp Texas-Pan American Wichita State
Christopher Murray,
lhp
South
Alabama
Navy
Clarence Nicely,
rhp
Auburn Liberty
Michael Obyc, of Kent
State
Cincinnati
Jason Ogata, 2b Louisiana
State
Oregon State
James Oliver,
rhp
Birmingham-Southern Alabama-Birmingham
Jordan Opdyke,
c
Nevada UC
Riverside
Joey
Parigi, lhp
Texas Arizona
State
Stephen
Pearson, of/1b
Arizona Oral
Roberts
Stephen
Porlier,
rhp
Tulane undecided
Bailey Pratt,
rhp
Birmingham-Southern Miami (Ohio)
Ty Pryor,
rhp
Tennessee North
Florida
Dan
Quinn,
c
Buffalo Missouri
Ty Rasmussen,
of
Louisiana-Lafayette Washington
Matt Ray, 2b Central
Florida
Middle Tennessee
State
Ryan Reed,
c
Winthrop undecided
Owen Reid,
rhp
Baylor Winthrop
Moises Rivera,
inf
Maine Siena
Lance Rhodes, rhp,
inf
Saint Louis Southeast
Missouri State
Steven Rodriguez,
inf
Southern California Brigham Young
Will Romanowicz,
rhp
Stetson Elon
Brandon Romans,
c
Birmingham-Southern Central
Florida
Brian Rorick, rhp Coastal Carolina Delaware
Collin
Salezenstein,
ss
Xavier Illinois
State
Trip Salem, of Birmingham-Southern undecided
Jimmy Saris, rhp Duke Georgetown
Cameron
Satterwhite,
of
Indiana Cincinnati
Jake Shaffer,
of
Winthrop undecided
Clayton Shunick, rhp Georgia State North Carolina State
Brian Sizemore, rhp New
Mexico State
Northern
Colorado
Aaron
Smith, c/3b
Texas
Christian
undecided
Jameson Smith, if/of Clemson Arizona
Brian
Spear, 3b
Wichita
State
Kentucky
Brenden Stines,
rhp
College of Charleston Ball
State
Will
Stroup,
lhp
Birmingham-Southern Alabama
Nate Swearer,
of
Winthrop undecided
Mike Takashima,
rhp
Michigan
State
Oakland
Ben Terry,
of
Furman Wake
Forest
Billy
Tinsley, lhp
George
Mason
Winthrop
Matt Trausch,
lhp
Michigan
State
Oakland
Brian Van Kirk,
of
Tennessee Oral
Roberts
Anthony
Vasquez, lhp/of
Texas
A&M
Southern
California
Jake Vasquez, c Texas A&M Cal State Fullerton
Josh
Vollmer, lhp
Butler Ball
State
Billy
Welsh, rhp
Tennessee
Tech
Cincinnati
Stephen Whalen,
rhp/inf
Houston New
Orleans
Kenny
Williams Jr.,
of
Arizona Wichita
State
Kori
Williams,
of
Houston undecided
Peter Wiggins,
rhp
Auburn Western
Kentucky
Dennis
Winn, inf
Western
Kentucky
Louisiana
Tech

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