College Draft Prospects Stat Roundup: Week 1

A theme from the first weekend of the college season was the solid showings turned in by some of the best Friday night starters in the nation, especially those who are potential first-round selections.

• East Carolina righthander Jeff Hoffman had a robust start to the season Friday. Read the full game report here.

• Vanderbilt righthander Tyler Beede had a strong start to the season, allowing one hit and no earned runs in five innings against Long Beach State at Blair Field. Beede pitched at 90-94 mph and touched 96 with two offspeed weapons in his curveball and changeup.

The strongly-built, quick-armed Beede showed improved control and has altered his mechanics with his lower half. Beede’s landing on his front leg has softened and his ability to get over his front leg has improved and become less rigid than last summer. He walked 14.7 percent of all hitters faced last year but walked just one of the 19 (5.3 percent) hitters in his debut, although he did hit a batter. After striking out 24.1 percent of hitters last year, Beede continued to strike out hitters at a high rate against Long Beach State, with seven strikeouts (36.8 percent).

• Evansville’s athletic lefthander Kyle Freeland continues to consistently pound the strike zone. The second-team preseason All-American entered with the year with a career walk rate of 2.35 per-nine and did not walk any of the 20 Lipscomb hitters he faced during his five innings. The wiry-built 6-foot-3, 170-pound Freeland struck out six (30 percent), allowed five hits and two earned runs.

• Louisiana State righthander Aaron Nola continues to limit free passes. The 6-foot-1, 196-pound Nola entered the year with a career walk rate of 1.04 per-nine and didn’t allow a walk to any of the 24 hitters he faced, although he plunked three. 74 percent of his pitches were strikes. Nola surrendered four hits and was not scored upon against New Orleans, striking out six (25 percent) in a 2-0 win for the Tigers.

• As Aaron Fitt detailed in Saturday’s College Roundup, Florida State righthander Luke Weaver dominated Niagara, allowing only one (walk) of the 19 hitters he faced to reach base and striking out seven (37 percent).

• North Carolina State lefthander Carlos Rodon did not have his sharpest outing Sunday against Canisius. Although 71 percent of his 96 pitches were strikes and he only walked one of the 26 hitters he faced (3.8 percent), Rodon battled his control at times. In the third inning, Rodon plunked the No. 3 and No. 4 hitters in the lineup and then walked the No. 5 hitter. Rodon allowed three earned runs in six innings, although the defense behind Rodon was also lacking at times, and he surrendered little in the way of hard contact despite Canisius’ competitive at-bats.

Rodon’s heavy fastball with glove-side run was 90-93 on Sunday and touched 94 mph on the first pitch of the game. He pitched at 92-93 mph in the first inning and settled in at 90-92. Rodon tended to miss up when he missed with his fastball and didn’t consistently locate his two-seamer to the down-and-in quadrant of the zone against lefthanded hitters. The first-team preseason All-American’s plus slider sat at 86-89 mph. The 6-foot-3, 234-pounder used his high-70s changeup sparingly, throwing it fewer than five times.

• Aaron Fitt has more on Texas Christian lefthander Brandon Finnegan’s dominant start over the weekend.

• Here are all of the weekend stats for the nation’s top draft-eligible college players. Any player who appeared on the College Top 100 in November who played in a game over the weekend is listed below in alphabetical order. A handful of players directly outside of the top 100 were added to the list to make up for top 100 players who did not play over the weekend. The stats, save for total batters faced, were collected by CollegeSplits.com. Follow CollegeSplits on Twitter @collegesplits.


Name, Position, Team IP TBF H R ER BB SO Decision Opponent
A.J. Reed, lhp/1b, Kentucky 5 23 3 1 1 3 2 W Virginia
Aaron Brown, lhp/of, Pepperdine 7 25 5 1 1 2 7 W St. John’s
Aaron Garza, rhp, Houston 7 24 2 0 0 1 6 W Nicholls State
Aaron Nola, rhp, Louisiana State 6 24 4 0 0 0 6 W New Orleans
Adam Ravenelle, rhp, Vanderbilt 2.1 10 3 0 0 0 1 Long Beach State
Andrew Suarez, lhp, Miami 5 21 4 2 1 0 10 W Maine
Ashton Perritt, rhp/of, Liberty 2 7 1 0 0 0 1 SV Richmond
Austin Davis, lhp, Cal State Bakersfield 6 25 5 3 3 2 8 W Wisconsin Milwaukee
Austin Robichaux, rhp, Louisiana-Lafayette 5 23 8 3 1 0 4 L Eastern Illinois
Ben Smith, lhp, Coastal Carolina 4.2 20 0 1 1 4 11 L Pittsburgh
Benton Moss, rhp, North Carolina 5.1 23 4 4 3 2 5 College Of Charleston
Brandon Finnegan, lhp, Texas Christian 7 27 3 0 0 3 13 W Jacksonville
Brandon Woodruff, rhp, Mississippi State 1 10 2 2 2 4 3 L Western Carolina
Carlos Rodon, lhp, North Carolina State 6 26 4 3 1 1 6 L Canisius
Chandler Shepherd, rhp, Kentucky 5.2 24 4 2 2 2 4 W North Carolina Wilmington
Chris Ellis, rhp, Mississippi 6 23 4 0 0 2 4 W Stetson
Chris Oliver, rhp, Arkansas 5 19 1 2 1 0 5 W Appalachian State
Colin Welmon, rhp, Loyola Marymount 7 27 5 1 1 0 5 W Utah Valley State
Cy Sneed, rhp, Dallas Baptist 6 25 5 3 1 2 6 W Mississippi Valley State
Daniel Gossett, rhp, Clemson 5 19 4 1 1 1 4 Eastern Michigan
Daniel Mengden, rhp, Texas A&M 6 25 5 2 2 2 11 W Northeastern
David Lucroy, rhp, East Carolina 2 15 6 4 4 2 2 L James Madison
Dillon Peters, lhp, Texas 7 27 5 1 0 2 1 California
Erick Fedde, rhp, UNLV 7.1 23 1 0 0 0 11 W Central Michigan
J.D. Davis, 1b/3b/rhp, Cal State Fullerton 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 W Washington State
Jace Fry, lhp, Oregon State 7 28 9 2 2 0 5 W Nebraska
Jacob Lindgren, lhp, Mississippi State 0.1 3 0 0 0 2 1 Western Carolina
Jake Reed, rhp, Oregon 3.1 13 2 0 0 1 2 W; SV Hawaii
Jalen Beeks, lhp, Arkansas 6 21 3 0 0 1 6 W Appalachian State
James Norwood, rhp, Saint Louis 5 23 4 3 2 3 4 Alabama
Jared Miller, lhp, Vanderbilt 6 19 1 0 0 0 4 W Long Beach State
Jeff Hoffman, rhp, East Carolina 6.2 27 4 4 3 2 6 James Madison
Jonathan Holder, rhp, Mississippi State 1.1 4 0 0 0 0 2 SV Western Carolina
Jordan Brink, rhp, Fresno State 6.1 22 1 0 0 2 6 UC Irvine
Jordan Foley, rhp, Central Michigan 5.2 26 5 3 2 1 4 L Nevada Las Vegas
Jordan Ramsey, rhp, UNC Wilmington 4.2 27 10 10 3 0 4 L Kentucky
Jordan Stephens, rhp, Rice 5 23 5 3 3 2 5 W Stanford
Karsten Whitson, rhp, Florida 2 13 4 3 3 2 2 Maryland
Kyle Freeland, lhp, Evansville 5 20 5 2 2 0 6 W Lipscomb
Lukas Schiraldi, rhp, Texas 7 27 5 1 1 2 2 W California
Luke Weaver, rhp, Florida State 6 19 0 0 0 1 7 W Niagara
Matt Imhof, lhp, Cal Poly 7 27 2 0 0 3 14 W Kansas State
Matt Troupe, rhp, Arizona 2 10 2 0 0 2 4 Kent State
Michael Cederoth, rhp, San Diego State 3.2 19 3 5 3 4 6 L San Jose State
Nick Burdi, rhp, Louisville 1 5 0 0 0 1 1 W West Virginia
Nigel Nootbaar, rhp, Southern California 5 20 3 0 0 2 8 Northwestern
Parker French, rhp, Texas 5 26 4 6 1 3 4 L California
Sam Coonrod, rhp, Southern Illinois 3.1 15 3 2 2 1 3 Western Kentucky
Sam Howard, lhp, Georgia Southern 5 19 3 0 0 1 7 W Georgia
Scott Squier, lhp, Hawaii 7 27 3 2 2 3 8 Oregon
Spencer Turnbull, rhp, Alabama 3 10 1 0 0 0 4 St. Louis
Tyler Beede, rhp, Vanderbilt 5 19 1 1 0 1 7 W Long Beach State
Wyatt Strahan, rhp, Southern California 6 28 5 2 2 6 5 Northwestern
Zach Thompson, rhp, Texas-Arlington 5.2 25 6 3 3 1 6 L Incarnate Word
Zech Lemond, rhp, Rice 3 13 2 1 1 2 4 SV Stanford

Name, Position, Team AB R H RBI SO BB SB XBH Opponent
Alex Blandino, 3b, Stanford 8 2 3 1 1 1 0 Rice
Aramis Garcia, c, Florida International 13 3 8 4 0 3 1 Rutgers
Austin Byler, 3b/1b, Nevada 12 2 5 3 4 1 0 2 2B Santa Clara/Boston College
Austin Cousino, of, Kentucky 14 4 6 1 2 1 2 2B; HR Virginia Military/North Carolina Wilmington/Virginia
Boo Vazquez, of, Pittsburgh 12 3 4 4 3 2 1 2B Coastal Carolina
Bradley Zimmer, of, San Francisco 12 3 6 0 2 2 1 2 2B UC Riverside
Branden Cogswell, ss, Virginia 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 Virginia Military/Kentucky
Brandon Downes, of, Virginia 9 1 3 5 3 1 0 2B Virginia Military/Kentucky
Brett Austin, c, North Carolina State 3 0 1 0 2 1 0 Canisius
Brian Anderson, 2b/3b/of, Arkansas 14 3 7 4 2 0 1 2 2B Appalachian State
Casey Gillaspie, 1b, Wichita State 13 6 6 8 3 2 0 2B; 2 HR Southern Illinois Edwardsville
Chris Marconcini, 1b/of, Duke 12 2 3 2 4 1 0 Binghamton
Chris Mariscal, ss, Fresno State 14 2 4 0 4 2 1 2 2B UC Irvine
Connor Joe, c/1b, San Diego 8 3 1 2 2 4 0 HR New Mexico
Dante Flores, 2b/of, Southern California 10 3 4 2 2 3 2 2B Northwestern
Derek Fisher, of, Virginia 7 3 3 1 1 1 0 3B Virginia Military/Kentucky
Dustin DeMuth, 3b, Indiana 13 1 5 0 1 1 0 Texas Tech
Dylan Davis, of/rhp, Oregon State 12 1 4 7 3 2 0 2B Pacific/Nebraska/Gonzaga
Grayson Greiner, c, South Carolina 12 4 5 7 1 1 0 2 2B; HR Bucknell
Greg Allen, of, San Diego State 13 2 4 3 0 2 1 2 2B San Jose State
Hunter Cole, of, Georgia 10 3 7 3 1 4 0 3 2B Georgia Southern
J.D. Davis, 1b/3b/rhp, Cal State Fullerton 13 4 5 2 3 2 1 2B; 2 3B; HR Washington State
Joey Pankake, 3b/rhp, South Carolina 10 8 4 1 0 2 1 HR Bucknell
Kevin Cron, 1b, Texas Christian 8 1 2 2 0 2 0 2 2B Jacksonville
Kyle Schwarber, c/1b, Indiana 15 1 3 0 1 1 0 2B Texas Tech
Mark Laird, of, Louisiana State 7 1 1 0 1 1 0 2B New Orleans
Mason Robbins, of, Southern Mississippi 13 4 6 5 1 0 0 3 2B Mcneese State/Missouri/Chicago State
Matt Chapman, 3b/rhp, Cal State Fullerton 13 2 4 1 3 3 1 2B Washington State
Max Pentecost, c, Kennesaw State 13 5 8 2 0 2 0 3 2B Middle Tennessee State
Michael Conforto, of, Oregon State 10 5 5 8 0 5 0 2 2B Pacific/Nebraska/Gonzaga
Michael Suchy, of, Florida Gulf Coast 13 5 6 5 4 1 0 2B; 2 3B Rhode Island
Mike Papi, of/1b, Virginia 7 4 3 1 1 3 0 Virginia Military/Kentucky
Nick Howard, 3b/rhp, Virginia 8 2 3 1 0 0 1 2B; 3B Virginia Military/Kentucky
Nick Torres, of, Cal Poly 13 5 6 3 2 0 1 HR Kansas State
Rhys Hoskins, of, Sacramento State 10 1 1 1 0 3 0 Utah
Ross Kivett, 2b, Kansas State 9 1 1 0 3 1 0 Cal Poly
Sam Travis, 1b, Indiana 15 1 4 2 1 0 1 Texas Tech
Scott Heineman, 3b/of, Oregon 14 0 0 1 3 1 1 Hawaii
Taylor Sparks, 3b/1b, UC Irvine 11 0 0 2 5 1 0 Fresno State
Trea Turner, ss, North Carolina State 4 0 3 0 0 0 1 Canisius

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