College Draft Prospects Stat Roundup: Week 3

The third weekend of the college season was highlighted by four prime-time pitching matchups that pitted Top 100 college starters against one another in different regions of the country.

• The Southeast region featured Alabama righthander Spencer Turnbull squaring off against Louisiana-Lafayette righthander Austin Robichaux, who threw his second career shutout. The slender 6-foot-5, 160-pound Robichaux struck out 11 against only one walk. The strong-bodied 6-foot-3, 230-pound Turnbull struggled with his control, walking four of the 26 hitters (15 percent) he faced and striking out six. Turnbull has run his fastball up to 95 mph this spring.

Austin Robichaux

Austin Robichaux

• The West Coast matchup of Fresno State’s Jordan Brink and Texas A&M’s Daniel Mengden featured two athletic, 6-foot-1 righthanders who can run their fastballs up to the mid-90s and were position players earlier in their college careers. Both went seven innings and faced 30 hitters but Brink did not allow an earned run on one hit and three walks, while Mengden surrendered five earned runs on seven hits and one walk. Brink struck out five while Mengden struck out seven.

• Although both pitchers faced 27 hitters, Cal Poly lefthander Matt Imhof struck out seven (26 percent) Southern California Trojans in seven innings, while his counterpart, righthander Wyatt Strahan, did not strike out a single Bulldog in his six innings. The tall, lanky 6-foot-5, 220-pound Imhof, who is young for the college class, walked two hitters and ran his fastball up to 93 mph, controlled the strike zone better than strong-bodied 6-foot-3, 225-pound Strahan, who walked four (15 percent) and ran his fastball up to 95 mph.

• The fourth prime pitching matchup of the weekend didn’t last long, as Rice righthander Jordan Stephens left with arm soreness after two innings against lefthander Dillon Peters’ Texas Longhorns in the Houston College Classic. But the strong, compact 5-foot-11, 212-pound Peters continued to pound the strike zone and threw eight shutout innings, allowing only four hits. Peters did not walk any of the 28 Rice hitters he faced and has only walked 3.6 percent of the hitters he has faced on the season, demonstrating his above-average control. He has loose, easy arm action and gets natural fastball movement.

• Evansville lefthander Kyle Freeland, a potential first-round pick, threw a gem against Western Illinois, striking out nine of the 28 hitters (32 percent) he faced versus no walks in nine scoreless innings. Freeland, whose fastball has been 90-93 mph in the early part of the season, faced one hitter more than the minimum and allowed only two hits. The athletic Freeland has a slider that shows plus potential.

• East Carolina righthander Jeff Hoffman produced the best results of his college career in his start against Western Kentucky. A week after not having his sharpest command against Virginia, Hoffman struck out nearly half the 30 hitters (46 percent) he faced against only one walk (3 percent). The 14 strikeouts were a career high for Hoffman, who did not allow an earned run and allowed five hits in eight innings.

• San Francisco outfielder Bradley Zimmer continues to hit in game action. The long and lean 6-foot-5, 205-pound Zimmer, who was voted as one of the top athletes in the college class by scouting directors, went 8-for-14 against Sacramento State. Zimmer has a quick stroke and level, line-drive pat bath that creates hard contact. Zimmer, at least an average runner, stole three bases on the weekend, the most of any top 100 college player. One of the biggest questions scouts had about Zimmer was his potential power production because of his bat path but the lefthanded-hitting Zimmer hit his second home run of the season, an opposite field shot to left field in a pitcher’s park (80 Park Factor).

• Virginia first baseman Mike Papi continued to show prodigious knowledge of the strike zone and exemplary bat control against three teams from the North this weekend. The lefthanded-hitting Papi, who went 3-for-6 over the weekend, drew six walks against no strikeouts. Small sample size caveats apply but Papi has walked in 24 percent of his 50 plate appearances with a 4:1 walk-strikeout ratio this season.

• 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
Tyler Beede, rhp, Vanderbilt 7 26 3 1 1 3 6 W (3-0) Stanford
Jalen Beeks, lhp, Arkansas 6 23 3 1 1 3 6 W (3-0) South Alabama
Jordan Brink, rhp, Fresno State 7 30 1 0 0 3 5 W (2-0) Texas A&M
Aaron Brown, lhp/of, Pepperdine 7.2 31 6 3 3 2 9 W (2-0) Hawaii
Nick Burdi, rhp, Louisville 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 Toledo
Michael Cederoth, rhp, San Diego State 1.2 5 0 0 0 0 3 SV (3) St. Mary’s (CA)
Andrew Chin, lhp, Boston College 6 25 3 2 0 1 5 Villanova
Sam Coonrod, rhp, Southern Illinois 6 24 2 1 1 4 5 L (0-1) Northern Illinois
John Curtiss, rhp, Texas 1.2 8 2 1 0 1 0 Houston
Austin Davis, lhp, Cal State Bakersfield 7 33 6 4 4 4 5 L (1-1) UC Riverside
Chris Ellis, rhp, Mississippi 7 24 1 1 0 4 5 Central Florida
Erick Fedde, rhp, UNLV 7.2 30 4 1 1 3 7 W (2-1) Air Force
Brandon Finnegan, lhp, Texas Christian 6.2 30 8 5 5 2 11 L (2-1) Sam Houston State
Jordan Foley, rhp, Central Michigan 6.2 28 7 3 3 3 5 L (1-2) Boston College
Kyle Freeland, lhp, Evansville 9 28 2 0 0 0 9 Western Illinois
Parker French, rhp, Texas 7 28 7 1 1 1 7 W (2-1) Houston
Jace Fry, lhp, Oregon State 8.1 31 7 2 1 1 2 W (1-0) Wright State
Aaron Garza, rhp, Houston 8.2 33 6 0 0 0 7 W (3-0) Texas Tech
Daniel Gossett, rhp, Clemson 4.2 26 7 5 3 3 8 South Carolina
Jeff Hoffman, rhp, East Carolina 8 30 5 1 0 1 14 Western Kentucky
Jonathan Holder, rhp, Mississippi State 1 5 1 1 1 1 3 Michigan State
Nick Howard, rhp/3b, Virginia 2 6 0 0 0 0 1 SV (2) Monmouth
Sam Howard, lhp, Georgia Southern 6 25 8 3 2 1 3 Ohio
Matt Imhof, lhp, Cal Poly 7 27 5 1 1 2 7 W (1-1) Southern California
Logan Jernigan, rhp, North Carolina State 7.1 28 4 0 0 1 4 W (2-0) Michigan
Zech Lemond, rhp, Rice 3 10 1 0 0 1 1 SV (3) Texas Christian
Jacob Lindgren, lhp, Mississippi State 1.2 6 2 0 0 0 3 W (1-0) Eastern Illinois
Daniel Mengden, rhp, Texas A&M 7 30 7 5 5 1 7 L (1-1) Fresno State
Jared Miller, lhp, Vanderbilt 5 20 3 1 1 3 4 W (3-0) Stanford
Benton Moss, rhp, North Carolina 9 34 6 1 1 0 4 W (1-1) North Florida
Sean Newcomb, lhp, Hartford 5.2 22 3 1 0 3 6 L (0-1) George Mason
Aaron Nola, rhp, Louisiana State 6 24 5 0 0 1 10 W (3-0) Yale
James Norwood, rhp, Saint Louis 5 21 2 2 2 3 9 Wake Forest
Chris Oliver, rhp, Arkansas 5 20 4 1 1 3 3 South Alabama
Ashton Perritt, rhp/of, Liberty 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 SV (4) Rider
Dillon Peters, lhp, Texas 8 28 4 0 0 0 6 W (1-0) Rice
Jordan Ramsey, rhp, UNC Wilmington 2.2 11 1 0 0 2 1 Baylor
Adam Ravenelle, rhp, Vanderbilt 2.1 8 1 0 0 0 1 W (1-0) Stanford
A.J. Reed, lhp/1b, Kentucky 6 24 2 0 0 4 5 W (3-0) Eastern Michigan
Jake Reed, rhp, Oregon 1.1 5 0 1 0 1 1 Cal State Fullerton
Austin Robichaux, rhp, Louisiana-Lafayette 9 34 7 0 0 1 11 W (2-1) Alabama
Carlos Rodon, lhp, North Carolina State 7 27 3 2 1 3 8 L (1-2) UCLA
Daniel Savas, rhp, Illinois State 8 32 5 1 0 2 8 W (3-0) North Dakota
Lukas Schiraldi, rhp, Texas 4 19 5 2 1 2 3 Sam Houston State
Chandler Shepherd, rhp, Kentucky 8 32 5 3 0 1 6 W (2-0) Eastern Michigan
Ben Smith, lhp, Coastal Carolina 5 24 3 2 1 7 9 W (1-2) Rhode Island
Cy Sneed, rhp, Dallas Baptist 6 24 4 2 2 2 5 W (2-1) Pennsylvania
Jordan Stephens, rhp, Rice 2 8 1 0 0 1 3 Texas
Wyatt Strahan, rhp, Southern California 6 27 7 2 2 4 0 L (0-1) Cal Poly
Andrew Suarez, lhp, Miami 5 26 7 6 6 3 5 Florida State
Zach Thompson, rhp, Texas-Arlington 6 27 6 5 5 2 3 L (0-2) Texas A&M Corpus Christi
Spencer Turnbull, rhp, Alabama 6.2 26 2 2 0 4 6 L (0-1) Louisiana Lafayette
A.J. Vanegas, rhp, Stanford 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 Vanderbilt
Luke Weaver, rhp, Florida State 6 27 6 3 1 2 7 L (2-1) Miami (FL)
Colin Welmon, rhp, Loyola Marymount 7 29 7 3 2 2 8 Utah
Ben Wetzler, lhp, Oregon State 7.2 29 4 1 1 1 5 W (1-0) Wright State
Karsten Whitson, rhp, Florida 5 19 1 0 0 2 1 W (1-0) Florida Gulf Coast
Brandon Woodruff, rhp, Mississippi State 2.1 13 3 2 2 3 3 Michigan State

Name, Position, Team AB R H RBI SO BB SB XBH Opponent
Greg Allen, of, San Diego State 12 3 5 2 0 2 0 2 2B (5) St. Mary’s (CA)
Brian Anderson, 2b/3b/of, Arkansas 11 0 2 1 4 2 0 South Alabama
Brett Austin, c, North Carolina State 10 3 3 1 1 1 0 2B (1) Youngstown State/UCLA/Michigan
Alex Blandino, 3b, Stanford 11 0 3 1 0 2 0 Vanderbilt
Austin Byler, 3b/1b, Nevada 10 2 3 3 1 1 1 HR (1) San Jose State
Matt Chapman, 3b/rhp, Cal State Fullerton 12 3 4 3 2 1 1 2B (4); HR (2) Oregon
Branden Cogswell, ss, Virginia 11 1 4 0 0 1 0 Monmouth
Hunter Cole, of, Georgia 12 2 3 0 5 1 0 Binghamton
Michael Conforto, of, Oregon State 14 3 3 4 1 2 0 2B (2) Wright State
Austin Cousino, of, Kentucky 14 5 6 3 0 0 1 2 2B (6); 3B (1) Eastern Michigan
Kevin Cron, 1b, Texas Christian 11 1 2 3 0 2 0 HR (1) Houston/Rice/Sam Houston State
J.D. Davis, 1b/3b/rhp, Cal State Fullerton 11 1 4 4 3 1 1 HR (3) Oregon
Dylan Davis, of/rhp, Oregon State 14 2 5 6 1 2 0 2B (2) Wright State
Brandon Downes, of, Virginia 10 2 3 4 1 2 0 2B (3) Monmouth
Derek Fisher, of, Virginia 10 3 2 2 2 1 0 2B (3) Monmouth
Dante Flores, 2b/of, Southern California 8 1 4 3 2 0 0 2B (2) Cal Poly
Aramis Garcia, c, Florida International 10 3 4 6 0 3 0 3B (1); HR (2) Dartmouth
Casey Gillaspie, 1b, Wichita State 6 0 1 2 0 2 0 2B (4) Long Beach State
Grayson Greiner, c, South Carolina 10 4 4 5 3 4 0 HR (3) Clemson
Rhys Hoskins, of, Sacramento State 7 2 5 2 0 0 0 2B (2); HR (1) San Francisco
Nick Howard, 3b/rhp, Virginia 6 1 1 0 1 1 0 Monmouth
Connor Joe, c/1b, San Diego 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 Baylor
Ross Kivett, 2b, Kansas State 12 2 6 3 1 1 2 Grand Canyon/Missouri State
Mark Laird, of, Louisiana State 10 4 6 2 1 1 1 2 2B (3) Yale
Chris Marconcini, 1b/of, Duke 14 1 3 4 6 0 0 HR (3) Coastal Carolina/Marshall/West Virginia
Chris Mariscal, ss, Fresno State 10 2 2 0 2 1 0 Texas A&M
Joey Pankake, 3b/rhp, South Carolina 12 2 1 0 2 2 1 Clemson
Mike Papi, of/1b, Virginia 6 3 3 2 0 6 0 Monmouth
Max Pentecost, c, Kennesaw State 13 4 2 2 3 3 1 Jacksonville State
Mason Robbins, of, Southern Mississippi 12 1 4 1 1 0 0 2B (5) Troy
Kyle Schwarber, c/1b, Indiana 7 5 4 3 1 2 1 2 2B (3); 3B (2) Louisville/Toledo
Taylor Sparks, 3b/1b, UC Irvine 11 3 5 1 4 1 1 3B (2) Portland
Michael Suchy, of, Florida Gulf Coast 12 0 3 2 3 0 0 2 2B (4) Florida/Illinois
Nick Torres, of, Cal Poly 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 Southern California
Sam Travis, 1b, Indiana 7 3 2 3 1 3 2 2B (2) Louisville/Toledo
Trea Turner, ss, North Carolina State 10 3 2 2 1 3 0 Youngstown State/UCLA/Michigan
Boo Vazquez, of, Pittsburgh 14 0 1 0 2 0 0 Western Kentucky/East Carolina/Ohio State
Bradley Zimmer, of, San Francisco 14 4 8 6 0 0 3 HR (2) Cal State Sacramento

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