College Draft Prospects Stat Roundup: Week 6

Many of the top arms in the class did not have strong showings this weekend. After six weeks of the college season, the discussion of players at the top of the draft has become much more congested.

“Coming into the year we thought that the No. 1 and No. 2 picks were already wrapped up,” a National League crosschecker said, “but that is certainly not the case now. But isn’t it much more fun this way?”

• Hartford lefthander Sean Newcomb, who was profiled two weeks ago, has yet to allow an earned run in 32 2/3 innings this spring after throwing eight shutout innings against Binghamton on Saturday. He has surrendered only one unearned run. The 6-foot-5, 240-pounder with easy mid-90s velocity has a 2.5 strikeout-walk ratio on the season, striking out 10.5 per-nine against 4.1 walks per-nine. Newcomb will next face Stony Brook.

• Obligatory Brandon Finnegan strikeout update: the 5-foot-11, 184-pounder lefthander produced his fifth double-digit strikeout game in six starts with his 10-strikeout, 2-walk performance against Texas Tech, as Aaron Fitt detailed on Saturday. His ERA sits at 1.44 and his strikeout rate continues to sit at 40 percent of all batters faced.

Erick Fedde (Photo by Alyson Boyer Rode).

Erick Fedde (Photo by Alyson Boyer Rode).

• UNLV righthander Erick Fedde turned in his best start of the season since the opening week, when he struck out 11 against no walks with many evaluators present to see him face Central Michigan lefthander Jordan Foley. Fedde went nine innings on Friday against San Diego State, striking out 12 against two walks and three earned runs. The righthander has a quick arm that produces downhill plane, and his fastball was 92-96 mph against SDSU. Fedde complements his fastball with a slider that shows above-average potential and a high-80s cutter that can touch the low 90s at it firmest. His changeup shows the makings of a solid-average offering. The 6-foot-4, 180-pound Fedde is a long, lanky and wiry athlete with significant room to fill in his frame. The 21-year-old Fedde has a 1.88 ERA on the season and has struck out 24.5 percent of all hitters against 6.8 percent walks for a ratio of 3.6. In two weeks, Fedde will likely square off against Fresno State righthander Jordan Brink in a matchup that will likely be well-attended by evaluators.

• Although Evansville lefthander Kyle Freeland’s delivery and arm slot give may cause some evaluators to question his ability to stay in the rotation, he is filling up the strike zone as effectively and often as any college starter. Freeland went eight innings and did not surrender a walk to any of the 34 batters he faced against Indiana State. He has walked just two hitters in five starts this season, which equates to 1.5 percent of all hitters he has faced. Freeland is striking out more than a hitter per-inning (9.8) with an otherworldly 17.5 strikeout-walk ratio. The Colorado high school career strikeout leader has a fastball that typically ranges from 89-93 mph, touching 94 from a quick arm. His slider gives him a plus weapon to couple with a mid-80s changeup. Freeland is young for the college class and will turn 21 less than a month before the draft. He has a lean, athletic build at 6-foot-3, 185 pounds that offers projection.

• A rare athlete for a college backstop, Kennesaw State catcher Max Pentecost has an easy, line-drive stroke and plus raw power. Yet his power has not consistently translated to game action in a hitter’s park (108 park factor). But the righthanded-hitting Pentecost had four extra-base hits, including his second home run, over the weekend against Lipscomb, raising his isolated slugging to .160 on a .330/.403/.491 line. His power shows up much more in his doubles production, with 10 doubles against two home runs this season after hitting 16 combined doubles and triples against three home runs last year. Pentecost’s athleticism and bat speed give him the potential to be at least an average hitter. Scouting directors voted him as one of the best hitters in the college class during the All-America process, during during which he was voted as a second-teamer. Pentecost has an above-average arm and won the Cape Cod League MVP this summer.

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 AB R H RBI SO BB SB XBH Opponent
Greg Allen, of, San Diego State 12 1 2 0 1 1 2 Nevada Las Vegas
Brian Anderson, 2b/3b/of, Arkansas 7 2 2 0 1 3 0 2B (6) Alabama
Brett Austin, c, North Carolina State 13 1 4 0 2 1 0 2 2B (4) Maryland
Alex Blandino, 3b, Stanford 11 1 3 0 2 3 0 Southern California
Austin Byler, 3b/1b, Nevada 11 3 3 3 5 0 0 2B (5); 3B (3); HR (3) Air Force
Matt Chapman, 3b/rhp, Cal State Fullerton 7 2 3 4 1 1 0 HR (3) Long Beach State
Branden Cogswell, ss, Virginia 11 1 5 1 2 0 0 Miami (FL)
Hunter Cole, of, Georgia 12 0 2 1 5 1 0 2B (9) Louisiana State
Michael Conforto, of, Oregon State 10 2 2 0 3 2 0 Arizona State
Austin Cousino, of, Kentucky 12 1 1 1 1 0 2 South Carolina
Kevin Cron, 1b, Texas Christian 11 2 5 2 4 0 0 2 2B (9) Texas Tech
J.D. Davis, 1b/3b/rhp, Cal State Fullerton 11 2 4 4 1 1 1 2 2B (3); 3B (3) Long Beach State
Dylan Davis, of/rhp, Oregon State 9 1 3 3 1 2 0 Arizona State
Dustin DeMuth, 3b, Indiana 11 2 6 0 3 0 0 2B (2); 3B (1) Michigan
Brandon Downes, of, Virginia 9 1 3 1 3 0 0 HR (4) Miami (FL)
Dante Flores, 2b/of, Southern California 10 1 2 1 1 2 1 Stanford
Aramis Garcia, c, Florida International 7 2 3 3 1 1 0 Marshall
Casey Gillaspie, 1b, Wichita State 9 0 4 5 2 4 0 2 2B (8) Missouri State
Grayson Greiner, c, South Carolina 9 0 2 2 2 1 0 Kentucky
Rhys Hoskins, of, Sacramento State 11 4 5 4 2 2 1 2B (4); HR (2) Northern Colorado
Nick Howard, 3b/rhp, Virginia 9 1 3 2 1 1 0 2B (5) Miami (FL)
Connor Joe, c/1b, San Diego 11 2 4 0 1 2 0 Loyola Marymount
Ross Kivett, 2b, Kansas State 14 2 5 1 4 1 0 Oklahoma
Mark Laird, of, Louisiana State 11 1 5 1 1 3 1 Georgia
Chris Marconcini, 1b/of, Duke 12 0 1 1 3 1 0 Pittsburgh
Chris Mariscal, ss, Fresno State 7 1 2 0 0 1 1 Creighton
Joey Pankake, 3b/rhp, South Carolina 12 5 5 5 0 0 1 2 HR (3) Kentucky
Mike Papi, of/1b, Virginia 6 1 1 0 2 2 0 Miami (FL)
Max Pentecost, c, Kennesaw State 13 1 5 6 0 1 0 2 2B (10); 3B (1); HR (2) Lipscomb
Mason Robbins, of, Southern Mississippi 13 3 4 4 1 0 0 2B (9); 3B (1); HR (3) Texas San Antonio
Kyle Schwarber, c/1b, Indiana 8 1 2 1 2 6 1 Michigan
Taylor Sparks, 3b/1b, UC Irvine 11 2 3 1 4 1 0 2B (5); 3B (4) Grand Canyon
Michael Suchy, of, Florida Gulf Coast 7 5 5 5 1 3 0 2 2B (5) South Carolina Upstate
Nick Torres, of, Cal Poly 13 0 4 2 2 1 0 2 2B (6) California
Sam Travis, 1b, Indiana 12 0 2 2 2 1 0 Michigan
Trea Turner, ss, North Carolina State 11 3 3 2 4 2 0 2 HR (3) Maryland
Boo Vazquez, of, Pittsburgh 12 1 4 3 1 1 0 Duke
Bradley Zimmer, of, San Francisco 8 3 5 2 1 0 3 HR (5) Brigham Young

Name, Position, Team IP TBF H R ER BB SO Decision Opponent
Tyler Beede, rhp, Vanderbilt 2.2 23 6 11 5 5 2 L (4-2) Mississippi State
Jalen Beeks, lhp, Arkansas 3.1 15 4 3 2 1 4 Alabama
Jordan Brink, rhp, Fresno State 0.2 4 1 0 0 1 2 Creighton
Aaron Brown, lhp/of, Pepperdine 8 29 3 0 0 3 7 W (4-1) Santa Clara
Nick Burdi, rhp, Louisville 1 4 1 0 0 0 3 SV (3) Rutgers
Michael Cederoth, rhp, San Diego State 2.1 9 2 0 0 1 3 SV (8) Nevada Las Vegas
Andrew Chin, lhp, Boston College 3 16 4 3 2 2 0 L (2-1) Wake Forest
Pat Connaughton, rhp, Notre Dame 3.2 18 3 3 2 4 3 Virginia Tech
Sam Coonrod, rhp, Southern Illinois 6 26 6 0 0 3 6 Purdue
John Curtiss, rhp, Texas 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 Columbia
J.D. Davis, 1b/3b/rhp, Cal State Fullerton 1 6 3 2 2 0 0 SV (3) Long Beach State
Austin Davis, lhp, Cal State Bakersfield 5.2 31 5 5 1 6 6 L (1-4) North Dakota
Chris Ellis, rhp, Mississippi 7.1 28 5 1 0 2 5 W (4-0) Missouri
Erick Fedde, rhp, UNLV 9 34 6 4 3 2 12 W (4-1) San Diego State
Brandon Finnegan, lhp, Texas Christian 7  26 3 0 0 2 10 W (4-2) Texas Tech
Jordan Foley, lhp, Central Michigan 6.1 32 8 3 3 4 4 W (3-2) Ohio
Kyle Freeland, lhp, Evansville 8 34 9 2 2 0 6 W (3-1) Indiana State
Parker French, rhp, Texas 7.1 29 6 1 1 3 6 W (3-2) Columbia
Jace Fry, lhp, Oregon State 7.1 26 9 4 4 2 8 L (4-0) Arizona State
Aaron Garza, rhp, Houston 9 35 7 3 2 0 6 W (6-0) College Of Charleston
Daniel Gossett, rhp, Clemson 7.1 30 4 1 1 4 8 W (2-0) Florida State
Jeff Hoffman, rhp, East Carolina 7 29 6 3 3 2 2 North Carolina Charlotte
Jonathan Holder, rhp, Mississippi State 1.2 8 2 1 1 1 3 SV (3) Vanderbilt
Nick Howard, rhp/3b, Virginia 0 4 1 1 1 3 0 Miami (FL)
Sam Howard, lhp, Georgia Southern 5.2 26 6 4 2 1 5 Appalachian State
Matt Imhof, lhp, Cal Poly 7.2 29 3 1 1 4 9 W (5-1) California
Logan Jernigan, rhp, North Carolina State 2 14 5 4 4 1 0 L (3-2) Maryland
Zech Lemond, rhp, Rice 8.1 33 6 0 0 3 12 W (3-0) Florida Atlantic
Brent Jones, rhp, Cornell 5 20 4 1 1 2 7 Sacred Heart
Jacob Lindgren, lhp, Mississippi State 1.2 10 2 2 0 1 3 Vanderbilt
David Lucroy, rhp, East Carolina 7 22 1 0 0 1 5 W (1-3) North Carolina Charlotte
Daniel Mengden, rhp, Texas A&M 7 34 10 3 3 1 7 Florida
Jared Miller, lhp, Vanderbilt 4.1 22 4 4 3 5 2 L (5-1) Mississippi State
Benton Moss, rhp, North Carolina 7 33 8 4 3 2 5 Georgia Tech
Sean Newcomb, lhp, Hartford 8 29 4 0 0 3 7 W (2-1) Binghamton
Aaron Nola, rhp, Louisiana State 6.2 25 2 0 0 4 8 W (5-0) Georgia
James Norwood, rhp, Saint Louis 9 30 1 0 0 2 6 W (3-0) Rhode Island
Jeremy Null, rhp, Western Carolina 7 28 4 3 3 4 5 L (2-1) Elon
Chris Oliver, rhp, Arkansas 7 23 4 0 0 1 6 W (1-2) Alabama
Ashton Perritt, rhp/of, Liberty 1 6 1 0 0 0 2 SV (7) High Point
Dillon Peters, lhp, Texas 6 26 7 1 1 4 2 W (3-1) Columbia
Jordan Ramsey, rhp, UNC Wilmington 1.1 12 3 8 7 2 1 L (0-2) West Virginia
A.J. Reed, lhp/1b, Kentucky 8 34 9 5 3 0 2 W (4-1) South Carolina
Jake Reed, rhp, Oregon 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 2 SV (5) Utah
Austin Robichaux, rhp, Louisiana-Lafayette 8 32 2 2 2 3 8 W (4-1) Georgia State
Carlos Rodon, lhp, North Carolina State 4.2 28 6 8 0 4 8 L (2-4) Maryland
Daniel Savas, rhp, Illinois State 7 29 4 1 0 3 1 W (6-0) Bradley
Chandler Shepherd, rhp, Kentucky 7.1 32 6 1 1 4 6 W (5-0) South Carolina
Ben Smith, lhp, Coastal Carolina 2 7 1 0 0 1 2 Winthrop
Cy Sneed, rhp, Dallas Baptist 7 29 5 1 1 1 5 Utah Valley State
Scott Squier, lhp, Hawaii 6 25 5 3 1 2 9 L (2-1) Alabama-Birmingham
Wyatt Strahan, rhp, Southern California 8 33 9 3 2 0 5 W (2-2) Stanford
Jake Stinnett, rhp, Maryland 8 32 4 0 0 1 14 W (3-3) North Carolina State
Andrew Suarez, lhp, Miami 6.2 29 9 2 2 0 3 Virginia
Zach Thompson, rhp, Texas-Arlington 4 21 6 8 4 2 4 Arkansas State
Spencer Turnbull, rhp, Alabama 3 16 3 0 0 3 1 Arkansas
A.J. Vanegas, rhp, Stanford 2.2 10 1 1 0 1 2 SV (1) Southern California
Luke Weaver, rhp, Florida State 7 32 11 6 6 1 3 L (4-2) Clemson
Colin Welmon, rhp, Loyola Marymount 8 30 7 0 0 0 3 W (4-1) San Diego
Ben Wetzler, lhp, Oregon State 7 26 2 0 0 1 8 W (4-0) Arizona State
Tyler Willman, rhp, Western Illinois 2.2  19 7 6 5 3  3 L (1-2) Butler
Brandon Woodruff, rhp, Mississippi State 1 5 1 0 0 0 1 Vanderbilt