College Draft Prospects Stat Roundup: Week 7

• Cal Poly lefthander Matt Imhof, who Jim Shonerd profiled in our latest issue, turned in another dominant start, throwing his first career shutout against UC Davis. The tall, lanky lefthander continues to rise up draft boards and wrested the title of NCAA strikeout leader away from Texas Christian lefthander Brandon Finnegan with 13 strikeouts over the weekend. His strikeout rates sit at 13.4 per-nine and 39.5 percent of all hitters faced with a 4.8 strikeout-walk ratio and 1.05 ERA. He has a pair of offspeed offerings that show above-average potential.

• Sean Newcomb earned run watch: The Hartford lefthander threw seven no-hit innings against Stony Brook, striking out eight against four walks. Newcomb has allowed an unearned run in his 39 2/3 innings. His peripherals have remained fairly constant throughout the season, with 10.4 strikeouts per-nine and a 2.4 strikeout-walk ratio. His next start will come against Maine next weekend.

Michael Conforto

Michael Conforto (Photo by Bill Mitchell)

• Oregon State outfielder Michael Conforto continues to hit, reaching base in more than half of his plate appearances against Arizona, which is also true for him on the season. The lefthanded-hitting Conforto has plus bat speed and a .389/.548/.544 line in a pitcher’s park (90 park factor). His discerning eye and contact ability have enabled him to walk in 23 percent of his plate appearances against a strikeout rate of 9.5 percent.

“He can really hit, there’s no questioning that,” a National League crosschecker said. “He is one of the top hitters in the country, but we will have to wait and see how much power he is going to hit for.”

Despite at least plus raw power, Conforto has not hit for as much power this year as he did as a freshman and sophomore, when he combined to hit 24 home runs and 30 combined doubles/triples. Conforto has one home run, though he hit his seventh double over the weekend. He is a below-average runner with an average arm that is likely limited to left field. Multiple teams have indicated Conforto is one of the top three college position players on their boards.

• As a righthanded-hitting college first baseman, Sacramento State’s Rhys Hoskins is fighting a tough profile, but Hoskins has hit this year and took advantage of the friendly offensive confines at New Mexico State (133 park factor). Hoskins has a .375/.457/.650 line after hitting three doubles and three home runs this weekend with a 16-percent strikeout rate and 12.8 walk rate on the season. He has plus raw power and a swing based more on strength than pure bat speed. At 6-foot-4, 225 pounds, Hoskins is a physical, strong-bodied player with below average speed and a below-average arm.

• A trio of Indiana position players—catcher Kyle Schwarber, third baseman Dustin DeMuth and first baseman/outfielder Sam Travis—had strong weekends against Ohio State, combining to go 21-for-38 with a pair of home runs. The righthanded-hitting Travis led the charge with eight base knocks on the weekend, although his at least average power potential has yet to emerge in game action. He has eight extra-base hits on the year but zero home runs. Travis, who entered the season with an isolated slugging of .210, has an ISO of .88 this year with a .373/.440/.461 line and more walks than strikeouts. Travis is young for the college class and won’t be 21 until nearly the end of the minor league season.

The lefthanded-hitting Schwarber has also controlled the strike zone, walking in 15.8 of his plate appearances against a 7.5 percent strikeout rate. Schwarber, who has plus-plus raw power, hit his fourth home run of the season, giving him a .333/.450/.545 line on the year. Along with Conforto, he is one of the top college bats in the crop and will likely be a first-rounder pick, though scouts question his ability to stick behind the plate.

The senior DeMuth, an unsigned eighth-round pick, has a .379/.433/.552 line with eight extra-base hits, but he has been reticent to take free passes like his teammates. DeMuth, who will be 23 during the minor league season, has walked in only 3.1 percent of his plate appearances against a 20.4 percent strikeout rate.

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, as well as many players who have emerged this spring. 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 5 24 5 3 3 3 4 L (4-3) Kentucky
Jalen Beeks, lhp, Arkansas 8 32 9 0 0 1 1 W (4-2) Mississippi State
Jordan Brink, rhp, Fresno State 7 29 1 0 0 8 5 San Diego State
Aaron Brown, lhp/of, Pepperdine 8.1 29 3 1 1 1 8 W (5-1) Portland
Nick Burdi, rhp, Louisville 1 3 0 0 0 0 2 Xavier
Ryan Butler, rhp, Charlotte 5.2 29 10 6 5 2 3 L (1-4) Old Dominion
Michael Cederoth, rhp, San Diego State 2.1 9 2 0 0 0 2 2 SV (11) Fresno State
Andrew Chin, lhp, Boston College 7.1 28 3 2 2 2 8 Florida State
Pat Connaughton, rhp, Notre Dame 3.1 24 9 7 6 5 2 L (0-1) Wake Forest
Sam Coonrod, rhp, Southern Illinois 5 26 7 5 1 2 11 L (0-3) Missouri State
John Curtiss, rhp, Texas 5 23 2 2 2 4 4 W (1-0) Texas Tech
Austin Davis, lhp, Cal State Bakersfield 7 31 6 4 4 3 4 L (1-5) Utah Valley State
Chris Ellis, rhp, Mississippi 2 13 7 6 6 0 3 Alabama
Erick Fedde, rhp, UNLV 7 27 4 2 2 2 3 W (5-1) Nebraska
Brandon Finnegan, lhp, Texas Christian 7 29 5 1 1 3 8 W (5-2) Oklahoma State
Jordan Foley, lhp, Central Michigan 6.2 32 9 4 4 1 6 Miami (OH)
Kyle Freeland, lhp, Evansville 8 31 5 1 1 1 10 W (4-1) Eastern Kentucky
Parker French, rhp, Texas 7 28 6 1 1 2 2 W (4-2) Texas Tech
Jace Fry, lhp, Oregon State 7 24 1 0 0 2 5 W (5-1) Arizona
Aaron Garza, rhp, Houston 8 29 5 2 1 0 0 L (6-1) Memphis
Daniel Gossett, rhp, Clemson 8 31 8 1 1 1 6 W (3-0) Maryland
Jeff Hoffman, rhp, East Carolina 7 29 6 2 2 1 6 W (1-3) Maryland Baltimore County
Jonathan Holder, rhp, Mississippi State 1.2 7 1 0 0 0 3 SV (4) Arkansas
Nick Howard, rhp/3b, Virginia 2 9 2 0 0 1 2 2 SV (8) Virginia Tech
Sam Howard, lhp, Georgia Southern 5.2 27 9 5 0 1 5 L (3-3) Davidson
Matt Imhof, lhp, Cal Poly 9 31 4 0 0 0 13 W (6-1) UC Davis
Logan Jernigan, rhp, North Carolina State 2 12 4 3 2 2 2 Miami (FL)
Zech Lemond, rhp, Rice 6.1 28 6 2 2 1 5 Middle Tennessee State
Jacob Lindgren, lhp, Mississippi State 4 14 1 0 0 0 8 W (3-0) Arkansas
David Lucroy, rhp, East Carolina 6 21 3 1 0 1 3 Maryland Baltimore County
Daniel Mengden, rhp, Texas A&M 7.1 29 3 2 2 3 10 Georgia
Jared Miller, lhp, Vanderbilt 6 26 3 3 1 3 4 W (6-1) Kentucky
Benton Moss, rhp, North Carolina 4.1 22 7 6 5 3 2 Duke
Sean Newcomb, lhp, Hartford 7 25 0 0 0 4 8 W (3-1) Stony Brook
Aaron Nola, rhp, Louisiana State 8.2 33 6 2 2 1 5 L (5-1) Florida
Nigel Nootbaar, rhp, Southern California 3.2 19 4 1 1 4 0 Washington
James Norwood, rhp, Saint Louis 6 27 6 3 3 2 5 W (4-0) George Washington
Jeremy Null, rhp, Western Carolina 7 26 5 0 0 1 8 W (3-1) Wofford
Chris Oliver, rhp, Arkansas 6.1 27 7 4 4 1 3 L (2-3) Mississippi State
Dillon Peters, lhp, Texas 3.1 22 7 5 5 2 2 L (3-2) Texas Tech
Jordan Ramsey, rhp, UNC Wilmington 6 28 7 4 4 1 5 W (1-2) James Madison
Adam Ravenelle, rhp, Vanderbilt 1.2 6 2 0 0 0 1 Kentucky
A.J. Reed, lhp/1b, Kentucky 8 35 9 2 2 1 7 W (5-1) Vanderbilt
Jake Reed, rhp, Oregon 2 10 0 0 0 3 2 Stanford
Austin Robichaux, rhp, Louisiana-Lafayette 3.1 19 8 7 7 3 0 L (4-2) Western Kentucky
Carlos Rodon, lhp, North Carolina State 6 25 4 1 1 3 5 Miami (FL)
Daniel Savas, rhp, Illinois State 9 35 5 2 1 2 6 W (7-0) Indiana State
Chandler Shepherd, rhp, Kentucky 6 29 11 7 7 2 3 L (5-1) Vanderbilt
Cy Sneed, rhp, Dallas Baptist 8 31 6 2 1 1 5 W (4-1) Bradley
Scott Squier, lhp, Hawaii 4 18 6 6 6 1 3 L (2-2) UC Santa Barbara
Jake Stinnett, rhp, Maryland 8 32 7 1 1 2 6 Clemson
Wyatt Strahan, rhp, Southern California 5 28 9 7 7 3 5 L (2-3) Washington
Andrew Suarez, lhp, Miami 8 30 5 1 1 0 3 W (3-1) North Carolina State
Zach Thompson, rhp, Texas-Arlington 3.2 18 5 2 1 1 1 South Alabama
Spencer Turnbull, rhp, Alabama 6.2 31 10 6 6 1 4 W (3-1) Mississippi
A.J. Vanegas, rhp, Stanford 1.2 8 3 0 0 0 3 SV (2) Oregon
Luke Weaver, rhp, Florida State 9 29 1 0 0 2 4 W (5-2) Boston College
Colin Welmon, rhp, Loyola Marymount 5.1 32 13 10 9 0 1 L (4-2) Gonzaga
Ben Wetzler, lhp, Oregon State 7.1 27 3 0 0 4 6 W (5-0) Arizona
Tyler Willman, rhp, Western Illinois 7 24 3 0 0 1 4 South Dakota State

Name, Position, Team AB R H RBI SO BB SB XBH Opponent
Greg Allen, of, San Diego State 11 0 2 0 2 2 0 Fresno State
Brian Anderson, 2b/3b/of, Arkansas 13 0 4 3 4 0 0 Mississippi State
Brett Austin, c, North Carolina State 13 1 4 1 3 0 0 HR (1) Miami (FL)
Alex Blandino, 3b, Stanford 11 2 2 1 1 1 0 HR (2) Oregon
Branden Cogswell, ss, Virginia 13 2 2 0 2 1 0 Virginia Tech
Hunter Cole, of, Georgia 13 1 3 0 5 1 0 2B (10) Texas A&M
Michael Conforto, of, Oregon State 15 4 7 3 2 1 0 2B (7) Arizona
Austin Cousino, of, Kentucky 11 1 5 1 1 1 1 Vanderbilt
Kevin Cron, 1b, Texas Christian 10 1 0 0 4 1 0 Oklahoma State
J.D. Davis, 1b/3b/rhp, Cal State Fullerton 12 0 5 3 0 1 1 2 2B (5) Wichita State
Dylan Davis, of/rhp, Oregon State 15 4 7 8 1 1 1 3 2B (7); HR (3) Arizona
Dustin DeMuth, 3b, Indiana 12 4 7 3 2 0 0 2B (4); 2 HR (3) Ohio State
Brandon Downes, of, Virginia 9 1 2 2 0 2 1 2B (5) Virginia Tech
Dante Flores, 2b/of, Southern California 13 2 2 0 2 1 0 2 3B (2) Washington
Aramis Garcia, c, Florida International 12 1 3 0 3 1 0 2B (9) Alabama-Birmingham
Casey Gillaspie, 1b, Wichita State 11 1 5 2 1 1 1 HR (5) Cal State Fullerton
Grayson Greiner, c, South Carolina 16 1 7 7 2 0 0 2B (5); HR (4) Tennessee
Rhys Hoskins, 1b/of, Sacramento State 12 5 8 12 1 3 0 3 2B (7); 3 HR (5) New Mexico State
Nick Howard, 3b/rhp, Virginia 10 1 0 0 4 1 0 Virginia Tech
Connor Joe, c/1b, San Diego 15 6 5 3 2 1 1 2B (6) San Francisco
Ross Kivett, 2b, Kansas State 12 4 6 3 1 2 1 2 2B (8) Creighton
Mark Laird, of, Louisiana State 12 0 2 0 1 0 0 Florida
Chris Marconcini, 1b/of, Duke 11 6 4 1 0 4 1 2B (6); HR (7) North Carolina
Chris Mariscal, ss, Fresno State 13 1 5 0 3 1 1 San Diego State
Joey Pankake, 3b/rhp, South Carolina 13 5 6 3 2 1 0 Tennessee
Mike Papi, of/1b, Virginia 10 5 6 3 0 1 1 2 2B (5) Virginia Tech
Max Pentecost, c, Kennesaw State 14 4 8 3 0 0 1 2B; HR Jacksonville
A.J. Reed, 1b/lhp, Kentucky 12 0 3 2 2 1 0 Vanderbilt
Mason Robbins, of, Southern Mississippi 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 2B (10) Florida Atlantic
Kyle Schwarber, c/1b, Indiana 12 3 6 2 0 2 0 HR (4) Ohio State
Taylor Sparks, 3b/1b, UC Irvine 9 2 4 4 1 3 0 2B (6) UC Riverside
Michael Suchy, of, Florida Gulf Coast 14 4 4 4 2 0 1 3B (3); HR (2) Stetson
Nick Torres, of, Cal Poly 13 2 3 1 4 0 0 2 2B (9) UC Davis
Sam Travis, 1b, Indiana 14 2 8 4 1 1 2 Ohio State
Trea Turner, ss, North Carolina State 13 0 4 1 2 0 1 2B (4) Miami (FL)
Boo Vazquez, of, Pittsburgh 10 1 2 5 4 1 0 HR (5) Georgia Tech
Bradley Zimmer, of, San Francisco 11 5 5 1 2 2 0 2B (7) San Diego

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