College Draft Prospects Stat Roundup: Week 2 (VIDEO)

Some of the top starters in the country turned in solid performances in the second week of the season. A quartet of power-hitting first basemen that hit from the left side of the plate were some of the top offensive performers.

• For the second straight week, Vanderbilt righthander Tyler Beede posted another strong start and threw strikes consistently against Illinois-Chicago. After allowing a solo home run in the first inning, Beede retired 15 straight hitters before issuing a walk in the six, his only other baserunner allowed on the day. Of the 15 straight hitters he retired, 10 came via strikeouts. Beede struck out a career high 11 on the day, which was more than half of the hitters he faced. He walked one of the 21 hitters (4.8 percent) he faced, and 71 percent of his pitches were strikes.

• Hartford lefthander Sean Newcomb made his season debut against Georgetown, striking out nearly half (45 percent) of the 20 hitters he faced in five innings. The strong-bodied 6-foot-5, 240-pound Newcomb sat 91-93 mph and touched 95. According to a scout, Newcomb’s breaking ball was much improved and showed average potential, after being a below-average offering last summer. Newcomb also walked three (15 percent) of the 20 hitters he faced and entered the season with a career walk rate of 4.6 per-nine. He will pitch next at George Mason.

• Athletic Louisiana State righthander Aaron Nola tossed seven no-hit innings against Virginia Tech and allowed only one baserunner on the day, a walk. He struck out eight of the 23 batters (35 percent) he faced.

• Read the full game report on St. Louis righthander James Norwood here.

• East Carolina righthander Jeff Hoffman’s outing against No. 1 ranked Virginia was profiled here, as was Cavaliers reliever Nick Howard.

• Two-way Kentucky player A.J. Reed excelled on the mound and at the plate in the Old Dominion University Invitational. The lefthanded-hitting first baseman with plus raw power took advantage of the friendly hitter dimensions at Old Dominion (117 park factor) and became the first Kentucky player in the modern era (since 2003) to hit five home runs in a three-game stretch. He became the first Kentucky player to hit two home runs in the same inning on Friday. The thickly built Reed threw seven innings and allowed one run against St. Joseph’s. He did not walk any of the 26 hitters he faced while striking four (15 percent). Reed has a fastball that touches the low 90s with above-average movement and control.

• Virginia first baseman Mike Papi continues to stroke extra-base hits and control the strike zone. He had a pair of doubles over the weekend in Virginia’s cavernous Davenport Field after hitting a mid-week home run. After walking in 19 percent of his plate appearances last year, Papi walked twice over the weekend against one strikeout.

• The Blue Devils hosted the inaugural Duke Baseball Classic over the weekend and first baseman Chris Marconcini displayed his power in a pitcher’s park (85 Park Factor), hitting a pair of home runs and a double. The lefthanded-hitting Marconcini was impressive in batting practice, showing easy power to the opposite field, and was named the ACC Player of the Week.

• Switch-hitting Wichita State first baseman Casey Gillaspie has been a top performer at the “Baseball at the Beach” Tournament in Myrtle Beach. The powerful 6-foot-5, 240-pound Gillaspie, who has plus raw power, has two extra-base hits in eight-hit performance. He has also walked five times against two strikeouts.

• 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 7 26 6 1 1 0 4 W St. Joseph’s
Aaron Brown, lhp/of, Pepperdine 5 24 7 6 5 1 7 Utah Valley State
Aaron Garza, rhp, Houston 6.1 25 5 1 1 1 5 W Michigan
Aaron Nola, rhp, Louisiana State 7 23 0 0 0 1 8 W Virginia Tech
Adam Ravenelle, rhp, Vanderbilt 1 4 0 0 0 1 1 Illinois Chicago
Andrew Suarez, lhp, Miami 7 34 11 6 4 1 5 L Florida
Austin Davis, lhp, Cal State Bakersfield 7 29 4 2 1 4 2 Towson
Austin Robichaux, rhp, Louisiana-Lafayette 7 29 4 2 2 4 4 W Southern Mississippi
Ben Smith, lhp, Coastal Carolina 4 24 6 5 3 4 7 L Illinois
Benton Moss, rhp, North Carolina 7.1 29 6 2 2 1 4 L Xavier
Brandon Finnegan, lhp, Texas Christian 7 26 6 0 0 0 9 W Brigham Young
Brandon Woodruff, rhp, Mississippi State 5.2 23 3 2 1 3 3 W Holy Cross
Carlos Rodon, lhp, North Carolina State 8 33 5 5 3 2 9 W Appalachian State
Chandler Shepherd, rhp, Kentucky 5.1 26 8 5 5 1 3 Old Dominion
Chris Ellis, rhp, Mississippi 9 31 5 0 0 0 4 W Georgia State
Chris Oliver, rhp, Arkansas 6 22 4 0 0 2 4 Eastern Illinois
Colin Welmon, rhp, Loyola Marymount 7.1 28 6 4 3 1 6 L Oregon
Cy Sneed, rhp, Dallas Baptist 5.2 24 6 2 2 2 3 L Sam Houston State
Daniel Gossett, rhp, Clemson 7 26 4 1 1 0 7 W Maine
Daniel Mengden, rhp, Texas A&M 7 27 3 1 0 2 9 L Cal State Sacramento
Daniel Savas, rhp, Illinois State 6 28 7 2 1 3 4 W Arkansas State
David Lucroy, rhp, East Carolina 2.2 15 7 4 4 1 1 L Virginia
Dillon Peters, lhp, Texas 7 28 7 2 2 1 2 Stanford
Erick Fedde, rhp, UNLV 6 24 7 3 3 3 7 L Tennessee
Jace Fry, lhp, Oregon State 7 32 9 5 4 3 2 Michigan State
Jacob Lindgren, lhp, Mississippi State 3.1 12 0 0 0 1 6 Holy Cross
Jake Reed, rhp, Oregon 2 7 1 0 0 0 3 2 SV Loyola Marymount
Jalen Beeks, lhp, Arkansas 5.2 21 3 0 0 2 5 W Eastern Illinois
James Norwood, rhp, Saint Louis 5 19 3 2 1 3 2 W Duke
Jared Miller, lhp, Vanderbilt 7 26 4 0 0 0 6 W Illinois Chicago
Jeff Hoffman, rhp, East Carolina 6.2 28 5 3 3 3 6 L Virginia
Jonathan Holder, rhp, Mississippi State 1.2 7 2 0 0 0 3 Holy Cross
Jordan Brink, rhp, Fresno State 8.1 30 4 1 1 2 4 W Nevada
Jordan Foley, rhp, Central Michigan 7 26 2 1 1 2 8 W Troy
Jordan Ramsey, rhp, UNC Wilmington 6 27 4 3 2 3 7 Ohio
Jordan Stephens, rhp, Rice 7 28 5 1 1 2 7 W Purdue
Karsten Whitson, rhp, Florida 3 13 3 2 2 1 1 Miami (FL)
Kyle Freeland, lhp, Evansville 4 23 7 7 4 1 5 L Mercer
Lukas Schiraldi, rhp, Texas 2 14 4 5 5 4 1 L Stanford
Luke Weaver, rhp, Florida State 5 23 8 3 3 2 2 W Georgia
Matt Imhof, lhp, Cal Poly 5 22 6 4 3 1 5 L UCLA
Michael Cederoth, rhp, San Diego State 3 10 0 0 0 2 2 W; SV West Virginia
Nick Burdi, rhp, Louisville 1 6 1 0 0 1 2 Western Michigan
Nick Howard, rhp/3b, Virginia 2 6 0 0 0 0 2 SV East Carolina
Nigel Nootbaar, rhp, Southern California 0.2 15/4 0 0 0 2 0 North Dakota State
Parker French, rhp, Texas 6 24 4 1 1 1 8 W Stanford
Sam Coonrod, rhp, Southern Illinois 3.1 15 3 3 2 3 3 - Western Illinois
Sam Howard, lhp, Georgia Southern 7 24 2 0 0 1 12 W Maryland Eastern Shore
Scott Squier, lhp, Hawaii 7 34 6 7 3 3 5 W Albany
Sean Newcomb, lhp, Hartford 5 20 3 0 0 3 9 Georgetown
Spencer Turnbull, rhp, Alabama 5 24 3 1 1 5 6 Stephen F. Austin State
Tyler Beede, rhp, Vanderbilt 6 21 1 1 1 1 11 W Illinois Chicago
Wyatt Strahan, rhp, Southern California 7.2 28 5 3 3 1 8 North Dakota State
Zach Thompson, rhp, Texas-Arlington 4 26 5 7 2 7 8 Mcneese State
Zech Lemond, rhp, Rice 2 9 2 0 0 0 1 SV Purdue
Name, Position, Team AB R H RBI SO BB SB XBH Opponent
A.J. Reed, lhp/1b, Kentucky 13 6 7 11 3 2 0 5 HR 3 Teams
Alex Blandino, 3b, Stanford 11 5 6 3 0 1 0 2 2B; HR Texas
Aramis Garcia, c, Florida International 10 5 4 2 1 2 1 Stony Brook
Austin Byler, 3b/1b, Nevada 12 1 2 2 1 1 0 Fresno State
Austin Cousino, of, Kentucky 12 4 4 1 1 2 1 2B 3 Teams
Boo Vazquez, of, Pittsburgh 13 3 4 5 3 1 0 2B; HR 3 Teams
Bradley Zimmer, of, San Francisco 15 2 6 4 3 1 0 3B; HR Cal State Fullerton
Branden Cogswell, ss, Virginia 13 1 2 0 3 1 1 2B East Carolina
Brandon Downes, of, Virginia 11 3 3 3 2 1 1 2 HR East Carolina
Brett Austin, c, North Carolina State 9 3 3 1 0 3 2 Appalachian State
Brian Anderson, 2b/3b/of, Arkansas 10 3 4 5 0 1 0 2B; HR Eastern Illinois
Casey Gillaspie, 1b, Wichita State 12 5 8 2 2 5 0 2B; 3B 3 Teams
Chris Marconcini, 1b/of, Duke 11 3 6 5 1 1 0 2B; 2 HR St. Louis
Chris Mariscal, ss, Fresno State 15 3 6 2 3 0 0 2B Nevada
Connor Joe, c/1b, San Diego 19 8 11 13 1 1 0 2 2B; 2 HR Northern Kentucky
Dante Flores, 2b/of, Southern California 13 1 2 3 2 0 0 HR North Dkota State
Derek Fisher, of, Virginia 11 1 4 2 0 1 0 East Carolina
Dustin DeMuth, 3b, Indiana 13 2 2 1 5 2 0 3 Teams
Dylan Davis, of/rhp, Oregon State 11 3 2 2 1 2 1 HR 3 Teams
Grayson Greiner, c, South Carolina 11 3 3 3 2 0 0 HR Eastern Kentucky
Greg Allen, of, San Diego State 13 1 5 0 2 1 1 2B; 3B West Virginia
Hunter Cole, of, Georgia 8 1 3 3 0 1 0 2B; HR Florida State
J.D. Davis, 1b/3b/rhp, Cal State Fullerton 14 4 3 3 5 3 0 HR San Francisco
Joey Pankake, 3b/rhp, South Carolina 11 3 3 1 1 0 0 2B Eastern Kentucky
Kevin Cron, 1b, Texas Christian 11 0 2 2 2 1 0 3 Teams
Kyle Schwarber, c/1b, Indiana 16 3 6 3 2 0 0 3B; HR 3 Teams
Mark Laird, of, Louisiana State 3 3 2 0 0 5 1 3 Teams
Mason Robbins, of, Southern Mississippi 13 1 2 0 6 2 0 Louisiana-Lafayette
Matt Chapman, 3b/rhp, Cal State Fullerton 16 4 7 5 3 0 0 2 2B; HR San Francisco
Max Pentecost, c, Kennesaw State 15 2 5 4 2 0 0 2B; HR Gardner-Webb
Michael Conforto, of, Oregon State 9 2 2 2 3 4 1 3 Teams
Michael Suchy, of, Florida Gulf Coast 14 1 3 2 6 0 0 2B Warner Southern
Mike Papi, of/1b, Virginia 12 2 4 2 1 2 0 2 2B East Carolina
Nick Howard, 3b/rhp, Virginia 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 East Carolina
Nick Torres, of, Cal Poly 13 5 4 5 2 0 0 HR UCLA
Rhys Hoskins, of, Sacramento State 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 Texas A&M
Ross Kivett, 2b, Kansas State 13 1 2 0 1 1 0 2B 3 Teams
Sam Travis, 1b, Indiana 14 2 4 2 1 1 0 2B; 3B 3 Teams
Scott Heineman, 3b/of, Oregon 12 2 2 1 3 0 1 2B Loyola Marymount
Taylor Sparks, 3b/1b, UC Irvine 12 3 6 3 3 1 0 2B; 3B 3 Teams
Trea Turner, ss, North Carolina State 10 2 3 1 1 2 1 Appalachian State

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