Nick Anderson Chosen As Top Prospect In Texas Collegiate League

Summer College League Top Prospects

Cobie Vance (Photo by Carl Kline)

Cobie Vance shows a discerning eye at the plate and has a knack for being a pesky out (Photo by Carl Kline)

Texas Collegiate League Top Prospects
Nick Anderson, of, Victoria (So., Texas A&M-Corpus Christi)
MacGregor Hines, rhp, Brazos Valley (R-Fr., Florida)
Willy Amador, rhp, Brazos Valley (Jr., Rice)
Cobie Vance, 2b, Acadiana (So., Alabama)
Garrett McCain, of, Brazos Valley (Jr., Oklahoma State)
Mathew Guidry, 1b/3b, Acadiana (R-Fr., Southern Mississippi)
Pedro Barrios, ss, Victoria (Sr., Tennessee Wesleyan)
Zack McGuire, 1b, Brazos Valley (Jr., Michigan State)
Chance Callihan, rhp, Victoria (R-So., Texas)
Anthony Herrera, 2b/rhp, Brazos Valley (Sr., Louisiana-Monroe)

SEE ALSO: Summer College League Top Prospects

Postseason Recap: The Brazos Valley Bombers' domination of the Texas Collegiate League continues unabated. The Bombers roared to a 48-7 regular-season record and claimed their fourth straight championship with, fittingly, a 4-0 win in the TCL championship game against Acadiana. Tim Lichty (Texas A&M) led the offense in the finale, reaching base in all four of his plate appearances, while five Bomber pitchers combined on a four-hit shutout. Bad weather was the other major player in the TCL playoffs, as the semifinal round was completely washed out and the usual best-of-three title series was forced to be truncated to a single championship game between the two best regular-season teams in Brazos Valley and Acadiana.

1. Nick Anderson, of, Victoria (So., Texas A&M-Corpus Christi)

Anderson got regular playing time as a freshman for Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in the spring and served as Victoria's 3-hole hitter over the summer. Although he stands just 5-foot-10, he has a physical frame and projects to get stronger in the future--he hit only one homer for A&M-CC but drilled four with wood bats for Victoria, making him the team's leading home run hitter despite his being hobbled by a groin injury in the middle of the season. He's an instinctive baserunner and has the speed to play center field, though he needs to get better reads and jumps.

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