Just a brief
aside: we have just posted our first biweekly
USA Pro Stats Update of the season; for those of you who
are relatively new to the site, this feature basically takes a
statistical look at all of the former Team USA players (both
National & Junior teamers) who are in the professional ranks;
it's very similar to our college Weekly Recap you see here;
that's it, another outstanding free tool for you to use! Now on
to this weeks college update...
junior ace Brian Matusz just barely missed the 100 K mark
in this past week's outing; Matusz tossed 7IP of 6 hit shutout
ball, fanning 9 to give him a season total of 99 K's en route to
his 9th straight win; there's talk that Matusz is now on a short
list of players that could be selected #1 overall since Tampa
Bay doesn't have much of a need for a corner infielder now and
Pedro Alvarez is represented by Scott Boras...
There was a
nice article in the most recent issue of Baseball America
regarding Texas Tech junior Roger Kieschnick; it
basically says he's a stud; Kieschnick moved into 2nd place for
the HR lead this week as he blasted his 13th of the year...
Carolina junior Justin Smoak had an absolutely sick week
going 10-for-20 with 2 2B's and 5 HR's (yes FIVE) and 11 RBI's;
Smoak is now in sole possession of the HR lead and also leads
SLG% with a 0.802! Now that's just plain sick...
junior Jeremy Hamilton has had a couple of nice weeks as
well; Hamilton took sole possession of the lead in AVG last week
and even improved dramatically this past week; Hamilton was
15-for-28 with 4 2B's and triple and 2 HR's to go along with 10
RBI's to give him a season AVG of 0.441, up from 0.414 last
week; he's 40-for-69 over the previous 3 weeks; his OBP of 0.541
is also a group-leading figure...
In 6.1 IP,
Rice senior Cole St. Clair notched 11 K's to go with his
2 saves; St. Clair allowed only 1 earned run on 4 hits and
walked just one; now that he's fully healthy, St. Clair needs a
strong showing to close out the season to improve his draft
stock; he walked away from a 7th round selection by the Indians
last year to return to college for his senior year...
freshman Kevin Rhoderick gave up just his 2nd earned run
of the year this past week; in 2 appearances, Rhoderick logged
2.1 IP and fanned 2 while giving up 3 hits...
much more that we just can't get to, but the weekly and season
stats below should give you an idea of who else is hot and who's
not; check back next week for
more updates, and be sure to check out our
USA Pro Stats Update...