Opening day was a good first day for some of college baseball’s top prospects. Here is a sample of how they faired and where they are rated in our top prospects:
#2 Anthony Ranaudo – JR, RHP – LSU – 5 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 6 K against a tough Centenary team, which Five Tool Prospects favored to with the Summit League.
#5 Deck McGuire (pictured) – JR, RHP – Georgia Tech – 7 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 10 K
#12 Alex Wimmers – JR, RHP – Ohio State – Wimmers will be climbing our draft prospect list quickley if he keeps putting together performances like this against North Flordia – 6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 9 K
#7 Chris Sale – JR, LHP – Florida Gulf Coast – Sale got a huge boast is draft popularity by dominating the Cape Cod League last summer, and his dominance continued in his first outing of 2010. He was taken out just 2 innings into his first start, but allowed no hits and struck out four of the six hitters he faced without walking a hitter.
#9 LeVon Washington – FR, OF/2B – Chipola JC – A first-round pick of the Rays in 2009, Washington failed to sign before the deadline and chose to attend Chipola. The Rays were nervous about an arm injury that required surgery last summer and Washington hasn’t silenced the critics at Chipola JC – played in just 4 of the teams first 8 games, he is hitting just .294/.400/.412, which is 8th best amongst regulars, not exactly top prospect material – expect him to plummet on our list in the near future.
#18 Justin Grimm – JR, RHP – Georgia – Grimm didn’t have an easy go of things in his season debut, having to work out of a bases loaded jam in the first. However, his final stat line didn’t show the struggle – 5 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 6 K