1/23/11

Mack Draft: - Cal, Mikie Mahtook, Deven Marrero , Brian Olson, and Tyler Ogle

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Cal - The Bears welcome back nine hitters that earned at least some playing time last season, while the pitching staff is in good shape with the return of all three weekend starters in Erik Johnson, Justin Jones and Dixon Anderson. They also welcome back Kevin Miller, who will serve as midweek starter to begin the season. Cal reached an NCAA Regional last season with just a 29-25 record. But this season, the Bears hope to compile a much better record and perhaps reach the College World Series for the first time since 1992 - http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/baseball/news?slug=kr-calcountdown012311



#40 - Mikie Mahtook, LSU 6'1 1/2 195 R/R, gamer with plus arm and running speed, surprising linedrive type power, makes adjustments on starting pitchers in next ab's, has trouble with change of speeds relievers and slow stuff, will get out front, lots of similarities to Jeff Franceour, for me more like Jason Michaels who played at Miami U. Mikie's had plenty of exposure and is a great athlete, now he needs to put it all together and he should. RF with ability to play CF if needed. 280 15 HR 70 rbi and 30 sb type with OF assist type arm. http://xmlbscout.angelfire.com/



Deven Marrero – Arizona State - Not too many players can walk-in the door as a freshman and have the kind of season Marrero did in 2010. Marrero set a Sun Devil freshman record by hitting a team-best .397 with 11 stolen bases while making most of his 37 starts at shortstop. He earned All-American status for his efforts in the spotlight at ASU while helping the Sun Devils reach the College World Series. The 6’1 shortstop didn’t just survive, but thrived in that spotlight en-route to Omaha. He had game-winning hit in the bottom of the 12th inning to beat Arkansas in game one of their Super Regional and then scored the winning run the next day to send ASU to the CWS. http://collegebaseball360.com/2011/01/21/top-11-college-baseball-ss-to-watch-in-2011



http://www.perfectgame.org/Articles/View.aspx?article=5164  - - The recently completed Perfect Game World Showcase in Fort Myers featured one of the most talented groups of players ever to play in this long running event, which dates back to 1997 and was the original Perfect Game showcase. Players are 2011 prospects: - 19. C Brian Olson (Black Diamond, WA): Olson’s bat still has some work to do to get to prospect level but he can flat catch and throw with the best receivers in the country.



Tyler Ogle – Oklahoma - After serving primarily as a part-time DH and pinch-hitter as a freshman in 2009, Ogle took over a more full-time role behind the plate last year. Ogle was OU’s top pinch-hitter in ’09, batting .545 (6-for-11). His overall numbers were even more impressive last year, after batting .336 with 11 HR and 36 RBIs en-route to the program’s first College World Series berth in more than a decade. He made a splash last year by going 5-for-9 in Oklahoma’s Super Regional upset at Virginia. He started behind the plate in all three of those games as well as all four of the Sooner’s games in Omaha. http://collegebaseball360.com/2011/01/18/top-11-college-baseball-catchers-to-watch-in-2011  

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