1/22/11

Mack Draft: - Taylor Dugas, Dylan Covey, Steve Nyisztor , Skyler Ewing , and Robert Brantly

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The Acadiana Cane Cutters, Lafayette’s member of the Texas Collegiate League, have announced the signing of the former Teurlings Catholic standout and current Alabama Crimson Tide outfielder, Taylor Dugas. The junior was named to the 2011 Preseason National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association All-America Team. In 2010, Dugas led the Crimson Tide with a .395 batting average and was named a first-team All-American by Baseball America. - http://www.collegesummerbaseball.net/2011/01/cane-cutters-sign-local-all-american.html  



When the MLB draft deadline struck last August and the Brewers failed to sign first-rounder Dylan Covey, an outstanding right-handed pitcher, the only information Milwaukee scouting director Bruce Seid could give reporters was that the decision didn’t come down to money. His words weren’t meant to deflect blame. Deciding to attend college at San Diego wasn’t about money at all. It was about Covey getting acclimated to being one of approximately three million Americans with Type 1 diabetes. It also was about Covey, who has regained his strength, excelling on the diamond while dealing with his disease. - http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/baseball/news;_ylt=AiU_SaDqWY4HNBKd3lgErQgMwLYF?slug=kr-coveyusd012011



Steve Nyisztor – Rutgers - Nyisztor is one in a long line of players from Toms River, NJ to wear the Scarlet Knight’s uniform for head coach Fred Hill. He batted .410 as a freshman at second base, but that wasn’t even good enough to earn first-team All-Big East honors. That went to Louisville star Ryan Wright. Nyisztor makes the move from 2B to SS this year after committing just three errors last season. His other offensive numbers included 17 doubles, 52 runs, 51 RBIs, four HR, three triples, 11 stolen bases, and a 1.013 OPS. 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: - 16. C Skyler Ewing (Arlington, TX) :The 6-2, 215 lb Rice signee reminds me a bit of former LSU catcher Micah Gibbs (3rd round/2010/Cubs) without the switch-hitting ability but with more juice in his bat.



Robert Brantly-UC Riverside - A guy like Brantly might get lost in the shuffle a little in the always competitive Big West Conference, but he made a name for himself as a sophomore in 2010. Brantly was named to the All-Big West First Team after batting .373 with seven home runs, 18 doubles and 39 RBIs for the 32-win Highlanders. Brantly was one of 16 semi-finalists for the Johnny Bench Award last year. The 6’2 junior was also named Baseball America’s top prospect in the Northwoods Summer League. - http://collegebaseball360.com/2011/01/18/top-11-college-baseball-catchers-to-watch-in-2011

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