10/15/14

2015 Draft Profile - RHP - Riley Ferrell - TCU - UPDATED 9-30-14

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9-30-14 - 9-30-14 – Through The Fence - 29. Baltimore Orioles — Riley Ferrell, RHP, TCU - Most believe Ferrell will remain a closer as a junior and as a pro. He has worked out of the pen his first two seasons and has been dominant. Over 31 appearances as a sophomore, he had a 0.79 ERA, 0.75 WHIP and 70 K/14 BB over 45.1 innings. He held opponents to a silly .132 BAA and had a 13.9 K/9 ratio as his upper-90s fastball has great life, and he has very good command of the pitch. He also features a plus slider but the lack of a third pitch is why he will most likely remain a closer, albeit an extremely good one. http://throughthefencebaseball.com/2015-mlb-draft-mock-1-0/44039

9-11-14 – Fangraphs Top 50 Players in Draft - 35. Riley Ferrell, RHP, TCU: Ferrell sat out this summer but is plenty well-known to scouts as the two-year closer for the Horned Frogs and last summer for Team USA: he sits 94-97 with reports he’s hit 99 or 100 mph and an above average to plus slider, but it’s relief-only. http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/2015-mlb-draft-top-51/


6-30-14 – Through The Fence – Early College Prospects - 12. Riley Ferrell, RHP, TCU - A lot of Ferrell’s draft stock will be determined by his role next year. He has worked out of the pen his first two seasons and has been dominant. Over 31 appearances this season, he had a 0.79 ERA, 0.75 WHIP and 70 K/14 BB over 45.1 innings. He held opponents to a silly .132 BAA and had a 13.9 K/9 ratio as his fastball has great life and he has very good command of the pitch. The 6’-1”, 200 pound right-hander turned heads when he was sitting 95-98 mph with Collegiate Team USA over the summer. His secondary stuff is still developing and the progress of those offerings will decide his starter/reliever role. http://throughthefencebaseball.com/2015-mlb-draft-early-30-college-prospects/43327

6-28-14 -  

     Career Honors
• 2014 2nd-team Perfect Game All-American
• 2014 3rd-team NCBWA All-American
• 2014 ABCA 2nd-team All-Midwest Regional
• 2014 1st-team All-Big 12 Conference
• Big 12 Pitcher of the Week (April 22, 2014)
• 2014 NCBWA Stopper of the Year Watch List
• Member of the 2013 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team
• 2013 Big 12 All-Freshman team
2013 (Freshman)
Ranked second on the team with 23 appearances on the mound... was 0-2 on the year with a trio of saves... posted a 2.20 ERA in 32 2/3 innings pitched... fanned 39 and walked just 11... held opponents scoreless in 18 of his 23 appearances... allowed just one of his 11 inherited runners to score... team posted a 13-10 record in games he pitched... made his collegiate debut on Feb. 17 at Ole Miss... gave up two hits and struck out one in 2 1/3 scoreless innings... was touched for three runs on three hits in two innings against Cal State Fullerton on Feb. 23... struck out two in a scoreless inning of work at Jacksonville (March 2)... held Pacific scoreless for 3 1/3 innings... gave up three hits and struck out a career-high five batters... gave up a pair of runs on one hit in 1 1/3 innings against Kansas on March 16... made two appearances against Oklahoma March 22 and 24... recorded five outs against the Sooners on March 22... suffered the loss after allowing a run in 1/3 of an inning against the Sooners on March 24... notched his first career save on March 29 at Texas Tech... struck out four and held the Red Raiders scoreless for 2 1/3 innings... retired the only batter he faced against Texas Tech on March 31... struck out the side against UT Pan American on April 2... fell to 0-2 on the season on April 7 against San Francisco... gave up two runs (one earned) on three hits in 2/3 of an inning... didn't allow a run in 11 appearances spanning 14 1/3 innings... streak began on April 14 against Oklahoma State with 2/3 of an inning... struck out the only batter he faced against UT Arlington on April 16... matched his career-high with 3 1/3 scoreless innings against Baylor on April 20... threw a scoreless frame at Kansas State on April 28... fanned the side on April 30 against Texas Southern... made two appearances at USC on May 2 and 4... struck out four in 2 1/3 scoreless innings at West Virginia on May 11, picking up his second save of the season... tallied his third save of the year with a scoreless inning against UT Arlington on May 14... pitched two shutout innings against Texas on May 18... pitched an inning against Kansas in the Big 12 Championships on May 25.   http://www.gofrogs.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/riley_ferrell_816626.html  

5-20-14  -  Riley Ferrell, RHP, TCU  -

95-98 fastball, ++ curve, and good change-up...

6-1,200 pounds

Projected to be added to rotation in 2015

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