Mack – Draft 5-Pack – Friday Starters – Keegan Thompson, David Peterson, Charlie Barnes, Elijah Gill, Tarik Skubal
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Auburn 14, Florida 3 – RHP Keegan Thompson (AU): 6.1-IP, 3-H, 1-ER, 8-K, 2-BB, Win (4-0)
Auburn - 2016 - JUNIOR YEAR - Redshirted the season due to injury. 2015 - SOPHOMORE YEAR - Appeared in 12 games on the mound with 11 starts … Started three games at designated hitter and one at first base … Second on the team with seven wins adding a 3.10 ERA … Had a 7-3 record with one save … Third on the team in innings pitched logging 69.2 innings with 62 strikeouts … Led the team with two complete games on the mound … Held opponents to a .235 batting average … Named to Golden Spikes Watch List … Named SEC Pitcher of the Week on April 13 for his complete game effort on the road against No. 1 LSU … Picked up his first win of the season against Binghamton (2/13) lasting four innings with five strikeouts … Pitched seven innings with nine strikeouts in a win against Georgia Tech (2/24) … Had a season high 12 strikeouts in 7.1 innings in a win against Alabama (3/3) in the Capitol City Classic … Had a triple and an RBI in two at-bats against UAB (3-17) … Had eight strikeouts against Vanderbilt (3/20) in 6.2 innings … Lasted all nine innings in a win against Arkansas (4/4) with nine strikeouts … Added a second consecutive complete game in a road win against LSU (4/11) with three strikeouts … Picked up his lone save against Mercer in the Regionals with 2.1 innings pitched and two strikeouts
Oregon 7, California 1 – LHP David Peterson (OR): 6.0-IP, 9-H, 0-R, 8-K, 1-BB, Win (4-1)
Scouting Baseball - Last spring, Oregon had a three-headed monster in their rotation. All southpaws, all tall, all with explosive stuff. Matt Krook and Cole Irvin are now gone to the professional ranks, leaving David Peterson as the remaining stud of the Ducks' rotation. Ready for the lime-life, Peterson has shown just as high, if not a higher ceiling, than the two aforementioned. A freak basketball accident, leaving Peterson with a broken right fibula, took the majority of the southpaw's senior season in high school. If not for the broken leg, Peterson may have never stepped foot on campus and been pitching as a professional. If that was the scenario, Peterson may have never met Jason Dietrich. The brand new pitching coach at Oregon has been known for his ability to fix control problems, which is something Peterson needed assistance with. The immediate connection showed over the summer, and should only improve in Peterson's draft eligible year.
Virginia 2, Clemson 0 – LHP Charlie Barnes (CL): 8.1-IP, 6-H, 2-R, 7-K, 1-BB, Loss (1-2)
Clemson 2016: All-ACC Academic selection ... ACC Academic Honor Roll member ... had a 6-4 record and 4.66 ERA in 16 starts ... in 94.2 innings pitched, he allowed 97 hits (.256 opponents’ batting average) and 24 walks with 84 strikeouts ... tied for eighth in the ACC in starts, tied for eighth in strikeouts and ninth in innings pitched ... led the team in starts, innings pitched and strikeouts ... only Tiger to make all his pitching appearances in a starting role ... only walked one of 101 batters faced who led off an inning ... held opponents to a .209 batting average with two outs ... pitched 6.0 innings in a starting role, allowing two hits and one run with seven strikeouts to earn the win against James Madison on Feb. 26 ... pitched 7.1 innings in a starting role, allowing four hits, one run and no walks with four strikeouts to earn the win against No. 22 Boston College on March 19 ... pitched 8.0 innings in a starting role, allowing four hits, two runs and one walk with three strikeouts to earn the win at Duke on April 9 ... pitched 6.0 innings in a starting role, allowing two walks with six strikeouts to earn the win against No. 9 NC State on May 6 ... pitched 7.0 innings in a starting role, allowing five hits, one run and one walk with seven strikeouts to earn the win at Georgia Southern on May 13 ... pitched 8.0 innings in a starting role, allowing six hits, one run and no walks with seven strikeouts at Notre Dame on May 19 ... pitched 6.1 innings in a starting role with six strikeouts to earn the win against Western Carolina in the Clemson Regional on June 3 ... No. 20 ACC prospect for the 2017 draft in the preseason by D1Baseball ... played for Hyannis in the Cape Cod League in the summer, where he was 1-2 with a 4.44 ERA, .322 opponents’ batting average and 32 strikeouts against nine walks in 28.1 innings pitched over six starts.
Christopher D Gill @cdgillblessed - Elijah Gill 2017 Grad 5 IP 8 K's (Providence vs Westminster) 3-1 Win
PG - PG Grade: 9.5 - Elijah Gill is a 2017 LHP/OF with a 6-1 190 lb. frame from Jacksonville, FL who attends Providence Christian HS. Medium build with good present strength, wide shoulders. Medium effort delivery with a long arm action in back, high 3/4's arm slot, arm is smooth and loose, has some upper body tilt to let his arm through but repeats it well and maintains his direction well, works from the first base side of the rubber to create angle. Fastball topped out at 87 mph, has some arm side run and glove side cut, gets off the barrel with late action. Has advanced feel for his curveball, can vary the shape and location with maturity. Maintains arm speed on change up very well with consistent fading action. Has the ability and instincts to mix and keep hitters off balance with some deception to his delivery. Good student, signed with Florida International.
Frankie Piliere ✔ @FPiliereD1 - Positive news: Seattle ace LHP Tarik Skubal is getting close to returning. Hit 94 mph in a pen yesterday, could be back in 3 weeks
Go Seattle - 2016: 8 APP/8 GS, 6-1, 2.11 ERA, 42.2 IP, 32 H, 13 R, 10 ER, 17 BB, 50 SO … March 18: struckout 8 batters in seven innings, allowed four hits with zero earned runs and gave up two walks against UC Irvine … February 27: struck out 10 batters in just six innings, gave up only two hits with no earned runs against Bowling Green… February 21: struck out 13 batters in six innings of work, allowed three hits with zero earned runs against Saint Mary’s College ... WAC Pitcher of the Week (Feb. 29) ... Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week (Feb. 22)