04 March 2012

Draft Prospects on ESPN3: March 4

by Jeremy Strain

ESPN3 match ups to watch for Sunday March 4, 2012:

1:00 PM EST #23 USC vs. #6 North Carolina
This match up doesn’t feature any top 100 Baseball America (BA) pre-season prospects but it does feature a chance to watch a 2013 top prospect in N. Carolina pitcher Kent Emanuel .

1:00 PM EST #2 Florida vs. #8 Miami (FL)
This is a great game to watch if you are a fan of the draft, with 10% of the top 100 BA’s college prospects playing in one game. Florida boasts the Lion’s share led by position players: C Michael Zunino, 1B Preston Tucker and SS Nolan Fontana, and a deep pitching staff led by Brian Johnson including Austin Maddox, Hudson Randall, and John Magliozzi. Miami fields three top 100 players of its own in C Peter O’Brien, P Eduardo Encinosa, and SS Stephen Perez

2:00 PM EST #3 South Carolina vs. #19 Clemson
South Carolina boasts a lineup featuring draft hopefuls, 1B Christian Walker, OF Adam Matthews, P Matt Price, and OF Evan Marzilli. They’ll be facing a Clemson team that features 1B Richie Schaffer and P Kevin Brady.

3:30 PM EST Houston vs. Texas Tech
This matchup doesn’t feature any draft prospects ranked by BA at this time. 

7:00 PM EST #4 Rice vs. Tennessee
This game features the Rice pitching duo of J.T. Chargois and Taylor Wall, two pitchers to keep an eye on.


Nick J Faleris said...

Texas Tech's Barret Barnes is a top draft follow and worth tuning in for.

Preston Tucker doesn't really profile as an early round selection, despite his rankings at Baseball America.

Nick J Faleris said...

Also note, Tucker will likely spend a lot of time in RF this spring, and doesn't profile to 1B as a pro. Most likely a LF.

And since I didn't say it before, nice summary of the players to watch, Jeremy. Appreciated.

Jeremy said...

Thanks Nick, it was kind of a last minute thing so I didn't have the time to look into guys as much as I wanted. I'll be a bit more thorough with next weekend's listings. I'll be sure to add Barnes to my list too thanks!