Golden Spikes Watch List in action
A couple of things have happened this week to make me realize that another Draft season is really upon us. First was the announcement of USA Baseball’s Golden Spikes Award Watch List. I’m fortunate enough to be a part of the committee for that process and I’m excited to see how the top amateur players on the list go out and perform.
Speaking of which, the college players will be in action starting today. Teddy Cahill does a terrific job of previewing the opening weekend action. There are lots of places you can go to check in on scores and such, but I’ve always liked the one-stop shopping of D1Baseball..com’s scoreboard.
So I thought I’d do a quick cross-referencing here to bring stuff together, combining the Golden Spikes list with our early Top 50 Draft prospects list for a “who to watch” this weekend uber-list:
Top 50 AND GSA Watch list (18 players total, 1 junior college):
Top 50 Name, Pos School Weekend series
2 Michael Matuella, RHP Duke @Cal
4 Walker Buehler, RHP Vandy vs. Santa Clara
5 Nathan Kirby, LHP Virginia @ E. Carolina
6 Kyle Funkhouser, RHP Louisville vs. Alabama St.
9 Dansby Swanson, SS Vandy vs. Santa Clara
12 Carson Fulmer, RHP Vandy vs. Santa Clara
13 Alex Bregman, SS LSU vs. Kansas
16 Ian Happ, OF Cincinnati @ Mississippi St.
17 Phil Bickford, RHP CSN Coyote Slugout
21 Riley Ferrell, RHP TCU vs. S. Illinois
23 James Kaprielian, RHP UCLA vs. Hofstra
24 Jake Lemoine, RHP Houston vs. Minnesota
26 Richie Martin, SS Florida vs. Rhode Island
28 DJ Stewart, OF Florida State vs. Oakland
39 Chris Shaw, OF Boston Coll. Spartanburg Classic
44 Tyler Jay, LHP Illinois Cardinal Classic
45 Steven Duggar, OF Clemson vs. W. Virginia
47 Kevin Newman, SS Arizona vs. E. Michigan