Baseball’s Getting Closer

by ElvisHog on January 28, 2010

So there’s going to be more news to follow.  With the basketball team’s performance, baseball season can’t get here fast enough.

College Baseball Blog has released their top 100 players…and there are three Hogs in the list.

#77 – Andy Wilkins
Arkansas junior first baseman Andy Wilkins. He is from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and attended Broken Arrow High School. He had an outstanding high school career as a senior batted .538 (63 for 117) with 18 doubles, a triple and 12 home runs. He also scored 52 runs and drove in 53 his final year with a .635 on-base percentage and slugged 1.017. He also hit .496 as a junior with a school record 17 home runs and 16 doubles while scoring 30 runs and driving in 60. He finished the season with a 1.109 slugging and .519 on-base percentage. He was named a Louisville Slugger High School All-American twice and rated as the 11th best prospect out of Oklahoma by Baseball America. The Texas Rangers selected him in the 25th round but could not come to terms with him making him head to Fayetteville Arkansas to play for the Razorbacks.

Plus he wears the greatest baseball number of all time.

#33 – Brett Eibner
Arkansas junior RHP/outfielder Brett Eibner. He graduated from The Woodlands High School. During his senior season, he hit .417 with six home runs and 15 RBI while going 5-0 on the mound with a 2.80 ERA including 58 strikeouts. He picked up several honors after his senior season including being named 15-5A first-team all-district outfielder and third-team 5A All-State by the Texas Sports Writers’ Association. He was selected in the 2007 MLB Draft in the fourth round by the Houston Astros but decided to head to Arkansas.

#3 – Zack Cox
Sophomore infielder/RHP Zack Cox from Arkansas. He is from Louisville Kentucky and attended Pleasure Ridge Park High School  where he had an outstanding career both at the plate and on the mound. He had a career batting average of .449 while hitting 33 home runs. On the mound, he was even better with a 38-3 record with a 1.03 ERA and 495 strikeouts over 300 innings. He was named an Under Armour, Rawlings and Louisville Slugger All-American while being named Mr. Baseball in Kentucky as a senior. He was selected in the 20th round by the LA Dodgers but decided to head to Arkansas.

Read more about it on the board.

Also, Baseball America released their preseason poll, with the Hogs at #17.

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