Mack Draft: – Kyle McGrath, John Stilson, Tim Kiene, Nick Ramirez, Johnny Ruettger

Starting pitcher — Kyle McGrath — Eastern Kentucky University – Freshman left-handed pitcher Kyle McGrath figures to begin the season as a midweek starting pitcher for the Colonels, but you have to figure he will be given every shot to carve out a more substantial role with the team considering the Colonels’ poor pitching performance in 2010. McGrath was all-state at Butler High School –

#24 – RHP John Stilson Texas A&M 6’3 200 R/R – had a very quiet summer, but in the spring was lights out and showed promise to be talked about going in this round projection. Will show low to mid 90’s fb, up to 96 on occ, hard slider and above ave control, command is good as well and makings of third pitch. Will be watched closely for progression and competitiveness next spring.

Tim Kiene (Maryland)- is a 6’4 240 pound left-handed hitting first baseman out of South Windsor, Connecticut where he attended Avon Old Farms. He had an outstanding career at the school winning hree Colonial League championships and a New England regional championship. He was selected by the Washington Nationals in the 2010 MLB Draft but decided to take on the challenge of playing in the competitive ACC for the next three seasons. –

Nick Ramirez:- Jr. – RHP – Cal State Fullerton – Ramirez is not only a top-notch closer, but also one of the top two-way players in the country. He also made our list of top first basemen to watch this season after batting .346 with 16 home runs and a team-leading 75 RBIs last year. As Fullerton’s closer, he had 11 saves with a 3.50 ERA in 2011. He made 26 relief appearances and one start, with 38 strikeouts and just eight walks in 43 1/3 innings. His overall efforts earned All-American recognition. Ramirez was 3-1 with seven saves and a 2.61 ERA to earn Freshman All-American honors in 2009. He joined teammate Noe Ramirez and Titan head coach Dave Serrano on the USA Collegiate National Team last summer. –

Johnny Ruettiger – Arizona State – Reuttiger has emerged from the novelty of being “Rudy” Ruettiger’s nephew to being one of the top college baseball outfielders in the country. He hit .360, while making just 29 starts in his freshman season in 2009, but most of those starts came down the stretch and into the College World Series. Ruettiger then batted .351 with four home runs, seven doubles, seven triples, 49 runs, 35 RBIs, and 10 stolen bases in 2010. He sported a solid .452 on-base percentage that was helped by 30 BB, compared to just 26 strikeouts in 191 at-bats. The Joliet, IL native, whose father, John Ruettiger, once wrestled for Nebraska, also committed no errors while making 54 starts in another CWS appearance. Ruettiger’s stock rose even higher after leading the Cape Cod League with a .369 average over the summer. He stole 11 bases and struckout just nine times in 111 at-bats for Hyannis.-


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