Mack Draft: – Matt Reida, Ryan Duke, Scott Frazier, Brian Goodwin, Jason Coats

Second Base — Matt Reida — University of Kentucky – Henderson hasn’t officially named a starter at second base for the Cats, but all signs point to Reida as the likely winner of that position battle. Reida may struggle with the bat early on, but as a plus defender he figures to get plenty of playing time at the position. Honorable mention: Murray St. junior-college transfer Travis Isaak batted .420 with eight home runs and 19 doubles as a sophomore at Lincoln Trail Community College. – http://blugrassbaseball.com

Ryan Duke:- Sr. – RHP – Oklahoma – Duke worked as a starter in his freshman season in 2008, but after two years and 28 saves as OU’s closer over the last two years he is tied for the program saves record. He became Oklahoma’s first All-American pitcher since 2000 when he led the Big 12 with 16 saves in 2009. The Corpus Christi, TX native had 43 strikeouts in 36 1/3 innings that season, while holding opponents scoreless in 20 of 26 outings. Duke was 3-2 with 12 saves and a 3.75 ERA for the Sooner’s College World Series team last year. He earned his 12th save in Omaha in OU’s opening round 4-3 win over eventual national champion South Carolina.- http://collegebaseball360.com/2011/02/14/top-11-college-baseball-relievers-to-watch-in-2011

Scott Frazier (Pepperdine)- is a 6’7 220 pound righthanded pitcher out of Upland California where he attended Upland High School winning three letters as a pitcher/outfielder. As a senior on the mound, he went 6-2 with four complete games, 1.16 earned-run average, and striking out 87 batters through 54.0 innings. His best performance of the year was a 19 strikeout no-hit effort against Silverado on March 9th. He was also an accomplished hitter batting .403 with six home runs and drew 25 walks as he was named the Inland Valley Player of the Year. The Philadelphia Phillies selected him in the fifth round but were unable to come to an agreement with him. In 2010 fall action, he was impressive striking out seven batters in 10.2 innings while accumulating a 2.53 ERA. – http://www.collegebaseballdaily.com/2011/02/14/2011-cbd-season-preview-freshmen-to-watch

OF, Brian Goodwin, Miami-Dade CC, 5’11 1/2 185 L/L, smooth, rangy OF with plus speed, excellent eye and hand coordination, deceptive strength, line drive alley type swing, can go the other way well, 8-15 type HR power, will steal 20 plus bases and play solid “D”. Ran into academic and rules violations with UNC, thus transfering at the new semester at MDCC. 40/45 arm strength, enough for CF for sure, may end up moving to LF in time. Not a great instinctive fielder, but gets the job done! http://xmlbscout.angelfire.com

Jason Coats – TCU – Coats was one of his team’s top all-around players on TCU’s College World Series team last year, and some of his best play came in the postseason. Coats batted a team-best .361 with 13 home runs, 23 doubles, four triples, 68 runs, and 69 RBIs while starting 66 of TCU’s 68 games in left field. His 69 RBIs were also a team-high. Coats’ bat got hot when the stakes were high at the end of the season as well. He hit .433 (13-for-30) in a seven-game hitting streak that started with the Mountain West Conference Tournament opener and ended after the Horned Frogs’ game one Super Regional win over Texas. He also had a three homer game earlier in the season against Houston. The Plano, TX native has a .343 career batting average heading into his junior season. – http://collegebaseball360.com/2011/02/07/top-college-baseball-outfielders-to-watch-in-20116

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