Mack Draft: – Sean Hagen, Matty Ott, Andrew Knapp, Kolten Wong, Drew Maggi

Catcher — Sean Hagen — Eastern Kentucky University – Hagen is projected to start at catcher for the Colonels. After Hagen signed with EKU out of high school, Colonels head coach Jason Stein said, “Sean will fill an immediate need at catcher following the graduation of 2010. He is a complete catcher who can catch, throw and block. But he is also a very offensive-minded player, as well.” Honorable mention: Murray St. junior-college transfer Jacob Rhodes figures to be a mainstay in the Breds’ lineup at either catcher or designated hitter. –  

Matty Ott: – Jr. – RHP – LSU – Despite an up and down 2010 sophomore season, Ott enters 2011 just two saves away from tying the LSU school record of 29. Ott earned Freshman All-American and All-American honors in 2009, while going 4-2 with a 2.68 ERA and a single season school record 16 saves for the national champion Tigers. His 4th win came over Texas in game one of the College World Series finals. He was 2-4 last year, and still managed 11 saves despite a 6.38 ERA. The Chalmette, LA native also pitched the last seven innings in a 14-inning win over Alabama. Ott has 109 total strikeouts in 93 career innings. He was named the Cape Cod All-Star Team as a member of the Harwich Mariners last summer. –  

Andrew Knapp (Cal)- is a 6’1 180 pound switch-hitting catcher out of Granite Bay, California where he attended Granite Bay High School. He is the son of former minor leaguer and Cal alum Mike Knapp who spent eleven seasons in the minors reaching as high as AAA. His son Andrew Knapp was selected in the 41st round (1235th overall) by the Oakland A’s but decided to head to his dad’s alma mater. He will be one of the key transfers after the season is over if Cal goes through with plans to cut the baseball program. –

2B-OF Kolten Wong Hawaii 5’9 185 L/R – quality hitter with good bat speed and enough power to hit 15 plus HR in pro ball, runs well, 4.2 from left and will steal bases. Solid arm strength and quick feet, range is good, can play 2B competently and with repeat and practice no doubt he’ll go far in pro ball. Lots of similarities in his game compared to Ichiro without the great arm strength Ichiro has. Rainbows program will be closely watched. Held his own in Cape and was tough competing with TEAM USA in trials. Gamer!  

Drew Maggi – Arizona State – Maggi has already been drafted twice by Major League teams. He was a 47th round pick out of high school and a 15th round selection by the Pittsburgh Pirates last year. He looks for an even higher draft slot this year after batting .326 with five home runs, 10 doubles, three triples, 41 RBIs, and a team-high 36 stolen bases to earn All-Pac-10 honors in 2010. His game-winning Super Regional home run against Arkansas sent ASU to the College World Series for a second straight year, while he was the only Sun Devil to start all 62 of his team’s games last year. Maggi also broke Barry Bonds‘ ASU freshman record when he stole 21 bases in 2009. He is versatile enough to play shortstop, but a crowded infield will likely keep him in the outfield this year. He and his brother, Beau Maggi, are the sixth set of brothers to play at the same time at Arizona State. –


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