Mack Draft: – Ryan Lee, Blake Swihart, Tyler Naquin, Zeke DeVoss, Danny Hultzen

Fordham’s Ryan Lee was named the Atlantic 10 Conference Baseball Player of the Week, as announced by the league office on Monday. Lee put together an incredible week, hitting .714 (10-14) with four runs scored, two doubles, and three RBI. The Attleboro, Mass., native, who is currently riding a five-game hit streak, posted a .778 on-base percentage and .857 slugging percentage, recorded four multi-hit games, including three-hit contests against Wake Forest and Radford and tied a career-high with three runs scored against Towson. Overall, Lee leads the Rams with an impressive .611 batting average.


While La Cueva is the team that gets most of the attention in New Mexico, it is C Blake Swihart of Cleveland that generates the most interest from MLB scouts. He got his season off to a great start, going 5-for-6 with 2 Home Runs and 3 doubles in a season opening doubleheader on Saturday against Farmington. –


I’m also excited about Texas A&M sophomore outfielder Tyler Naquin, who hit for the cycle Sunday against Houston. Naquin is a classic grinder who runs very well, has a bit of pop and a rifle arm in right field. He’s really a key for the Aggies, and his big Sunday was just a sign of things to come. –


Zeke DeVoss – I won’t spend much time covering the hitters, but DeVoss interested me since I covered him in the Northwoods League last summer. He’s a smaller, pesky type of hitter that takes a ton of pitches. He didn’t get on base in this game, but I know what kind of tools he brings to the table as a potential leadoff hitter. Physically he reminds me of a couple of former Hurricanes in John Jay and Jemile Weeks. He doesn’t have as sweet of a swing as Jay, and isn’t quite as dynamic as Weeks, but he has some intriguing tools.


It may have only been against Rider, but Virginia lefty ace Danny Hultzen was at it again. On Friday, he went seven shutout innings, allowing just two hits, walking none and striking out 11. He’s now allowed just two earned runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out 36 in 20 2/3 innings.



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