2019 Top 100 Impact Freshmen Analysis
Freshmen often make a huge impact on championship teams.
Look at last season as a prime example. Oregon State righthander Kevin Abel improved as the season progressed and was the College World Series Most Valuable Player following his Herculean performance against hard-hitting Arkansas in the CWS Finals.
He wasn’t alone. Arkansas third baseman Casey Martin was incredible last season, and you could argue the Hogs might not have been where they were at the end of the year without his special contributions.
Abel and Martin, along with Arizona State slugger Spencer Torkelson, are just three of many examples of mature freshmen shining in college baseball last season, but they’re the ones who stood out amongst the rest, especially Abel and Martin with what they accomplished in the postseason.
Who will be those guys from the freshman class this spring?
UCLA’s Matt McClain and Mississippi State’s JT Ginn were premium draft picks last summer who chose to attend college, and both are expected to have big-time campaigns for their respective ranked clubs. Meanwhile, LSU looks to surge with Landon Marceaux earning rave reviews, and Vanderbilt got a steal in hard-throwing righthander Kumar Rocker.
Here are the Top 100 Impact Freshmen for 2019:
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FILED UNDER Aaron Sabato, Adrian Del Castillo, Alex Binelas, Alex Williams, Austin Becker, Austin Wells, Billy Corcoran, Blake Burzell, Brandon Boissiere, Brandon Dieter, Brandon White, Bryce Collins, Carson Taylor, Carter Lohman, Chandler Champlain, Chris Gerard, Chris Weber, Christian Franklin, Christian Macleod, Clay Owens, Cole Henry, Cole Stilwell, Cole Wilcox, Colton Cowser, Cooper Stinson, Cort Roedig, Cory Acton, Coy Cobb, Danny Lynch, Danny Serretti, David Luethje, David Rhodes, Davis Sharpe, Dillon Marsh, Doug Nikhazy, Drew Bianco, Dru Baker, Dylan Buck, Elijah Cabell, Eric Cerantola, Erik Tolman, Garrett McDaniels, Garrett Wade, Grant Holman, Gunnar Hoglund, Hayden Jones, Huey Morrill, Jack Anderson, Jack Perkins, Jacob Burton, Jacob Pfennigs, Jaden Hill, Jared Poland, Jonathan Childress, Josiah Sightler, JP Gates, JT Ginn, Jud Fabian, Justin Wrobleski, Kameron Guangorena, Kasen Howell, Kendrick Calilao, Kerry Wright, Kumar Rocker, Kyle Hess*, Lance Ford, Landon Jordan, Landon Marceaux, Luke Bartnicki, Marcelo Perez, Mason Montgomery, Matheu Nelson, Matt McLain, Max Marusak, Micah Dallas, Michael Turconi, Mike Vasil, Milan Walla, Nander De Sedas, Nic Kent, Noah Cardenas, Pat Winkel, Patrick Wicklander, Preston Hartsell, Richard Fitts, Robby Martin, Rook Ellington, Ryan Bliss, Ryan Cusick, Ryan Holgate, Sam Novitske, Sam Stoutenborough, Sean Mullen, Slade Cecconi, Spencer Schwellenbach, Tanner O'Trembra, Ty Madden, Will Shirah (RS), Willie Weiss, Zack Gelof