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Recruiting Notebook: Part III

SEE ALSO: Recruiting Notebook, Part I
SEE ALSO: Recruiting Notebook, Part II


Our countdown of the Top 25 incoming classes in the nation is complete, but there are plenty of other strong classes around college baseball that deserve mention. Here’s a look at some other classes that stand out, relative to a normal class in their conference, in their region or at their school. We’ll run through the conferences alphabetically; today’s installment looks at newcomers from the Mountain West, NEC, Ohio Valley, Pac-12, Patriot League, SEC, SoCon, Southland, Summit, Sun Belt, WCC and WAC.


MOUNTAIN WEST

Fresno State

fresno90x90The MWC has a number of strong contenders for the title of best recruiting class in the conference. Fresno’s class stands out for its high-upside position-player star power. SS Jeremiah Burks is a standout athlete with good tools across the board and is advanced enough to start on the field somewhere as a freshman. Switch-hitting C Jake Ackerman has a plus arm and a good, aggressive stroke from both sides of the plate. OF Zach Ashford adds plus speed and a very good lefthanded bat that should make him a valuable leadoff man. 3B RJ Cordeiro has a chance to hit for average and power, and SS Scott Silva is a versatile juco transfer with outstanding defensive skills. The top arm in the class belongs to LHP Alec Gamoa, an athletic former three-sport high school star with good feel for his 87-89 fastball and sharp breaking ball.


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