Veterans Field, Chatham, MA
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Graduation Year: 2010
Hometown: Chapparal, AZ
Slated as a weekend starter for the Bruins, Brewer suffered through illness and injury for most of his freshman season at UCLA and did not pitch until May 12 at Arizona State. Charles made three subsequent appearances, all from the pen, allowing four earned runs in less than seven total innings. Prior to UCLA, Brewer was named to the EA Sports All-American Baseball First Team after his senior year of high school. Charles pitched to a perfect 18-0 record over his three varsity seasons at Chaparral, winning Arizona state championships each year. During summer ball after his junior year he tossed a perfect inning in the Cape Cod High School Classic, a national showcase in Wareham. Since Little League, Charles has embraced family relationships with fellow Scottsdale residents Randy Johnson (Diamondbacks) and Scott Shoeneweiss (Mets).
Hometown: Coronado, CA
Couture compiled the most relief innings on the USC staff in 2007, more than 37, over the course of 25 appearances, second most on the Trojan staff only to former Chatham A's closer, Paul Koss. Kevin had a 5.79 ERA but only factored in three decisions, a 2-1 record, having been used mostly in middle-relief, hold situations. The freshman amazed teammates and confused opposing batters with an impressive changeup that has seemingly unpredictable drop. Good control of that off-speed pitch helped Kevin attain a solid walks-to-strikeout ratio with 16 free passes to 45 Ks. Coutures Coronado High School team won the 2006 CIF San Diego Section Division IV Championship with Kevin beating the top-seeded opponent with 10 Ks.
Graduation Year: 2009
Hometown: Greer, SC
A Freshman All-American in his first season at South Carolina, Andrew made history in the 2006 Super Regionals: Crisp, Justin Smoak (the former Cotuit Kettleer and 2006 Cape League MVP) and three other Gamecocks combined to hit five consecutive home runs in a 15-6 win over Georgia. In 2007, Crisp hit .302 while starting the majority of games in the outfield for South Carolina in the regular season. He homered seven times and drove in 24 runs, while committing only two errors in the field. On May 19, Crisp contributed to a historic come from behind victory over Georgia in the Gamecocks final regular season contest: Andrew had three hits, including a crucial two-run homer, and the Gamecocks overcame an 11-run deficit to win 14-13. Crisp is a criminal justice major at South Carolina.
Hometown: Fontana, CA
A shortstop in high school, Curtis manned the hot corner as a freshman in 2006, starting 41 of 50 games at third. He led the Bruin regulars in batting average and on-base-percentage, .336 and .457, respectively. Though Jermaine missed the first 24 games of the 2007 season, he quickly reclaimed his spot at third and the leadoff spot in the order. His 32 regular season games as a sophomore amounted to a .318 average with three homers and 30 RBIs. In 44 career conference games, Curtis has committed just five errors. Bruins Coach John Savage credits Jermaine's energy, along with his offensive and defensive prowess, as a key to UCLA's remarkable April turnaround as Pac-10 play began.
Hometown: Poway, CA
The 2006 ACC Rookie of the Year hit .324 as a freshman and led the Deacons with 56 RBIs and 15 homers. Dykstra was tops in the same categories for Chatham during that summer, hitting seven bombs and setting the CCBL pace for RBIs at 29. As a sophomore on the preseason Wallace Award watch list, Allan played every inning of the year at first base. He again led Wake with 17 home runs and 55 runs driven in through the regular season, plus another homer and four RBIs in the ACC Tournament. Dykstra's longballs have often come in bunches, like July 28, 2006 when he drilled a grand slam and a solo-shot to beat Orleans, 6-5.
Hometown: Apex, NC
Listed on the preseason roster for the 2006 A's, Tim set the Carolina freshman record for RBIs, 62, and hit .320 with 12 homers in 67 games. After the Tar Heels trip to the College World Series, Federowicz accepted a Team USA invitation and went 7-for-31, drove in seven runs and won the FISU World Championship. While starting all of UNC's 63 games (including the NCAA Regionals), Tim bested his rookie batting performance with a .353 average, drove in 61 and hit four long balls. Tim added a new element to his college game as a sophomore: relief pitching. On several occasions he appeared on both ends of the battery in the same game as he often did at Apex High School. With 26.2 innings in 18 games, Federowicz has a 4.05 ERA with a 2-2 record and three saves, but he likely won't take the mound for Chatham.
Hometown: Aurora, CO
Glime, a switch hitter, appeared in 19 games in his freshman season for the Bears. He hit .261 for the year with six hits in 23 at-bats. A patient hitter, Gregg drew seven walks and sported a .433 on-base percentage. March 20 against Texas Southern, Glime had a career day, recording two hits and two runs scored. He was often used as a defensive replacement for the Bears in 2007, having committed only two errors in 64 chances, a .969 fielding percentage. Gregg's offense was more visible at Smoky Hills High School, where he hit 14 homers and drove in 66 runs. In addition to baseball, Glime played fullback and linebacker in high school and is a business major at Baylor.
Hometown: Rock Hill, SC
Hinson made 18 appearances out of the bullpen as a freshman with a 4-0 record, holding opposing batters to a .216 average and a 3.82 ERA. In 2007 Ryan became one-third of one of the most successful weekend trios in NCAA baseball; Hinson had a better ERA (2.61) than teammates and former Cape Leaguers Daniel Moskos (2.91) and David Kopp (3.67) through the NCAA Regionals. With 14 starts and four relief outings, his 6-2 record was tied for the team pace. Hinson allowed 70 hits in 79.1 innings with 59 Ks. He is described by Clemson coach Jack Leggett as being "hard working" and competitive. Following a 10-0 season with a 0.37 ERA as a senior in high school, Ryan was drafted in the 28th round by the Boston Red Sox.
Hometown: Weston, FL
In his first year at UCF Mitch was named to the All-Conference USA Freshman Team after going 3-4 with 70 strikeouts. He had a 4.24 ERA in 14 appearances including 11 starts and a complete game shutout of USF April 4, 2006. He handled opposing base runners well, recording seven pickoffs while having only four stolen bases against him in about 63 innings. Mitch began his sophomore year as a weekend starter, but suffered an injury after six starts. In seven total appearances in 2007, Houck threw 30 innings with a 4.50 ERA and 33 strikeouts. The injury forced UCF to redshirt Mitch for the season. He was drafted in 2005 in the 50th round by the Los Angeles Dodgers following his career at Cypress Bay High School.
Hometown: Pfafftown, NC
Speed and on base ability helped Johnson become the #60 high school prospect in the nation and step into an everyday role at Clemson, starting 55 games, more than any other Tiger freshman. Having started in left field for virtually the entire season, Johnson has appeared at the top and bottom of the Tigers lineup. Through games of the Myrtle Beach Regional, Johnson hit .279 with a homer, 21 RBIs and a team-high four triples. He walked 22 times and stole seven bases in ten attempts with six sacrifice bunts. Addison played with Dustin Ackley at North Forsyth High School, hitting .388 his junior year, also going 3-0 on the mound with 47 Ks in 23 innings of work.
Hometown: Duluth, GA
Lorick split time between the pen and a starting role as a freshman, appearing in 13 regular season games. He had a 2-1 record to compliment a 4.13 ERA in six non-conference starts and seven other relief outings, plus a save. Jeff did not give up a run in his first three career relief appearances, stifling Elon, George Washington and Delaware. Jeff won his first career start, allowing just two runs to William & Mary Feb 20. At Chattahoochee High School in Georgia, Lorick was a second team All-American, accumulating a 2.05 ERA over his four-year varsity stint. Jeff also lettered in football and basketball. Coach Schiffner will likely use Jeff in a bullpen role this summer.
Mt. San Antonio College
Hometown: Covina, CA
Hometown: Brewer, ME
McAvoy earned Freshman All-American and America East Rookie of the Year accolades in 2006, hitting .369 in 56 games, producing team-highs of 64 RBIs and 10 home runs. During Maine's two games in the Chapel Hill Regional in 2006, Kevin was five-for-ten with three homers and eight runs batted in. Predominantly a middle-of-the-order third baseman, Kevin also spent time in the outfield as a sophomore, and hit .271 in 2007 with 46 hits and 30 RBIs. He was three-for-four in bases loaded situations, including a grand slam. During his senior year at Brewer High, McAvoy batted .517 with three homers. Kevin is a Kinesiology and Health and Fitness major at Maine.
Hometown: Saugus, CA
As the Saturday starter for former USC Coach Mike Gillespie in 2006, Milone kept his ERA under five, earning a team-best seven wins before losing a decision. He continued in a weekend starting role under new Trojan coach, Chad Kreuter in 2007. Tommy's 3-7 sophomore record was representative of a disappointing last place finish by the Trojans, however, the coaching staff raves about Tommy's control and ability to paint the corners. Milone's exceptional control has mitigated his career walks to just 40 in nearly 180 innings. On May 20, 2005, during his junior year at Saugus High, Tommy single-handedly defeated Canyon High with a three-run homer and a perfect game on the mound.
Hometown: Lilburn, GA
A Freshman All-American in 2006, Nathan's 8-1 rookie season helped the UGA to the College World Series. In his first three starts on Cape Cod that summer, the A's scored zero runs and picked up only seven hits while Nathan was on the mound. The ongoing lack of run support left Moreau with just a 1-3 record in five outings, but with just 10 walks and 27 hits surrendered in 32 innings his ERA was only 2.53. At Georgia in 2007, Moreau led the Bulldogs in wins for the second year in a row, a 6-2 record in 15 appearances, winning his last four starts with a 2.74 ERA in that stretch. Nathan was named the SEC pitcher of the week for his May 5 outing against top- ranked Vanderbilt in which he tossed seven shutout innings with a career-high eight strikeouts; it would be the only time all season the Commodores could not score in a game.
Graduation Year: 2008
Hometown: Chappaqua, NY
O'Brien played with the Hyannis Mets in 2006. He began the 2007 summer as a temporary player with the A's but his strong performance made him the obvious choice for a full contract when a roster spot opened up in early July. This spring as a redshirt junior, Sean hit .327 to lead the Hokies. In 54 games, he drove in 32 runs with a .457 slugging percentage, a team best, and a .420 on-base percentage.
Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI
Putnam was slated to be with the A's in 2006, but sat out the summer with an injury. He earned a 2.51 ERA and a 6-2 record as a freshman, but had only six hits in 36 at-bats. Zach became a dual threat as a sophomore, drawing attention for possible All-American honors and is the leading pick for 2007 Big Ten Player of the Year. He collected 69 hits in 191 regular season ABs, a .361 average, plus eight home runs and a team leading 57 RBIs. In 78 innings pitched, he tallied a 7-3 record, a tie for the team lead in wins plus a Wolverines-best in strikeouts: 67. Zach found his way into every Michigan game in 2007, often appearing as the DH and the starting pitcher in the same contest. Putnam was selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 2005 First-Year Player Draft.
Hometown: Kannapolis, NC
Kyle was invited to put his skills on display at Perfect Game's National Showcase in 2006 and has received more exposure in 2007 as an everyday player for the Tar Heels, the nations' third ranked team. In his first season at UNC, Seager drove in 25 runs and hit .316 during the regular season, accounting for 49 hits, 10 doubles, and a .439 slugging percentage. He started 36 games, appearing in 50, as both a designated hitter and a second baseman. Kyle will also play shortstop for the A's, the position at which he was North Carolina's co-player of the year for his senior season at Northwest Cabarrus High in 2006 and a first team high school All-American.
Long Beach State
Hometown: Livermore, CA
The most effective arm out of the pen for the 2007 Dirtbags, Shaw emerged as the Long Beach closer early in the year after noted physical growth and improved velocity. His 10 saves and team-leading 2.53 ERA helped the Beach to a top twenty-five ranking and a host in the NCAA Regionals. Bryan appeared 29 times out of the pen during the regular season, working over 45 innings and picking up six wins, second most on the team. Shaw received Big West Pitcher of the Week honors February 12 for his brilliant work against #7 Texas: three innings of one-hit relief with five strikeouts to claim the series clinching victory.
Hometown: Chino, CA
Hometown: Brown Summit, NC
Synan was added to the A's roster on July 15 as a replacement player. His speed and above average defensive skills provide depth in the outfield rotation. Jeremy made only one error in 59 games with the Wolfpack in 2007. While starting 53 games in the outfield, the Jeremy hit .284 with five homers and 33 RBIs.
Hometown: Coppell, TX
A two-way player for one of the top Division II programs in the nation, Watten led Abilene Christian in wins with a 10-0 record in 12 starts and a 3.00 ERA. His 75 strikeouts in 69 frames was second on the staff only to former Chatham A's righty, Chris Wiman who had 80 Ks in 90 innings. In the regular season finale against West Texas, he struck out a career high 12 in just six innings. From the batter's box, Trey collected 65 hits in 185 at-bats: 17 doubles, two triples and two homers, a .351 average. He picked up 36 RBIs and 45 runs scored, batting most frequently in the five slot in the order while playing all four infield positions and DH. Watten was named the Lone Star Conference South Division Academic Player of the Year.
Hometown: Greenville, NC
White was Baseball America's preseason pick for ACC freshman of the year and the UNC coaches' choice for the Saturday starting pitcher job. In his first collegiate game Feb 17, White tossed a six-inning shutout to defeat Seton Hall, 3-2. Through his start in the NCAA Regionals, Alex posted a 6-4 record to go along with a 3.87 ERA. His 88.1 innings ranked second at UNC, only trailing former A's pitcher Robert Woodard and his 98.1 frames. Alex had the edge in strikeouts, though, 78 to 73. As a high school senior, he garnered North Carolina player of the year status and led Conley High School to a 2006 state title and was selected the state tournament's MVP.
Hometown: Fremont, NC
Plainfield (CT) HS
Chaffey (CA) College
Palomar (CA) CC
Notre Dame De Namur (CA) University