Krook, Matt

PNW scouting notes

One of the best conference match-ups of the college baseball season took place last weekend, as the Oregon Ducks traveled to Seattle to take on the current Pac-12 leaders, the Washington Huskies. I was able to attend Saturday’s game in person (you may have seen me and my big head freezing to death behind home plate on the Pac-12 Networks broadcast) and I took down some notes of several players whom I’d been looking forward to seeing for the first time.

Matt Krook — LHP – Oregon

For me, the main attraction of the series was Oregon’s phenom freshman and Saturday starter, lefty Matt Krook. The Miami Marlins selected Krook with the 35th overall pick in last year’s draft, but after failing a physical, he decided to head to Eugene to join George Horton’s program. Read more »

Brady Aiken

The Board 2014: Volume III

Here we are, just a little more than 50 days until the 2014 MLB Draft gets started and we still have a ton more questions than answers.

If I’m being honest, the top 11 or so wasn’t difficult for me to fill out; these guys have separated themselves as the best players in the draft and outside of outrageous bonus demands or injuries, they are first round locks.

Everything after that, however, is a mess. There’s talent in this class, but the consistency of the players — particularly on the offensive side — leaves a lot to be desired.

Once again, Derek Fisher and Dylan Cease are left off because of their respective injuries, as has Cobi Johnson.

Enjoy it!

Rank Name Position School Previous
01 Brady Aiken LHP Cathedral Catholic HS (Calif.) 01
Aiken continues to impress over his senior year, and at this point I’d be more surprised if he wasn’t a top five pick than if he was, and he could be the first prep left-hander to go 1.1 since Brien Taylor in 1993.

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Gettys, Michael

The Rundown — April 11

Received sage advice from my fortune cookie today. It said “borrow money from a pessimist. They won’t expect to get it back.” My fortune cookie is a better joke writer than I am, folks. Here’s your Rundown for Friday’s slate of college baseball action.

Carlos Rodon — LHP NC State — One of the most polarizing prospects in college baseball this season has been the consensus preseason 1-1 candidate, NC State’s Carlos Rodon. Rodon has been puzzlingly inconsistent so far this season but this afternoon against Duke, he seemed to flash the brilliance we’ve seen from him in the past. Read more »