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Kevin Gausman: 9 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K’s — Not dominating, but another solid outing against a very good SEC lineup. When the breaking-ball is on, there isn’t a better pitcher in all of college baseball.
Mike Zunino: 1/2 with a homer and a walk — Yes, a great deal of the damage has been done against inferior competition, but the overall numbers/process are still too good for him to slip out of the top five, at this point.
Mark Appel: 9 IP, 4 H, 0 BB, 13 K’s — It’s important to keep in mind that Utah is not a good college baseball team, but this was a dominating effort from Appel, maybe the best start of the year. In a year when prospects 1-5 are separated by only the slimmest of margins, this was a big effort from the right-hander.
Andrew Heaney: 8.1 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 12 K’s (Thur)
Michael Wacha: 6.1 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K’s (Thur) — This was a matchup of potential top fifteen picks, and Heaney came out the victor on Thursday night. Wacha’s off-speed stuff just isn’t good enough at this point — as polished as he may be — for me to consider him in the top ten, while Heaney has climbed as much as any college arm in baseball.
Marcus Stroman: 7 Ip, 9 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 9 K’s (Thur) — Well, this was a bit of a surprise. Boston College isn’t exactly murderer’s row, and Stroman was not his usual dominating self. Just one of those days, we’ll call it.
Richie Shaffer: 4/4 with two doubles (Thur) — There’s the Shaffer we are accustomed to seeing.
Chris Stratton: 6.1 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 8 K’s — Stratton dominated — for the most part — a very good Kentucky lineup. He’s a lock for day one.