Division I Recap: Stanford Gets Their Marquee Win

Division I Recap: Stanford Gets Their Marquee Win

This isn’t the small ball Stanford team of old; this lineup has real thump. Only UCLA has a higher slugging percentage in conference, and Kinamon’s power outburst last weekend put him alongside Stowers, Andrew Daschbach and Brandon Wulff as Cardinal players slugging above .500 since Pac-12 play kicked off.

Live Looks: Iowa vs. UC Irvine, with a side of Kirkwood

Live Looks: Iowa vs. UC Irvine, with a side of Kirkwood

With the MLB Draft in around a month, here are some notes on some guys that I got the pleasure to get a live look at over the past week. Most are 2019, with Trenton Denholm being 2020. However, he was just so good that he had to make the list.

Division I Recap: Iowa Cements Themselves as Tournament Contenders

Division I Recap: Iowa Cements Themselves as Tournament Contenders

Iowa’s #57 RPI doesn’t make them a lock for an at-large bid, but it’s at least within range. Couple that with their impressive performance in Big Ten play- which should only look better after series against conference cupcakes Michigan State and Maryland- and the Hawkeyes’ resume looks strong.

Division I Recap: Razorbacks Stay On Fire

Division I Recap: Razorbacks Stay On Fire

Arkansas lost five regulars and their top two starting pitchers from last year’s national runner-up team, but they’ve plugged in newcomers seamlessly. Franklin, Noland and starter Patrick Wicklander have been solid as freshmen, while JUCO transfers Trevor Ezell and Matt Goodheart have anchored the lineup.

Division I Recap: Wild Week on the West Coast

Division I Recap: Wild Week on the West Coast

This is the first installment of a new quick hits Division I baseball feature at Prospects Live, where we’ll recap noteworthy or surprising series of last weekend. Showdown series of top-ranked programs, under-the-radar upsets, top prospect performances - you’ll find them all in here.

Logan Davidson Takes the Reigns at Clemson

Logan Davidson Takes the Reigns at Clemson

Logan Davidson has been under the microscope for a while. Named a potential top-15 pick for the upcoming draft as early as fourteen months ago, Davidson has had plenty of time to be scrutinized by evaluators. In fairness, some of that scrutiny has been warranted. He’s had plenty of work the past couple of years on the Cape, and the results haven’t been pretty. Combine two summers of plate appearances, and you get something akin to a full college season’s worth of playing time. With wood bats against the nation’s top competition, Davidson hit only .202/.304/.266. If anything, his platform season on the Cape was even more difficult than his post-freshman effort.

Jerrion Ealy: Kyler Murray, minus the prolonged drama

Jerrion Ealy: Kyler Murray, minus the prolonged drama

Ask even the most casual baseball fan — or football fan for that matter — and they’ll nod their head when asked if they know who Kyler Murray is. In fact, there’s probably no other amateur athlete that has garnered as much attention over the last 12 months than the former Oklahoma Sooners star quarterback/outfielder.

Live Looks: Malone Proves Status as Top Prep Arm

Live Looks: Malone Proves Status as Top Prep Arm

Top high school pitcher Brennan Malone of IMG Academy was on the mound for his spring debut. Jason Woodell and Kyler Peterson combine powers to give you fisrt-hand looks at a trio of prep power arms as well as some top college prospects.

Live Looks: Oregon State vs. Nebraska

Live Looks: Oregon State vs. Nebraska

From a scouting perspective knowing less can be an advantage. It shields you from preconceived notions. Working in the media space, I felt it important to at least have cursory understanding of dudes on each team, but there is undeniable value to otherwise knowing as little as possible. Your evaluation should be a blank canvas to paint on. Truly original opinions can only be developed through untainted first-hand accounts and observations. That was what I tried to do at the MLB4 Tournament and again last weekend when Oregon State came into town to face Nebraska.

Live Looks: Going in Blind

Live Looks: Going in Blind

JP and I recently chatted about the value of going to a field completely blind. What that means is not knowing anything about the players and trusting your eyes and instincts.

Live Looks: West Coast Draft Prospects

Live Looks: West Coast Draft Prospects

Our guys Jason Pennini and Lance Brozdowski were out on the scouting trail in Arizona and California this past week where perennial college powerhouses and top draft prospects were on display. We’ve got you covered with fresh notes and videos from some of the top prospects available in the 2019 MLB Draft

Live Looks: East Coast College Looks

Live Looks: East Coast College Looks

D1 college baseball season has finally begun. It’s that time of the year where college squads flee from the hostile environment up north in to Florida in hopes for some warm weather and sunshine. They got just that as we have live looks from the UConn and Lousville series as well as a look at top draft prospect Kyle Brnovich at Elon.

Live Looks: Florida JUCO in Full Swing

Live Looks: Florida JUCO in Full Swing

Baseball season in the Sunshine State is just cooking up with JUCO season now in full swing and the rest of the amateur circuit just around the corner. We’ve got you covered with live looks from now until the draft. Take a look at the junior college standouts from this past week.