Drew Garrett- State College Spikes
Garrett’s season technically isn’t over yet. He still has one more game to go at time of writing. Hopefully he gets a shot out of the pen so that he can try to get to 50 strikeouts on the season.
He has 46 Ks on the year thus far, tied for 4th most in the league. He’s 2-1 with a save, allowing 17 hits through 26.2 innings pitched.
Garrett has been a stud in the Draft League this summer. Hopefully he can do the same for Missouri baseball come the regular season.
Ben Pedersen-Duluth Huskies
It’s been a rough summer for Pedersen, who has allowed the second most hits on the team with 46. His ERA sits at 5.82 after 38.2 innings pitched.
Pedersen has surrendered 23 walks this summer, which only compounds his struggles. His 28 strikeouts indicate that he can get guys to swing and miss, but he needs to induce more favorable contact.
Pedersen has a lot of work to do before the regular season starts.
Kyle Potthoff-Cape Catfish
Potthoff was a strikeout machine for Cape this summer. However, he also surrendered a ton of runs. His 49 strikeouts are tainted by his 45 earned runs on 74 hits and 36 walks.
Similar to Pedersen, Potthoff needs to find a way to induce favorable contact, something he can work on during the offseason.
McNamara appeared in 18 games for Cape this summer, with 66 at-bats. He managed 17 hits in those at-bats, with 9 RBIs.
Unfortunately, over a third of McNamara’s at-bats ended with a strikeout, 24 total to be exact. Like a lot of Tiger hitters this summer, McNamara needs to focus on contact.
Potthoff and McNamara can be happy though, as Cape ended the season as Prospect League champs.