Friday, December 5, 2008

Tootle being watched

JSU junior right-hander Ben Tootle already is on the radar screen (and radar guns) of the most major-league scouts. Friday, he was named to the college Player of the Year watch list.

The Oxford product was named to the preseason Brooks Wallace Player of the Year Award Watch List as announced by the College Baseball Foundation.

After leading JSU to the OVC regular-season title, he went to the Cape Cod League in the summer and was simply sizzling. Regularly hitting the radar gun in the high 90s and ocassionally hitting 100, he went 3-3 with five saves and a 1.97 ERA in 22 relief appearances.

After that summer, Baseball America called him the fourth best prospect on the Cape and ESPN listed him as the 13th best prospect in the country.

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