BluGrass Baseball Preseason Hitting Leaderboard

College Baseball

Throughout the college baseball season BluGrass Baseball publishes a weekly statistics leaderboard for Kentucky collegians. As part of the 2011 college baseball preview we’ll begin the weekly leaderboard series with a look at the top five returning players in each 2010 statistical category. To be eligible for the percentage categories (batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage) a player must have at least 2.5 at-bats per team game.

Batting Categories

Batting Average

  • Matt Rice — WKU — .369
  • Ryan Wright — UofL — .366
  • Richie Rodriguez — EKU — .357
  • Taylor Davis — Morehead St. — .350
  • Brandon Elliott — Murray St. — .347

Home Runs

  • Ryan Wright — UofL — 16
  • Cameron Flynn — UK — 15 *
  • Stewart Ijames — UofL — 14
  • Andrew Deeds — Morehead St. — 13
  • Ryan Faidley — EKU — 12
  • Taylor Black — UK — 11
  • Taylor Davis — Morehead St. — 11

RBI

  • Ryan Wright — UofL — 80
  • Matt Rice — WKU — 65
  • Stewart Ijames — UofL — 63
  • Taylor Davis — Morehead St. — 57
  • Kes Carter — WKU — 53

Runs

  • Ryan Wright — UofL — 61
  • Jared Andreoli — WKU — 61
  • Richie Rodriguez — EKU — 55
  • Zach Noonan — Murray St. — 52
  • Matt Rice — WKU — 51

Stolen Bases

  • Neiko Johnson — UK — 24/25
  • Richie Rodriguez — EKU — 21/28
  • Logan Robbins — WKU — 18/20
  • Drew Haynes — UofL — 15/22
  • Kes Carter — WKU — 14/17
  • Jared Andreoli — WKU — 14/20

On-Base Percentage

  • Michael Fear — Morehead St. — .439
  • Daniel Pugh — Morehead St. — .438
  • Ryan Faidley — EKU — .420
  • Kes Carter — WKU — .418
  • Jared Andreoli — WKU — .415

Slugging Percentage

  • Cameron Flynn — UK — .658 *
  • Ryan Wright — UofL — .638
  • Ryan Faidley — EKU — .605
  • Andrew Deeds — Morehead St. — .603
  • Matt Rice — WKU — .585
  • Stewart Ijames — UofL — .570

* — Cameron Flynn will sit out the 2011 season as a transfer from Morehead St. to UK.

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