WKU hosts preseason baseball media day; UK players ranked among the top 2011 and 2012 draft prospects

College Baseball, Minor League Baseball

Latest links from around Kentucky baseball:

  • Brad Stephens of the College Heights Herald, reporting from Western Kentucky University baseball media day, writes pitching is the focus for WKU head coach Chris Finwood.
  • WKU has posted audio from Finwood and junior players Matt Rice, Rye Davis and Kes Carter.
  • The video above is also from the College Heights Herald.
  • In the Perfect Game USA Southeastern Conference preview Allan Simpson ranks University of Kentucky junior right-handed pitcher Alex Meyer the No. 3 2011 draft prospect in the conference and ranks UK junior right-handed pitcher and first baseman Braden Kapteyn the No. 17 prospect on the list. Simpson ranks sophomore outfielder Brian Adams the No. four SEC prospect in the 2012 draft and sophomore left-handed pitcher Taylor Rogers the N0. eight prospect.
  • Steve Foster of Inside the Rockies lists former EKU left-handed pitcher Christian Friedrich among the prospects to watch in Colorado Rockies’ camp this spring.
  • Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas profiles former UK right-handed pitcher and Ashland native Brandon Webb as part of his Texas Rangers’ position-by-position preview.
  • Scott Miller of CBS Sportsline lists Webb among his six impact players looking to make a comeback from injury this season.

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