2006 Signing Class with Coach Van Horn’s Scouting Assesment:
Kyle Hancock, RHP, 6-3, 195, Rowlett, Texas
“Ranked as one of the top right-handed pitchers in the state of Texas. . . .Has command of an 89-92 mph fastball, topping at 94 with a hard late-breaking curveball (++ pitch).”
Travis Wood, LHP, 6-0, 170, Bryant, Ark.
“Ranked as the No. 1 pitcher in Arkansas. . . .Features an 89-92 mph fastball with life. . . .Also throws a curveball and change-up. . . .Great competitor.”
Dainel Berg, 3B/1B, R/R, 6-0, 200, Melbourne, Australia (Texarkana Junior College)
“Drafted in the 30th round by the Minnesota Twins. . . .He was voted the Freshman of the Year in the Texas Eastern Athletic Conference. . . .Widely considered the top junior college hitter in Texas. . . .6.8 runner with flat swing and great bat speed. . . .Solid defender.”
Logan Forsythe, INF/OF, R/R, 5-11, 190, Memphis, Tenn.
“Versatile, athletic player that has four solid tools. . . .6.7 runner with above average arm strength and bat speed. . . .Solid defender in the infield or outfield.”
Brett Bollman, RHP, 5-10, 160, Claremore, Oklahoma
“Throws an 88-90 mph fastball with command. . . .Also has above average slider (80-81 mph). . . .Has a nice feel for change-up.”
James Leverton, LHP/OF, R/L, 6-3, 200, Rockwell, Texas
“Very athletic with a great body on the mound. . . .Has an 86-88 mph fastball that he commands well. . . .Also features an above average curveball. . . .Very tough on lefties. . . .In the outfield, has a nose for the ball and shows flashes of potential with the bat.”
Chad Coldiron, LHP, 5-11, 180, Fayetteville, Ark.
“Has an 87-89 mph fastball. . . .Continuing to get better with command and pitch-ability. . . .Also features a slurve and change-up.”
Nick Makris, SS, L/R, 5-11, 180, Pine Bluff, Ark.
“A very athletic ball player that has a well above average arm and great bat speed. . . .Solid runner (6.8), solid defender. . . .Potential left-handed pull power.”
Michael Wild, RHP, 6-2, 180, Plano, Texas
“Throws sidearm with ability to go submarine. . . .Very tough on righties, very deceptive. . . .Has great command of 83-88 mph fastball. . . .Also features a very nice slurve.”
Studensports.rivals.com 2006 Recruiting Class Top 25
San Diego State
Cal State Fullerton
Long Beach State
UC Santa Barbara
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