Logan Verrett’s College Stats

Here are his 2011 stats at Baylor:

In 2011, opposing hitters got an extra base hit in 32% of his innings pitched and almost 36% of the hits he surrendered were for extra bases — much higher than in 2009 (26%) and 2010 (22%). I wonder what happened in 2011 to cause the increase in extra base hits.

Here are his stats for 2009 and 2010:

In 2009, hitters got an extra base hit in 35% of his innings pitched, while in 2010 they got at least a double in only 22% of the innings he pitched.

His 2011 season was the only one in which he did not strike out at least one batter an inning. A big plus is that in all three seasons he struck out more than three times as many batters as he walked.

Can Logan Verrett Be That Good?

In an article that appeared in the College Baseball Daily in 2009, its author, Brian Foley, wrote this about the Mets 2011 third-round draft choice, Logan Verrett:

If Verrett can become a more polished pitcher and get more consistent in throwing strikes, he can challenge Gerrit Cole for the top spot in the 2011 MLB Draft. We believe that Verrett will be able to find his game this season and become a solid starter in the Baylor rotation.

Cole was drafted #1 in 2011; Verrett was #101. If and when Verrett signs, I’ll be curious to see if he can live up to Foley’s words. If he can, he could be the steal of the draft.