You can’t determine everything from a stat line. LSU RHP Kevin Gausman may have given up 5-R, 3-ER Friday; however a closer look showed that eight of the 10 hits given up were softies and bloopers. More important is his 9-K and 0-BB plus the fact that he led his team to victory. I have Kevin as a lock for one of the top five picks in the June draft and possibly the first pitcher taken.
First the good news: Baylor starters Josh Turley and Trent Blank have combined for 21 starts and have gone 16-0. Turley is 1.74 and Blank 2.18… the bad news… a combined 94-K in 138.1-IP (32-BB). Turley won again Friday with a typical stat line: 7.1-IP, 0-R, 1-H, 5-K, 2-BB. You never hear anyone mention the 6-0 Turley as a top draft pick. Everybody wants height and velo.
Junior Robert Benancasa had his 11th save for #1 Florida State Saturday. His season stats are quite impressive: 4-0, 20-appearances, 25.2-IP, 37-K and only 5-BB. The 6-2 RHP is a Tampa native and was drafted in the 33rd round by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2009 MLB Draft. He will be drafted again. In June.