Sept. 12, 2013
By: Matt Burkholder
DURHAM, N.C. - Announced on Thursday, Fresno State baseball players Garrett Mundell and Brody Russell were named to the Baseball America top prospect list of returning players from this past season's 21 collegiate summer baseball leagues.
Baseball America ranked the top 30 prospects for the Cape Cod League, the top 20 prospects for Team USA, the top 25 in the Northwoods League, and the top 10 prospects in 18 other summer college leagues, plus a top five in the New York Collegiate Baseball League.
Mundell and Russell, both participants of the Alaska Baseball League, were placed in Baseball America's ABL top-10 list as No. 3 and No. 8, respectively.
Mundell ranked No. 3 following a standout summer with the Anchorage Bucs. He was named the Alaska Baseball Pitcher of the Year, as well as being named to the ABL all-star team. He allowed just three earned runs in 42.2 innings of work as he dominated from the bump for the Bucs. He finished the regular season with a 4-1 record and struck out 30 batters with his league-best 0.63 ERA.
The 6-foot-6-inch right-hander was also named a third-team All-American for his summer performance by Perfect Game.
Russell was ranked No. 8 on the BA top 10 list. He comes back to the `Dogs after a being named an all-league outfielder by the ABL while playing for the Anchorage Glacier Pilots. The Bakersfield native batted .278 in 90 at bats and tallied nine doubles, one triple and two homeruns.
Full scouting reports for all 260 players who appeared in the rankings are available to subscribers at www.baseballamerica.com. The complete prospect lists are attached at the top of the page.
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