College Pitchers Draft Preview (Part 1)
03/03/2022 9:00 AM
Article By: Joe Koetters
With college baseball in full swing, it is time to dive into a few pitchers who are looking to raise their draft with solid performances during the 2022 season. Early on in the college baseball scene, we have seen numerous teams score over 20 runs in a game and it seems that hitters have dominated thus far. However, do not let this distract you from the fact there are a slew of pitchers that have dominated their opposition. Let’s take a look at some of those arms.
Jonathan Cannon – RHP / Georgia / Orleans Firebirds
In 2021, Cannon absolutely dominated the Cape Cod League for the Orleans Firebirds. He appeared in 3 games, throwing a combined 13 innings with 8 strikeouts and only 9 hits allowed with 0 runs. Cannon had a WHIP under 1 in each game and hitters never hit better .205 in any outing against Cannon. Cannon was selected 89th overall in the 2021 MLB Draft but decided to return to Georgia the following year.
Bryce Hubbart – LHP / Florida State / Brewster Whitecaps
Similarly to Jonathan Cannon, Bryce Hubbart was lights-out in 2021 in the Cape. Hubbart started 6 games for the Whitecaps, averaging over 5 IP per start and struck out 45 batters while only walking 8. Hubbart only allowed 3 earned runs for Brewster and proved this past summer why he should be a first rounder.