Oct. 10, 2008
Durham, NC - Cal State Fullerton baseball's recruiting class has been ranked No. 15 in the nation according to Baseball America in their annual countdown of the nation's top 25 groups of incoming players.
Head Coach Dave Serrano's Titans are returning 19 letter winners from 2008 who will be joined by 18 newcomers that include 13 players from the high school ranks and six junior college transfers. The Titan recruiting efforts are headed by second-year recruiting coordinator Sergio Brown and bolstered by coaches Serrano, Greg Bergeon and Brett Lindgren.
The Durham, NC-based publication lists MLB draft picks Tyler Pill (Fr., RHP/UTIL, Covina, Calif.) and Kyle Whitten (Jr., RHP, Bakersfield, Calif.) as the Titans' top newcomers, with both having a chance to break into the weekend rotation. Pill, the younger brother of former Titans standout, Brett, was ranked No. 190 by Baseball America in their 2008 Top 200 prospects for the MLB draft.
Others mentioned by Baseball America to make an impact this coming season are Noe Ramirez (Fr., RHP/INF, Alhambra, Calif.), Kyle Mertins (Jr., RHP, Placentia, Calif.), Nick Ramirez (Fr., LHP/1B, Anaheim, Calif.), Carlos Lopez (Fr., INF, Northridge, Calif.) and Austin Kingsolver (Fr., OF, Dana Point, Calif).
Fullerton is coming off a 41-22 season that saw it reach the Super Regional round of the NCAA playoffs in 2008.
Baseball America's recruiting classes rank only incoming freshman and junior college transfers and does not consider transfers form four-year schools.
For the complete list and write-up on the Titans, visit baseballamerica.com.