Petree, Seifert Named to Baseball America's Top Prospect List
Sept. 9, 2011
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Missouri State sophomore pitcher Nick Petree picked up another summer league honor Thursday when Baseball America named the right-hander the top prospect in the MINK League. Petree was joined on BA's honor roll of the top 10 professional prospects by fellow Bear Brent Seifert, who ranked third on the list.
Baseball America ranked the top 30 prospects for the talent-rich Cape Cod League, the top 20 prospects in the Northwoods League, and the top 10 prospects in 17 other summer college leagues, plus a top five in the fledgling Futures League. In addition, the top 20 Team USA prospects were ranked.
Petree, who was previously named the MINK League's best prospect by Perfect Game USA in late August, went 3-0 with a 0.27 earned run average spanning five starts and fanned 33 hitters while walking just four and allowing a single earned run over 26.0 innings of work for the Sedalia Bombers, coached by former Bear Jud Kindle.
This spring, the Clinton, Mo., product was named Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Year and picked up Freshman All-America honors from both the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) and Collegiate Baseball after going 9-2 with a 2.81 ERA and setting MSU freshman records for wins and innings pitched (96.0).
The right-hander assumed Missouri State's Friday night starting role March 25 and pitched at least six innings in each of his 11 starts. He also picked up two saves in five relief appearances early in the year while throwing two complete games and holding opponents to a .236 batting average for the season.
Seifert also picked up his second citation of the summer as well, coming in at No. 3 on BA's list of MINK League prospects after ranking sixth by Perfect Game USA. Seifert garnered team MVP honors for St. Joseph after hitting .333 with a pair of homers, 15 runs batted-in and team highs of 26 runs scored and 11 doubles.
Full scouting reports for all 245 players who appeared in the rankings are available to subscribers at www.baseballamerica.com.