We're taking a look back at the most dangerous bats in college baseball in 2019. First up is the Pac-12.
The Pac-12 had no shortage of imposing sluggers in 2019. Of the top ten hitters in the Pac-12 by wOBA (weighted on-base average), four of them were drafted in the first round.
At the top of the class, Adley Rutschman (Oregon State), the 2019 Golden Spikes Award winner, was selected first in the MLB Draft by the Baltimore Orioles. Only two spots behind him in the draft was Andrew Vaughn (California), the 2018 Golden Spikes Award winner. Vaughn's teammate, Korey Lee, also checks into the top ten in offensive output in 2019 and was also selected in the first round.
Arizona State's Hunter Bishop mashed 22 home runs in 2019 and was the San Francisco Giants' first pick in the 2019 MLB Draft. Coming in at fifth in wOBA, Bishop's teammate, Spencer Torkelson, is one of only two players in the top ten in wOBA returning in 2020. Torkelson is projected as a top five pick in the 2020 draft.
Arizona led the Pac-12 with four players in the top ten in wOBA. Cameron Cannon and Nick Quintana were both taken in the second round of the MLB Draft. Justin Wylie and Matthew Dyer were good for seventh and eighth in wOBA in the Pac-12. Dyer batted to the tune of 0.393 to go along with his 0.456 wOBA.
Twice named All-Pac-12, Nick Kahle was one of the most offensively productive catchers in the country. He was selected in the fourth round by the Milwaukee Brewers.
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