Pair of Stanford Pitchers Earn Summer Top Prospect Honors
Sept. 4, 2008
STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford right-handed pitchers Jeffrey Inman and Alex Pracher have been named to the top prospect list for their respective summer leagues, Baseball America announced today. Inman was tabbed as the ninth-best prospect in the prestigious Cape Cod League, while Pracher was deemed No. 5 in the Atlantic Collegiate League.
Inman, who pitched for the Yarmouth-Dennis (Mass.) Red Sox, went 1-1 with a 3.73 ERA in six starts. The Bakersfield, Calif. native tallied 34 strikeouts against 10 walks in 31.1 innings, while he fanned 13 against eventual champion Harwich in his final start of the summer. He recorded the second-most wins on Stanford's staff as a sophomore in 2008, going 7-2 with a 4.27 ERA in 16 games (13 starts). In his final start, he limited Georgia to just two runs over 5.1 innings in the College World Series.
Pracher put together a stellar summer for the Quakertown (Penn.) Blazers, logging a 2-0 mark with a 2.42 ERA in six games (four starts). Perhaps most impressively, he struck out 25 batters while issuing only six walks in 26.0 innings of work. The Marlton, New Jersey native made 22 appearances (two starts) for Stanford as a freshman in 2008, going 1-1 with a 7.42 ERA.