Arizona baseball's 2015 recruiting class has been ranked 19th in the nation, according to Collegiate Baseball's annual evaluation of NCAA Division I baseball classes, the organization announced on Thursday. The mark is nine places higher than last year's 28th ranked group.
Marc Wanaka, Ray McIntire, Michael Bradshaw, and Jimmy Van Ostrand have all been brought on as the final pieces to the 2015-16 Arizona baseball coaching staff, head coach Jay Johnson announced on Thursday.
Three Arizona baseball players have been ranked on Baseball America's Summer League Top Prospects list, the organization announced on Thursday. Junior pitcher/third baseman Bobby Dalbec was ranked 16th on both the Team USA and Cape Cod League prospect list, sophomore first baseman J.J. Matijevic was placed at No. 23 on the Cape Cod list, while sophomore pitcher Matt Hartman was ranked as the 10th best prospect in the Valley League.
Pitchers Kevin Ginkel, Austin Rubick, and Randy Labaut have all turned down Major League contracts and have instead decided to come to school and play college baseball at the University of Arizona, head coach Jay Johnson announced on Sunday.
Junior pitcher/third baseman Bobby Dalbec and sophomore first baseman JJ Matijevic have been named to the Cape Cod League Year-End All-League Team, the league announced on Monday. Arizona was the only school to receive multiple players qualify for the prestigious 31-man roster.
Senior outfielder Zach Gibbons has been named Arizona baseball's 2015 Summer Player of the Year, while sophomore pitcher Matt Hartman has earned the 2015 Summer Pitcher of the Year award, head coach Jay Johnson announced during the team's first meeting of the 2015-16 school year Sunday evening.