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Locker named Top WCCBL Prospect

09/05/2008 7:46 AM

Jake Locker of the University of Washington named #1 WCCBL prospect

Portland, Oregon, September 5, 2008 - Baseball America released its top ten prospect list for the West Coast Collegiate Baseball League at baseballamerica.com on Wednesday, September 3. Jake Locker, star quarterback at University of Washington, was named the league's top prospect. If Jake decides against pursuing a professional career in football, Locker is a likely first round MLB draft pick.

The WCCBL's top full-time baseball prospect was fireballing southpaw Josh Osich of Oregon State. Osich, a sophomore-to be from Boise, Idaho, went 5-0 with a 1.96 ERA for the WCCBL champion Corvallis Knights.

Below is Baseball America's top ten WCCBL prospects.

1. Jake Locker, of, Bellingham (Jr., Washington)
2. Josh Osich, lhp, Corvallis (So., Oregon State)
3. Taylor Starr, rhp, Corvallis (So., Oregon State)
4. A.J. Morris, rhp, Moses Lake (Jr., Kansas State)
5. Kraig Sitton, lhp, Spokane (R-So., Oregon State)
6. Drew Heid, of, Bend (Sr., Gonzaga)
7. Chris Vitus, rhp, Spokane (So., Lane, Ore., CC)
8. Eddie Orozco, rhp, Corvallis (So., UC Riverside)
9. Nick Freitas, of, Kelowna (Sr., Southern Utah)
10. Alex Burg, c, Corvallis (Sr., Washington State)

For more detailed information on each prospect visit


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