Oct. 15, 2010
Durham, NC - Baseball America has ranked Cal State Fullerton's 2011 recruiting class 10th overall in its annual poll of the nations top crops of incoming players.
Fullerton is the only Big West school represented on this year's Top 25 Recruiting Class list, and is one of five western teams finishing in the Top 10. Stanford (No. 1), UCLA (No. 3), San Diego (No. 4), Oregon (No. 5) and Fullerton all finished in the Top 10, with LSU (No. 2) the only non-western school in the top 5.
Fourth-year Head Coach Dave Serrano and his staff will welcome eight freshman and seven junior college transfers to the program that finished within one out of a College World Series appearance in 2010. Headlining this year's class are a couple of Top 10 draft picks in Michael Lorenzen (Fr., OF, Anaheim, Calif., Fullerton HS) and Joe Terry (Jr., INF, Long Beach, Calif., Cerritos College). Lorenzen was a 7th round selection by the Tampa Bay Rays and ranks 140th in Baseball America's top prospects. Terry was an 8th round pick by the Chicago White Sox and looks to fill a role left vacant by Christian Colon and Corey Jones.
Other players highlighted by the Durham-based publication's write-up are Nick O'Loughlin (Jr., C, Upland, Calif., Fullerton College), Bijan Rademacher, (Fr., OF/LHP, Anaheim, Calif., Canyon HS), Christian Coronado (Fr., RHP, Hemet, Calif., Hemet HS), Chad Wallach (Fr., INF/RHP, Yorba Linda, Calif., Calvary Chapel HS), Blake Barber (Jr., INF, Modesto, Calif., Modesto JC), Cody Webster (Fr., C, Trabuco Canyon, Calif., Santa Margarita HS) and Greg Velasquez (Fr., SS, Fullerton, Calif., Fullerton HS).
Right-handed pitcher Dylan Floro was the standout of last year's recruiting class, earning Freshman All-American honors after posting a 7-2 record and a 3.26 ERA in 27 appearances.
Baseball America has complete write-ups of all 25 of the Top recruiting classes on their website at baseball america.com. A subscription is required.
The Titans were also ranked in Collegiate Baseball's annual rundown. They came in at No. 8.