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Kyle Davis Racking Up Saves for USC

March 3, 2015 | by RotoRob | Comments Comments Off
Kyle Davis has turned into a stellar closer for the University of South California Trojans.
Kyle Davis has been shutting the door for the Trojans. (Joseph Chen, Daily Trojan)

The University of Southern California Trojans keep rolling, now 12-0 heading into Tuesday afternoon’s tilt at UC Santa Barbara.

The club keeps winning close games thanks to the near impenetrable force that is closer Kyle Davis. The junior righty put out another fire Saturday to earn his fifth save of the season — over halfway to last year’s total of nine.

His ERA is a bit higher this year (2.84), but he’s whiffed 10 batters and given up just four hits in 6 1/3 IP. Davis solidified his reputation in the summer when he was named the top reliever in the Cape Cod League.

He’s proven himself as a shutdown closer and last year experienced an increase in velocity. Davis has flashed an improving slider and also throws a curveball and a changeup (see video below for a look at his arsenal).

On Saturday, Junior starter Kyle Twomey was rolling along after six, but hit a snag in the seventh inning, and was pulled after a leadoff walk and then a one-out single. Unfortunately, the bullpen allowed both inherited runners to score, putting a blemish on what was an otherwise stellar outing by Twomey.

He’s been the Trojans ace so far this year, going 3-0 in three starts with a 1.33 ERA. Twomey has only been touched for 10 hits and six walks in 20 1/3 IP while whiffing 19. The 6′3″ southpaw was ranked by Baseball America as the 14th best prospect in the 2014 Cape Cod League.

Twomey was taken by the A’s in the third round in 2012, but opted to attend USC. So far, that decision looks wise as last year he only gave up 50 hits in 55 IP with 50 strikeouts and 20 walks, pitching mostly in long relief and as a spot starter. Twomey has a smooth delivery and an advanced approach to pitching. Among NCAA Juniors, he’s likely a top 35 draft prospect, so keeper league owners should keep this name in mind.

On Sunday, USC wrapped up a sweep of Fordham and it was Sophomore C/DH Jeremy Martinez who helped get things going with an early RBI single. He’s been slumping lately, so it was good to see him contribute. Martinez is just 10-for-41 (.244) so far, but is showing tremendous strike zone judgment with 11 walks against just six strikeouts.

Last season, he was named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American after batting almost .300. In 2013, after gaining prominence with one of the most dynamic high school programs in the country (Mater Dei High in California), Martinez was a 37th round pick by the ChiSox before opting to go to college. He’s going to need to pick things up to match the 55 hits he accumulated as a freshman. Martinez is known as a consistent performer and has serious potential with the bat, which is a good thing, because his future behind the plate looks iffy.

Now it’s your turn. Who on the USC Trojans are you keeper league owners tracking? Let us know in the comments below.

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The Wire Troll: Jae Crowder Elevating his Game

February 28, 2015 | by RotoRob | Comments Comments Off
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USC Trojans Remain Undefeated

February 27, 2015 | by RotoRob | Comments Comments Off
It has now been a decade since the University of Southern California Trojans have made the NCAA Baseball Tournament. However, with the team winning its first seven games at home and then another two on the road to fuel a 9-0 start, there’s excitement building early on this season for the Trojans.
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Prospect Watch: Tyler Wilson

February 25, 2015 | by RotoRob | Comments Comments Off
Wilson is not someone that will blow hitters away or light up the radar gun, but he always seems to rack up the Ws wherever he goes (his 25 career wins ranks third all-time at Virginia). The fact that his command did not really suffer in the move from Double-A to Triple-A was a great sign.
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Baltimore Orioles Rotation 2015 Preview

February 24, 2015 | by RotoRob | Comments (3)
Showalter is entering his sixth season at the helm of the O’s and his .535 winning percentage is second only to his tenure with the Yankees, when he won at a .539 clip. His time with B-More has enabled him to now move almost 100 games over .500 for his managing career (1,259-1,161) for a fine .520 mark. It’s that pesky 9-13 postseason mark that haunts Showalter.
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