Sept. 12, 2013
ARLINGTON, Texas – UT Arlington had two players named to Baseball America's top prospects lists for 21 college summer leagues and Team USA, according to BaseballAmerica.com.
Sophomore second baseman Darien McLemore was tabbed the second-best prospect in the Jayhawk League, while junior pitcher Chad Nack checked in at 10th. Nack also made the Jayhawk list last year. McLemore and Nack both played for Liberal.
"I'm proud of all over guys that play in the summer and try to improve," UT Arlington coach Darin Thomas said. "It's very important in their development as college players, especially early in their careers. It will only make them better."
BA ranked the top 30 prospects for the talent-rich Cape Cod League, the top 20 prospects for Team USA, the top 25 in the Northwoods League, and the top 10 prospects in 18 other summer college leagues, plus a top five in the New York Collegiate Baseball League.
Full scouting reports for all 260 players who appeared in the rankings are available to subscribers at www.baseballamerica.com.
Jayhawk League Top Prospects
1. Dalton Viner, RHP, Hays (So., San Jacinto, Texas, JC)
2. Darien McLemore, 2B, Liberal (So., UT Arlington)
3. Dylan Boston, 1B, Derby (Jr., North Alabama)
4. Aaron Cornell, OF, Hays (Sr., Oklahoma State)
5. Graylon Brown, RHP, Derby (R-So., Angelo State, Texas)
6. Joe Williams, SS, Wellington (Graduated, Sterling, Kan.)
7. David Owen, RHP, Hays (So., Arkansas State)
8. Cody Robinson, OF, Derby (Sr., Northeastern State, Okla.)
9. Aaron Siple, OF, Wellington (So., New Mexico)
10. Chad Nack, RHP, Liberal (Jr., UT Arlington)