2010 Recruiting Class Ranked No. 7 by Baseball America

Oct. 19, 2010

DURHAM, N.C. – Georgia Tech baseball’s 2010 recruiting class has been ranked No. 7 in the nation by Baseball America, the publication announced on Friday Oct. 15.

The 2010 recruiting class earns its second top-10 ranking this season, after being named No. 6 by Collegiate Baseball Magazine in September.

Stanford stands at the top of the rankings, followed by LSU, UCLA, Oregon and San Diego in the top-five. Rounding out the top-10 in order is Florida, Georgia Tech, Arkansas, Rice and Cal State Fullerton.

Tech is one of three Atlantic Coast Conference teams represented in the top-25, as North Carolina and Maryland check in at No. 13 and No. 25, respectively.

Six of the newcomers were selected in the 2010 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, three were named prep All-Americans and nine were rated among the top-20 prospects in their respective states according to Perfect Game Cross Checker.

Players selected in the draft include Matthew Grimes (Chicago White Sox, 4th round), DeAndre Smelter (Minnesota Twins, 14th round), Daniel Palka (Philadelphia Phillies, 19th round), Mott Hyde (Toronto Blue Jays, 44th round), Chris Triplett (Detroit Tigers, 47th round) and Dusty Isaacs (Pittsburgh Pirates, 50th round).

The Jackets concluded fall team practice with the White & Gold World Series Oct. 11-15, and will take a break before returning for preseason practice in January. The Gold team swept the four-game series at Russ Chandler Stadium.

For breakdowns on the top 25 classes, plus a look at some of the best classes by region outside the top 25, click

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