The State College Spikes featured two of the top ten prospects in the system this year with Stetson Allie and Nick Kingham, both 2010 draft picks. The pitching staff was also filled with a few 2010 picks, as well as a lot of 2011 college pitchers. The main guys who stood out were Allie, Kingham, and 2010 17th round pick Ryan Hafner. Here is a rundown of how everyone at the level did, broken down by age group.
2011 State College Spikes: Hitters
2011 State College Spikes: Pitchers
2011 State College Spikes: Top 10 Prospects
Kingham had the best year out of all the pitchers in State College.
The top prospects on the list were Stetson Allie and Nick Kingham. Kingham had a much better year, statistically, putting up some of the best numbers for a starting pitcher in the entire system. He finished the season with ten straight starts where he went five or more innings with one or fewer runs. He flashes a nice curveball and a good changeup, while getting in a lot of pitch...
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