2009-2010 Recruiting Class
2009-2010 Recruiting Class
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Andy Mee capped one of the best statistical regular seasons in the history of SFC baseball by winning the Mid-Florida Conference Player of the Year award.
Mee, and outfielder and pitcher, hit .444 (80-for-180) with 17 doubles, three triples, seven homeruns and 58 RBI during his sophomore year. As the closer for the pitching staff, Mee has collected eight saves with 34 strikeouts in 23.1 innings pitched.
In his two years with SFC, Mee has broken numerous individual records, including batting average, .430 (153-for-356), eclipsing the record of .428 previously held by former Florida State University star and Major League Baseball player Marshall McDougall.
He also holds the record for career hits with 153, doubles with 33, the season record for batting average at .444, is fourth all time in RBI with 94 and is four hits away from breaking the single season record of 84, set by Tommy Edwards in 1985.
Re: 2010 Recruiting
Kevin Alexander, RHP
6 feet 1 inch/160 lbs./Coral Springs/J.P. Taravella High School
NOTES: Went 6-2 with a 1.63 ERA earning all-state recognition as a junior at J.P. Taravella last season… potential to be on the mound in big situations next year… Went 8-1 with 1.54 ERA and fanned 64 for the Florida Bombers this past summer, earning the team's MVP and Cy Young honors.
R.J. Alvarez, RHP
6 feet 1 inch/180 lbs./Royal Palm Beach/Cardinal Newman High School
NOTES: Top pro prospect out of this FAU recruiting class… 3A All-State honorable mention as a junior prep player, striking out 96 in 70 innings… All-area pick by the Sun-Sentinel… huge potential, only been pitching for a few years… stuff is capable of dominating at Division I level right away.
Jason Boyer, LHP
6 feet 1 inch/155 lbs./Longwood/Bishop Moore High School
NOTES: Left-handed pitcher with abundance of natural ability… posted 1.90 ERA with 39 K's in 33 innings as Bishop Moore's Cy Young award winner in 2008… second-team all-state honoree… has just scratched the surface of his talent, will be fun to watch develop… potential to help the FAU pitching staff in a number of different ways.
Taylor Everist, RHP
6 feet 4 inches/205 lbs./Apopka/Apopka High School/Tallahassee Community College
NOTES: Big-time starting pitcher… has won at every level and is expected to immediately contribute at FAU… possesses the ability both on the mound and as a natural team-leader to add a positive presence to FAU's team in 2010.
Andy Mee, RHP/OF
6 feet/190 lbs./Palm Beach/Palm Beach Gardens High School/Santa Fe Community College
NOTES: Hit .415 with 35 RBI, went 6-2 with 65 K's in 59+ innings as a true freshman at Santa Fe CC… MVP of Florida Collegiate League, Most Outstanding Relief Pitcher, totaling 13 saves in FCL (Summer 2008)… MVP Palm Gardens HS Junior and Senior… MVP of Santa Fe Community College… one of the most accomplished JC players in the state of Florida… two-way player that will bat in the middle of the order and could be pitching staff's closer.
Mark Nelson, OF
6 feet 2 inches/165 lbs./Orlando/Dr. Phillips High School
NOTES: Possibly the most versatile player in this recruiting class… pure left-handed swing, has a chance to be an excellent college player… can also play the infield… competed on Orlando Scorpion summer-league team with FAU recruits Vergeson and Boyer.
Nathan Pittman, OF, LHP
5 feet 10 inches/165 lbs./Bradenton/Braden River High School
NOTES: Lefty, hit .321, stole 22 bases in 22 attempts and went 5-2 on the mound with a 1.68 ERA as a junior prep player helping Braden River win the Class 4A-District 10 championship… high energy, very aggressive outfielder…plays centerfield with a passion that reminds FAU fans of Gabe Somarriba.
Dan Scheffler, 1B
6 feet 4 inches/225 lbs./West Palm Beach/Seminole Ridge High School/Palm Beach Community College
NOTES: Pro-type right-handed hitter… hit .315 with 10 home runs and had 55 RBI as an all-conference player at Palm Beach CC as a true freshman… potential middle of the lineup player, possible future offensive leader at FAU.
Mike Spano, C
6 feet /190 lbs./Naples/Golden Gate High School
NOTES: Left-handed batter with the ability to play a number of positions… accomplished offensively… projected to primarily play behind the plate… four-year varsity starter as catcher at Golden Gate High School… also played quarterback for Golden Gate football team… older brother, Bobby Spano, played at FAU from 2000-02.
Chase Vergason, INF
5 feet 11 inches/165 lbs./Lake Mary/Bishop Moore High School
NOTES: Hit .390, with 28 stolen bases and posted a .985 fielding percentage at Bishop Moore as a junior… extremely athletic player… one of the best middle-infielders in Florida… expected to make an immediate impact offensively and defensively.
Source: FAU Media Relations
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Re: 2010 Recruiting
Rick saidPossibly another!
Sounds good. Last season showed that we need more pitching talent.
Re: 2010 Recruiting
Andy Mee finished his Santa Fe College baseball career as one of the most prolific players in the history of the program and can now add the title of All-American to his resume.
The National Junior College Athletic Association recently announced its picks for All-Americans and Mee was selected for the Second Team. The only other state of Florida player named to the first or second team was First Team member Mycal Jones of Miami-Dade College.
During his sophomore season, Mee hit .425 and broke the school record for number of hits in a season with 96, shattering the previous high of 84, set by Tommy Edwards in 1985. He also set the record for doubles in a season with 19, breaking Greg Labbe's 1998 record of 18 and RBI in a season with 70, moving past Matt Armstrong's record of 62 set in 2001.
Mee also pitched and finished 2009 with the second most saves in a single season with 9, behind current Miami Hurricane Rene Guerra's 13, and struck out 53 batters in 36.1 innings pitched.
For his career, Mee is the SFC record holder for doubles (35), at bats (402), hits (169), is tied for first in career RBI (106) with teammate Trace Venegas and Matt Armstrong (2001-02) and is second in runs scored (99) behind teammate Tyler Cook (113).
"Andy has been our MVP the last two seasons", said SFC Coach Johnny Wiggs. "He is a great all around baseball player who deserves all of the awards he has received. We look forward to watching him continue his career at Florida Atlantic University."
Re: 2009-2010 Recruiting Class
The Florida Sun Sentinel described Everist as a "big-time starting pitcher" who "has won at every level and is expected to immediately contribute at FAU." Everist "possesses the ability both on the mound and as a natural team-leader to add a positive presence to FAU's team in 2010."