COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Multiple Maryland baseball student-athletes were featured on Perfect Game’s top draft prospect rankings released this week.
Junior shortstop Kevin Smith and senior RHP Mike Rescigno were featured in the scouting service’s 2017 top-100 College Prospects list and its overall top-250 draft list. Smith (11/21) was a freshman All-American in 2015 before ranking second on the squad in home runs, RBIs and runs as a sophomore.
The East Greenbush, N.Y., native had a spectacular summer, earning Cape Cod League All-Star and All-League honors. He led the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox to a CCBL title, earning League Championship Series MVP honors in the process. Perfect Game named Smith an honorable mention summer All-American.
Rescigno (72/163) notched three saves last season for the Terps before a summer ball season that saw him named the top prospect in the Cal Ripken League by Baseball America and Perfect Game. Rescigno went 2-1 with a 1.14 ERA and 19 strikeouts in 15.2 IP.
Sophomore Nick Dunn (63) and sophomore Hunter Parsons (93) were included in Perfect Game’s top-100 2018 Draft Prospects list. Dunn was named a freshman All-American last season after leading Maryland in average (.300) and doubles (16). He was a Cape Cod All-League selection after hitting .311 with 25 RBI and 26 runs scored for the Brewster White Caps.
Parsons was named a summer All-American and Cal Ripken League Pitcher of the Year after leading the league in wins (6) and strikeouts (44) while notching a 1.40 ERA in 38.1 innings pitched for the Baltimore Redbirds.
The Fruitland, Md., native had a solid debut campaign in College Park, recording a 3.50 ERA and earning Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors.
Maryland beings its season Friday, February 17 at the Clearwater Tournament at Bright House Field. The Terps will open the tournament with Ball State at 7 p.m.