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Baseball America Picks Cavaliers' Recruiting Class as the 8th Best in the Nation

VIRGINIASPORTSDOTCOM Brian O'Connor's 2005 Recruiting Class is one of the best in the nation according to Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball.
Brian O'Connor's 2005 Recruiting Class is one of the best in the nation according to Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball.

Oct. 12, 2005

CHARLOTTESVILLE - Baseball America has released its "Dandy Dozen: Top 12 Recruiting Classes" and the University of Virginia's 2005 recruiting class was chosen as the eighth best class in the nation. UVa's class is the only Atlantic Coast Conference team listed in the rankings.

It is the second ranking for the 2005 recruiting class, which was chosen as the 18th best class by Collegiate Baseball.

Virginia newcomers David Adams, David Caldwell, Jeremy Farrell, Shooter Hunt and Jacob Thompson are listed as the key recruits according to Baseball America. Three players were drafted in the 2005 Major league Baseball draft. Adams was a 21st round pick of the Detroit Tigers while Hunt was drafted in the 34th round by the Texas Rangers and Farrell was a 41st round pick of the Colorado Rockies. Adams was rated as Florida's No. 6 prospect last spring

The Cavaliers welcome a 12-member class, which includes two players who signed in the spring. Virginia's 2005 recruiting class of Adams (Margate, Fla.), Caldwell (Baltimore, Md.), Andrew Carraway (Marietta, Ga.), Farrell (Westlake, Ohio), Chance Gilmore (Surfside, S.C.), Hunt (Wyckoff, N.J.), Brandon Marsh (Alpharetta, Ga.), Greg Miclat (Concord, N.C.), Thompson (Danville, Va.), Wes Williams (Asheville, N.C.), Beau Seabury (Mount Vernon, Wash.) and John Scaglione (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) features six players ranked in the top 300 prospects by Baseball America/Perfect Game, two players ranked in the top 100 prospects by Baseball America, two players ranked in the top 75 prospects by Team One Baseball and one player rated in the top 25 for right handed pitchers by Team One Baseball.

Seabury and Scaglione were the two spring additions.

The Hoos also added a transfer in right-handed pitcher Jake Rule (Waynesboro, Va.), who played at William & Mary last season. Rule will be eligible for the 2007 season. Three walk-ons have also joined the team for the fall in Brad Grove (Glen Allen, Va.), Garrett Menichino (Williamsburg, Va.) and Shane Warren (Alexandria, Va.).

Vanderbilt's 2005 class was listed as the top-ranked class by Baseball America.

Here is the complete listing of the Dandy Dozen:
1. Vanderbilt
2. Arizona State
3. Texas
4. South Carolina
6. Tennessee
7. Louisiana State
8. Virginia
9. Stanford
10. Auburn
11. Mississippi
12. San Diego

Baseball America Dandy Dozen




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