Baseball Recruiting for 2002 Season

Cal State Fullerton, who last year had the best baseball recruiting class in the nation, has added another solid group of kids for the 2002 season. brings you up to date on who has signed.

2001 Baseball Recruits

Player Scouting report Status
Jared Eichelberger
San Diego,CA
Outstanding student. Like Jon Smith, he is a President's Scholar. Big kid (6'6") and Son of former big league pitcher Juan Eichelberger (Padres, Tigers). In a couple years has a shot at being a super star. Has all the physical tools Not drafted.
David Fischer
OF, 1b
Santa Ana College
Power Hitter. Went to Servite HS. All-American who could be middle of the order type of hitter. Strong kid who can run. Not drafted.
Blake Garrett
St. John Bosco HS
Highly recruited. Good prospect who broke his hand and didn't play his senior year. A good one though. Similar to a Brett Kay. He's an offensive catcher and can play the outfield. Linebacker in football. Hard-nosed. Not drafted.
John Hanley
Catcher, 2B
Norte Vista HS, Riverside
Craig Biggio type player. Catcher by trade who can also play 2nd base. Not big in stature (5-8) but plays like he's 6-4. Tremendous bat speed. Also a good HS pitcher. Great confidence and attitude. Not drafted.
Blake Hawksworth
Seattle HS
Has a chance to be a super star. Has all the making of being a great college pitcher. Big (6'4" 195 )and strong. Not a great senior year but not on a very good team in HS. Would of been 2nd round pick if the Boros Agency wasn't representing him. Heard he could be best of the whole group. Throws low to mid 90s. Drafted in 28th round by St. Louis

St. Louis expected to make late run at him but currently set to come to CSF
Jeff Housman
College of the Sequious
Good arm. Somewhat crafty. Big-time winner at the JC level. Chance to make an immediate impact in rotation or middle relief. Not drafted.
Tim Jimenez
St. Paul HS
5-10. Good arm. Really crafty type of pitcher. Had an outstanding senior year. Great attitude who believes he can win at any level. Not drafted.
Jacob Mendren
Sonora HS
Two-way guy. Would have been a high draft pick but slipped because he wanted money. Left-handed hitting 1B. Throws Right. Similar to a young Aaron Rifkin. Committed to putting on 15-20 lbs in weight room. Should be a big help in a couple years. Not drafted.
Dustin Miller
Diamond Bar HS
Late bloomer who resembles a Darric Merrell. Throws in the mid to high 80s, great control, great curve ball, Should battle for one of the starting spots. Would have been drafted higher if he wasn't looking for 2nd round money. Drafted in 41st Round by Philly.

Definitely coming to CSF.
Trevor Mortenson
Don Lugo HS
Gap hitter. Went to HS with Chad Cordero. Hitting machine. Someday will fit into the middle of the order. Not drafted.
Kurt Suzuki
Maui, Hawaii
He recruited Fullerton. Good defensive catcher. Works hard Not drafted.
Joe Turgeon
El Dorado HS

As steady as they come in the field and at the plate. Turgeon hit .478 with three home runs and 23 RBIs for the Division III champion Golden Hawks. He had two stolen bases and scored two of his 40 runs in El Dorado's 9-0 championship victory over Westlake Village Westlake at Dodger Stadium. MVP of Empire League.

Not drafted.