2001 Baseball Recruits

After coming off one of the best recruiting classes in the nation you might expect the 2001 class to be lacking in talent. Not so, as the Cal State Fullerton coaching staff has signed another excellent group of kids.

2001 Baseball Recruits

Player Scouting report Status
Jared Eichelberger
RHP
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
Catcher
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
RHP
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
LHP
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
LHP
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.
Chris Klosterman
1B/3B/RHP
Houston
Big player -- 6-4, 205 -- who should add some depth in the infield. Chris batted only .259 for the Cougars but will be available at pitcher where he is doing well in summer league.
Chris' 2001 Houston Bio
Senior Transfer.
Jacob Mendren
1B, RHP
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
RHP
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
Outfield
Don Lugo HS
Gap hitter. Went to HS with Chad Cordero. Hitting machine. Someday will fit into the middle of the order. Not drafted.
David Munoz
Shortstop
Biola College
Senior transfer from NAIA CWS participant Biola College. NAIA All-American who batted .372 with 12 HR and 60 RBI. A Jerome Alviso type of player but much better defensively. More stats on Munoz. Senior Transfer.
Kurt Suzuki
Catcher
Maui, Hawaii
He recruited Fullerton. Good defensive catcher. Works hard Not drafted.
Justin Smyres
SS/2B
Cuesta College
All-State player who should help to shore up the losses of Bacani and Rouse. Solid baseball player with speed on the basepaths. Junior Transfer
Joe Turgeon
2B
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.
Jason Windsor
RHP
West Valley College (Saratogo, CA)
All-American who was 10-1 for West Valley. He's 6-1, 200 pound sophomore transfer who has great command of three pitches -- fastball, curve and change. Soph. Transfer. Drafted by Houston Astros in round 43 in 2000 draft.