Originally written on Summer Ball  |  Last updated 10/30/14
In years past, I ranked the players from 1-20 and so on. This year I'm doing something a bit different. I will rank my top five from the season, then include a list of the "best of the rest." I found that once I get past the top five, ranking the other's took a while and I had a hard time differentiating between the 11th best player and the 17th.

Also, I need to remind you that this is NOT a top prospect list. My list is simply my rankings of who simply had the best season's, regardless of school, team, or prospect status.

2012 Top Pitchers in the Cal Ripken League

(Min. of 10 innings pitched)

1.  Corey T aylor   (Baltimore Redbirds--UNC Greensboro)
Corey turned in an outstanding summer and was rewarded by being named the Player of the Year in the league. He went 6-1 and had a 2.75 era in 49 inning pitched. He allowed just 38 hits, walked 15 and fanned 51 this summer. He was tied for first in the league in wins, first in in era and he was tied for third in strikeouts. Corey was named the 11th best prospect in the league by Perfect Game.

2.  Trevor Kelley  (Baltimore--North Carolina)
Trevor went 2-1 and had a 2.64 era in 30.2 innings of work. He allowed 17 hits, walked 10 and fanned 31. He appeared in 14 games and saved four games for Baltimore. PG ranked him as the 23rd best prospect in the league.

3.  Paul Beers (Silver Spring-Takoma T-Bolts--Towson)
Paul went a perfect 3-0 and had a great 1.15 era in 23.1 innings pitched. He allowed 20 hits, walked 7 and fanned 20 this summer. He also saved one game for the T-Bolts.

4.  Joseph Vanderplas  (Vienna River Dogs--Tennessee)
Joseph turned in a 6-0 record and had a 3.23 era in 39 innings of work. He allowed 36 hits, walked 13 and fanned 35 this summer.

5.  Quinn Saunders (Rockville Express--Amherst)
Quinn went 3-1 and had a 1.43 era in 25.1 innings pitched. He allowed 21 hits, walked 10 and fanned 21 this summer. He appeared in 10 games for the Express.

Best of the Rest List

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NAMESUMMER TEAM-SCHOOLSTATS Daniel GurganusRockville--York3-0, 0.39 in 23 inp, 15 k's Nick KeenerRockville--Coastal Carolina4-2, 1.30 in 20.2 inp, 12 g's, 13 k's, 2 sv's Nicholas MaricsAlexandria--Wilmington1-2, 3.2 5 in 19.1 inp, 21 g's, 5 sv's, 15 k's John GatlinBaltimore--Ole Miss2-0, 3.20 in 19.2 inp, 2 starts, 18 k's Joe HarveyBaltimore--Pitt0-2, 3.70 in 17 inp, 15 g's, 20 k's, 6 sv's Chris NeeD.C.--Catholic1-2, 1.45 in 24.2 inp, 14 ga's, 18 k's, 2 sv's Rob RizzitelliD.C.--Pace1-2, 2.10 in 30 inp, 5 stats, 1 cg, 28 k's Mike Kaufman Herndon--Binghamton3-2, 3.85 in 30.1 inp, 8 starts, 37 k's Ben GrisetBethesda--St. Mary's3-0, 1.77 in 25.1 inp, 4 starts, 30 k's Cameron CuneoBethesda--UCSB1-1, 2.03 in 31 inp, 41 k's Hugh AdamsBethesda--Florida Atlantic4-2, 2.29 in 15.2 inp, 11 g's, 19 k's, 1 sv Will ResnickBethesda--High Point1-2, 2.77 in 22.2 inp, 11 g's23 k's Ryan DoranBethesda--San Diego State3-2, 2.78 in 42 inp, 6 starts, 44 k's, 1 sv Bo LoganBethesda--Florida Atlantic5-1, 3.13 in 37.1 inp, 5 starts, 1 cg, 32 k's Austin PoretzSouthern Maryland--?3-3, 3.23 in 39 inp, 26 k's John-Austin ShepardSouthern Maryland--Tusculum0-1, 2.63 in 13.2 inp, 14 g's, 19 k's, 5 sv's Michael BowieSouthern Maryland--GA Mason2-1, 3.91 in 43.2 inp, 8 starts, 1 cg, 51 k's Tyler FrazierVienna--UNC Greensboro1-0, 2.07 in 21.2 inp, 5 starts, 23 k's Kevin MooneyYouse's--Maryland3-2, 2.17 in 29 inp, 4 starts, 32 k's D.J. ParkYouse's--Wofford4-1, 3.79 in 40.1 inp, 11 g's, 2 cg's, 36 k's, 2 sv's

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