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College Baseball World Series 2012: Players Who Can’t Disappoint in Omaha

Published by on June 15, 2012

The College World Series starts today, and there is no shortage of headlines. From South Carolina looking for a three-peat to upset minded Stony Brook, there is sure to be a lot of excitement in Omaha.

All eight of the teams in the World Series—Florida, Arkansas, UCLA, Stony Brook, Kent State, South Carolina, Florida State and Arizona—have great athletes that have been drafted by Major League Baseball teams. Before they start their professional careers though they would like to bring a championship to their school.

All of these teams rely heavily on their star players, and often how the team goes is based on how well they play. Here are five players to watch in Omaha, and who must play well if their team is going to win it all.

 

5. Jeff Gelalich, OF, UCLA

UCLA, with its 47-14 record, heads into the World Series considered by many to be the favorite. The Bruins are led by their good pitching and the outstanding play of Gelalich.

Gelalich has a .365 batting average, .485 on-base percentage, 11 home runs and 15 stolen bases. He is by far t...

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