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College World Series 2012: Big-Time Talents Capable of Taking over the Tourney

Published by on June 18, 2012

One player cannot consistently guarantee success for a baseball team, but one player can lift a team to a championship with an inspired performance in the postseason.

If you don't believe me, you should Google "David Freese 2011 postseason."

So what players in the 2012 College World Series are capable of carrying their respective teams on their backs? Which players are fully capable of rising to new heights as the field narrows?

I've identified three such players. It should be noted that I focused on position players, since they impact each game, unlike pitchers, who only impact the games they appear in.


Mike Zunino, Florida

There's a reason why the Seattle Mariners made the catcher the third overall pick at this year's MLB draft.

Maybe it's because he was the 2011 SEC Player of the Year. It could because he's hitting .320 with 19 home runs and 65 RBI this year. Or perhaps it's because he's doing all of this while playing solid defensively behind the plate and managing the...

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