Michael RothLeft-handed pitcher | South Carolina
Look up "ultimate college pitcher" in your Funk & Wagnalls dictionary and Roth's picture will probably be there. Unheralded by professional scouts, no college pitcher has had a better two-year run than the "crafty" lefty has. Omaha has been his proving ground for greatness. He's etched his name in South Carolina lore with his College World Series heroics, guiding the Gamecocks to two consecutive national titles. He's given up just five earned runs in 38.1 innings of combined work at the College World Series, employing his devastating changeup and mid-80s fastball to precision.
2011 stats: 14-3 W-L, 1.06 ERA, 112 strikeouts, .208 OBA