Pitt baseball ace T.J. Zeuch is expected to lead the Panthers this season. Beyond that, he's considered one of the top college prospects in the entire country.
A few days ago, Baseball America released its list of the top 100 college prospects for 2016 and Zeuch not only cracked the list but finished in its upper half. The Pitt star sits at No. 41, firmly within the Top 50.
Zeuch had an up and down season of sorts last year, finishing 4-6 and seeing his ERA balloon over a full run from his freshman year of 2.75 (in 2015, it was 3.87). However, at times he was spectacular. Pitching against No. 1 Virginia, he helped defeat All-American pitcher Nathan Kirby and the Cavaliers by tossing eight innings of shutout ball, allowing only four hits. He is also an excellent strikeout pitcher, averaging more than a K per inning and his ERA of 4.00 in the difficult ACC is hardly a disaster.
It will be fun to see what he can accomplish this year as one of Pitt's better prospects to come along in recent years.