Summer ball is in full swing and FSU players are already starting to pick up player of the week honors. Parker Messick and Robby Martin are two of the most important players to Florida State’s success in 2021. Both guys have gotten off to hot starts in the Florida Collegiate Summer League.
Messick has already made two appearances on the bump for the Winter Garden Squeeze. The southpaw has posted 3.1 scoreless innings, while giving up just one hit. He’s also struck out six of the 14 batters he’s faced. Messick picked up the pitcher of the week award for the Squeeze.
Martin has been as hot as any hitter in the FCSL to start the summer. The outfielder has started the summer 5-10 and reached base in 58.3% of his plate appearances. He’s also been active on the base paths with three stolen bases. He took home the hitter of the week award for the Orlando Scorpions.
Reese Albert has also been a contributor in a stacked Scorpions’ outfield. Albert has reached base in 4/11 PA’s and posted a double in their most recent game. Incoming OF AJ Shaver has been active on the base paths for the Leesburg Storm. Shaver has stolen five bases in six games, good for second in the league, while hitting .235.
Bryce Hubbart and Jack Anderson have both picked up starts in early action. Hubbart has already thrown four scoreless innings with seven K’s under his belt. He’s starting to post the dominant stat lines we were seeing last fall again. Anderson has made just one start, throwing one inning. The RHP gave up one unearned run and struck out two batters. His FB sat 89-91 in the outing.
Colton Vincent has been one of the main bats for the Lakewood Ranchers in the Gulf Coast League this summer. Vincent already has a HR and four doubles through 12 games. He’s hitting .409 with a 1.263 OPS.
Casey Asman has seen two-way action in the Collegiate League of the Palm Beaches. Asman was up to 92 MPH on the mound while throwing 1.2 innings, giving up an unearned run and striking out three. He’s also started 2-6 at the plate with one double and two SB’s.
Chris Ruckdeschel has seen the most action of any FSU pitcher so far this summer. The RS FR has thrown 6.1 innings, giving up three ER. He’s struck out nine batters while walking just two.
Brandon Walker has been impressive early on in the Coastal Plains League. The freshman has thrown three scoreless innings, striking out four batters. He’s also given up just one hit and no walks.