Baseball America recognizes two Liberal Bee Jays as two of the best prospects in the summer league. Wichita State left-hander Josh Smith was named the top prospect in the Jayhawk League, while sophomore right-handed pitcher Cale Elam of WSU was named the third-best prospect in the Jayhawk League.
Smith was the BJ ace and was 6-3 with a 3.50 ERA. He had 56 strikeouts and 23 walks in 43 and two thirds innings. Elam was the Liberal closer and had eight saves with a 1.17 ERA and a 1-1 record. for 33-18 Liberal.
In 2011, Smith went 7-4 with a 3.00 ERA for the Shockers, while Elam went 4-1 with a 1.23 ERA and five saves.
Baseball America is ranking the top prospects in 19 summer leagues. Full scouting reports for the players who appear in the rankings are available to subscribers at www.baseballamerica.com.