Texas Tech's Trey Masek Named No. 81 MLB Draft Prospect|
Masek opened the season with 32.1 consecutive scoreless innings pitched
April 22, 2013
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech junior right-handed pitcher Trey Masek (Giddings, Texas) has been named the No. 81 overall Major League Baseball Draft Prospect by MLB.com, the website recently announced.
Masek, who leads the Big 12 Conference with a 0.92 ERA in seven starts and 49 innings pitched, has 48 strikeouts and a 3-0 record while allowing 13 walks and allowing opponents a .196 batting average.
Masek made national headlines to open the season with 32.1 consecutive scoreless innings pitched - a streak that is currently the longest by any NCAA Division I pitcher this season. He has allowed one or fewer runs and struck out at least six batters in six of seven starts this season.
It marks the second straight year a Red Raider has appeared on MLB.com's "Top 100 Draft Prospects" list, following outfielder Barrett Barnes who was tabbed the No. 57 prospect prior to the 2012 MLB Draft. Barnes was eventually selected No. 45 overall in the supplemental first round of the draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Overall, Masek is the 16th highest ranked collegiate right-handed pitcher while being the fourth highest ranked prospect from the Big 12 Conference.
Joining Masek on the list is Oklahoma right-handed pitcher Jonathan Gray (No. 2), Texas right-handed pitcher Corey Knebel (No. 41) and Oklahoma left-handed pitcher Dillon Overton (No. 71).