Jan. 2, 2013LUBBOCK, Texas -
Masek has pitched 120 innings with 79 strikeouts during his Tech career
Collegiate Baseball Newspaper has named Texas Tech junior right-handed pitcher Trey Masek
and sophomore shortstop Tim Proudfoot
as "Top Players to Watch" in its 2013 College Baseball Preview.
The publication also recognized Masek as a potential first or second round Major League Baseball Draft prospect for the June draft in its preseason preview.
Masek (Giddings, Texas) is coming off a successful summer pitching for the Falmouth Commodores in the Cape Cod League where he was named an all-star. Masek has made 34 appearances in his two-year Red Raider career with a 4.12 ERA and seven wins with 120 innings pitched and 79 strikeouts.
Masek is one of six pitchers and position players from the Big 12 Conference to make the list of "Top MLB Draft Prospects" while joining Texas' right-handed pitcher Corey Knebel, Oklahoma's left-handed pitcher Dillon Overton, TCU's right-handed pitcher Andrew Mitchell, Oklahoma's right-handed pitcher Jonathan Gray and Texas' infielder Erich Weiss.
Proudfoot (North Bend, Wash.) made the list of top returning players after becoming the first Texas Tech freshman in school history to start at least 50 games at shortstop in 2012. Proudfoot was also one of just four freshmen in the country named to the Brooks Wallace Award Watch List - an award given annually to the nation's top shortstop.
Proudfoot led all Big 12 freshmen with 21 extra-base hits while batting .237 with 14 doubles, five triples, two home runs and 29 RBI. He fielded .957 and set a freshman school record with 169 assists. In addition, Proudfoot played the final month of the 2012 season committing just two errors in the final 20 games.