Saint Mary’s baseball infielder Zach Kirtley was named Thursday to D1Baseball.com‘s top-100 College Prospects for the 2017 MLB Draft. Kirtley is the only West Coast Conference player on the list and one of 20 infielders. He is among 42 position players on a list dominated by pitchers.
Kirtley is coming off a 2016 season in which he led the Gaels in nearly every offensive category (batting average, RBIs, home runs, doubles, walks) and helped the Gaels to one of their most successful seasons in program history. He spent his summer in the prestigious Cape Cod League playing among the country’s best. SMCGaels.com recently published a feature on Kirtley’s experience in the Cape Cod League this summer.