Nov. 13, 2012
The Siena baseball team may go as far as senior Justin Brantley and sophomore Matt Gage take them this season. If this summer is any indication, the Saints might be in for an exciting year.
Brantley and Gage were each selected as top-30 prospects in their respective Perfect Game Baseball Collegiate League.
Brantley spent the summer with the Southern Ohio Copperheads and was listed as the No. 22 prospect in the Great Lakes League. Here's what the PERFECT GAME WEBSITE
had to say: Went undrafted after rough JR season at Siena (2-9, 6.60, 75 IP, 42 BB/46 SO), but has good bloodlines, scouts still see promise in 6-0/175 RHP; nephew of ex-OF/coach Mickey Brantley, cousin of Indians OF Michael, has intriguing arm with FB that occasionally reaches 94, also has SL/CU/CH in 4-pitch mix, just needs to refine mechanics to realize consistent production, but made headway on summer (5-1, 4.18, 32 IP, 14 BB/33 SO).
Gage was listed as the NO. 10 PROSPECT
in the New York Collegiate League, a league considered to be the most improved collegiate showcase in the country.