Kansas Freshman Eldredge Ranked a Top Prospect by Baseball America

Sept. 13, 2010


Kansas freshman infielder Kai’ana Eldredge has been named a top prospect to play in a collegiate summer league this season by Baseball America. Eldredge was the second-ranked player – and top-ranked college player – in the Hawaii Collegiate League this past year.

Eldredge, a freshman from Honolulu, Hawaii, hit .335 this summer with six doubles, a triple and a home run as well as 28 runs scored and 16 RBIs for the Oahu Paddlers. He helped the Paddlers to a 24-15 record this season, which was tops in the league.

The Kansas freshman is the son of Southern Utah head coach Dave Eldredge. He was a two-time all-state selection in Utah, before moving to Honolulu for his senior season of high school.

Eldredge and the Jayhawks begin fall practices on Sept. 24 at Hoglund Ballpark.

Baseball America Top Prospects in Hawaii Collegiate League
1. Joc Pederson, of, Waimea (SIGNED: Dodgers)
2. Kai’ana Eldredge, c/ss, Oahu (Fr., Kansas)
3. Jimmy Roberts, ss, Kamuela (Fr., Southern California)
4. Ridge Carpenter, of, Kauai (Sr., Cal State Northridge)
5. Daniel Rockett, of, Waikiki (So., Texas-San Antonio)
6. Paul Snieder, 1b/rhp, Kauai (Jr., Northwestern)
7. Jonathan Meyer, rhp, Oahu (So. Clemson)
8. Ben McQuown, of, Waikiki (So., Lower Columbia Basin JC)
9. Robert Rogers, rhp, Hawaii (So. Binghamton)
10. Tyler Kuresa, 1b, Oahu (Fr. Oregon)