Youngstown State junior outfielder Blaze Glenn was named as one of the top draft eligible hitters in the nation based on a statistical analysis done by D1Baseball this past fall.
Glenn ranked No. 56 on the website's list of the top 100 draft eligible hitters in the country. The Toronto, Ohio, native was the top-ranked collegiate player in the state of Ohio and one of only two hitters from the Horizon League to appear on the list. He was named Second-Team All-Horizon League last season, his first with YSU after transferring from Sinclair Community College. Glenn finished the campaign ranked in the top 10 of the conference in nine different offensive categories.
D1Baseball used an analytic process similar to what is used by most professional organizations in order to identify prospects at the college level. The statistical analysis was based on 2018 spring season statistics and accounted for hitting performance only. The goal of the analysis was to identify hitters who have statistically performed in areas that are proven to correlate into professional baseball.
Glenn led YSU with a .325 batting average, 64 hits, 43 RBIs, a .558 slugging percentage and a .445 on-base percentage in 2018. He tied for the team lead with 13 doubles while ranking second with 11 home runs, 34 runs scored, 110 total bases, 39 walks and 16 stolen bases. He reached base in 46 consecutive games from Feb. 24 through May 15, which was believed to be the longest streak in the country when it ended.
The Penguins will begin the 2019 season on Feb. 15 at No. 9/14 Mississippi State.