After two Super Regional elimination games on Monday night, the 2012 College World Series field is set. Eight programs will travel to Omaha, Nebraska, to determine who is the best in the country this season, with a strong mixture of traditional powerhouse teams and upcoming newbies.
As well as being a great showcase for college baseball, the College World Series gives a lot of Major League Baseball draft prospects the stage they need to become known to casual audiences who might not pay attention to the sport until the action shifts to Omaha.
We are going to pick the best of the best from all eight teams, telling you the players that you need to keep an especially close eye on. Some of these names will already be known, since the 2012 MLB draft just took place last week.
Other names you may have heard about, but they weren't draft eligible this year. Even if you don't like college baseball but are obsessed with prospects, these are names that you need to keep on your radar.
Here is a look at the best MLB prospects who will be playing in the College World Series, with scouting reports and, if they haven't been drafted, where they would project to go in their draft year.