Top college bats are stepping up

Bradley Zimmer is doing his best to be more than just Kyle Zimmer's brother. AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall

The last weekend in March was much like the first weekend of the year, with weather seemingly wreaking havoc on every series played. Still, there was some intriguing stuff on display when Mother Nature wasn't acting up; including the best collegiate bats continuing to see their stock rise, two of the SEC's best arms having tough outings, and two southpaws from small schools having arguably their best starts of the season.

College bats picking up steam

It's been a year where inconsistent results have dominated the headlines, but that hasn't been the case for three of the top left-handed bats in the class, who have separated themselves as the best collegiate hitting prospects in the 2014 draft.

• San Francisco's Bradley Zimmer is probably more famous for being the brother of Royals 2012 first-round pick Kyle Zimmer, but he's certainly done enough this spring to separate himself from his talented brother.

Zimmer went 2-for-4 with a walk and a double while scoring three runs against San Diego on Sunday, and has put up an impressive .430/.482/.720 line for the season.