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Collegiate Baseball Pre-Season All-America (4 WSU Players)

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  • Collegiate Baseball Pre-Season All-America (4 WSU Players)


    TUCSON, Ariz. — The 2008 Louisville Slugger pre-season All-American baseball teams, selected by Collegiate Baseball newspaper, features a who’s who of NCAA Division I baseball players.

    The pre-season pick as National Player of The Year is 3B Pedro Alvarez of Vanderbilt. Last season, he hit .386 with 18 homers, 21 doubles and 68 RBIs. The 6-foot-2, 225-pounder is expected to be a high first round pick in next June's Free Agent Draft.

    Statistics on each Pre-Season All-American can be viewed in the attached PDF file.

    The three All-American teams include:

    First Team Pre-Season All-Americans
    RHP Jacob Thompson, Virginia (11-0, 1.50 ERA, 101 K, 32 BB)
    RHP Preston Guilmet, Arizona (12-2, 1.87 ERA, 146 K, 34 BB)
    RHP Anthony Shawler, Old Dominion (11-2, 2.20 ERA, 130 K, 29 BB)
    LHP Brian Matusz, San Diego (10-3, 2.85 ERA, 163 K, 37 BB)
    LHP Josh Satow, Arizona St. (13-3, 2.76 ERA, 119 K, 53 BB)
    RHP Scott Gorgen, U.C. Irvine (13-3, 2.83 ERA, 117 K, 41 BB)
    Relief A.J. Griffin, San Diego (11 SV, 6-2 record, 2.70 ERA)
    C Buster Posey, Florida St. (.382, 3 HR, 21 2B, 65 RBI)
    1B Brett Wallace, Arizona St. (.404, 16 HR, 17 2B, 78 RBI)
    2B Blake Stouffer, Texas A&M (.398, 12 HR, 23 2B, 85 RBI, 22 SB)
    2B Johnny Giavotella, New Orleans (.385, 15 HR, 19 2B, 65 RBI, 17 SB)
    3B Pedro Alvarez, Vanderbilt (.386, 18 HR, 21 2B, 68 RBI)
    SS Alex Buchholz, Delaware (.387, 11 HR, 27 2B, 63 RBI)
    OF Dominic de la Osa, Vanderbilt (.378, 20 HR, 23 2B, 62 RBI, 20 SB)
    OF Kyle Russell, Texas (.336, 28 HR, 11 2B, 71 RBI, 10 SB)
    OF Brad McElroy, Charlotte (.401, 11 HR, 26 2B, 68 RBI, 14 SB)
    UT Josh Romanski, San Diego (9-1 pitching record, 3.05 ERA, 92 K, 24 BB, .335 BA, 10 2B)

    Second Team Pre-Season All-Americans
    RHP Ryan Berry, Rice
    RHP Bobby Gagg, Coastal Carolina
    RHP Mike Leake, Arizona St.
    RHP & LHP Pat Venditte, Creighton
    LHP Cole St. Clair, Rice
    RHP Aaron Shafer, Wichita St.
    Relief Rob Wooten, North Carolina
    Relief Robbie Elsemiller, Stetson
    C Ryan Lavarnway, Yale
    C Blake Murphy, Western Carolina
    1B Justin Smoak, South Carolina
    1B Dustin Ackley, North Carolina
    1B Yonder Alonso, Miami (Fla.)
    2B Brandon Turner, Mississippi St.
    3B Conor Gillaspie, Wichita St.
    3B James Darnell, South Carolina
    SS Ryan Flaherty, Vanderbilt
    OF Jordan Danks, Texas
    OF Collin Cowgill, Kentucky
    OF Aaron Luna, Rice
    OF Jack Rye, Florida St.
    OF Tommy Baldridge, Coastal Carolina
    UT Zach Putnam, Michigan

    Third Team Pre-Season All-Americans
    RHP Mike Stutes, Oregon St.
    RHP Jorge Reyes, Oregon St.
    RHP Tyson Ross, California
    RHP Lance Lynn, Mississippi
    RHP Aaron Crow, Missouri
    RHP Adam Warren, North Carolina
    RHP Zack Pitts, Louisville
    LHP Rob Musgrave, Wichita St.
    LHP Anthony Capra, Wichita St.

    LHP Christian Friedrich, Eastern Kentucky
    Relief Daniel Schlereth, Arizona
    Relief Matt Gorgen, California
    Relief Drew O'Neil, Penn St.
    Relief Eryk McConnell, North Carolina St.
    C Tim Federowicz, North Carolina
    C Doug Hogan, Clemson
    1B Ryne White, Purdue
    1B Nate Recknagel, Michigan
    1B Allan Dykstra, Wake Forest
    1B C.J. Ziegler, Arizona
    1B Ike Davis, Arizona St.
    2B David Adams, Virginia
    3B William Block, Florida Atlantic
    3B Chris Dominguez, Louisville
    SS Jason Christian, Michigan
    SS Brandon Crawford, UCLA
    SS Danny Espinosa, Long Beach St.
    OF Mike McKenna, Florida Atlantic
    OF Clay Whittemore, Jacksonville St.
    OF Dave Sappelt, Coastal Carolina
    OF Tyler Stovall, Central Michigan
    OF David Rubinstein, Appalachian St.
    UT Cole White, Army

    Staff edit: Bolded Aaron Shafer on 2nd team list and fixed the subject title.

  • #2
    Sorry SB but I counted 4.


    • #3
      No apologies needed. I'm sorry I missed No. 4.


      • #4
        how do people continue to overlook tyler weber?


        • #5
          Originally posted by hiboy
          how do people continue to overlook tyler weber?

          These lists are based on offensive production for the most part.