2012 College All-America Team

DURHAM, N.C.—College Player of the Year Mike Zunino headlines Baseball America’s 2012 College All-America team.

Few players have had more of an impact on college baseball over the last three years than Zunino, a junior catcher for Florida. His offensive numbers this spring were robust: He tied for fourth in the nation with 19 home runs, ranked 10th with 67 RBIs, third with 28 doubles, 11th with a .669 slugging percentage and fifth with 164 total bases. He finished the year hitting .322/.394/.669, and he did it while playing rock-solid defense behind the plate—baseball’s most physically demanding position. His combination of offensive production, quality defense, superb leadership and remarkable durability (he started at catcher in 62 of Florida’s 67 games) made Zunino the No. 3 overall pick in the draft, and it makes him BA’s Player of the Year.

Zunino is the only member of BA’s 2011 All-America first team to repeat as a first-teamer in 2012. Fittingly, the only other repeat All-American is the player Zunino edged out for Player of the Year honors—Florida State center fielder James Ramsey, a third-teamer last year who earns first-team honors this time around.

Zunino is one of just two members of our preseason first team (chosen by major league scouting directors) to appear on our postseason first team; the other is Stony Brook outfielder Travis Jankowski. Six other first-team preseason All-Americans made our second and third teams at the end of the season: Brian Johnson, Mark Appel, Kevin Gausman, Stephen Piscotty, Tyler Naquin and Marcus Stroman. Ramsey and Michael Wacha were second-teamers in the preseason who made our postseason teams, while Kris Bryant was a third-teamer in the preseason, but a first-teamer at season’s end. Overall, just 11 preseason All-Americans made our postseason teams, down from 12 last year and 18 in 2010.

Florida, which set a record with seven preseason All-Americans, landed just two players on our postseason teams. Florida State is the only team with multiple first-teamers (Ramsey and closer Robert Benincasa). Stony Brook, which reached the College World Series for the first time in 2012, leads all schools with three All-Americans: Jankowski, second-teamer Willie Carmona and third-teamer Tyler Johnson. Florida, Florida State, Arizona, UCLA, Louisiana State, Texas A&M, Baylor, Stanford and New Mexico each landed two players on our All-America teams.

The four power conferences are represented fairly evenly on the three teams. The Pac-12 leads all conferences with eight All-Americans, followed by the SEC and Big 12 with six apiece, and the ACC with five.

In a banner year for seniors, eight seniors made BA’s three All-America teams. That’s twice as many as last year; in 2010, just one senior made the teams.

The staff of Baseball America selected the All-America teams after the first weekend of the College World Series.

FIRST TEAM
Pos. Name Year AVG OBP SLG AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB
C Mike Zunino, Florida Jr. .322 .390 .678 239 53 77 19 31 31 47 9
1B Chris Serritella, Southern Illinois Jr. .389 .461 .667 234 56 91 13 61 34 51 6
2B Alex Yarbrough, Mississippi Jr. .380 .437 .508 250 43 95 3 43 22 24 4
3B Kris Bryant, San Diego So. .366 .483 .671 213 59 78 14 57 39 38 9
SS Jimmy Rider, Kent State Sr. .363 .429 .534 292 70 106 6 58 33 40 3
OF Jeff Gelalich, UCLA Jr. .365 .458 .558 233 55 85 11 46 34 42 16
OF Travis Jankowski, Stony Brook Jr. .422 .485 .636 258 78 109 5 46 24 22 36
OF James Ramsey, Florida State Sr. .382 .519 .673 217 76 83 13 57 62 42 11
DH Josh Ludy, Baylor Sr. .362 .455 .634 232 41 84 16 71 32 41 1
UT Marco Gonzales, Gonzaga So. .325 .372 .430 151 23 49 2 29 11 21 0
Pos. Name Year W L ERA G CG SV IP H BB SO AVG
SP Andrew Heaney, Oklahoma State Jr. 8 2 1.60 15 6 0 118 74 22 140 .180
SP Nick Petree, Missouri State So. 10 4 1.01 16 3 0 115 85 36 114 .203
SP Carlos Rodon, North Carolina State Fr. 9 0 1.57 17 2 0 115 71 41 135 .176
SP Chris Stratton, Mississippi State Jr. 11 2 2.38 17 1 1 110 84 25 127 .211
RP Robert Benincasa, Florida State Jr. 4 2 1.35 31 0 15 40 24 7 56 .167
UT Marco Gonzales, Gonzaga So. 8 2 1.55 12 3 0 93 63 23 92 .201
SECOND TEAM
Pos. Name Year AVG OBP SLG AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB
C Kevin Plawecki, Purdue Jr. .359 .445 .578 223 54 80 7 47 26 8 3
1B D.J. Hicks, Central Florida Jr. .316 .438 .560 225 52 71 14 72 56 52 0
2B Jamodrick McGruder, Texas Tech Jr. .358 .500 .503 193 54 69 2 27 45 35 39
3B D.J. Peterson, New Mexico So. .419 .490 .734 248 57 104 17 78 33 29 1
SS Alex Mejia, Arizona Jr. .361 .395 .494 249 52 90 3 52 14 22 6
OF Michael Conforto, Oregon State Fr. .349 .438 .601 218 45 76 13 76 24 37 1
OF Mitch Haniger, Cal Poly Jr. .346 .438 .626 211 48 73 13 64 36 32 6
OF Brandon Miller, Samford Sr. .301 .395 .650 246 58 74 23 65 37 52 1
DH William Carmona, Stony Brook Jr. .399 .470 .702 248 62 99 12 72 35 39 7
UT Brian Johnson, Florida Jr. .314 .377 .419 194 24 61 6 41 11 34 0
Year W L ERA G CG SV IP H BB SO AVG
SP Mark Appel, Stanford Jr. 10 2 2.56 16 5 0 123 97 30 130 .213
SP Kevin Gausman, Louisiana State So. 12 2 2.77 18 2 0 124 106 28 135 .229
SP Kurt Heyer, Arizona Jr. 12 2 2.22 18 7 0 146 142 25 110 .254
SP Michael Wacha, Texas A&M Jr. 9 1 2.06 16 2 0 113 95 20 116 .228
RP Jimmie Sherfy, Oregon So. 5 3 2.20 36 0 19 61 36 34 93 .172
UT Brian Johnson, Florida Jr. 8 5 3.90 17 1 0 90 87 18 73 .251
THIRD TEAM
Pos. Name Year AVG OBP SLG AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB
C Mitchell Garver, New Mexico Jr. .377 .438 .612 268 68 101 10 57 25 28 6
1B Goose Kallunki, Utah Valley Sr. .419 .481 .734 229 61 96 18 86 27 29 1
2B Brock Hebert, Southeastern La. Jr. .374 .474 .511 227 58 85 2 37 30 34 36
3B Trenton Moses, Southeast Mo. State Jr. .408 .531 .761 213 58 87 19 61 42 37 3
SS Matt Wessinger, St. John’s Sr. .348 .435 .486 247 62 86 6 48 34 30 34
OF Tyler Naquin, Texas A&M Jr. .380 .458 .541 242 56 92 3 49 25 37 21
OF Danny Poma, Hofstra Sr. .430 .500 .654 237 78 102 7 48 22 16 29
OF Raph Rhymes, Louisiana State Jr. .431 .489 .530 232 44 100 4 53 22 13 2
DH Patrick Kivlehan, Rutgers Jr. .392 .480 .693 189 47 74 14 50 22 40 24
UT Stephen Piscotty, Stanford Jr. .329 .415 .467 246 44 81 5 56 30 23 4
Year W L ERA G CG SV IP H BB SO AVG
SP Tyler Johnson, Stony Brook Sr. 12 1 1.94 15 5 0 98 85 25 48 .251
SP Adam Plutko, UCLA So. 11 3 2.56 17 2 0 113 86 45 92 .215
SP Marcus Stroman, Duke Jr. 6 5 2.39 14 1 0 98 83 26 136 .231
SP Josh Turley, Baylor Jr. 9 1 1.96 17 2 0 110 95 21 79 .227
RP Michael Morin, North Carolina Jr. 6 4 1.40 38 0 19 58 38 19 55 .191
UT Stephen Piscotty, Stanford Jr. 6 2 3.05 12 0 1 41 46 9 20 .280

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