2013 Preseason College All-America Team

DURHAM, N.C.—Second-ranked Vanderbilt leads all teams with four players on Baseball America’s preseason All-America teams, released today. The Commodores did not land any players on the first team, but they produced the catcher (Spencer Navin), first baseman (Conrad Gregor) and second baseman (Tony Kemp) on the second team, and added a starting pitcher on the third team (Kevin Ziomek).

No. 9 Stanford has the most first-teamers with three. Senior righthander Mark Appel is the only repeat first-teamer from last year’s preseason team, and he is joined on the first team by Cardinal outfielder Austin Wilson and first baseman Brian Ragira. No. 3 Arkansas (righthanders Ryne Stanek, Colby Suggs) and No. 8 North Carolina State (shortstop Trea Turner and lefthander Carlos Rodon) are the only other teams to land multiple players on the first team. The Wolfpack players are the only sophomores on the first team.

Appel isn’t the only repeat All-American; Four other players earned preseason All-America honors a year ago and again heading into 2013. North Carolina’s Colin Moran (nephew of longtime big leaguer B.J. Surhoff) moves up from the second team last year to the first team this year. San Diego’s Kris Bryant and Arkansas’ Ryne Stanek jump from last year’s third team to this year’s first team. Florida’s Karsten Whitson repeats as a third-teamer, and Connecticut’s L.J. Mazzilli (son of longtime big leaguer Lee) was a second-teamer last year but lands on the third team as a senior.

Baseball America annually polls major league scouting directors to vote on the team and make their selections based on performance, talent and professional potential. In the past, the preseason All-America team has been a predictor both of the first round of the draft and of team success. For example, nine of the 15 draft-eligible members of last year’s first team became first-round picks last June, two others were supplemental first-rounders, and all 15 were selected in the top three rounds. In all, 16 of the 18 players drafted in the first round out of four-year colleges last year appeared on one of BA’s three preseason All-America teams heading into the season.

Appel, who elected to return for his senior year at Stanford rather than sign with the Pirates as the No. 8 overall pick last year, was the only unanimous selection in the scouting director balloting.

The Southeastern Conference places 14 players on the three All-America teams, leading all leagues, as usual. But the Pacific-12 Conference lands more players on the first team (four) than the SEC (three) or the ACC (three). The Pac-12 produces nine All-Americans overall, followed by the ACC and Big 12 conferences with five apiece.

2013 Preseason All-America Teams
Major League Baseball scouting directors vote on Baseball America’s All-America team.
First Team
Pos. Player, School Cl. B-T Ht. Wt. AVG OBP SLG AB R H HR RBI SB
C Andrew Knapp, California Jr. B-R 6-1 192 .265 .347 .412 211 36 56 5 26 4
1B Brian Ragira, Stanford Jr. R-R 6-2 200 .329 .385 .448 252 41 83 5 50 3
2B JaCoby Jones, Louisiana State Jr. R-R 6-3 200 .253 .308 .363 245 42 62 4 29 11
3B Colin Moran, North Carolina Jr. L-R 6-3 209 .365 .434 .494 170 30 62 3 35 1
SS Trea Turner, N.C. State So. R-R 6-1 171 .336 .432 .459 259 72 87 5 43 57
OF Phillip Ervin, Samford Jr. R-R 5-11 190 .327 .406 .519 260 55 85 10 52 16
OF Aaron Judge, Fresno State Jr. R-R 6-7 255 .308 .453 .458 201 47 62 4 27 13
OF Austin Wilson, Stanford Jr. R-R 6-5 245 .285 .389 .493 221 56 63 10 54 7
DH Kris Bryant, San Diego Jr. R-R 6-5 215 .366 .483 .671 213 59 78 14 57 9
UT Marco Gonzales, Gonzaga Jr. L-L 6-1 185 .325 .372 .430 151 23 49 2 29 0
Pos. Player, School Cl. B-T Ht. Wt. W L ERA G SV IP H BB SO
SP Mark Appel, Stanford Sr. R-R 6-5 215 10 2 2.56 16 0 123 97 30 130
SP Sean Manaea, Indiana State Jr. R-L 6-5 235 5 3 3.34 17 0 105 94 37 115
SP Carlos Rodon, N.C. State So. L-L 6-3 234 9 0 1.57 17 0 115 71 41 135
SP Ryne Stanek, Arkansas Jr. R-R 6-4 190 8 4 2.82 17 0 93 75 36 83
RP Colby Suggs, Arkansas Jr. R-R 6-0 225 7 1 1.38 30 0 39 26 19 36
UT Marco Gonzales, Gonzaga Jr. L-L 6-1 185 8 2 1.55 12 0 93 63 23 92
Second Team
Pos. Player, School Cl. B-T Ht. Wt. AVG OBP SLG AB R H HR RBI SB
C Spencer Navin, Vanderbilt Jr. R-R 6-1 205 .298 .427 .404 188 31 56 3 27 9
1B Conrad Gregor, Vanderbilt Jr. L-R 6-3 215 .328 .439 .463 229 37 75 3 35 10
2B Tony Kemp, Vanderbilt Jr. L-R 5-6 160 .261 .392 .386 241 55 63 1 31 21
3B D.J. Peterson, New Mexico Jr. R-R 6-1 205 .419 .490 .734 248 57 104 17 78 1
SS Brandon Trinkwon, UC Santa Barbara Jr. L-R 6-1 170 .347 .460 .490 202 42 70 2 32 7
OF Michael Conforto, Oregon State So. L-R 6-1 215 .349 .438 .601 218 45 76 13 76 1
OF Austin Cousino, Kentucky So. L-L 5-10 178 .319 .408 .515 260 61 83 9 41 15
OF Derek Fisher, Virginia So. L-R 6-3 210 .288 .375 .507 219 44 63 7 50 4
DH Daniel Palka, Georgia Tech Jr. L-L 6-2 234 .303 .380 .550 238 44 72 12 47 6
UT Michael Lorenzen, Cal State Fullerton Jr. R-R 6-3 200 .297 .353 .435 232 38 69 2 43 14
Pos. Player, School Cl. B-T Ht. Wt. W L ERA G SV IP H BB SO
SP Jonathon Crawford, Florida Jr. R-R 6-2 205 6 2 3.13 19 0 78 75 24 73
SP Ryan Eades, Louisiana State Jr. B-R 6-3 198 5 3 3.83 17 0 94 107 28 63
SP Bobby Wahl, Mississippi Jr. R-R 6-3 210 7 4 2.55 17 0 99 76 32 104
SP Trevor Williams, Arizona State Jr. R-R 6-3 228 12 2 2.05 16 0 110 90 13 59
RP Corey Knebel, Texas Jr. R-R 6-3 195 4 5 2.08 27 9 74 50 20 68
UT Michael Lorenzen, Cal State Fullerton Jr. R-R 6-3 200 2 0 1.23 20 16 22 16 5 17
Third Team
Pos. Player, School Cl. B-T Ht. Wt. AVG OBP SLG AB R H HR RBI SB
C Ty Ross, Louisiana State Jr. R-R 6-2 208 .292 .357 .384 185 19 54 3 41 2
1B Kevin Cron, Texas Christian So. R-R 6-5 245 .338 .383 .503 151 20 51 6 34 0
2B L.J. Mazzilli, Connecticut Sr. R-R 6-1 190 .339 .404 .548 239 43 81 9 38 16
3B Eric Jagielo, Notre Dame Jr. L-R 6-3 215 .310 .399 .546 229 33 71 13 43 4
SS Adam Frazier, Mississippi State Jr. L-R 5-11 174 .371 .482 .445 245 45 91 0 26 9
OF Jared King, Kansas State Jr. B-L 6-1 200 .377 .453 .577 220 49 83 7 47 16
OF Jason Monda, Washington State Jr. L-L 6-4 201 .275 .369 .363 193 27 53 1 18 6
OF Mason Robbins, Southern Miss So. L-L 6-2 215 .330 .356 .470 215 36 71 3 38 7
DH Johnny Field, Arizona Jr. R-R 5-10 195 .370 .476 .529 257 72 95 3 44 11
UT Aaron Brown, Pepperdine So. L-L 6-1 222 .265 .328 .350 117 9 31 1 24 3
Pos. Player, School Cl. B-T Ht. Wt. W L ERA G SV IP H BB SO
SP Dillon Overton, Oklahoma Jr. L-L 6-2 160 6 3 3.15 22 0 123 127 24 126
SP Adam Plutko, UCLA Jr. R-R 6-3 192 12 3 2.48 18 0 120 91 47 99
SP Karsten Whitson, Florida Jr. R-R 6-4 215 4 0 3.51 14 0 33 37 18 20
SP Kevin Ziomek, Vanderbilt Jr. R-L 6-3 200 5 6 5.22 19 0 79 79 39 79
RP Andrew Mitchell, Texas Christian Jr. R-R 6-3 225 5 3 3.74 17 0 77 55 46 101
UT Aaron Brown, Pepperdine So. L-L 6-1 222 2 1 4.64 16 4 21 21 21 19

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