College All-America First Team

C Matt Wieters Jr. GEORGIA TECH
A first-team All-American for the second consecutive year, Wieters didn’t quite match last season’s numbers, but the switch-hitting catcher quietly put together another solid season, and he actually increased his batting average by three points from a year ago.
AVG OBP SLG AB R H HR RBI SB
.358 .480 .592 218 42 78 10 59 2
 
1B Brett Wallace So. ARIZONA STATE
The centerpiece of the nation’s best offense, Wallace led the Pacific-10 Conference in the triple crown categories, tying teammate Kiel Roling for the conference lead in homers. The 6-foot-1, 245-pounder even showed a little speed on the bases.
AVG OBP SLG AB R H HR RBI SB
.415 .495 .702 248 73 103 15 75 11
 
2B Tony Thomas Jr. FLORIDA STATE
The most improved player in college baseball this season, Thomas raised his batting average by .141 and his slugging percentage by .307 from 2006. The five-tool talent led the Atlantic Coast Conference in batting, slugging, on-base percentage, runs, hits (tied) and doubles.
AVG OBP SLG AB R H HR RBI SB
.430 .522 .733 258 91 111 11 43 31
 
3B Pedro Alvarez So. VANDERBILT
Alvarez joins Matt Wieters and Kellen Kulbacki as the only repeat first-team All-Americans from a year ago. Alvarez, the Freshman of the Year in 2006, boosted his average .057 from a year ago while also raising his on-base and slugging percentages.
AVG OBP SLG AB R H HR RBI SB
.386 .463 .684 272 76 105 18 68 6
 
SS Todd Frazier Jr. RUTGERS
The former Little League World Series hero and brother of two professional players caught fire down the stretch and carried Rutgers to the Big East tournament title. Often overshadowed by his power numbers, Frazier also showed speed, stealing 25 bases in 30 attempts.
AVG OBP SLG AB R H HR RBI SB
.377 .502 .757 247 87 93 22 65 25
 
OF Grant Desme Jr. CAL POLY
The Big West got four teams to regionals and two teams to Omaha, and Desme led the Big West in batting, slugging, on-base percentage and home runs, even though he missed the final two weeks of the season with a broken wrist after being hit by a pitch.
AVG OBP SLG AB R H HR RBI SB
.405 .494 .733 195 54 79 15 53 12
 
OF Kellen Kulbacki Jr. JAMES MADISON
Kulbacki’s numbers this season weren’t as eye-popping as they were in 2006, but that’s partly because teams were afraid to pitch to him in a mediocre James Madison lineup. He drew 56 walks in 53 games this spring after drawing just 46 walks in 107 games his first two seasons.
AVG OBP SLG AB R H HR RBI SB
.398 .538 .785 191 56 76 19 49 9
 
OF Kyle Russell So. TEXAS
An All-Freshman selection a year ago, Russell had a poor summer in the Cape Cod League but rebounded in a big way as a sophomore. He shattered the Texas single-season home run record (previously 20) and tied for the national lead in long balls.
AVG OBP SLG AB R H HR RBI SB
.336 .456 .807 223 68 75 28 71 10
 
DH Matt LaPorta Sr. FLORIDA
LaPorta led the nation in homers as a sophomore before slumping as a junior, but he rebounded as a senior to lead the Southeastern Conference in batting, slugging and on-base percentage. He also rescued his draft stock, going No. 7 overall to the Brewers.
AVG OBP SLG AB R H HR RBI SB
.402 .582 .817 169 60 68 20 52 2
 
UT Joe Savery Jr. RICE
The 2005 Freshman of the Year saw his power numbers dip this spring from his sophomore season, but he still led Rice in batting and served as a rock in the rotation.
W L ERA SV IP H BB SO AVG
10 1 2.78 0 87 75 38 57 .239
AVG OBP SLG AB R H HR RBI SB
.360 .441 .504 258 55 93 5 57 4
 
SP Preston Guilmet So. ARIZONA
Guilmet finished one win shy of the Pac-10 lead and paced the conference in ERA, strikeouts, opponent average and innings to take conference pitcher of the year honors. The righthander lowered his ERA by 2.93 from his freshman season and pitched the Wildcats to a regional berth.
W L ERA SV IP H BB SO AVG
12 2 1.87 0 135 100 34 146 .205
 
SP Adam Mills Sr. CHARLOTTE
While Charlotte did not face rugged competition in the Atlantic-10, Mills led the nation in ERA and helped the 49ers post the country’s best team ERA. He and his team proved their mettle in the NCAA tournament, reaching the finals of the Columbia (S.C.) regional.
W L ERA SV IP H BB SO AVG
14 2 1.01 0 143 93 27 141 .188
 
SP David Price Jr. VANDERBILT
The College Player of the Year and No. 1 overall draft pick led the nation in strikeouts by 31 and did not suffer his first loss until a relief appearance against Michigan in regionals. The lefthander helped pitch Vandy to its first-ever SEC regular-season and tournament titles.
W L ERA SV IP H BB SO AVG
11 1 2.63 0 133 95 31 194 .199
 
SP Jacob Thompson So. VIRGINIA
An All-Freshman selection in 2006, Thompson took the next step as a sophomore, leading the ACC in ERA and opponent average while finishing second in wins and strikeouts. He even supplanted lefthander Sean Doolittle atop the Cavaliers rotation.
W L ERA SV IP H BB SO AVG
11 0 1.50 0 114 79 32 101 .198
 
RP Casey Weathers Sr. VANDERBILT
A converted outfielder who transferred to Vandy from a California junior college after his sophomore year, the hard-throwing Weathers emerged as the nation’s best reliever as a senior and ended up as the No. 8 overall selection in the 2007 draft, going to the Rockies.
W L ERA SV IP H BB SO AVG
12 2 2.37 7 49 25 21 75 .154
 

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