2014 Freshman All-America Team

See also: College Freshman of the Year


Freshman of the Year Zack Collins, a catcher for Miami, leads the 2014 Baseball America Freshman All-America team.

Collins already won Atlantic Coast Conference freshman of the year honors after tying for the the ACC lead with 11 home runs and finishing second with a .556 slugging percentage. He provided a major power boost to a Miami team that won the ACC regular-season title, and he did it while handling the defensive rigors that come with being the primary catcher in the second half of the season. Collins is the sixth Hurricane to win BA’s Freshman of the Year award, more than any other program.

Miami closer Bryan Garcia also earns first-team freshman All-America honors, making the Hurricanes one of two schools with multiple first-teamers (College of Charleston is the other). Vanderbilt, Maryland and Loyola Marymount each land one player on the first team and one on the second team. The Southeastern Conference leads all leagues with eight Freshman All-Americans, followed by the ACC (five).

The teams were selected by the staff of Baseball America.

FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICA TEAMS
First Team
Pos. Name School AVG OBP SLG AB R H HR RBI SB
C Aaron Barnett Pepperdine .359 .384 .390 223 23 80 0 27 1
1B Nick Pappas College of Charleston .269 .321 .406 197 33 53 5 26 3
2B Brandon Lowe Maryland .348 .464 .464 181 35 63 1 42 8
3B Sheldon Neuse Oklahoma .304 .369 .521 240 43 73 7 47 7
SS Garrett Hampson Long Beach State .300 .419 .389 203 34 61 1 47 21
OF Austin Miller Loyola Marymount .374 .474 .451 206 46 77 0 18 25
OF Bryan Reynolds Vanderbilt .338 .395 .480 281 53 95 4 54 14
OF Heath Quinn Samford .319 .398 .533 229 49 73 9 48 2
DH Zack Collins Miami .298 .427 .556 205 32 61 11 54 0
UT Alex Robles Austin Peay State .349 .444 .444 169 35 73 1 39 2
Pos. Name School W L ERA G SV IP H BB SO BAA
SP Bailey Ober College of Charleston 10 3 1.52 17 0 107 73 19 85 .192
SP Cal Quantrill Stanford 7 5 2.68 18 0 111 90 34 98 .221
SP Logan Shore Florida 7 4 2.16 16 0 96 86 20 68 .241
SP Keegan Thompson Auburn 5 3 2.01 14 1 90 61 23 73 .192
RP Bryan Garcia Miami 7 4 1.75 31 15 51 40 19 56 .220
UT Alex Robles Austin Peay State 6 2 3.63 16 0 84 97 20 56 .284

Second Team
Pos. Name School AVG OBP SLG AB R H HR RBI SB
C Tres Barrera Texas .265 .339 .404 230 31 61 5 35 0
1B Bobby Dalbec Arizona .266 .333 .355 169 22 45 2 30 1
2B Jake Noll Florida Gulf Coast .367 .416 .440 275 56 101 0 29 25
3B Andrew Knizner North Carolina State .330 .373 .450 209 34 69 4 47 0
SS David Fletcher Loyola Marymount .329 .362 .374 222 56 73 0 28 17
OF Nick Banks Texas A&M .327 .386 .427 199 29 65 2 26 7
OF Ryan Boldt Nebraska .311 .382 .437 238 47 74 2 31 7
OF J.B. Woodman Mississippi .298 .346 .429 168 31 50 2 20 10
DH Nick Solak Louisville .351 .455 .464 97 29 34 2 25 9
UT Trenton Brooks Nevada .330 .373 .420 188 23 62 3 35 4
Pos. Name School W L ERA G SV IP H BB SO BAA
SP Tyler Alexander Texas Christian 10 3 2.36 20 0 99 88 11 59 .239
SP Wil Crowe South Carolina 8 3 2.75 15 0 92 76 19 59 .228
SP Jared Poche’ Louisiana State 9 3 2.45 16 0 92 72 26 52 .222
SP Mike Shawaryn Maryland 11 4 3.12 16 0 92 89 24 72 .249
RP Hayden Stone Vanderbilt 4 0 1.71 23 3 58 41 14 80 .197
UT Trenton Brooks Nevada 3 1 3.86 16 0 28 29 16 20 .279