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2010 College Player Of The Year

Aaron Fitt -

For the first time in a decade, Baseball America's College Player of the Year is an underclassman. In the 30-year history of the award, underclassmen won just three times before this year, and all three were special talents who went on to long, successful big league careers: sophomores Robin Ventura of Oklahoma State (1987), John Olerud of Washington State (1988) and Mark Teixeira of Georgia Tech (2000). Rice sophomore third baseman Anthony Rendon fits the same mold.

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Pitchers Lead The Way On All-American Team

Jim Callis -Premium Content

For the second straight year following a 2008 bumper crop of hitters that included Pedro Alvarez, Buster Posey, Gordon Beckham and Justin Smoak, the college pitching talent significantly dwarfs the position players available in the draft. The disparity is even more glaring on our preseason All-America team selected by major league scouting directors, which includes only NCAA Division I players and thus excludes CC of Southern Nevada catcher Bryce Harper, the top overall prospect and best power hitter in the 2010 draft. Furthermore, the top D-I position player is Rice sophomore third baseman Anthony Rendon, who won't be draft-eligible until 2011.

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College Freshman Of The Year

Matt Forman -

After becoming the first player to garner Conference USA player of the year and freshman of the year honors in the same season, Anthony Rendon has new hardware for the trophy case. To go along with being a second-team All-America selection, Rendon is Baseball America's Freshman of the Year.

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College Player Of The Year

Aaron Fitt -

As time passes, Stephen Strasburg might be remembered as the greatest pitcher in college baseball history, and his 2009 junior campaign as the most dominant season ever. Strasburg, San Diego State's 6-foot-4, 220-pound righthander, went 13-1, 1.32 with 195 strikeouts and 19 walks in 109 innings to lead the Aztecs to regionals for the first time since 1991. His 16.1 strikeouts per nine innings ranks third on the NCAA's single-season list.

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