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Searing Fastball Sets Scherzer Apart

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Max Scherzer's sensational sophomore season turned him into one of the nation's elite pitchers and prospects. He limited opponents to a .163 average, which ranked second in the country among starters, and led the Big 12 Conference with 131 strikeouts in 106 innings. Scherzer finished the year 9-4, 1.86 and then watched the honors pile up: Big 12 pitcher of the year, second-team All-American, Team USA starter.

College | #2006#Season Preview

2006 Preseason All-America Team

Baseball America's All-America team was selected by Allan Simpson and Will Kimmey in conjunction with major league scouting directors. It's based on future potential as much as past performance, and because of that often proves a strong indicator of future success even if the accompanying statistics aren't always eye-popping. Ten of the 14 players on last year's first team ended up as first-round draft picks, two went in the second round and Daniel Bard and Drew Stubbs are first-teamers this year who look like first-round locks this June.

College | #2006#Season Preview