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2006 College Preview: Preseason All-America Team
2006 College Preview Index

January 16, 2006

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.

First Team

Pos.

Player, School

Cl.

B-T

Ht.

Wt.

AVG

OBP

SLG

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

SB

Last Drafted

C

J.P. Arencibia, Tennessee

So.

R-R

6-1

195

.322

.379

.534

283

54

91

14

71

0

Mariners '04 (17)

The Freshman All-American ranked third in the SEC in RBIs before leading Team USA with a .404 average and .579 slugging percentage.

1B

Matt LaPorta, Florida

Jr.

R-R

6-1

215

.328

.438

.698

265

75

87

26

79

3

Cubs '03 (14)

The slugger led the nation in home runs while topping the SEC in slugging and RBIs en route to a first-team All-America selection in 2005.

2B

Adam Davis, Florida

Jr.

B-R

5-9

185

.306

.395

.486

294

75

90

12

63

24

Never

Davis, who homered from both sides of the plate in the same game twice last year and hit .313 for Team USA, shifts to shortstop this year.

3B

Wes Hodges, Georgia Tech

Jr.

R-R

6-1

194

.397

.466

.566

267

67

106

9

51

3

White Sox '03 (13)

Hodges used all fields to become the 10th player in school history to record 100 hits in a season last year and hit .309 for Team USA.

SS

Evan Longoria, Long Beach State

Jr.

R-R

6-2

185

.320

.368

.421

228

34

73

5

30

10

Never

Longoria filled in at shortstop for Troy Tulowtizki last year before leading the Cape Cod League with eight homers and 36 RBIs to earn MVP honors.

OF

Colin Curtis, Arizona State

Jr.

L-L

6-2

200

.342

.442

.427

260

52

89

2

45

17

Reds '03 (50)

Curtis led all College World Series batters with nine hits, batted .474 in Omaha and .400 for the NCAA tournament.

OF

Drew Stubbs, Texas

Jr.

R-R

6-4

199

.311

.384

.527

283

67

88

11

46

32

Astros '03 (3)

Stubbs hit inside-the-park homers in consecutive games against Stanford and led the Big 12 in steals and ranked in the top five in runs, hits and total bases.

OF

Shane Robinson, Florida State

Jr.

R-R

5-9

165

.427

.532

.605

286

96

122

6

43

49

Never

A one-man rally, Robinson led the nation in runs, ranked second in hits and on-base percentage and third in steals.

UT

Joe Savery, Rice

So.

L-L

6-3

215

.382

.471

.559

204

49

78

5

43

7

Dodgers '04 (15)

Savery earned Freshman of the Year honors and was both the WAC's player and pitcher of the year after leading it in batting and strikeouts.

Pos.

Player, School

Cl.

B-T

Ht.

Wt.

W

L

ERA

G

SV

IP

H

BB

SO

AVG

 Last Drafted

P

Daniel Bard, North Carolina

Jr.

R-R

6-4

202

7

5

4.22

16

0

90

73

43

77

.219

Yankees '03 (20)

Bard led the Cape Cod League with 82 strikeouts in 65 innings, ranked third with a 1.25 ERA and started the all-star game for the West.

P

Ian Kennedy, Southern California

Jr.

R-R

6-1

195

12

3

2.43

18

0

117

85

38

158

.201

Cardinals '03 (14)

Kennedy served as a Team USA's ace and tied for the team lead with four wins after pacing the nation in strikeouts as a sophomore.

P

Andrew Miller, North Carolina

Jr.

L-L

6-6

210

8

4

2.98

16

0

97

78

52

104

.230

Devil Rays '03 (3)

Miller led the ACC with 9.68 strikeouts per nine innings before going 6-0, 1.65 with 66 strikeouts in 49 Cape Cod League innings.

P

David Price, Vanderbilt

So.

L-L

6-6

190

2

4

2.86

16

0

69

51

30

92

.207

Dodgers '04 (19)

Price led Team USA with 39 strikeouts after earning Freshman All-America honors by ranking second in the SEC with 11.9 strikeouts per nine innings.

P

Max Scherzer, Missouri

Jr.

R-R

6-2

198

9

4

1.86

16

0

106

59

41

131

.163

Cardinals '03 (43)

Scherzer ranked second in the nation in opponents average and led all Big 12 starters in strikeouts, strikeouts per nine innings (11.1) and ERA.

UT

Joe Savery, Rice

8

5

2.43

19

1

119

104

37

129

.235

Second Team

Pos.

Player, School

Cl.

B-T

Ht.

Wt.

AVG

OBP

SLG

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

SB

Last Drafted

C

Brian Jeroloman, Florida

Jr.

L-R

6-0

190

.298

.432

.440

248

48

74

8

49

2

Never

1B

Mark Hamilton, Tulane

Jr.

L-L

6-4

212

.318

.452

.599

157

37

50

11

46

0

Never

2B

John Shelby, Kentucky

Jr.

R-R

5-11

185

.344

.373

.558

224

42

77

10

52

23

Never

3B

Matt Antonelli, Wake Forest

Jr.

R-R

6-0

198

.332

.475

.509

232

68

77

5

35

13

Dodgers '03 (19)

SS

Jason Donald, Arizona

Jr.

R-R

6-1

200

.288

.398

.473

222

38

64

5

33

5

Angels '03 (20)

OF

Brennan Boesch, California

Jr.

L-L

6-6

210

.355

.436

.567

217

36

77

7

33

6

Never

OF

Chris Errecart, California

Jr.

R-L

6-1

210

.298

.355

.462

238

35

71

8

35

6

Never

OF

Jon Jay, Miami

Jr.

L-L

6-0

200

.408

.490

.531

211

50

86

1

52

13

Never

UT

Matt Wieters, Georgia Tech

So.

L-R

6-4

205

.366

.470

.581

227

53

83

10

68

1

Never

Pos.

Player, School

Cl.

B-T

Ht.

Wt.

W

L

ERA

G

SV

IP

H

BB

SO

AVG

 Last Drafted

P

Andrew Brackman, North Carolina State

So.

R-R

6-10

235

4

0

2.09

10

0

43

32

18

43

.216

Never

P

Dallas Buck, Oregon State

Jr.

R-R

6-3

210

12

1

2.09

19

1

129

90

51

118

.194

Pirates '03 (19)

P

Joba Chamberlain, Nebraska

Jr.

R-R

6-3

225

10

2

2.81

18

0

119

91

33

130

.218

Never

P

Brad Lincoln, Houston

Jr.

L-R

6-0

200

4

7

4.76

18

0

102

124

25

106

.298

Never

P

Kyle McCulloch, Texas

Jr.

R-R

6-3

178

12

4

2.92

26

0

139

137

45

99

.267

Mets '03 (18)

UT

Matt Wieters, Georgia Tech

3

3

2.85

26

6

41

40

10

32

.255

Third Team

Pos.

Player, School

Cl.

B-T

Ht.

Wt.

AVG

OBP

SLG

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

SB

Last Drafted

C

Chad Tracy, Pepperdine

Jr.

R-R

6-3

175

.367

.428

.609

256

56

94

12

61

3

Never

1B

Aaron Bates, North Carolina State

Jr.

R-R

6-2

226

.425

.523

.678

214

61

91

12

64

3

Marlins '05 (8)

2B

Jim Negrych, Pittsburgh

Jr.

R-R

5-10

180

.349

.471

.694

186

52

65

16

59

11

Never

3B

Chris Coughlan, Mississippi

Jr.

L-R

6-1

195

.363

.430

.516

273

66

99

6

57

7

Diamondbacks '03 (18)

SS

Josh Rodriguez, Rice

Jr.

R-R

6-0

180

.345

.411

.555

238

48

82

11

54

9

Yankees '03 ()

OF

Jordan Danks, Texas

Fr.

L-R

6-5

210

HS—Round Rock, Texas

White Sox '05 (19)

OF

Hunter Mense, Missouri

Jr.

L-L

5-11

185

.327

.440

.473

205

62

67

3

43

10

Never

OF

Michael Taylor, Stanford

So.

R-R

6-6

250

.289

.365

.422

225

44

65

4

28

9

Never

UT

Sean Doolittle, Virginia

So.

L-L

6-2

180

.313

.391

.522

224

36

70

11

57

7

Braves '04 (39)

Pos.

Player, School

Cl.

B-T

Ht.

Wt.

W

L

ERA

G

SV

IP

H

BB

SO

AVG

 Last Drafted

P

Jared Hughes, Long Beach State

Jr.

R-R

6-7

235

8

3

2.83

15

0

89

67

23

87

.212

Devil Rays '03 (16)

P

Wade LeBlanc, Alabama

Jr.

L-L

6-3

180

5

5

4.09

14

0

88

77

28

108

.231

Devil Rays '03 (36)

P

Tim Lincecum, Washington

Jr.

R-R

6-0

165

8

6

3.11

16

0

104

62

71

131

.179

Indians '05 (42)

P

Mark Melancon, Arizona

Jr.

R-R

6-2

210

4

3

2.58

34

11

66

52

21

69

.208

Dodgers '03 (30)

P

Brandon Morrow, California

Jr.

R-R

6-3

185

0

1

9.36

10

1

25

32

20

25

.308

Angels '03 (40)

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