2011 College All-America Team





Even in a year when new bat standards resulted in diminished offense and stronger pitching numbers across the country, UCLA junior righthander Trevor Bauer stood out. Bauer's mind-boggling strikeout numbers and remarkable consistency made him Baseball America's 2011 College Player of the Year.

Bauer leads a group of four repeat members of BA's College All-America team. Like Bauer, Virginia's Danny Hultzen and Texas' Taylor Jungmann were second-teamers as sophomores who became first-teamers in 2011. Utah's C.J. Cron moved up from the third team to the first team. Hultzen was also a third-teamer as a freshman, making him the lone three-time All-American on the list.

Four members of BA's preseason All-America first team earned postseason first-team honors, as well: Hultzen, Jungmann, LSU's Mikie Mahtook and Hawaii's Kolten Wong. Overall just 12 preseason All-Americans (including Bauer, a second-teamer) landed on the postseason team. In 2010, 18 preseason All-Americans landed on the postseason team.


Mike Zunino   C.J. Cron
C   Mike Zunino, Florida
  1B   C.J. Cron, Utah
The Southeastern Conference player of the year, Zunino was a beast against elite SEC competition. In conference games, he led the league in slugging (.750), runs (36), RBIs (33) and doubles (14) and ranked second in batting (.422), OBP (.477) and homers (eight).   Cron, the son of former big leaguer Chris Cron, might be college baseball's premier offensive player. Cron led the nation in OPS (1.320) and slugging, and he performed just as well against Utah's rigorous nonconference slate as in the Mountain West.
 
Kolten Wong   Colin Moran
2B   Kolten Wong, Hawaii
  3B   Colin Moran, North Carolina
If Cron or Rice's Anthony Rendon isn't the nation's best pure hitter, Wong is. His compact swing is a thing of beauty, and his equally compact frame is both strong and athletic. He also made great strides in his second season at second base, fielding .961.
  The ACC's freshman of the year and the lone freshman on our first team, Moran assumed the role of primary run producer in the heart of the lineup for the No. 3 national seed. He hit for power, led the league in RBIs and showed advanced discipline.
 
Brad Miller   Jason Krizan
SS   Brad Miller, Clemson
  OF   Jason Krizan, Dallas Baptist
After missing nine games in the first half with a broken finger, Miller returned to the lineup afire. He hit a league-best .395 in ACC games and won conference player of the year honors. Miller overcame the defensive woes of his first two years, fielding .950.
  After two standout seasons, Krizan made the leap to elite status as a senior, setting an NCAA record with 39 doubles (and counting, through regionals). He also led the nation in hits and ranked third in RBIs, leading the Patriots to their first super regional.
 
Mikie Mahtook   Victor Roache
OF   Mikie Mahtook, Lousiana State
  OF   Victor Roache, Georgia Southern
After posting a 52-95 walk-strikeout mark in his first two seasons, Mahtook posted a 41-32 BB-K mark as a junior, and his OPS spiked from 1.056 to 1.205. An all-around performer, Mahtook led the SEC in batting (.425) and OBP (.538) in league play.
  Roache arrived at Georgia Southern as a talented but raw Michigan product, and he learned to harness his raw power as a sophomore this spring, leading the nation in home runs by six and ranking second in RBIs. He hit five times as many homers as any GSU teammate.
 
Jake Lowery   Danny Hultzen
DH   Jake Lowery, James Madison
  UT   Danny Hultzen, Virginia
Lowery's 91 RBIs are the most by a college player since Buster Posey's 93 in 2008. He also ranked second in the nation in homers and fourth in triples (eight), threw out 43 percent of basestealers and led JMU to a runner-up finish in the Chapel Hill Regional.   Hultzen's increased fastball velocity and superb feel for a three-pitch mix helped him get drafted second overall. His offensive re-emergence also helped lead UVa to a third straight super regional.
 
Trevor Bauer   Sean Gilmartin
SP   Trevor Bauer, UCLA
  SP   Sean Gilmartin, Florida State
No pitcher was as utterly dominant as Bauer, who finished the season with nine consecutive complete games and a Pac-10-record 203 strikeouts—55 more than second-place Danny Hultzen. He also was tied for the national lead in wins and third in ERA.   Improved command of his fastball, a better slider and a superb changeup helped Gilmartin carve up the ACC. As the only reliable starting pitcher on FSU's staff, he led the Seminoles to their 11th super regional in 13 seasons in the 64-team era.
 
Taylor Jungmann   Michael Roth
SP   Taylor Jungmann, Texas
  SP   Michael Roth, South Carolina
Jungmann was 13-0, 0.95 in the regular season before taking the first home loss of his career in regionals. At 32-7, 1.78 in three years—including two wins in the 2009 College World Series— Jungmann is one of the most accomplished pitchers in school history.
  A College World Series hero as a sophomore—when he morphed from lefty specialist to complete-game ace—Roth had just four career starts heading into 2011. He had no trouble anchoring South Carolina's rotation, leading all starting pitchers in the nation in ERA.
 
Cody Martin  
RP   Cody Martin, Gonzaga
       
Martin racked up 15 saves in his first two seasons at Gonzaga, then went 5-7, 6.55 as a starter in 2010. He thrived back in the bullpen as a senior, leading the nation in ERA and batting average against thanks to a quality four-pitch mix.
   
 


FIRST TEAM
Pos. Name Year AVG OBP SLG AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB
C Mike Zunino, Florida So. .371 .442 .668 232 68 86 16 62 28 45 7
1B C.J. Cron, Utah Jr. .434 .517 .803 198 51 86 15 59 31 21 1
2B Kolten Wong, Hawaii Jr. .378 .492 .560 209 48 79 7 53 42 20 23
3B Colin Moran, North Carolina Fr. .335 .443 .552 230 45 77 9 69 45 31 2
SS Brad Miller, Clemson Jr. .395 .498 .559 195 53 77 5 50 40 34 21
OF Jason Krizan, Dallas Baptist Sr. .419 .502 .714 241 63 101 10 81 40 23 13
OF Mikie Mahtook, Louisiana State Jr. .383 .496 .709 196 61 75 14 56 41 32 29
OF Victor Roache, Georgia Southern So. .326 .438 .778 230 58 75 30 84 37 42 3
DH James Lowery, James Madison Jr. .359 .442 .797 251 80 90 24 91 38 47 9
UT Danny Hultzen, Virginia Jr. .336 .423 .483 116 18 39 1 34 16 9 6
Pos. Name Year W L ERA G CG SV IP H BB SO AVG
SP Trevor Bauer, UCLA Jr. 13 2 1.25 16 10 0 137 73 36 203 .154
SP Sean Gilmartin, Florida State Jr. 12 1 1.83 17 1 0 113 86 20 122 .208
SP Taylor Jungmann, Texas Jr. 13 1 1.40 16 5 0 128 75 29 119 .168
SP Michael Roth, South Carolina Jr. 12 3 1.10 17 1 0 115 89 19 93 .214
RP Cody Martin, Gonzaga Sr. 2 1 0.86 25 0 12 52 30 19 63 .167
UT Danny Hultzen, Virginia Jr. 11 3 1.57 15 0 0 103 69 17 148 .189
SECOND TEAM
Pos. Name Year AVG OBP SLG AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB
C Nick Rickles, Stetson Jr. .347 .408 .600 245 47 85 12 62 25 10 0
1B Aaron Westlake, Vanderbilt Jr. .349 .466 .616 229 53 80 14 48 43 48 2
2B Tommy La Stella, Coastal Carolina Jr. .398 .476 .680 231 59 92 14 70 32 18 7
3B Jason Esposito, Vanderbilt Jr. .362 .429 .560 243 53 88 8 55 17 37 15
SS Joe Panik, St. John's Jr. .398 .509 .642 226 60 90 10 57 44 24 21
OF Trever Adams, Creighton Sr. .387 .465 .665 230 46 89 14 57 28 41 15
OF Bryson Myles, Stephen F. Austin Jr. .411 .484 .581 241 69 99 8 36 23 36 53
OF George Springer, Connecticut Jr. .350 .458 .624 237 60 83 12 77 36 38 31
DH Adam Brett Walker, Jacksonville So. .411 .486 .685 241 65 99 13 75 34 63 14
UT Nick Ramirez, Cal State Fullerton Jr. .291 .391 .507 213 40 62 9 49 32 42 4
Pos. Name Year W L ERA G CG SV IP H BB SO AVG
SP Matt Barnes, Connecticut Jr. 11 4 1.62 16 3 0 117 71 31 111 .177
SP Grayson Garvin, Vanderbilt Jr. 13 1 2.37 16 0 0 102 87 21 89 .228
SP Sam Gaviglio, Oregon State Jr. 12 2 1.87 16 4 0 115 82 27 113 .200
SP Sonny Gray, Vanderbilt Jr. 11 3 2.01 16 3 0 108 73 39 115 .192
RP Corey Knebel, Texas Fr. 3 2 1.25 33 0 17 50 25 12 57 .150
UT Nick Ramirez, Cal State Fullerton Jr. 1 1 2.13 22 0 16 25 15 10 33 .167
THIRD TEAM
Pos. Name Year AVG OBP SLG AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB
C Tyler Ogle, Oklahoma Jr. .343 .464 .552 201 53 69 9 45 34 34 10
1B Christian Walker, South Carolina So. .361 .442 .556 241 57 87 9 58 32 26 3
2B Dan Paolini, Siena Sr. .346 .440 .664 211 48 73 19 67 32 36 13
3B Matt Leeds, College of Charleston Jr. .345 .447 .672 232 66 80 18 80 39 61 8
SS Chad Zurcher, Memphis Jr. .443 .547 .557 203 47 90 0 34 33 14 12
OF Daniel Aldrich, Coll. of Charleston Fr. .347 .399 .739 222 43 77 22 73 18 59 1
OF James Ramsey, Florida State Jr. .364 .444 .593 236 56 86 10 66 31 48 11
OF Dusty Robinson, Fresno State Jr. .310 .410 .662 210 44 65 16 55 16 55 10
DH Joey DeMichele, Arizona State So. .368 .417 .665 182 37 67 9 48 14 26 6
UT Bo Reeder, East Tennessee State Jr. .316 .361 .566 244 59 77 15 60 14 61 3
Pos. Name Year W L ERA G CG SV IP H BB SO AVG
SP Greg Gonzalez, Fresno State Sr. 11 1 1.79 16 2 0 105 76 28 124 .181
SP Mark Pope, Georgia Tech Jr. 11 4 1.74 16 5 0 114 91 24 88 .218
SP Matt Summers, UC Irvine Jr. 11 2 1.72 16 2 0 110 69 31 96 .180
SP Michael Wacha, Texas A&M So. 8 3 2.24 16 2 0 109 100 23 106 .246
RP Matt Price, South Carolina Jr. 5 3 2.25 30 0 17 48 34 14 63 .202
UT Bo Reeder, East Tennessee State Jr. 0 1 1.95 24 0 18 28 16 12 32 .165