College Preview

2008 Preseason College All-Americans




Major League Baseball scouting directors vote on Baseball America's All-America team, which is then tabulated and selected by Jim Callis, Aaron Fitt and John Manuel.

First Team
Pos. Player, School Cl. B-T Ht. Wt. AVG OBP SLG AB R H HR RBI SB
C Buster Posey, Florida State Jr. R-R 6-2 200 .382 .453 .467 246 66 94 3 65 4
1B Justin Smoak, South Carolina Jr. B-L 6-4 215 .315 .434 .631 260 64 82 22 72 0
2B Jemile Weeks, Miami Jr. B-R 5-9 165 .298 .393 .489 188 40 56 5 27 7
3B Pedro Alvarez, Vanderbilt Jr. L-R 6-2 225 .386 .463 .684 272 76 105 18 68 6
SS Gordon Beckham, Georgia Jr. R-R 6-0 185 .307 .399 .570 228 43 70 13 51 6
OF Jordan Danks, Texas Jr. L-R 6-5 205 .332 .440 .479 238 63 79 4 38 19
OF Dennis Raben, Miami Jr. L-L 6-3 220 .280 .378 .514 218 46 61 12 48 3
OF Kyle Russell, Texas Jr. L-L 6-5 185 .336 .456 .807 223 68 75 28 71 10
DH Yonder Alonso, Miami Jr. L-R 6-2 215 .376 .519 .705 210 57 79 18 74 13
UT Zach Putnam, Michigan Jr. R-R 6-2 215 .330 .397 .518 224 38 74 8 59 1
Pos. Player, School Cl. B-T Ht. Wt. W-L ERA G SV IP H BB SO AVG
P Aaron Crow, Missouri Jr. R-R 6-3 195 9-4 3.59 18 0 118 109 34 90
P Christian Friedrich, Eastern Kentucky Jr. R-L 6-3 208 5-4 2.09 14 0 82 44 36 101 .155
P Brett Hunter, Pepperdine Jr. R-R 6-4 215 6-5 3.94 19 2 82 69 47 73 .230
P Brian Matusz, San Diego Jr. L-L 6-5 200 10-3 2.85 18 0 123 98 37 163 .214
P Ryan Perry, Arizona Jr. R-R 6-4 200 0-2 6.35 14 0 34 47 13 35 .346
UT Zach Putnam, Michigan Jr. R-R 6-2 215 8-5 3.87 16 0 102 94 38 87 .248
Second Team
Pos. Player, School Cl. B-T Ht. Wt. AVG OBP SLG AB R H HR RBI SB
C Petey Paramore, Arizona State Jr. B-R 6-2 215 .379 .500 .549 224 64 85 6 52 4
1B Allan Dykstra, Wake Forest Jr. L-R 6-5 225 .310 .479 .615 226 54 70 18 60 2
2B David Adams, Virginia Jr. R-R 6-2 210 .372 .454 .522 226 45 84 5 43 10
3B Conor Gillaspie, Wichita State Jr. L-R 6-1 200 .325 .358 .495 295 55 96 6 63 12
SS Brandon Crawford, UCLA Jr. L-R 6-2 200 .335 .405 .504 248 50 83 7 55 11
OF Ike Davis, Arizona State Jr. L-L 6-4 205 .349 .407 .546 238 56 83 8 61 6
OF Dominic de la Osa, Vanderbilt Sr. R-R 6-0 205 .378 .452 .727 249 65 94 20 62 20
OF Roger Kieschnick, Texas Tech Jr. L-R 6-3 215 .302 .373 .621 232 50 70 13 36 7
DH Brett Wallace, Arizona State Jr. L-R 6-1 245 .404 .484 .687 265 75 107 16 78 12
UT Josh Romanski, San Diego Jr. L-L 6-0 185 .335 .402 .438 224 43 75 3 30 8
Pos. Player, School Cl. B-T Ht. Wt. W-L ERA G SV IP H BB SO AVG
P Luke Burnett, Louisiana Tech Jr. R-R 6-8 260 5-8 4.93 19 1 91 72 65 115 .221
P Shooter Hunt, Tulane Jr. R-R 6-3 200 6-6 2.62 16 0 100 85 30 104 .232
P Lance Lynn, Mississippi Jr. R-R 6-5 260 8-5 2.85 18 0 123 94 44 146 .209
P Cody Satterwhite, Mississippi Jr. R-R 6-4 205 4-4 3.31 27 4 54 49 28 44 .247
P Jacob Thompson, Virginia Jr. R-R 6-6 215 11-0 1.50 17 0 114 79 32 101 .198
UT Josh Romanski, San Diego Jr. L-L 6-0 185 9-1 3.05 18 0 112 90 23 92 .221
Third Team
Pos. Player, School Cl. B-T Ht. Wt. AVG OBP SLG AB R H HR RBI SB
C Tim Federowicz, North Carolina Jr. R-R 5-10 213 .333 .375 .447 291 46 97 4 65 2
1B David Cooper, California Jr. L-L 6-1 210 .382 .450 .627 204 39 78 12 55 2
2B Blake Stouffer, Texas A&M Sr. B-R 6-0 190 .398 .487 .668 256 58 102 12 85 22
3B James Darnell, South Carolina Jr. R-R 6-2 195 .331 .450 .615 239 61 79 19 63 4
SS Ryan Flaherty, Vanderbilt Jr. L-R 6-3 210 .381 .438 .531 273 59 104 4 57 12
OF Mike Bianucci, Auburn Jr. R-R 6-1 215 .326 .427 .640 175 46 57 14 51 8
OF T.J. Steele, Arizona Jr. R-R 6-3 200 .323 .383 .516 223 41 72 7 47 21
OF Blake Tekotte, Miami Jr. L-R 6-0 175 .333 .431 .479 219 50 73 3 25 15
DH Dustin Ackley, North Carolina So. L-R 6-1 182 .402 .448 .591 296 70 119 10 74 11
UT Jordy Mercer, Oklahoma State Jr. R-R 6-3 200 .299 .370 .481 154 26 46 5 24 5
Pos. Player, School Cl. B-T Ht. Wt. W-L ERA G SV IP H BB SO AVG
P Joshua Fields, Georgia Sr. R-R 6-0 178 1-6 4.46 26 7 38 34 24 45 .243
P Preston Guilmet, Arizona Jr. R-R 6-2 190 12-2 1.87 18 0 135 100 34 146 .205
P Tyson Ross, California Jr. R-R 6-6 225 6-6 2.49 17 0 116 103 39 120 .241
P Tanner Scheppers, Fresno State Jr. R-R 6-4 200 6-6 4.74 25 0 93 106 32 94 .286
P Alex White, North Carolina So. R-R 6-3 191 6-7 4.94 19 0 98 100 48 83 .277
UT Jordy Mercer, Oklahoma State Jr. R-R 6-3 200 3-1 3.81 11 3 26 26 11 25 .257