2018 College Baseball All-Americans
Florida, the top-ranked team going into the NCAA Tournament, also leads all schools with three first-team All-Americans. The Gators' trio includes righthander Brady Singer, the College Player of the Year.
Oregon State leads all teams with four honorees across all three All-America teams. Florida and Clemson have three each, tied for the second most. Six schools—Arizona State, California, Southern Mississippi, Stetson, Tennessee Tech and Texas Tech—had two players honored. In all, 35 schools are represented on the All-America teams.
Six players from the Preseason All-America first team also made the postseason first team: catcher Joey Bart, outfielder Seth Beer, starting pitchers Logan Gilbert, Casey Mize and Singer and reliever Michael Byrne. Third baseman Jonathan India was on the third team. In all, 15 players who scouts voted as Preseason All-Americans erened spots on the postseason teams.
Mize, Byrne and Nick Madrigal all repeat as All-Americans this season. Madrigal was a first-team honoree last year, while Mize and Byrne were on the third team.
C Joey Bart
School: Georgia Tech
The skinny: After being slowed by injury last year, Bart bounced back in a big way. He led the Atlantic Coast Conference in hitting (.359), ranked second in on-base percentage (.471) and slugging percentage (.632), while also earning ACC defensive player of the year honors. He threw out 34 percent of would-be base stealers.
1B Bren Spillane
The skinny: Spillane had a spectacular season for the Illini and finished the regular season leading the Big Ten Conference in all three triple crown categories. He slugged .903 and became the first player in the country to finish a season with a slugging percentage of more than .900 since 2009. His 23 home runs rank as the second most in program history.
2B Kody Clemens
The skinny: Clemens’ standout season led Texas to its first Big 12 Conference title since 2011. Clemens, the yougnest son of Roger Clemens, hit some dramatic homers, including three on the final weekend of the regular season when the Longhorns clinched the championship. He led the league in home runs (19) and slugging percentage (.687).
3B Jonathan India
The skinny: India was a highly regarded prospect coming out of high school and was a regular in the lineup the first two years of his career. He this season had a breakout campaign and became one of the focal points of the Gators’ offense. He led the Southeastern Conference in on-base percentage (.506) and slugging (.730) during the regular season.
SS Terrin Vavra
The skinny: The Golden Gophers ran away with the Big Ten Conference title and Vavra played a big role in thier success. He ranked second in the Big Ten in batting (.385), led Minnesota with 10 home runs and played solid defense up the middle, playing his way up draft boards along the way.
OF Seth Beer
The skinny: Beer in 2016 exploded on the college baseball scene when he won Freshman of the Year honors. He’s continued slugging for the last three years and this season led the ACC with 20 home runs, a career high, while also drawing more than 50 walks for the third consecutive year.
OF Trevor Larnach
School: Oregon State
The skinny: Larnach has long had big raw power but hadn’t tapped into it early in his college career. That all changed this season, as the junior broke out for a team-high 17 home runs. Larnach’s emergence as a middle-of-the-order power threat helped the Beavers earn a top-eight seed in the NCAA Tournament for the second year in a row.
OF Bryant Packard
School: East Carolina
The skinny: Packard led the American Athletic Conference in all three triple-slash statistics during the regular season, hitting .418/.475/.714. He helped lead the Pirates to the conference tornament title and a hosting bid in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2009. Packard also set a program record with a 32-game hitting streak.
DH Andrew Vaughn
The skinny: Vaughn has done nothing but hit since arriving in Berkeley. The sophomore this season led the Pac-12 Conference in hitting (.402), on-base percentage (.531) and slugging percentage (.819) and finished the regular season second in home runs (23) and RBI (63), leaving the first baseman just shy of winning the triple crown.
UTL Brooks Wilson
The skinny: Wilson had primarily been a starting pitcher the first three years of his college career before this season taking over as closer and also moving into the lineup. The new role suited the senior well and he went into the NCAA Tournament leading the country in saves (20), while also ranking second on the team in hitting (.287)..
SP Logan Gilbert
The skinny: Gilbert is the latest high-end pitcher to come through Stetson, joining the likes of Corey Kluber and Jacob deGrom. Gilbert this spring won Atlantic Sun Conference pitcher of the year honors for the second straight season and entered the NCAA Tournament with the second most strikeouts (143) in the country.
SP Casey Mize
The skinny: Mize emerged as the top prospect in this year’s draft class thanks to his devestating stuff and pinpoint control. He led the Southeastern Conference with 140 strikeouts in 102 innings during the regular season and posted a 14.00 strikeout-to-walk rate. Mize threw a no-hitter against Northeastern, the first in program history since 2002.
SP Nick Sandlin
School: Southern Mississippi
The skinny: After two years as Southern Miss’ bullpen ace, Sandlin moved to the front of the rotation for the Golden Eagles. He excelled in his new role and went 9-0, 1.13 during the regular season. Sandlin threw three shutouts and his season ranks as one of the best on the mound in Southern Miss history.
SP Brady Singer
The skinny: Singer came to Florida as an unsigned second round pick in the 2015 draft. He has lived up to those lofty expectations, this year earning College Player of the Year honors after helping to lead Florida to its second straight SEC title. Singer led the SEC in wins (10), ERA (2.25) and opponents batting average (.186).
RP Michael Byrne
The skinny: Byrne surprisingly emerged as Florida’s closer and went on to earn All-America honors. He repeated that feat this year as he became the Gators’ all-time saves leader and anchored the bullpen. He isn’t overpowering, but he pounds the strike zone and understands what he has to do to be successful in high-leverage moments.
RP Jack Little
The skinny: Little was seldom used as a freshman but this season flourished as Stanford’s closer in his sophomore year. The righthander anchored the Cardinal’s bullpen and earned 15 saves. He allowed just five runs (three earned) in 41 innings in the regular season to help Stanford win its first Pac-12 title since 2004..
After 16 Years, Virginia's Coaching Staff Continuity Ends
Until this week, Virginia had the longest-tenured coaching staff in college baseball's largest conferences.
|C Joey Bart, Georgia Tech||Jr.||.359||.471||.632||220||55||79||16||38||41||56||3|
|1B Bren Spillane, Illinois||Jr.||.389||.498||.903||175||57||68||23||60||36||57||16|
|2B Kody Clemens, Texas||Jr.||.344||.437||.703||209||53||72||19||61||34||37||4|
|3B Jonathan India, Florida||Jr.||.362||.502||.723||188||57||68||17||42||47||47||11|
|SS Terrin Vavra, Minnesota||Jr.||.405||.477||.620||163||43||66||7||42||23||13||6|
|OF Seth Beer, Clemson||Jr.||.316||.471||.656||209||60||66||20||52||52||31||1|
|OF Trevor Larnach, Oregon State||Jr.||.324||.447||.637||204||52||66||17||64||40||50||3|
|OF Bryant Packard, East Carolina||So.||.403||.460||.680||206||47||83||14||50||19||42||5|
|DH Andrew Vaughn, California||So.||.402||.531||.819||199||59||80||23||63||44||18||4|
|UTL Brooks Wilson, Stetson||Sr.||.287||.399||.437||167||28||48||3||26||31||39||8|
|SP Logan Gilbert, Stetson||Jr.||10||1||2.52||14||0||0||100||60||20||143||.171|
|SP Casey Mize, Auburn||Jr.||9||5||3.07||15||0||0||103||73||10||140||.209|
|SP Nick Sandlin, Southern Mississippi||Jr.||9||0||1.13||14||0||0||95||51||15||134||.166|
|SP Brady Singer, Florida||Jr.||10||1||2.25||13||1||0||88||59||18||92||.186|
|RP Michael Byrne, Florida||Jr.||2||1||1.99||29||0||13||45||33||4||46||.200|
|RP Jack LIttle, Stanford||So.||3||0||0.66||23||0||15||41||24||7||54||.170|
|UTL Brooks Wilson, Stetson||Sr.||6||0||2.13||31||0||20||55||40||19||68||.197|
|C Adley Rutschman, Oregon State||So.||.391||.494||.594||197||44||77||6||63||44||30||1|
|1B Spencer Torkelson, Arizona State||Fr.||.320||.440||.473||206||59||66||25||53||38||44||4|
|2B Nick Dunn, Maryland||Jr.||.330||.419||.561||212||39||70||10||39||32||19||3|
|3B Josh Jung, Texas Tech||So.||.381||.484||.650||226||63||86||11||73||33||29||4|
|SS Cadyn Grenier, Oregon State||Jr.||.335||.420||.477||218||57||73||4||42||27||43||8|
|OF Devlin Granberg, Dallas Baptist||Sr.||.426||.531||.651||235||65||100||11||65||50||41||23|
|OF Grant Little, Texas Tech||So.||.378||.477||.675||209||58||79||12||67||37||30||9|
|OF Steele Walker, Oklahoma||Jr.||.326||.441||.606||216||48||76||13||53||31||48||7|
|DH Alec Bohm, Wichita State||Jr.||.339||.436||.625||224||57||76||16||55||39||28||9|
|UTL Tanner Dodson, California||Jr.||.328||.389||.407||189||35||62||1||23||15||30||12|
|SP Kyle Brnovich, Elon||So.||8||2||1.71||15||1||0||105||57||36||147||.159|
|SP Colton Eastman, Cal State Fullerton||Jr.||9||3||2.26||15||1||0||104||73||26||108||.208|
|SP Blaine Knight, Arkansas||Jr.||10||0||2.78||15||0||0||87||76||21||86||.234|
|SP John Rooney, Hofstra||Jr.||8||2||1.23||13||3||0||95||51||27||108||.166|
|RP Parker Caracci, Mississippi||R-So.||4||2||1.86||25||0||10||44||38||10||68||.246|
|RP Ryley Gilliam, Clemson||Jr.||2||3||0.99||24||0||11||36||19||22||53||.153|
|UTL Tanner Dodson, California||Jr.||2||1||2.48||19||0||11||40||36||7||35||.235|
|C Cal Raleigh, Florida State||Jr.||.330||.455||.593||221||44||73||13||54||51||40||2|
|1B Chase Chambers, Tennessee Tech||Sr.||.400||.498||.652||230||71||92||15||76||41||24||0|
|2B Nick Madrigal, Oregon State||Jr.||.395||.459||.563||119||29||47||2||27||12||5||9|
|3B Luke Reynolds, Southern Mississippi||R-Jr.||.400||.562||.727||205||69||82||15||60||63||52||8|
|SS Logan Davidson, Clemson||So.||.298||.411||.562||235||57||70||15||45||39||62||10|
|OF Gage Canning, Arizona State||Jr.||.369||.426||.648||236||47||87||9||45||24||54||8|
|OF Keegan McGovern, Georgia||Sr.||.325||.440||.630||200||63||65||15||44||36||42||7|
|OF Andrew Moritz, UNC Greensboro||Jr.||.428||.492||.637||215||57||92||6||61||28||27||12|
|DH Kevin Strohschein, Tennessee Tech||Jr.||.406||.463||.713||251||65||102||18||65||27||33||1|
|UTL Jack Labosky, Duke||Sr.||.238||.391||.405||138||31||44||7||38||32||62||10|
|SP Mason Feole, Connecticut||So.||9||1||2.50||15||0||0||94||75||47||114||.230|
|SP Joey Murray, Kent State||Jr.||9||1||1.71||15||1||0||95||47||38||139||.146|
|SP Andre Pallante, UC Irvine||So.||10||1||1.60||15||0||0||101||77||30||115||.220|
|SP Adam Wolf, Louisville||Jr.||7||2||2.26||15||0||0||96||73||26||105||.209|
|RP Robert Broom, Mercer||Jr.||10||4||1.70||31||0||2||74||57||24||111||.209|
|RP Durbin Feltman, Texas Christian||Jr.||0||1||0.74||19||0||6||24||12||6||43||.156|
|UTL Jack Labosky, Duke||Sr.||2||0||0.84||21||0||9||32||23||4||24||.211|