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2021 College Baseball Freshman All-American Teams



There was never more young talent in college baseball than there was in 2021, when an already stout freshman class that arrived on campus prior to the 2020 season was joined by an even more talented group of first-year players last season, many of whom only ended up in college baseball because of the five-round draft MLB implemented last year.

It’s no surprise, then, that the annual Baseball America freshman All-American teams are stacked like never before. In fact, because of the glut of worthy options, what is usually just two teams of freshman All-Americans has been expanded to three teams of freshman All-Americans for 2021.

These circumstances, however, have also made the selection process an imperfect exercise. The conundrum in putting these teams together was whether to just pull from first-year players who arrived prior to last season or to include second-year freshmen as well.

In the end, the decision was made to include second-year freshmen, which is why you will see players like Vanderbilt’s Jack Leiter, who is just days away from being selected early in the draft, awarded alongside first-year players who are still relative unknowns in the college baseball world.

By examining these teams, you find programs like Vanderbilt, with Leiter and true freshman outfielder Enrique Bradfield, Jr., which rode young talent to deep postseason runs, but you will also see the likes of Cal Poly, UC Santa Barbara and Campbell with multiple players listed, suggesting the best might be yet to come for those teams.

First Team

C Daniel Susac, Arizona
.335/.392/.591 | 242 AB | 48 R | 81 H | 12 HR | 65 RBI | 19 BB | 47 K | 0 SB

1B Ethan Long, Arizona State
.340/.417/.704 | 162 AB | 42 R | 55 H | 16 HR | 54 RBI | 18 BB | 46 K | 0 SB

2B Jace Jung, Texas Tech
.337/.462/.697 | 208 AB | 55 R | 70 H | 21 HR | 67 RBI | 49 BB | 45 K | 4 SB

3B Tyler Locklear, VCU
.345/.515/.686 | 194 AB | 69 R | 67 H | 16 HR | 66 RBI | 46 BB | 40 K | 8 SB

SS Brooks Lee, Cal Poly
.342/.384/.626 | 222 AB | 48 R | 76 H | 10 HR | 57 RBI | 18 BB | 34 K | 3 SB

OF Brock Jones, Stanford
.311/.453/.646 | 206 AB | 56 R | 64 H | 18 HR | 62 RBI | 49 BB | 59 K | 14 SB

OF Enrique Bradfield Jr., Vanderbilt
.336/.451/.414 | 244 AB | 60 R | 82 H | 1 HR | 38 RBI | 45 BB | 42 K | 47 SB

OF Dylan Crews, Louisiana State
.362/.453/.663 | 246 AB | 64 R | 89 H | 18 HR | 42 RBI | 39 BB | 44 K | 12 SB

DH Jacob Berry, Arizona
.352/.439/.676 | 247 AB | 54 R | 87 H | 17 HR | 70 RBI | 33 BB | 58 K | 2 SB

UT Paul Skenes, Air Force
.410/.486/.697 | 188 AB | 49 R | 77 H | 11 HR | 43 RBI | 22 BB | 45 K | 0 SB

SP Jack Leiter, Vanderbilt
11-4 | 2.13 ERA | 18 G | 2 CG | 0 SV | 110 IP | 48 H | 45 BB | 179 K | .129 AVG

SP Andrew Taylor, Central Michigan
11-4 | 1.81 ERA | 15 G | 5 CG | 0 SV | 94.1 IP | 64 H | 24 BB | 125 K | .189 AVG

SP Parker Messick, Florida State
8-2 | 3.10 ERA | 16 G | 0 CG | 0 SV | 90 IP | 81 H | 23 BB | 126 K | .234 AVG

SP Will Bednar, Mississippi State
9-1 | 3.12 ERA | 19 G | 0 CG | 0 SV | 92.1 IP | 72 H | 26 BB | 139 K | .214 AVG

RP Landon Sims, Mississippi State
5-0 | 1.44 ERA | 25 G | 0 CG | 13 SV | 56.1 IP | 29 H | 15 BB | 100 K | .149 AVG

RP Carson Palmquist, Miami
1-1 | 2.22 ERA | 25 G | 0 CG | 14 SV | 44.2 IP | 22 H | 8 BB | 75 K | .143 AVG

UT Paul Skenes, Air Force
1-1 | 2.70 ERA | 18 G | 0 CG | 11 SV | 26.2 IP | 20 H | 9 BB | 30 K | .208 AVG

Second Team

C Kevin Parada, Georgia Tech
.318/.379/.550 | 220 AB | 42 R | 70 H | 9 HR | 42 RBI | 17 BB | 41 K | 1 SB

1B Caden Grice, Clemson
.317/.427/.618 | 186 AB | 40 R | 59 H | 15 HR | 53 RBI | 28 BB | 74 K | 2 SB

2B Carter Trice, Old Dominion
.355/.426/.632 | 234 AB | 57 R | 83 H | 14 HR | 54 RBI | 28 BB | 62 K | 8 SB

3B Brayden Taylor, Texas Christian
.324/.445/.572 | 222 AB | 54 R | 72 H | 12 HR | 53 RBI | 49 BB | 46 K | 15 SB

SS Jacob Gonzalez, Mississippi
.355/.443/.561 | 262 AB | 73 R | 93 H | 12 HR | 55 RBI | 38 BB | 34 K | 2 SB

OF Reed Trimble, Southern Mississippi
.345/.414/.638 | 235 AB | 59 R | 81 H | 17 HR | 72 RBI | 19 BB | 46 K | 12 SB

OF Dylan Beavers, California
.303/.401/.630 | 44 R | 64 H | 18 HR | 49 RBI | 32 BB | 53 K | 10 SB

OF Jared McKenzie, Baylor
.383/.453/.626 | 214 AB | 62 R | 82 H | 10 HR | 44 RBI | 15 BB | 35 K | 3 SB

DH Kyle Teel, Virginia
.335/.416/.526 | 209 AB | 41 R | 70 H | 9 HR | 41 RBI | 24 BB | 37 K | 5 SB

UT Justin Campbell, Oklahoma State
.269/.398/.388 | 67 AB | 10 R | 18 H | 1 HR | 10 RBI | 14 BB | 20 K | 0 SB

SP Pete Hansen, Texas
9-1 | 1.88 ERA | 19 G | 0 CG | 0 SV | 91 IP | 66 H | 23 BB | 80 K | .201 AVG

SP Jace Kaminska, Wichita State
8-1 | 2.32 ERA | 12 G | 2 CG | 0 SV | 62 IP | 51 H | 19 BB | 51 K | .225 AVG

SP Drew Thorpe, Cal Poly
6-6 | 3.79 ERA | 16 G | 1 CG | 1 SV | 90.1 IP | 78 H | 38 BB | 104 K | .240 AVG

SP Cam Schlittler, Northeastern
8-1 | 1.88 ERA | 13 G | 0 CG | 0 SV | 76.2 IP | 58 H | 20 BB | 85 K | .209 AVG

RP Devereaux Harrison, Long Beach State
3-1 | 1.57 ERA | 18 G | 0 CG | 10 SV | 34.1 IP | 22 H | 12 BB | 42 K | .175 AVG

RP Max Rajcic, UCLA
2-1 | 1.65 ERA | 24 G | 0 CG | 7 SV | 32.2 IP | 23 H | 8 BB | 36 K | .185 AVG

UT Justin Campbell, Oklahoma State
7-2 | 2.57 ERA | 14 G | 1 CG | 0 SV | 84 IP | 66 H | 27 BB | 102 K | .214 AVG

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Third Team

C Bennett Lee, Tulane
.440/.527/.600 | 125 AB | 30 R | 55 H | 4 HR | 28 RBI | 17 BB | 17 K | 4 SB

1B Tre Morgan, Louisiana State
.357/.441/.526 | 249 AB | 64 R | 89 H | 6 HR | 42 RBI | 25 BB | 41 K | 15 SB

2B Robert Moore, Arkansas
.283/.384/.558 | 233 AB | 59 R | 66 H | 16 HR | 53 RBI | 41 BB | 51 K | 6 SB

3B Brock Wilken, Wake Forest
.279/.365/.617 | 183 AB | 41 R | 51 H | 17 HR | 44 RBI | 23 BB | 36 K | 0 SB

SS Jordan Sprinkle, UC Santa Barbara
.353/.402/.536 | 235 AB | 55 R | 83 H | 7 HR | 32 RBI | 14 BB | 39 K | 26 SB

OF Zach Rodriguez, UC Santa Barbara
.348/.412/.511 | 221 AB | 45 R | 77 H | 7 HR | 55 RBI | 6 BB | 43 K | 9 SB

OF Nathan Church, UC Irvine
.369/.424/.583 | 271 AB | 62 R | 100 H | 6 HR | 61 RBI | 23 BB | 34 K | 7 SB

OF Gavin Cross, Virginia Tech
.345/.415/.621 | 203 AB | 48 R | 70 H | 11 HR | 35 RBI | 17 BB | 48 K | 9 SB

DH Josh Moylan, East Carolina
.310/.409/.460 | 187 AB | 35 R | 58 H | 6 HR | 38 RBI | 27 BB | 43 K | 0 SB

UT Zach Neto, Campbell
.405/.488/.746 | 173 AB | 50 R | 70 H | 12 HR | 58 RBI | 17 BB | 30 K | 12 SB

SP Thomas Harrington, Campbell
6-3 | 3.45 ERA | 16 G | 1 CG | 0 SV | 75.2 IP | 65 H | 28 BB | 75 K | .226 AVG

SP Nick Pinto, UC Irvine
7-4 | 3.43 ERA | 17 G | 0 CG | 0 SV | 86.2 IP | 83 H | 26 BB | 79 K | .247 AVG

SP Ben Ethridge, Southern Mississippi
6-2 | 3.25 ERA | 16 G | 2 CG | 0 SV | 74.2 IP | 65 H | 13 BB | 82 K | .230 AVG

SP Carter Young, Grand Canyon
7-1 | 2.77 ERA | 15 G | 1 CG | 0 SV | 68.1 IP | 69 H | 27 BB | 59 K | .263 AVG

RP Jacob King, UC Irvine
3-1 | 1.98 ERA | 29 G | 0 CG | 8 SV | 41 IP | 32 H | 10 BB | 45 K | .224 AVG

RP Tyler Cleveland, Central Arkansas
6-3 | 2.43 ERA | 23 G | 1 CG | 9 SV | 66.2 IP | 48 H | 15 BB | 84 K | .198 AVG

UT Zach Neto, Campbell
4-0 | 3.43 ERA | 11 G | 0 CG | 0 SV | 21 IP | 15 H | 15 BB | 16 K | .200 AVG

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