2024 College Baseball Freshman All-American Teams


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Drew Burress is Baseball America’s 2024 Freshman of the Year. Burress hit .381/.512/.821 with 25 home runs in 58 games for Georgia Tech. He led all freshmen nationally in home runs, batting, on-base percentage and slugging. He earned first-team All-America honors, joining a distinguished list for freshmen to earn that honor.

Burress also highlights the Freshman All-America teams. He is joined by Clemson righthander Aidan Knaak, who was a third-team All-American, and Texas A&M third baseman Gavin Grahovac, who was named SEC freshman of the year and helped the Aggies to a runner-up finish at the College World Series.

North Carolina placed two players on the first team. Duke, which had two second-team honorees, was the only other team with more than one player honored.

The staff of Baseball America selected the Freshman All-America Teams.

First team

Luke Stevenson, C, North Carolina

Batted .284/.420/.535 with 14 home runs while starting all but one game behind the plate to help the Tar Heels win the ACC title and reach the College World Series.

Henry Ford, 1B, Virginia

Batted .336/.409/.597 with 17 home runs, breaking the program’s freshman home run record, which had been held by Mark Reynolds since 2002.

Steven Milam, 2B, LSU

Batted .326/.415/.516 with eight home runs, including walk-off home runs in both the SEC Tournament and the Chapel Hill Regional.

Gavin Grahovac, 3B, Texas A&M

Named SEC freshman of the year and batted .298/.390/.596 with 23 home runs while starting all but one game for the College World Series runners-up.

Justin Lebron, SS, Alabama

Batted .344/.434/.550 with 12 home runs and earned all-SEC and SEC all-defensive team honors while starting all but one game at shortstop for the Crimson Tide.

Caden Bogenpohl, OF, Missouri State

Batted .292/.445/.632 with 20 home runs, breaking the program’s freshman home run record, which had been held by Ryan Howard since 1999.

Drew Burress, OF, Georgia Tech

Named ACC freshman of the year after batting .381/.512/.821 with 25 home runs while playing every game in center field for the Yellow Jackets.

Brandon Compton, OF, Arizona State

Named Pac-12 freshman of the year after batting .354/.427/.661 with 14 home runs in his first season after undergoing Tommy John surgery.

Daniel Cuvet, DH, Miami

Batted .351/.429/.736 with 24 home runs and led all freshman nationally with 75 RBI while also setting the program’s freshman home run record.

Jason DeCaro, SP, North Carolina

Emerged as the No. 1 starter for the Tar Heels, leading them to an ACC title and the College World Series while going 6-1, 3.81 in 89.2 innings over 18 starts.

Kenton Deverman, SP, Evansville

Named Missouri Valley Conference freshman of the year after going 9-2, 4.22 in 111 innings over 16 starts and helping the Purple Aces win the MVC Tournament and reach super regionals.

Aidan Knaak, SP, Clemson

Earned first-team all-ACC honors after going 5-1, 3.35 with 108 strikeouts in 83.1 innings and helping Clemson to super regionals.

Dominic Voegele, SP, Kansas

Named Big 12 freshman of the year after going 7-2, 3.89 with 80 strikeouts in 81 innings for the Jayhawks.

Gabe Gaeckle, RP, Arkansas

Went 3-3, 2.32 with seven saves and 57 strikeouts in 42.2 innings across 22 appearances for the Razorbacks.

Ricky Ojeda, RP, UC Irvine

Earned first-team all-Big West honors after going 6-1, 3.46 with 74 strikeouts in 52 innings across 25 appearances for the Anteaters.

Erik Paulsen, UTIL, Stony Brook

Named Coastal Athletic Association rookie of the year after batting .299/.392/.458 with 16 doubles and going 2-1, 3.21 with six saves in 42 innings across 15 appearances on the mound.

Second Team

C Garrett Wright, Bowling Green State
1B Luke Gaffney, Purdue
2B TJ Pompey, Texas Tech
3B Chris Haciopan, Maryland
SS Dean Curley, Tennessee
OF AJ Gracia, Duke
OF Tre Phelps, Georgia
OF Zion Rose, Louisville
DH Kade Lewis, Butler
SP Brett Laman, Abilene Christian
SP Tommy LaPour, Wichita State
SP Christian Lim, Stanford
SP Chase Morgan, Louisiana
RP Jacob Dudan, NC State
RP Ethan Norby, East Carolina
UTL Kyle Johnson, Duke

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