Jac Caglianone And The Top 5 Two-Way Players Of The BBCOR Era


Image credit: Jac Caglianone (Photo by Eddie Kelly / ProLook Photos)

From Dave Winfield to John Olerud to Tim Hudson, college baseball has a rich tradition of two-way superstars.

Thanks to Jac Caglianone, Florida’s do-it-all first baseman/lefthander, that tradition became a little richer in 2024.

Since the introduction of BBCOR bat restrictions back in 2011, five players stand above the fray as college baseball’s two-way superstars. All five were first-team All-Americans. Two—A.J. Reed and Brendan McKay—were College Players of the Year. All but Reed were first-round picks.

How Jac Caglianone Set Records And Became A Top Draft Prospect

Improvements at the plate and on the hill have made the Florida star a must-watch player on the field and in this year’s MLB draft class.

Check out the table below to see how Caglianone’s impressive numbers (through super regionals) stacks up with his two-way peers. “League” averages via OPS+ and ERA+ attempt to quantify output across different eras and conference environments.

1A.J. ReedKentucky2014Jr..336.476.73522375237302291222.0916112982971135
2Brendan McKayLouisville2017Jr..341.457.65922376185721771132.56171097735146139
3Paul SkenesAir Force2022So..314.412.63415348133801401032.731586703096158
4Jac CaglianoneFlorida2024Jr..411.532.8602369733683207524.711573614882106
5Marco GonzalesGonzaga2012So..325.372.430151492290123821.551293632392158
NOTE: Scroll right for pitching stats

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