Louisville Slugger 2012 Preseason All-American Teams

December 20, 2011

Louisville Slugger has announced its 2012 Preseason College Baseball All-American Teams. The SEC leads the way with six first team selections, all of whom played in the 2011 College World Series national championship game.

Florida is loaded with returning talent. The Gators, last year’s national runner-up, boast four first team All-Americans, two second team selections and one third team honoree. Two-time defending national champion South Carolina has two first team picks and one second team honoree.

Here are some of the top conferences with the total number of players on the first, second or third teams:

SEC – 14

ACC – 10

Pac-12 – 9

Here’s a look at the first team (a link to the complete release with stats is included below).

First Team

LHP Michael Roth – South Carolina
RHP Matt Price – South Carolina
RHP Sam Stafford – Texas
RHP Mark Appel – Stanford
RHP Hudson Randall – Florida
RHP Karsten Whitson – Florida
Relief Corey Knebel – Texas

C Mike Zunino – Florida
1B Adam Brett Walker – Jacksonville
2B Ross Hefley – Western Carolina
3B Tyler Hannah – Troy
SS Deven Marrero – Arizona State
OF Victor Roache – Georgia Southern
OF Tyler Naquin – Texas A&M
OF Daniel Aldrich – College of Charleston
DH William Carmona – Stony Brook
UT Brian Johnson – Florida

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Second Team

RHP Tyler Ray – Troy
RHP Michael Wacha – Texas A&M
RHP Ross Stripling – Texas A&M
LHP Hoby Milner – Texas
RHP Brady Rodgers – Arizona State
RHP D.J. Baxendale – Arkansas
RHP Kevin Gausman – LSU
Relief Michael Schum – Wright State
Relief Branden Kline – Virginia

C Peter O’Brien – Miami (FL)
1B Brad Zebedis – Presbyterian
1B Christian Walker – South Carolina
2B Tony Renda – Cal
2B Devon Travis – Florida State
3B Colin Moran – North Carolina
3B Kris Bryant – San Diego
SS Kenny Diekroger – Stanford
OF Preston Tucker – Florida
OF James Ramsey – Florida State
OF Michael Ratteree – Rice
UT Austin Maddox – Florida

Third Team

RHP Kurt Schluter – Stetson
RHP Kurt Heyer – Arizona
RHP Adam Plutko – UCLA
RHP Andrew Smith – Charlotte
RHP Chris Beck – Georgia Southern
RHP Eric Whaley – Miami (FL)
RHP Buck Farmer – Georgia Tech
LHP Kent Emmanuel – North Carolina
RHP Justin Amlung – Louisville
RHP Austin Kubitza – Rice
LHP David Starn – Kent State
RHP Ty Blach – Creighton
Relief Michael Monn – North Carolina
Relief Todd Hornsby – Jacksonville State
Relief Tony Bryant – Oregon State
Relief Caleb Reed – Mississippi State
Relief Scott Coffman – New Mexico State

C Josh Elander – TCU
1B Jake Hibberd – Wright State
1B D.J. Peterson – New Mexico
1B Casey Kalenkosky – Texas State
2B Cam Schiller – Oral Roberts
2B Maxx Tissenbaum – Stony Brook
3B Trenton Moses – Southeast Missouri State
3B Torsten Boss – Michigan State
SS Bo Cuthebertson – Southern Utah
SS Nolan Fontana – Florida
OF Tony Kemp – Vanderbilt
OF Andrew Rash – Virginia Tech
OF Shaun Cooper – Utah
OF Jeremy Baltz – St. John’s
OF Michael Lorenzen – Cal State Fullerton
UT Marco Gonzalez – Gonzaga


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