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All-American Teams College -
For Immediate Release: Thursday,
Dec. 17, 1998
PRE-SEASON ALL-AMERICAN BASEBALL TEAMS
TUCSON, Ariz. The 1999 Louisville Slugger pre-season
All-American baseball team, selected by Collegiate Baseball newspaper, features a
whos who of NCAA Division I baseball players.
The pre-season pick as the Player of The Year is Southern California
catcher Eric Munson who undoubtedly will be a high first round draft pick next June in the
free agent draft. For complete statistics on each player, purchase the Jan. 1 issue of Collegiate
Baseball newspaper. This edition also has NCAA Division I conference rundowns on the
projected teams to beat, conference players of the year, and players to watch, plus an
in-depth story on top college draft eligible players.
The three All-American teams include (with statistics from last
Relief - Marc Bluma, Wichita St. (11 SV, 5-0, 1.74 ERA, 56 K, 17 BB)
C - Eric Munson, Southern California (outstanding defense, .392, 16 HR, 56 RBI)
1B - Jon Palmieri, Wake Forest (.438, 12 HR, 78 RBI)
2B - D.J. Svihlik, Illinois (.374, 16 2B, 15 HR, 55 RBI)
SS - Damon Thames, Rice (.424, 36 2B, 26 HR, 115 RBI)
3B - Xavier Nady, California (.404, 15 HR, 28 2B, 70 RBI)
OF - Kevin Mench, Delaware (.455, 33 HR, 16 2B, 16 SB)
OF - Jeff Ryan, Wichita St. (.439, 33 2B, 23 HR, 105 RBI, 31 SB)
OF - Termel Sledge, Long Beach St. (.392, 13 HR, 25 2B, 26 SB)
Utility - Jason Jennings, Baylor (.327, 18 HR, 58 RBI, 11-4 pitching record, 5.08 ERA)
DH - Pat Magness, Wichita St. (.464, 21 HR, 19 2B, 100 RBI)
Second Team Pre-Season All-Americans
RHP Kip Wells, Baylor
LHP Chuck Crowder, Georgia Tech.
LHP Mario Ramos, Rice
LHP Casey Fossum, Texas A&M
LHP Ryan Spille, S.E. Missouri St.
Relief - Aaron Heilman, Notre Dame
C - Josh Bard, Texas Tech.
1B - Casey Bookout, Oklahoma
2B - Ryan Pond, Brigham Young
SS - Bobby Hill, Miami (Fla.)
SS - Brian Roberts, South Carolina
3B - Andrew Beinbrink, Arizona St.
OF - Jason Sparks, Tulane
OF - Matt Diaz, Florida St.
OF - Ryan Ludwick, UNLV
Utility - Jason Lane, Southern
DH - Chris Weekly, New Mexico St.
Third Team Pre-Season All-Americans
LHP Hayden Gliemmo, Auburn
RHP Brent Shoening, Auburn
RHP Ben Christensen, Wichita St.
RHP Ben Sheets, Northeast Louisiana
RHP Ryan Mottl, Clemson
RHP Jon McDonald, Florida St.
RHP Nick Stocks, Florida St.
RHP Matt McClendon, Florida
RHP Michael Schultz, Loyola
RHP Kip Bouknight, South Carolina
RHP Peter Bauer, South Carolina
RHP Stephen Cowie, Duke
RHP Darryl Roque, Miami (Fla.)
RHP Rik Currier, Southern California
RHP Justin Fry, Ohio St.
RHP Jeremy Ward, Long Beach St.
Relief - Stephen Bess, Rice
C - Brad Cresse, Louisiana St.
C - Chad Sutter, Tulane
C - Josh Holliday, Oklahoma St.
1B - Robb Quinlan, Minnesota
1B - Sean McGowan, Boston College
1B - John Gall, Stanford
2B - Brad Henderson, Mississippi
SS - Vaughn Schill, Duke
SS - Willie Bloomquist, Arizona St.
SS - Keoni DeRenne, Arizona
SS - Brant Ust, Notre Dame
SS - Lon Yamaguchi, New Mexico
3B - Garrett Atkins, UCLA
3B - Royce Huffman, Texas Christian
3B - Luis Fernandez, Florida
OF - B.J. Barns, Duquesne
OF - Mike Lockwood, Ohio St.
OF - Jon Topolski, Baylor
UT - Mike Dwyer, Richmond
DH - Spencer Oborn, Cal. St.
- First Team Pre-Season All-Americans
- RHP Shane Wright, Texas Tech.
(14-1, 2.71 ERA, 13 CG, 116 SO, 20 BB)
- RHP Alex Santos, Miami, Fla.
(15-1, 2.54 ERA, 142 SO, 28 BB)
- RHP David Walling, Arkansas
(10-4, 4.70 ERA, 128 SO, 25 BB)
- LHP John Hendricks, Wake
Forest (13-4, 3.14 ERA, 11 CG, 111 SO, 34 BB)
- LHP Shane Nance, Houston (9-4, 2.95 ERA, 93 SO, 42 BB)