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All-American Teams College -
For Immediate Release: Thursday,
Dec. 20, 2001
PRE-SEASON ALL-AMERICAN BASEBALL TEAMS
TUCSON, Ariz. The 2002 Louisville Slugger pre-season
All-American baseball teams, selected by Collegiate Baseball newspaper, features a
whos who of NCAA Division I baseball players.
The pre-season pick as National Player of The Year is RHP Bobby
Brownlie of Rutgers. Many scouts feel he will be the first college player taken in next
June's Free Agent Draft. Last season for the Scarlet Knights, the 6-foot-1, 195-pounder
posted a 6-3 record, 2.36 ERA and fanned 86 batters with only 17 walks despite missing a
month due to a broken thumb on his pitching hand.
During the summer, he recorded a 7-0 record for Team USA. In a
team-high 53.6 innings, he allowed just 32 hits (30 of which were singles) while walking
11 and striking out 63. He led Team USA in wins, innings pitched and strikeouts. His ERA
was a team-best 0.84.
For complete statistics on each All-American, purchase the Jan. 4 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 partial statistics from last
season for first team members):
- First Team Pre-Season All-Americans
- RHP Shane Komine, Nebraska (14-2, 3.35 ERA, 157 K, 36 BB)
- RHP Bobby Brownlie, Rutgers (6-3, 2.36 ERA, 86 K, 17 BB)
- RHP Jeremy Guthrie, Stanford (13-4, 2.82 ERA, 128 K, 41 BB)
- RHP Mike Rogers, Oral Roberts (14-1, 2.37 ERA, 137 K, 46 BB)
- RHP Kiki Bengochea, Miami, Fla. (9-4, 4.10 ERA, 89 K, 38 BB)
- RHP Anthony Reyes, Southern Calif. (5-4, 3.72 ERA, 97 K, 25 BB)
- Relief - Chad Cordero, Cal. St.
Fullerton (14 SV, 1.83 ERA, 63 K, 12 BB)
- C - Tyler Parker, Georgia Tech. (Outstanding defense, injured much of 2001 season)
- 1B - Ryan Barthelemy, Florida St. (.343, 22 2B, 14 HR, 72 RBI)
- 2B - Chris O'Riordan, Stanford (.359, 17 2B, 12 HR, 68 RBI)
- SS - Drew Meyer, South Carolina (Great defense, .303, 12 2B, 7 HR, 37 RBI, 20 SB)
- 3B - Jeff Baker, Clemson (.369, 23 HR, 13 2B, 75 RBI)
- OF - Steve Stanley, Notre Dame (.400, 14 2B, 1 HR, 32 RBI, 31 SB)
- OF - Ricki Weeks, Southern (.422, 13 2B, 14 HR, 70 RBI, 28 SB)
- OF - Rod Allen, Arizona St. (.389, 14 2B, 6 HR, 53 RBI)
- OF - Jason Law, Monmouth (.436, 20 2B, 16 HR, 67 RBI)
- Utility - Paul Henry, Ball St. (.400, 20 2B, 12 HR, 62 RBI, 8 SV as pitcher)
- Second Team Pre-Season All-Americans
- RHP Steve Reba, Clemson
- RHP Andy Dickinson, Illinois
- LHP Lane Mestepey, Louisiana St.
- RHP Sam Narron, East Carolina
- RHP Ben Thurmond, Winthrop
- RHP Pete Montrenes, Mississippi
- RHP Bryan Bullington, Ball St.
- Relief Dave Bush, Wake Forest
- Relief Royce Ring, San Diego St.
- C Jeremy Brown, Alabama
- C Ryan Garko, Stanford
- 1B Nick Swisher, Ohio St.
- 2B Russ Adams, North Carolina
- SS Javy Rodriguez, Miami (Fla.)
- SS Victor Menocal, Georgia Tech.
- 3B Jamie D'Antona, Wake Forest
- 3B Kevin Howard, Miami (Fla.)
- OF Carlos Quentin, Stanford
- OF Burney Hutchinson, Mississippi
- OF Matt Davis, Virginia Commonwealth
- UT Michael Aubrey, Tulane
- Third Team Pre-Season All-Americans
- RHP Steven White, Baylor
- RHP Derric Merrell, Cal. St.
- LHP Matt Lynch, Florida St.
- RHP Blair Varnes, Florida St.
- LHP Ricky Barrett, San Diego
- LHP Chris Leonard, Miami (Ohio)
- RHP Brian Whitaker, N.C. Wilmington
- RHP Jason Paul, Ball St.
- RHP Bob Runyon, Fresno St.
- Relief George Huguet, Miami (Fla.)
- Relief Randy Corn, The Citadel
- Relief J.D. Willcox, Stanford
- C Scott Kosmicky, Md.-Baltimore
- C Alberto Concepcion, Southern
- C Danny Matienzo, Miami (Fla.)
- 1B Tim Arroyo, Cal. St. Northridge
- 1B Phil Pilewski, Toledo
- 1B Michael Johnson, Clemson
- 1B Mike Saunches, Illinois St.
- 2B Steve Sollman, Notre Dame
- 2B Nebasett Brown, Oklahoma St.
- 2B Gabe Lopez, San Jose St.
- SS Omar Quintanilla, Texas
- SS Eric Arnold, Rice
- 3B Scott Martin, Delaware St.
- 3B Brock Koman, Michigan
- 3B Nick Blankenship, Texas Tech.
- 3B Kainoa Obrey, Brigham Young
- OF Val Majewski, Rutgers
- OF Mark Pederson, Valparaiso
- OF Chad Oliva, Jacksonville
- OF Gregg Davies, Towson
- OF Shane Costa, Cal. St. Fullerton