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All-American Teams College -
For Immediate Release: Monday, Dec.
PRE-SEASON ALL-AMERICAN BASEBALL TEAMS
TUCSON, Ariz. The 2003 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 2B Rickie Weeks
of Southern University. Many scouts feel he will be the first college player taken in next
June's Free Agent Draft. Last season for the Jaguars, he led the nation in four offensive
categories (.495 batting average, 96 RBIs which computed to 1.78 per game, 12 triples,
.995 slugging percentage) and finished second nationally with 1.63 runs scored per game.
It may have been the most impressive offensive year by a player in NCAA Division I
For complete statistics on each All-American, purchase the Jan. 3 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 and a
special story on Rickie Weeks.
The three All-American teams include (with partial statistics from last
season for first team members):
- First Team Pre-Season All-Americans
- LHP Justin Simmons, Texas (16-1, 2.52 ERA, 4 CG)
- RHP Brad Sullivan, Houston (13-1, 1.82 ERA, 157 K, 49 BB)
- RHP Tim Stauffer, Richmond (15-3, 1.54 ERA, 13 CG, 140 K, 34
- RHP Kyle Sleeth, Wake Forest (14-0, 2.97 ERA, 113 K, 41 BB)
- LHP Kyle Bakker, Georgia Tech. (13-2, 3.14 ERA, 115 K, 24
- RHP Steven Herce, Rice (13-3, 2.79 ERA, 5 CG, 104 K, 23 BB)
- Relief Huston Street, Texas (14 SV, 0.96 ERA, 49 K, 9
- C Landon Powell, South Carolina (Great defense, .292,
17 2B, 12 HR, 53 RBI)
- C Tony Richie, Florida St. (Superb defense, .353, 17
2B, 13 HR, 75 RBI)
- 1B Vincent Sinisi, Rice (.428, 22 2B, 11 HR, 80 RBI)
- 2B Rickie Weeks, Southern (.495, 15 2B, 20 HR, 12 3B,
96 RBI, 10 SB)
- 3B Antoin Gray, Southern (.449, 18 2B, 19 HR, 77 RBI)
- SS Stephen Drew, Florida St. (.402, 15 2B, 16 HR, 54
RBI, 13 SB)
- OF Ryan Goleski, Eastern Michigan (.381, 17 2B, 22 HR,
- OF Vito Chiaravalloti, Richmond (.357, 17 2B, 23 HR,
- OF Ryan McGraw, Coastal Carolina (.382, 10 2B, 5 HR,
43 RBI, 63 SB)
- UT Michael Aubrey, Tulane (.316, 15 2B, 7 HR, 52 RBI,
8-1 pitching record, 4.45 ERA, 36 K, 18 BB)
- Second Team Pre-Season All-Americans
- RHP Derek DeCarlo, Florida International
- LHP Abe Alvarez, Long Beach St.
- RHP Bobby Sawicki, S.W. Texas St.
- LHP Matt Lynch, Florida St.
- RHP Philip Humber, Rice
- RHP Justin Verlander, Old Dominion
- Relief Chad Cordero, Cal. St. Fullerton
- C Chris Westervelt, Stetson
- C Ryan Garko, Stanford
- 1B Michael Johnson, Clemson
- 2B Tim Moss, Texas
- 3B Jamie DAntona, Wake Forest
- SS David Reaver, Richmond
- OF Dustin Majewski, Texas
- OF Matt Murton, Georgia Tech.
- OF Jeff Leise, Nebraska
- UT Wes Whisler, UCLA
- Third Team Pre-Season All-Americans
- LHP Jeremy Sowers, Vanderbilt
- RHP Ryan Schroyer, Arizona St.
- RHP Jake Tompkins, Louisiana St.
- RHP Grant Johnson, Notre Dame
- RHP Jeff Watchko, Georgia Tech.
- RHP Wes Littleton, Cal. St. Fullerton
- LHP Paul Maholm, Mississippi St.
- RHP Matt Durkin, San Jose St.
- RHP Scooter Michael, N.C. Greensboro
- RHP Jered Weaver, Long Beach St.
- LHP Scott Lewis, Ohio St.
- Relief Daniel Hodges, Florida St.
- Relief James Russell, Villanova
- Relief David Aardsma, Rice
- Relief George Huguet, Miami (Fla.)
- C Jeremy West, Arizona St.
- C David Castillo, Oral Roberts
- C Brady Burrill, Michigan St.
- 1B Kelly Hunt, Bowling Green St.
- 1B Bryan Zenchyk, Stetson
- 1B Eddie Kim, James Madison
- 1B Joey Metropoulos, Southern California
- 2B Eric Patterson, Georgia Tech.
- 3B Darryl Lawhorn, East Carolina
- 3B Conor Jackson, California
- 3B Lee Curtis, Coll. of Charleston
- 3B Aaron Hill, Louisiana St.
- 3B Brian Snyder, Stetson
- 3B Kevin Matuszek, Morehead St.
- SS Brian Bixler, Eastern Michigan
- SS Anthony Lunetta, Southern California
- OF Shane Costa, Cal. St. Fullerton
- OF Jeff Barry, Vermont
- OF Sam Fuld, Stanford
- OF Terry Trofholz, Texas Christian
- OF Cary Page, Morehead St.