Collegiate Baseball Newspaper
For Immediate Release:
Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005
SLUGGER'S" PRE-SEASON ALL-AMERICAN BASEBALL TEAMS
TUCSON, Ariz. — The 2006 Louisville Slugger pre-season
All-American baseball teams, selected by Collegiate Baseball newspaper,
features a who’s who of NCAA Division I baseball players.
The pre-season pick as National Player of The Year is OF
Shane Robinson of Florida St. Last season for the Seminoles, he hit .427 with
122 hits, 25 doubles, 57 walks and 49 stolen bases. If that wasn't enough, he
put together a school record 40-game hitting streak. In addition, he was the
first player in FSU history to record 100 hits and steal 40-plus bases in the
same year. After his monster season of a year ago, he was named Collegiate
Baseball’s National Player of The Year.
For complete statistics on each All-American, purchase the
Jan. 6 issue of Collegiate Baseball newspaper.*
The three All-American teams include (with partial statistics
from last season for first team members):
- First Team
- RHP Dallas Buck, Oregon St. (12-1, 2.09
ERA, 118 K, 51 BB)
- LHP Andrew Miller, North Carolina (8-4, 2.98
ERA, 104 K, 52 BB)
- RHP Max Scherzer, Missouri (9-4, 1.86 ERA,
131 K, 41 BB)
- RHP Joba Chamberlain, Nebraska (10-2, 2.81
ERA, 130 K, 33 BB)
- RHP Kyle McCulloch, Texas (12-4, 2.92 ERA,
99 K, 45 BB)
- RHP Ian Kennedy, Southern California (12-3,
2.54 ERA, 158 K, 38 BB)
- Relief Brett Jensen, Nebraska (16 SV, 1.96
ERA, 46 K, 9 BB)
- C Chad Tracy, Pepperdine (.367, 22 2B, 12
HR, 61 RBI)
- 1B Matt LaPorta, Florida (.328, 26 HR, 16
2B, 79 RBI)
- 2B Taylor Harbin, Clemson (.343, 28 2B, 10
HR, 63 RBI)
- 3B Wes Hodges, Georgia Tech. (.397, 18 2B, 9
HR, 51 RBI)
- SS Jay Heafner, Davidson (.448, 18 2B, 11
HR, 58 RBI, 13 SB)
- OF Shane Robinson, Florida St. (.427, 25 2B,
49 SB, 40-game hitting streak)
- OF Drew Stubbs, Texas (.311, 20 2B, 11 HR,
46 RBI, 32 SB)
- OF Nathan Southard, Tulane (.341, 24 2B, 12
HR, 53 RBI, 16 SB)
- DH Chris Carlson, New Mexico (.395, 24 2B,
15 HR, 79 RBI)
- UT Joe Savery, Rice (.382, 17 2B, 8-5
pitching record, 2.43 ERA, 129 K, 37 BB)
- Second Team
- RHP Mickey Storey, Florida Atlantic
- LHP Nick Hill, Army
- LHP Scott Reese, Creighton
- RHP Luke Trubee, Dayton
- RHP Johnny Dorn, Nebraska
- RHP Jonah Nickerson, Oregon St.
- RHP Adrian Alaniz, Texas
- Relief Blair Erickson, U.C. Irvine
- Relief Kevin Gunderson, Oregon St.
- C Jeff Kunkel, Michigan
- C J.P. Arencibia, Tennessee
- 1B Matt Rizzotti, Manhattan
- 1B Luke Hopkins, New Mexico St.
- 2B Jordan Pacheco, New Mexico
- 3B Chris Coghlan, Mississippi
- SS Josh Rodriguez, Rice
- OF Mark Wright, Mississippi
- OF Jon Jay, Miami (Fla.)
- OF John Raynor, N.C. Wilmington
- UT Heath Rollins, Winthrop
- Third Team
- RHP Kenn Kasparek, Texas
- RHP Eddie Degerman, Rice
- RHP Blake Wood, Georgia Tech.
- LHP Clay Dirks, Louisiana St.
- RHP Tim Lincecum, Washington
- RHP Tim Bascom, Central Florida
- LHP Keith Weiser, Miami (Ohio)
- LHP James Adkins, Tennessee
- RHP Daniel Bard, North Carolina
- Relief Daniel Best, Southern Mississippi
- Relief Tyler Chambliss, Florida St.
- Relief Vinnie Pestano, Cal. St. Fullerton
- Relief Darren O'Day, Florida
- Relief Paul Koss, Southern California
- C Jordan Newton, Western Kentucky
- C Michael Ambort, Lamar
- 1B Justin Baum, Pacific
- 1B Aaron Bates, North Carolina St.
- 1B Mike Priest, Campbell
- 1B Aaron Grijalva, Liberty
- 1B Chris Johnson, Stetson
- 2B Jim Negrych, Pittsburgh
- 2B Chris Campbell, Charleston
- 2B Scott Sizemore, Va. Commonwealth
- 3B Evan Longoria, Long Beach St.
- 3B Brad Emaus, Tulane
- 3B Derek Schermerhorn, Wichita St.
- 3B Beau Mills, Fresno St.
- 3B Matt Poulk, N.C. Wilmington
- SS Mitch Hilligoss, Purdue
- SS Chuck Hargis, East Tennessee St.
- OF Brennan Boesch, California
- OF Mike McBryde, Florida Atlantic
- OF Shane Byrne, East Tennessee St.
- OF Jeremy Jones, North Carolina A&T
- UT Matt Wieters, Georgia Tech.
newspaper is not sold on newsstands. To purchase a copy of the January 6, 2006
edition send a check or money order for $3 per copy to: Collegiate Baseball,
P.O. Box 50566, Tucson, AZ 85703. For credit card orders, call (520) 623-4530.
This edition also has NCAA Division I conference rundowns on the projected teams
to beat, conference pitchers and players of the year, and other players to
watch, plus an in-depth story on top college draft eligible players. In
addition, rundowns on top teams and players in NCAA Divisions II, III, NAIA,
NJCAA and California Community Colleges are included in a special 32-page
college baseball pre-season section. Also, a special feature story is included
about Head Coach Tom Frizzell of Massasoit Community College (Brockton, Mass.).
He is paralyzed from the waist down and coaches from a wheelchair. He is
believed to be the only skipper in college baseball history to lead a team in a
wheelchair to a national championship as he led the Warriors to the NJCAA
Division II national title in 1993. He led Massasoit to three other appearances
in NJCAA World Series and has amassed a superb 452-167-6 record in 15 years.