Top Five 2nd baseman for 2008

David Adams joins teammate Jacob Thompson on the preseason Wallace Award Watch List.

Doug Kroll of CSTV.com and has compiled a list of the top five second baseman for the 2008 season. His top five 2nd Basemen are;

1) David Adams from Virginia, batted .372 for the season and his fielding % was a slick .973 with only 7 errors on the season.

2) Brandon Turner play for the Bulldogs of Mississippi State. He played in 55 games and started in 51. Brandon batted a cool .399 and had a fielding % 937 with 11 errors last year.

3) Aaron Luna seems like he has been at Rice forever. Aaron is entering his 3rd year at Rice and last year he batted .315 and had a fielding % 976 with only 4 errorrs.

4) Jemile Weeks plays for the Miami Hurricanes. Jamile batted .298 and had a fielding % of .974.

5) Alden Carrithers led the UCLA Bruins in batting with a .352 batting avg. His fielding % was a .964 with 9 errors for the season.

For the the full articles from Doug Kroll click HERE.

  • waltgreenberg

    Doug,

    In almost all likelihood, Luna is going to be playing LF for Rice this year, barring an injury (heavens forbid) to Jess Buenger, even though he’ll almost certainly be drafted as a 2B. The reason is that while he and Buenger are both top notch defensive second basemen (with Luna possibly with the ever so slight edge), Aaron is also a quality defensive OFer (as he demonstrated in the 2006 post-season), and we need both of their bats in the everyday lineup. Unfortunately, Buenger can only play 2B or 3B, and Diego Seastrunk is a lock at 3B for the Owls. Buenger could very well end this coming season on a couple All-American lists himself. Last year, with his first real taste of D-I play (as he largely sat on the A&M bench his Freshman year before transferring) and not cracking the starting lineup until mid-March(when Luna hurt his shoulder and was limited to DH duty), he still hit .305/.408/.510 with 8 HRs and some 50+ RBIs.

    What many people don’t realize is that while the departures of Savery, Henley, Friday and Lehmann are certainly big losses for Rice, the Owls still return 6 players who hit above .300 in AVG and above .400 in OBP (Luna, Buenger, Gayhart, Seastrunk, Dodson and Padron), including the 3 leading HR hitters (Luna, Dodson, Buenger), 3 of the top 4 RBI men, and 3 of the top 4 AVG hitters. Expect a really breakout year from Seastrunk at 3B (he’s going to be an all-american by the time he leaves Rice, if not this coming season) and Padron.