2009 Brooks Wallace Preseason Watch List

FROM COLLEGE BASEBALL FOUNDATION
Lubbock, Texas –The College Baseball Foundation is proud to announce its partnership with Mizuno to bring you the pre-season release of the 2009 Brooks Wallace Player of the Year Watch List. The Wallace Award is presented annually to the nation’s top collegiate baseball player in conjunction with the College Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. The 2009 award banquet will be at 7 p.m., Thursday, July 2, in the United Spirit Arena on the campus of Texas Tech University.

There are a dozen players returning to the “Wallace Watch List” who were a part of the 2008 Brooks Wallace Watch List of 64. The list includes Josh Phegley (Indiana), Chris Dominguez (Louisville) and Stephen Strasburg (San Diego). The University of North Carolina has returners: Alex White, Kyle Seager and 2008 Brooks Wallace Award semi-finalist Dustin Ackley.

“We look forward to another great year of college baseball. The College Baseball Foundation continues to expand in many areas and we are excited to acknowledge and award achievements and outstanding character on and off the diamond,” said Raymond Richardson, chairman of Brooks Wallace National Player of the Year Award.

The Wallace Award is dedicated to the memory of former Texas Tech player and assistant coach Brooks Wallace. Wallace was a slick-fielding shortstop at Texas Tech from 1977 to 1980. A four-year starter, he was named All-Southwest Conference and All-District his senior year. He led the Red Raiders to their first-ever appearance in the Southwest Conference Tournament in 1980.

After playing two years in the Texas Rangers organization, he returned to Texas Tech and served as a graduate assistant and later as an assistant coach. In the summer of 1984, he was diagnosed with cancer and fought the disease courageously until his death on March 24, 1985, at age 27. The Plano, Texas, native was married to the former Sandy Arnold and they had one daughter, Lindsay Ryan.

Brooks Wallace National Player of the Year Award – Past Winners
2008 Buster Posey Catcher Florida State
2007 David Price Pitcher Vanderbilt
2006 Brad Lincoln Pitcher/DH Houston
2005 Alex Gordon 3B Nebraska
2004 Kurt Suzuki Catcher Cal State Fullerton

Name School
Brandon May Alabama
Jabari Graham Alcorn St
Brad Glen Arizona
Bryce Ortega Arizona
Jason Stoffel Arizona
Preston Guilmet Arizona
Jason Kipnis Arizona St.
Mike Leake Arizona St.
Jerome McCollum Ark-Pine Bluff
Clint Moore Army
Hunter Morris Auburn
Kolbrin Vitek Ball State
Aaron Miller Baylor
Kendal Volz Baylor
Hiram Burgos Bethune-Cookman
Joseph Munoz Bethune-Cookman
Greg Lane Binghamton
Tony Sanchez Boston College
Sean McNaughton BYU
Blake Smith California
Kevin Miller California
Luke Yoder Cal Poly
Wes Dorrell Cal Poly
Ty Kelly UC Davis
Ryan Scoma UC Davis
Christian Colon Cal-Fullerton
Jared Clark Cal-Fullerton
Josh Fellhauer Cal-Fullerton
Ben Orloff UC Irvine
Christian Bergman UC Irvine
Eric Pettis UC Irvine
Drew Garcia UC Riverside
Kevin Mailloux Canisius
Shane Davis Canisius
Boone Whiting Centenary
Corey Shaylor Charlotte
Rob Lyerly Charlotte
Cameron Satterwhite Cincinnati
Jake Geglein Cincinnati
Mike Spina Cincinnati
Ben Paulsen Clemson
Kyle Parker Clemson
David Anderson Coastal Carolina
Scott Woodward Coastal Carolina
Jesse Simpson College of Charleston
Nick Santomauro Dartmouth
Jose Sanchez Delaware State University
Nate Freiman Duke
Jeremy Gould Duke
Alex Hassan Duke
Chris Manno Duke
Seth Maness East Carolina
Cory Harrilckak Elon
Greg Wallace Evansville
Mikel Alvarez Fla. Gulf Coast
Ryan Mollica Fla. Inter
Josh Adams Florida
Matt den Dekker Florida
Patrick Keating Florida
Jason Stidham Florida St.
Stuart Tapley Florida St.
Tyler Holt Florida St.
Alan Ahmady Fresno St.
Tommy Mendonca Fresno St.
Reese Wade Furman
Bubbie Spake Gardner-Webb
Daniel Cook Gardner-Webb
Justin Bour George Mason
Scott Krieger George Mason
Bryce Massanari Georgia
Rich Poythress Georgia
Ty Wright Georgia Southern
Bradley Logan Georgia State
Deck Mcguire Georgia Tech
Derek Dietrich Georgia Tech
Wes Musick Houston
Brandon Wikoff Illinois
Kevin Tokarski Illinois State
Josh Phegley Indiana
Matt Bashore Indiana
Justin Toole Iowa
Brandon Knowling IPFW
Ben Tootle Jacksonville State
Turner Phelps James Madison
Paul Smyth Kansas
Ben Klafczynski Kent State
Greg Rohan Kent State
Chris Rusin Kentucky
Errol Hollinger Liberty
Jonathan Jones Long Beach
Ben Soignier Louis-Monroe
Chris Dominguez Louisville
Justin Marks Louisville
Ryan Wheeler Loyola Marymount
Blake Dean LSU
D.J LeMahieu LSU
Louis Coleman LSU
Micah Gibbs LSU
Kevin Nieto Manhattan
Nate Lape Marshall
Chris Hernandez Miami
Ryan Jackson Miami
Chris Fetter Michigan
Bryce Brentz Middle Tenn.
Rawley Bishop Middle Tenn.
Matt Nohelty Minnesota
Chris Mills Miss Valley St
Scott Bittle Mississippi
Aaron Senne Missouri
Kyle Gibson Missouri
Ryan Buch Monmouth
Michael Speciale Navy
Brian Cavazos-Galvez New Mexico
Rafael Neda New Mexico
Chris Auten New Mexico St.
Alex White North Carolina
Dustin Ackley North Carolina
Kyle Seager North Carolina
Matt Harvey North Carolina
Cam Roth UNC-Wilmington
Justin Behm Northern Illinois
Jake Goebbert Northwestern
AJ Pollock Notre Dame
Scott Sexton Oakland
Justin Miller Ohio St
Aaron Baker Oklahoma
Andrew Doyle Oklahoma
Jerry Sullivan Oral Roberts
Ryan Ortiz Oregon St.
Tom Belza OK State
Tyler Lyons OK State
Neil Medchill OK State
Andrew Oliver OK State
Todd Roth Penn
Myrio Richard Prairie View A&M
Jack Murphy Princeton
Dan Black Purdue
Reggie Keen Radford
Diego Seastrunk Rice
Mike Ojala Rice
Rick Hague Rice
Ryan Berry Rice
James Hayes Rider
Sean Olson Rider
Tim Wheeler Sacramento St
Seth Hammock Sam Houston St.
A J Griffin San Diego
Kyle Blair San Diego
Sammy Solis San Diego
Stephen Strasburg San Diego St
Danny Stienstra San Jose St.
Mike Ford Santa Barbara
Thain Simon Santa Clara
Brian Dozier Southern Miss
James Ewing Southern Miss
Keli’I Zablan Southern Utah
Kyle Jensen St. Mary’s
Jeremy Cruz Stetson
Michael Stephan Stony Brook
Ben Carruthers TCU
Bryan Holaday TCU
Tyler Lockwood TCU
Kentrall Davis Tennessee
Brandon Belt Texas
Brandon Workman Texas
Cameron Rupp Texas
Chance Ruffin Texas
Kyle Colligan Texas A&M
Kyle Thebeau Texas A&M
Luke Anders Texas A&M
Travis Starling Texas A&M
Stephen Flora TX A&M-Corpus Christi
Michael Choice Texas-Arlington
Michael Rockett Texas-San Antonio
Paul Goldschmidt Texas State
Willie Rueda Texas Tech
Josh Storm Troy
Rob Segedin Tulane
Seth Henry Tulane
Casey Haerther UCLA
Charles Brewer UCLA
Mike Olt UConn
Brett Schafer UIC
Steve McGuiggan UIC
Riley Henricks Univ. of Portland
Matt Lujan Univ. of San Francisco
Grant Green USC
Ryan Lockwood USF
Mike Minor Vanderbilt
Joe Serafin Vermont
Justin Milo Vermont
Matt Packer Virginia
Anthony Sosnoskie Virginia Tech
Austin Wates Virginia Tech
Vin Avella Wagner
Kyle Conley Washington
Jared Prince Washington St.
Jedd Gyorko West Virginia
Justin Parks West Virginia
Drew Laidig Western Illinois
Chad Cregar Western Kentucky
Matt Ridings Western Kentucky
Brian Stroud Western Michigan
Kevin Landry William & Mary
Shawn Wozniak Wisconsin Milwaukee
Jake Williams Wofford
Alex Kaminsky Wright St
Jeff Mercer Wright St
Quentin Cate Wright St

LIST UPDATED ON DECEMBER 9th

  • Tscoma

    how and who selects the players?
    thanks
    Tsco

  • http://thecollegebaseballblog.com Brian Foley

    It is selected by The College Baseball Foundation who receive nominations of players from people in the industry.