FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
TUCSON, Ariz. — The 2009 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 RHP Stephen Strasburg of San Diego St. The 6-foot-5, 220-pounder is expected to be a high first round pick in next June’s Free Agent Draft after striking out 133 batters in 97 1/3 innings last season with only 16 walks as he posted an 8-3 record with a 1.57 ERA.
The three All-American teams include:
FIRST TEAM PRE-SEASON ALL-AMERICANS
RHP Stephen Strasburg, San Diego St. (8-3, 1.57 ERA, 133 K, 16 BB in 97 1/3 IP).
RHP Alex White, North Carolina (13-3, 2.83 ERA, 113 K, 42 BB in 101 2/3 IP).
LHP Chris Hernandez, Miami (Fla.) (11-0, 2.72 ERA, 117 K, 18 BB in 112 2/3 IP).
RHP Mike Leake, Arizona St. (11-3, 3.49 ERA, 104 K, 20 BB in 121 1/3 IP).
RHP Tim Clubb, Missouri St. (11-0, 2.52 ERA, 82 K, 32 BB in 103 2/3 IP).
LHP Shane Davis, Canisius (12-1, 2.42 ERA, 10 CG, 47 K, 24 BB in 89 1/3 IP).
Relief Scott Bittle, Mississippi (7-1, 1.78 ERA, 8 SV, 130 K, 30 BB, 70 2/3 IP).
C Josh Phegley, Indiana (.438, 15 HR, 20 2B, 80 RBI).
1B Dustin Ackley, North Carolina (.417, 7 HR, 21 2B, 51 RBI, 19 SB).
2B Bryce Mendonca, Pepperdine (.332, 13 2B, 24 RBI, 32 SB, great defense).
3B Chris Dominguez, Louisville (.365, 21 HR, 13 2B, 75 RBI, 11 SB).
3B Tommy Mendonca, Fresno St. (great defense, .285, 19 HR, 70 RBI).
SS Grant Green, Southern California (great defense, .380, 8 HR, 15 2B, 42 RBI).
OF Blake Dean, Louisiana St. (.353, 20 HR, 18 2B, 73 RBI).
OF Jason Kipnis, Arizona St. (.371, 14 HR, 16 2B, 73 RBI, 24 SB).
OF Scott Krieger, George Mason (.381, 21 HR, 16 2B, 60 RBI).
UT Cory Harrilchak, Elon (.410, 11 HR, 12 2B, 46 RBI, 24 SB, 7-3 as pitcher, 5.13 ERA).
SECOND TEAM PRE-SEASON ALL-AMERICANS
LHP Mike Minor, Vanderbilt
LHP Justin Marks, Louisville
RHP Chris Fetter, Michigan
LHP Andrew Oliver, Oklahoma St.
RHP Ben Tootle, Jacksonville St.
RHP Thain Simon, Santa Clara
RHP Matt Ridings, Western Kentucky
RHP Kyle Gibson, Missouri
Relief Eric Pettis, U.C. Irvine
Relief Louis Coleman, Louisiana St.
C Micah Gibbs, Louisiana St.
C Michael Thomas, Southern
1B Rich Poythress, Georgia
1B Rob Lyerly, N.C. Charlotte
2B Ryan Schimpf, Louisiana St.
3B Mike Spina, Cincinnati
SS Ryan Jackson, Miami (Fla.)
OF A.J. Pollock, Notre Dame
OF Ryan Lockwood, South Florida
OF Chad Cregar, Western Kentucky
OF Nate Lape, Marshall
UT Blake Smith, California
THIRD TEAM PRE-SEASON ALL-AMERICANS
RHP Chance Ruffin, Texas
LHP Tyler Lyons, Oklahoma St.
RHP Seth Maness, East Carolina
RHP Jerry Sullivan, Oral Roberts
RHP Adam Warren, North Carolina
RHP Sam Dyson, South Carolina
LHP Danny Bibona, U.C. Irvine
RHP Jesse Simpson, College of Charleston
Relief A.J. Griffin, San Diego
Relief Jason Stoffel, Arizona
Relief Zach Calhoon, Texas-San Antonio
Relief Nick Gaudi, Pepperdine
Relief Kevin Rhoderick, Oregon St.
Relief Chase Dempsay, Houston
C Tommy Medica, Santa Clara
C Myckie Lugbauer, Maine
C Griffin Benedict, Georgia Southern
1B Ben Carlson, Missouri St.
1B Alan Ahmady, Fresno St.
1B David Anderson, Coastal Carolina
1B Greg Rohan, Kent St.
1B Jeremy Cruz, Stetson
1B Justin Bour, George Mason
2B Brandon Sizemore, College of Charleston
3B Bennett Davis, Elon
3B Kyle Seager, North Carolina
3B Stuart Tapley, Florida St.
3B A.J. Wirnsberger, Georgia Southern
SS Ben Soignier, Louisiana-Monroe
SS D.J. LeMahieu, Louisiana St.
OF Scott Woodward, Coastal Carolina
OF Josh Fellhauer, Cal. St. Fullerton
OF Michael Rockett, Texas-San Antonio
OF Kyle Jensen, St. Mary’s
OF Chris Edmondson, Le Moyne