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College Baseball Foundation Pitcher of the Year Watch List

cbfpitchingoftheyearLUBBOCK, Texas — The College Baseball Foundation and Mizuno announced today the first watch list for the inaugural presentation of the Pitcher of the Year Award. The Pitcher of the Year will be honored during the College Baseball Awards Show on July 2 in Lubbock.

“We are excited to have this new award as part of our presentation in July,” said Raymond Richardson, College Baseball Awards Show chair and CBF board member. “To have the chance to specifically recognize the greatest pitching talent in college baseball is an opportunity we couldn’t pass up. “

The initial Pitcher of the Year Watch List includes the NCAA leader in strikeouts, Stephen Strasburg of San Diego State. Strasburg has recorded 121 strikeouts on the year. A.J. Morris of Kansas State also made the list with his 9-0 record.

Three conferences outpace the others in representation with the Big 12, ACC and SEC claiming at a combined total of 21 pitchers. Two schools – Arizona State and Texas – each have three pitchers appearing on the list.

“These conferences and schools are traditional baseball powers,” said Landon Holley, Pitcher of the Year Award chair. “But, while we want to recognize their accomplishments, we are also making sure deserving pitchers from the smaller schools and conferences are represented.”

The College Baseball Awards Show will recognize the top players in college baseball as part of the CBF’s annual celebration, which also includes the National College Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. In addition to the Pitcher of the Year Award, other awards presented during the show will include the Brooks Wallace Award to the national shortstop of the year and the Dick Howser Trophy for the national player of the year.

Austin Hyatt Alabama SEC
Josh Spence Arizona State PAC 10
Mike Leake Arizona State PAC 10
Mitchell Lambson Arizona State PAC-10
Logan Verrett Baylor Big 12
Eric Massingham Cal Poly Big West
Chris Heston East Carolina Conf USA
Mike Recchia Eastern Illinois OVC
Sean Gilmartin Florida State ACC
Dean Weaver Georgia SEC
Trevor Holder Georgia SEC
Deck McGuire Georgia Tech ACC
Eric Arnett Indiana Big 10
A.J. Morris Kansas State Big 12
Eric Harrington Lamar Southland
Adam Wilk Long Beach State Big West
Louis Coleman Louisiana State SEC
Anthony Ranaudo Louisiana State SEC
Justin Marks Louisville Big East
Kyle Bellamy Miami ACC
Jason Santana Miami ACC
Chris Fetter Michigan Big 10
Nick Routt Mississippi State SEC
Kyle Gibson Missouri Big 12
Buddy Baumann Missouri State MVC
Daniel Calhoun Murray State OVC
Daniel Simon New Mexico State WAC
Alex White North Carolina ACC
Jake Hale Ohio State Big 10
Alex Wimmers Ohio State Big 10
Cole Cook Pepperdine WCC
Mike Ojala Rice Conf USA
Ryan Berry Rice Conf USA
A.J. Griffin San Diego WCC
Addison Reed San Diego State Mnt West
Stephen Strasburg San Diego State Mnt West
David Berner San Jose State WAC
Max Peterson San Jose State WAC
Austin Dicharry Texas Big 12
Chance Ruffin Texas Big 12
Austin Wood Texas Big 12
Brooks Raley Texas A&M Big 12
Chad Bettis Texas Tech Big 12
Daniel Bibona UC Irvine Big West
Eric Pettis UC Irvine Big West
Joe Gardner UC Santa Barbara Big West
Andrew Carraway Virginia ACC
Danny Hultzen Virginia ACC
Jeremy Johnson Washington State PAC-10
Jarryd Summers West Virginia Big East

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