2010 Louisville Slugger Preseason All-American Team

FROM COLLEGIATE BASEBALL NEWSPAPER

anthony-ranaudo TUCSON, Ariz. — The 2010 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 Anthony Ranaudo of Louisiana St. The 6-foot-7, 231-pounder is expected to be a high first round pick in next June’s Free Agent Draft after striking out 159 batters in 124 1/3 innings last season with only 50 walks as he posted a 12-3 record and a 3.04 ERA.

The three All-American teams include:

FIRST TEAM PRE-SEASON ALL-AMERICANS
RHP Anthony Ranaudo, Louisiana St. (12-3, 3.04 ERA, 159 K, 50 BB in 124 1/3 IP).
RHP Deck McGuire, Georgia Tech. (11-2, 3.50 ERA, 118 K, 41 BB, 100 1/3 IP).
LHP Daniel Bibona, U.C. Irvine (12-1, 2.63 ERA, 108 K, 26 BB, 106 IP).
RHP Taylor Jungmann, Texas (11-3, 2.00 ERA, 101 K, 35 BB, 94 2/3 IP).
RHP Chance Ruffin, Texas (10-2, 3.32 ERA, 115 K, 25 BB, 124 2/3 IP).
LHP Josh Spence, Arizona St. (10-1, 2.37 ERA, 125 K, 30 BB, 102 2/3 IP).
Relief Addison Reed, San Diego St. (20 SV, 0.65 ERA, 38 K, 7 BB, 27 2/3 IP).
C Yasmani Grandal, Miami (Fla.) (Great defense, .299, 16 HR, 11 2B, 45 RBI).
1B Cody Hawn, Tennessee (.364, 22 HR, 15 2B, 81 RBI).
2B Danny Muno, Fresno St. (Great defense, .379, 25 2B, 41 RBI, 64 walks, 13 SB).
3B Tony Thompson, Kansas (.389, 21 HR, 27 2B, 82 RBI, won Big 12 triple crown).
SS Christian Colon, Cal. St. Fullerton (Great defense, .357, 16 2B, 8 HR, 40 RBI, 15 SB).
OF Jarrett Parker, Virginia (.355, 16 HR, 20 2B, 65 RBI, 20 SB).
OF Tyler Holt, Florida St. (.401, 23 2B, 5 HR, 28 RBI, 34 SB).
OF Matt Townsend, James Madison (.390, 17 HR, 17 2B, 59 RBI, 17 SB).
DH Kyle Roller, East Carolina (.336, 16 HR, 12 2B, 75 RBI, MVP of Cape Cod League).
UT Bryce Brentz, Middle Tennessee St. (.465, 28 HR, 19 2B, 73 RBI, 5-3 as pitcher, 4.57 ERA, 63 K).
SECOND TEAM PRE-SEASON ALL-AMERICANS
RHP Alex Wimmers, Ohio St.
LHP Cody Wheeler, Coastal Carolina
LHP Chris Sale, Florida Gulf Coast
RHP Daniel Renken, Cal. St. Fullerton
RHP Sam Gaviglio, Oregon St.
LHP Drew Pomeranz, Mississippi
RHP Matt Harvey, North Carolina
Relief Matty Ott, Louisiana St.
Relief Ryan Duke, Oklahoma
C Cameron Rupp, Texas
C Micah Gibbs, Louisiana St.
1B Preston Tucker, Florida
1B Troy Channing, St. Mary’s
2B Mike Sodders, New Mexico St.
2B Kolbrin Vitek, Ball St.
3B Joey Bergman, Coll. of Charleston
SS Jedd Gyorko, West Virginia
OF Mike McGee, Florida St.
OF Blake Dean, Louisiana St.
OF Michael Choice, Texas-Arlington
OF Devon Dageford, Louisiana Tech.
UT Danny Hultzen, Virginia
THIRD TEAM PRE-SEASON ALL-AMERICANS
LHP Sean Gilmartin, Florida St.
RHP Noe Ramirez, Cal. St. Fullerton
RHP Trevor Bauer, UCLA
RHP Tyler Pill, Cal. St. Fullerton
LHP Kenneth Roberts, Middle Tennessee St.
RHP Sam Dyson, South Carolina
RHP Gerrit Cole, UCLA
Relief Kevin Rhoderick, Oregon St.
Relief Jarad Miller, Valparaiso
Relief Scott Matyas, Minnesota
Relief Eric Pettis, U.C. Irvine
Relief Cole Green, Texas
Relief Nick Ramirez, Cal. St. Fullerton
Relief Michael Schum, Wright St.
C Jim Klocke, Southeast Missouri St.
C Eddie Rohan, Winthrop
C Rafael Neda, New Mexico
1B Paul Hoilman, East Tennessee St.
1B Tony Plagman, Georgia Tech.
1B Austin Wates, Virginia Tech.
1B Andy Wilkins, Arkansas
1B Zach Maxfield, Florida Gulf Coast
2B Kolten Wong, Hawaii
2B Sean Rockey, George Washington
2B Ross Heffley, Western Carolina
2B Wes Hobson, Appalachian St.
3B Anthony Rendon, Rice
3B Jake Smith, Alabama
3B Phil Wunderlich, Louisville
3B Bo Reeder, East Tennessee St.
SS Drew Lee, Morehead St.
SS Stephen Cardullo, Florida St.
OF Gary Brown, Cal. St. Fullerton
OF Kevin Nieto, Manhattan
OF Ryan Enos, Dallas Baptist
  • Jay

    Ranaudo is a good pitcher, but there are alot of good pitchers that are going to challenge him for the top spot. Deck Mcguire, my favorite is ALEX WIMMERS – of Ohio State – has proved himself in the Cape, Mat Harvey, to name a few.

    Ranaudo has the pressure being number one. It will be interesting tosee who steps up to the plate. Again my bet is on ALEX WIMMERS – clearly #2 or #3 starter in MLB.

    There is alot of action around Wimmers – following interviews.

    Wimmers providing he does well – 1st 2nd 3rd RHP in draft.

  • http://thecollegebaseballblog.com Brian Foley

    Wimmers went 1-2 against ranked opponents

    Georgia in the Tallahassee Regional:

    4 IP eight hits, 10 runs, 8 earned, seven walks, and five strikeouts.

    Minnesota

    6.2 innings, ten hits, and seven runs.

    Yes, he beat Miami early in the season when they were number 2 in the country but we know that they were overrated.

  • mike caruso

    Dan DiBartolomeo 3B WVU, Ignored again!

  • Jerrod Lane

    Todd Cunningham Jack State doesn’t knock on the door for a least the third team, come on he led the cape in hitting this past summer and doesn’t even e a sniff. I call BS

  • Jay

    Points well taken. Minnesota lead the conference most of the year until the last game. If you know anythign about Minnesota, great team, short, scrappy, bunt opposite field, punch hitters. Well coached. If you look at the game Minnesota had two 3 run innings with not so good defense. If you had a chance to see the game you could have seen the plays.

    Even though Wimmers had 10 strikouts (but you did not mentioned that so I will) another point to mention that you did not was that this was WIMMERS 4th (Fourth Start) in 15 (Fifteen days) only getting 3 and 4 days rest. Major league scouts say you need 5 to 6 days between starts.

    On March 20th Wimmers threw 9 inning against Indiana (top ranked team very good team Arnet and Phelegy – drafted) Arnet and Wimmers Co-Pitcher of the year. Wimmers had 14 KO’s and a shut out. THOUGHT I’D MENTION IT.

    Finally, Georgia I hope you got to see that game, I did. Terrible. Georgia is monentem team. Georgia knows Wimmers KO record, they were tight. Wimmers strikes out the 1st batter – Georgia down – next batter error on short stop throwing and before the play was over Verdin score – A HR on a dribbler to SS – Georgia crowd and team went crazy from that poing on it was down hill

    By the way did you see that ball park they played in 280 ft fences to right – Guess where Georgia hit most of their hit. Right field. Georgia great team well coached them been there. All by the way Ohio STate came back and Beat Georgia to knock them out of the tournament. Ohio State threw a LHP – so Georgia could only hit to left. Pitched outside the entire game. GO FIGURE

    Lesson learned by WIMMERS and Ohio State coaching (they made the adjustment and that is what baseball is all about.

    WIMMERS must have learned something – dominated CAPE – best players in the country.

    Thanks for your input. I think if you did an interview with WIMMERS it would be a great interview!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.whenitstrikesme.com WhenItStrikesMe

    Really surprised that Cole only made third team and that Sonny was left off. Arguably the two best summers with Team USA and they can’t crack the AA teams?

  • http://thecollegebaseballblog.com Brian Foley

    Wimmers is high on my list of the Top 100 countdown of players.

  • BKMHOXX (Aman Reaka)

    Wimmers is no doubt one of the top 3-5 RHP in all of college baseball.

  • back2back0809

    Ben Thomas from Xavier gets overlooked again. He easily is one of the top 8 first basmen in the 2010 draft class. He doesnt get the credit he deserves simply because of the conference he plays in. He can swing it with the best of all college hitters.