NCBWA Announces 2010 Pro-Line Athletic Freshman All-American Team

FROM NCBWA RELEASE

LYNCHBURG, VA. (NCBWA) – A total of 30 standout freshmen college baseball players from every part of the country are featured on the 2010 Pro-Line Athletic National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Freshman All-American Team, the organization announced today.

The 2010 Pro-Line Athletic NCBWA Freshman All-American Team features players from 13 conferences and six conference championship teams. The two All-American squads are also made up of 10 conference “Rookie of the Year” winners.

Florida placed the most players on the team with three players (overall) on the two teams, while 24 schools placed at least one player on the teams.  Florida placed one player on the first team and two on the second team.   Arizona State, Cal St. Fullerton, Jacksonville, Rutgers and St. John’s also each placed two players on the teams.

The BIG EAST, Big 12 and Pac-10 placed three players apiece on the first team, while the Southeastern Conference placed two players on the first team.  The Pac-10 and SEC each had five members on the first and second teams, the BIG EAST and the Big 12 had four and the Atlantic Sun had three selections apiece on the teams.

The 2010 NCBWA National Freshman Player of the Year and National Freshman Pitcher of the Year will be announced on Tuesday, June 15.

Pro-Line Athletic, owned by Badger Sport, supplies caps and uniforms to several D-1 college baseball teams and this is the fifth season Pro-Line has sponsored the NCBWA’s Players of the Week.  The sponsorship provides for plaques to be awarded to each of the weekly winners and other promotional consideration.  For more information about Pro-Line and Badger, visit their web sites at:  www.badgersport.com and www.prolinecap.com

Founded in 1962, the NCBWA is dedicated to the advancement of college baseball. Membership is open to writers, broadcasters and publicists of the sport. For more information about the NCBWA, visit the association’s official Web site, www.ncbwa.com.

For more information, contact NCBWA Assistant Executive Director Mike Montoro (304-293-2821, [email protected]) or Ryan Bomberger (434-582-2292, [email protected]).

NCBWA Pro-Line Athletic 2010 Freshman All-America Team

First Team

Pos. Player, School                      Avg.  G  AB  R  H  2B-3B-HR RBIs BB SO SB/SBA
C    Kevin Plawecki, Purdue              .343  54 204 36 70 12-1- 8  53   8  11 2/5               
1B   Barrett Barnes, Texas Tech          .341  57 217 71 74 19-2-14  53   40 50 12/15 2B   Steve Nyisztor, Rutgers             .410  56 229 52 94 17-3-4   51   11 22 11/14 3B   Austin Maddox, Florida              .333  61 255 48 85 16-0-17  71   7  41 0/1 SS   Eric Stamets, Evansville            .321  59 234 57 75 15-0-4   27   32 33 43/51 OF   Jeremy Baltz, St. John’s            .396  63 240 64 95 16-1-24  85   28 44 6/6 OF   Jabari Henry, Florida International .315  49 165 47 52 10-1-12  51   32 36 6/7 OF   Max White, Oklahoma                 .315  58 197 46 62 13-1-15  43   13 50 7/9 DH   Adam Brett Walker, Jacksonville     .313  51 192 44 60 14-0-16  58   24 74 7/7 UT   Matt Boyd, Oregon State             .264  29 72  13 19 6-0-3    19   8  22 0/0                    
7-1, 1.90ERA, 42.2 IP, 20App, 31h, 11R, 9ER, 14BB, 28K

Pos. Name School                               W-L      ERA     APP      GS     CG   SV      IP       H      R      ER       BB      SO

SP   Justin Jones, California                 10-6     4.22      18        15       2      0      98.0   102   63      46        29      73

SP   Matt Purke, TCU                           14-0     3.23      18       16       1     0    103.0   84    45     37        28      133

SP   Michael Wacha, Texas A&M           9-2      2.90      25        10      0     1    105.2   86    38      34        22      97

RP   Tyler Gebler, Rutgers                     1-3      1.75      28         0        0     12    36.0    33     9        7         12      18

RP   Brett Huber, Mississippi                  2-0      3.54      30         0        0     12     48.1    38    25      19        19      54

RP   Brady Rodgers, Arizona State        4-3      2.03      21         5        0      3      71.0    49    22      16        11      66

Second Team

Pos. Player, School                  Avg.  G   AB  R  H  2B-3B-HR RBIs BB SO SB/SBA
C Ronnie Freeman, Kennesaw State   .365    54  211 27 77 8-0-9    47   10 31 2/2
1B Max Muncy, Baylor               .300    59  230 47 69 13-0-11  53   24 48 5/5
2B Cory Spangenberg, VMI           .370    55  235 62 87 14-3-11  49   14 45 24/29
3B Ryan Dalton, UT-San Antonio     .305    50  190 38 58 9-1-17   51   12 46 0/1
SS Deven Marrero, Arizona State    .392    40  148 30 58 11-3-6   41   13 24 11/12
OF Patrick Biondi, Michigan        .313    57  230 69 72 11-6-2   30   36 30 29/35
OF Gerrett Custons, Air Force      .328    55  232 49 76 18-6-9   64   15 43 16/21
OF Dan Gulbransen, Jacksonville    .391    54  202 53 79 14-2-8   46   39 23 5/10
DH Carlos Lopez, Cal St Fullerton  .358    62  237 44 84 16-3-7   51   22 23 5-9
UT Brian Johnson, Florida          .413    26  80  13 33 5-1-4    19   9  15 0-0   
6-4, 3.97 ERA, 15APP, 14GS, 70.1IP, 82h, 36r, 31er,       14BB, 48K

Pos. Name School                               W-L      ERA     APP      GS     CG   SV      IP       H      R      ER       BB      SO

SP   Kyle Hansen, St. John’s                 8-3      3.71      18        15       0      0      94.2    77    40      39        38      85

SP   Kurt Heyer, Arizona                        7-4      3.26      17        16       1      0     102.0   97    42      37        29      109

SP   Hudson Randall, Florida                 8-3      2.95      19        16       0      0      94.2    98    35      31        19      68

RP   E.J. Encinosa, Miami, Fla.              1-1      2.20      29         1        0      0      49.0    32    16      12        23      61

RP   Dylan Floro, Cal St Fullerton           7-2      3.26      27         8        2      2      91.0   102   39     39        11      69

RP   Matt Price, South Carolina             3-1      2.54      27         0       0     10     46.0    30    15     13        18      68