Category Archives: 2011 Top Players


UConn’s Springer looking to play Independent Baseball? reports that Houston Astros first round pick George Springer met with the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League on Saturday. Springer was selected with the 11th overall pick in the 2011 MLB Draft after an outstanding career at UConn where he led the Huskies to an appearance in the Super Regionals. He hit .343 with 12 homers and driving in 77 runs on the year.  Continue reading


UConn’s John Andreoli having success in Cape Cod League

Heading into the 2011 season, the real talk around the UConn program was the fact they had two absolute studs in George Springer and Matt Barnes. Both of these young men went in the first round of the 2011 MLB Draft to the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox respectively. The rest of the Huskies squad was extremely talented including outfielder John Andreoli. He ended up finishing the year with a .317 average with 31 RBI as he started all 66 games for the Huskies. In the 2011 MLB Draft, the Cubs selected him in the 17th round.  Continue reading


UCLA’s Trevor Bauer wins 2011 Golden Spikes Award

SECAUCUS, N.J. — USA Baseball announced Friday the selection of UCLA’s Trevor Bauer as the recipient of the 2011 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award (GSA). The prestigious award, now in its 34th year of recognizing the nation’s top amateur baseball player, was presented on live television for the first time on MLB Network. Continue reading


South Carolina’s Bradley Jr. looking to Return? writer Alex Speier reports that South Carolina outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. is preparing to return to Columbia for the 2012 campaign. The Boston Red Sox selected him  with the 40th overall selection after having surgery for torn tendons in his left wrist. He returned for the 2011 College World Series where he helped lead the Gamecocks to their second straight national championship. Coming into the 2011 season, CBD rated him as the 5th best player in the countryContinue reading


JMU’S Lowery Receives 2011 Coleman Company Johnny Bench Award

WICHITA, Kan., June 30, 2011 – James Madison junior catcher Jake Lowery (Midlothian, Va./Cosby) was selected as the recipient of the 2011 Coleman Company-Johnny Bench Award delivered by Papa John’s Pizza on Thursday night at a banquet hosted by the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission.

The award is handed out annually to the top catcher in all of college baseball and is named in honor of former Major League All-Star, MVP, World Series champion and Hall of Famer Johnny Bench, who was on hand to present the award. Continue reading


Taylor Jungmann wins 2011 Dick Howser Award

OMAHA, Neb. – Texas junior pitcher Taylor Jungmann is the recipient of the 25th annual Dick Howser Trophy, presented by Easton Foundations, as college baseball’s player of the year. The presentation was made Tuesday morning as part of a news conference at TD Ameritrade Park, with several other 2011 national honors being awarded as well.

The 25th anniversary of the Dick Howser Trophy presented by Easton Foundations was even more special by the awarding of this year’s honor at TD Ameritrade Stadium in downtown Omaha, the new home of the College World Series. Continue reading


2011 Dick Howser Trophy Finalists Announced

OMAHA, Neb. – Two standouts who led their teams to the 2011 NCAA World Series and the Pacific-10 Conference season strikeout record-holder have been named as finalists for the 2011 Dick Howser Trophy presented by Easton Foundations in balloting by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association in conjunction with the College Baseball Foundation, the Dick Howser Trophy committee and the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce. Continue reading


2011 Baseball America All-American Teams

DURHAM, N.C.—College Player of the Year Trevor Bauer headlines Baseball America’s 2011 College All-America team.

Even in a year when new bat standards resulted in diminished offense and stronger pitching numbers across the country, Bauer stood out for his mind-boggling strikeout numbers and remarkable consistency. No college pitcher was as utterly dominant as UCLA’s junior righthander, who led the nation with 10 complete games (nine consecutive) and a Pac-10-record 203 strikeouts—52 more than second-place Danny Hultzen. Through super regionals, Bauer also ranked second in the nation in wins and third in ERA. His dominance and talent made him the No. 3 overall pick by the Diamondbacks. Continue reading


NCBWA Announces 2011 Division I All-America Teams

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – After two rounds of voting by the organization, 56 baseball student-athletes comprise the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association’s 16th Annual All-America first, second and third teams, as announced on Wednesday.

Nineteen different conferences are represented, one independent and 10 conference championships teams. The three All-America squads are also made up of 12 conference players of the year, seven conference pitchers of the year winners and 10 first-round draft picks in the recent Major League Baseball Amateur Draft. Continue reading


NCBWA Names 2011 National Freshmen Players of the Year

LYNCHBURG, VA. (NCBWA) – College of Charleston outfielder Daniel Aldrich and Texas right-handed pitcher Corey Knebel have been named the 2011 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Freshman Hitter and Pitcher of the Year recipients, as announced by the organization today.

Aldrich hit .347 and led all Division I freshmen in home runs (22), RBI (73), slugging percentage (.739) and total bases (164). The outfielder was selected the 2011 Southern Conference Freshman of the Year and named to All-SoCon first team. He had 25 multi-hit games on the season and posted a team-best 17-game hitting streak in February and March. Continue reading