Wallner, Ginn, Caracci earn preseason All-American honors from Baseball America

Baseball America annually polls major league organizations’ scouting departments to vote on the team and asks that they make their selections based on performance, talent and professional potential.

Posted: Jan 28, 2019 11:16 PM

UNDATED (BaseballAmerica.com) - Oregon State catcher Adley Rutschman, the top-ranked prospect in the 2019 draft class, and California first baseman Andrew Vaughn, the 2018 Golden Spikes Award winner, highlight the 2019 Baseball America Preseason All-America team.

Baseball America annually polls major league organizations’ scouting departments to vote on the team and asks that they make their selections based on performance, talent and professional potential. In the past, the Baseball America Preseason All-America team has been a predictor both of the first round of the draft and of team success.

Florida led all teams with four Preseason All-Americans last year and went on to be the No. 1 national seed. Oregon State, the 2018 national champions, had two honorees. In addition, nine members of the 2018 preseason first team became first-round picks last June, including College Player of the Year Brady Singer. In all, 13 players from last year’s Preseason All-America teams were drafted in the first round last year, including the top five picks overall.

Rutschman, Texas Tech third baseman Josh Jung and Duke lefthander Graeme Stinson were unanimous first-team selections. Baseball America received votes from 15 major league teams.

FIRST TEAM

FIRST TEAM (2018 stats) AVG OBP SLG AB HR RBI
C: Adley Rutschman, Jr., Oregon State .408 .505 .628 250 9 83
1B: Andrew Vaughn, Jr., California .402 .531 .819 199 23 63
2B: Chase Strumpf, Jr., UCLA .363 .475 .633 226 12 53
3B: Josh Jung, Jr., Texas Tech .392 .492 .639 263 12 80
SS: Logan Davidson, Jr., Clemson .292 .408 .544 250 15 46
OF: JJ Bleday, Jr., Vanderbilt .368 .494 .511 133 4 15
OF: Michael Busch, Jr., North Carolina .317 .465 .521 240 13 63
OF: Kyle Stowers, Jr., Stanford .286 .383 .510 206 10 42
UTL: Matt Wallner, Jr., Southern Mississippi .351 .474 .618 228 16 67
PITCHERS W L ERA IP SO SV
SP: Tyler Dyson, Jr., Florida 5 3 4.47 50 51 0
SP: Nick Lodolo, Jr., Texas Christian 7 4 4.32 77 93 0
SP: Graeme Stinson, Jr., Duke 5 1 1.89 62 98 0
SP: Zack Thompson, Jr., Kentucky 2 1 4.94 31 42 0
RP: Matt Cronin, Jr., Arkansas 2 2 3.54 48 59 14
UTL: Matt Wallner, Jr., Southern Mississippi 1 0 7.98 14.2 16 6

SECOND TEAM

SECOND TEAM AVG OBP SLG AB HR RBI
C: Shea Langeliers, Jr., Baylor .252 .351 .496 226 11 44
1B: Spencer Torkelson, So., Arizona State .320 .440 .743 206 25 53
2B: Noah Campbell, So., South Carolina .270 .372 .380 163 3 13
3B: Austin Shenton, Jr., Florida International .344 .417 .524 212 9 29
SS: Bryson Stott, Jr., Nevada-Las Vegas .365 .442 .556 252 4 32
OF: Dominic Fletcher, Jr., Arkansas .288 .338 .468 267 10 49
OF: Kameron Misner, Jr., Missouri .360 .497 .576 125 4 25
OF: Bryant Packard, Jr., East Carolina .406 .462 .671 219 14 50
UTL: J.T. Ginn, Fr., Mississippi State (HS -- Brandon, Miss.) -- -- -- -- -- --
PITCHERS W L ERA IP SO SV
SP: Matt Canterino, Jr., Rice 7 5 3.06 94 116 0
SP: George Kirby, Jr., Elon 10 3 2.89 90 96 0
SP: Erik Miller, Jr., Stanford 4 4 4.07 49 52 0
SP: Alek Manoah, Jr., West Virginia 3 5 4.00 54 60 2
RP: Jack Little, Jr., Stanford 3 0 0.60 45 58 16
UTL: J.T. Ginn, Fr., Mississippi State (HS -- Brandon, Miss.) -- -- -- -- -- --

THIRD TEAM

THIRD TEAM AVG OBP SLG AB HR RBI
C: Patrick Bailey, So., North Carolina State .321 .419 .604 187 13 40
1B: Logan Wyatt, Jr., Louisville .339 .490 .522 230 6 69
2B: Michael Massey, Jr., Illinois .326 .369 .514 218 6 46
3B: Nick Quintana, Jr., Arizona .313 .413 .592 211 14 55
SS: Will Wilson, Jr., North Carolina State .307 .376 .588 238 15 53
OF: Wil Dalton, Jr., Florida .262 .338 .542 275 19 60
OF: Heston Kjerstad, So., Arkansas .332 .419 .553 262 14 58
OF: Will Robertson, Jr., Creighton .333 .412 .641 198 12 59
UTL: Aaron Schunk, Jr., Georgia .299 .340 .411 241 3 38
PITCHERS W L ERA IP SO SV
SP: Kyle Brnovich, Jr., Elon 8 2 1.71 105 147 0
SP: Zack Hess, Jr., Louisiana State 7 6 5.05 93 107 0
SP: Ryne Nelson, Jr., Oregon 3 1 3.86 23 37 4
SP: Ryan Zeferjahn, Jr., Kansas 8 5 4.48 80 100 0
RP: Parker Caracci, R-Jr., Mississippi 5 2 2.25 48 73 1
UTL: Aaron Schunk, Jr., Georgia 2 2 3.00 30 31 8
All-American Best Tools

Best Athlete: Logan Davidson
Best Hitter: Andrew Vaughn
Best Power: Spencer Torkelson
Fastest Runner: Noah Campbell
Best Fastball: J.T. Ginn
Best Curveball: Nick Lodolo
Best Slider: Graeme Stinson
Best Changeup: Nick Lodolo
Best Control: Matt Canterino
Best Defensive Catcher: Adley Rutschman
Best Defensive Infielder: Logan Davidson
Best Defensive Outfielder: Dominic Fletcher

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