College Baseball All-American Teams Revealed – The NCAA Baseball All-American Teams have been announced, including 81 players in total and 23 first-teamers.
This list was calculated for performances through the regional playoffs and was voted on by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association— the list includes players from 47 teams and 19 conferences and is full of the nation’s very best at the collegiate level.
There are the very best:
Matheu Nelson, Florida State C: Nelson hit for 23 home runs and had 66 runs batted in while maintaining a .330 average at the plate, proving to be the Seminoles’ best player during a third-place season in the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Atlantic Division. Nelson may only be a sophomore, but he tied for the nation’s-lead in home runs and is an elite prospect.
Tyler Hardman, Oklahoma 1B: Hardman posted a ridiculous batting average of .397 and was one of the nation’s best as extra-base hits. He also had 12 home runs and 49 RBIs as the clear standout on a sub .500 Sooner team.
Jace Jung, Texas Tech 2B: A powerful and talented freshman, Jung’s 21 home runs and 67 RBIs were tied for the fourth-most in the nation, and he was three HR clear of the closest freshman on the list. At only 18-years old, Jung is sure to catch the eyes of major league scouts when the MLB draft rolls around.
Ryan Bliss, Auburn SS: The Tigers’ super junior hit .365 and 15 home runs over the course of the season, making him one of the nation’s elite at getting on base consistently. Auburn may have finished 25-27 this season, but Bliss was incredible in every aspect of the game.
Christian Encarnacion-Strand, Oklahoma State 3B: Encarnacion-Strand was too much to handle at the plate for almost anyone, hitting .361 for 15 HR and 66 RBIs. OSU may have fallen to Arizona in the Super Regional, but their third baseman is a rightful recipient of one of the nation’s highest awards.
Tanner Allen, Mississippi State OF: Allen hit a staggering .392 this season for 10 HR and 62 RBI. His total of 91 hits was the sixth-most in the nation and is a key part as to why Mississippi State is still alive in the hunt for a College World Series championship, though they have to deal with the surging Virginia Cavaliers in their first matchup.
Enrique Bradfield Jr., Vanderbilt OF: There was no base runner more dangerous than Bradfield this season. Vandy’s freshman posted a .356 BA and stole 46 bases in 60 games; he too is hunting for the biggest team award of all, taking on Arizona in the first round of the CWS this weekend.
Mason McWhorter, Georgia Southern OF: Despite going to a smaller school, Georgia Southern’s star outfielder for 18 HR and 52 RBI along with a .372 BA. McWhorter just finished his senior season as a redshirt and is undoubtedly in store for a professional career sooner than later.
Aaron Zavala, Oregon OF: Zavala had the fifth-best on-base percentage in the NCAA at .525 thanks to his .392 batting average and 50 walks drawn. The Oregon product completed his resume with 9 HR and 38 RBI in a 39-16 season.
Kyler Fedko, Connecticut OF: UConn’s star man in the outfield was another killer at the plate, hitting at a .398 rate and knocking in 12 HR this season. One of Fedko’s most impressive stats was, despite having a lower home run total than most on this list, his RBI total of 53.
Jacob Berry, Arizona DH: Berry was a monster for Arizona, blasting 17 HR while hitting .359 at the plate. The talented Wildcat led the First-Team list with 23 combined doubles and triples and was third in America with 70 RBI.
Paul Skenes, Air Force UT: The First-Team list would not be complete without the freshman phenom at Air Force, Paul Skenes. A .410 BA alone was enough to earn him a spot on the team, while his 21 doubles and 11 HR were icing on the cake.
Jack Leiter, Vanderbilt SP: A Howser Trophy finalist, Leiter went 10-3 with a 2.16 ERA in 16 appearances this season. Leiter and his teammate Kumar Rocker formed one of the most lethal pitching partnerships in college and are major reasons Vanderbilt is still fighting for another championship.
Kumar Rocker, Vanderbilt SP: The aforementioned Rocker is another Vanderbilt product that went 13-3 with a 2.46 ERA this season. Though not quite as efficient at limiting opponents’ runs, Rocker has a professional body at 6-foot-5, 245 pounds, and will be on an MLB roster before his playing career is over.
Gavin Williams, East Carolina SP: Williams followed in the footsteps of great recent ECU pitchers by posting a line of 10 wins to one loss with a 1.88 ERA. He was the American Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Year and is ruthless on the mound.
Doug Nikhazy, Ole Miss SP: Ole Miss’ ace was 12-2 with a 2.45 ERA— his most impressive statistic was a .186 OPP BA, part of the reason he had the third-most wins in college baseball this season.
Andrew Taylor, Central Michigan SP: Taylor was arguably the best freshman pitcher in college and undoubtedly the best freshman starter, finishing his first college season with an 11-4 record. The Central Michigan star maintained a 1.81 ERA and only allowed opposing batters to hit .189 on average.
Matt Mikulski, Fordham SP: A 6’4 southpaw, Mikulski was a perfect 9-0 with a 1.45 ERA at Fordham in 2020-21. The most impressive statistic from Mikulski’s season was his .127 OPP BA, tying the lowest mark in the All-American list.
Nick Jones, Georgia Southern RP: The first reliever to receive First-Team honors was 1-0 with 17 saves on the season. Jones joins teammate Mason McWhorter on the First-Team list thanks to his college-leading total for saves.
Taylor Broadway, Ole Miss RP: A fitting name for a big-time reliever, Broadway was 4-3 with a 3.44 ERA but recorded 16 saves on the season. Ole Miss fell to Arizona one game short of the CWS, and as a senior, Broadway could be on his way out the door.
Kevin Kopps, Arkansas RP: Kopps was the most versatile pitcher on the list, notching a record of 12-1 with 11 saves and a .90 ERA. The reliable pitching of the right-handed senior was a major reason that Arkansas was ranked #1 for a majority of the season, even though their CWS bid was cut short.
Carson Palmquist, Miami RP: Palmquist led Miami to a Division-best record thanks to his 14 saves and .68 ERA, the best amongst all pitchers on this list. Miami’s main man was only a freshman this season and has a lot more to provide to South Beach.
Landon Sims, Mississippi State RP: The final member of the first team finished 3-0 with 10 saves and a 1.28 ERA— Sims had 81 strikeouts to 13 walks and is going to be facing Virginia this weekend.
Henry Davis, Louisville C
Will Frizzell, Texas A&M 1B
Connor Norby, East Carolina 2B
Jacob Gonzalez, Ole Miss SS
Collin Burns, Tulane SS
Tyler Locklear 3B
Phillip Sikes, TCU OF
Kyle Battle, Old Dominon OF
Colton Cowser, Sam Houston State OF
Jonny Butler, NC State OF
Reed Trimble, Southern Miss OF
Spencer Packard, Campbell OF
Wes Clarke, South Carolina DH
Zach Neto, Campbell UT
Nicholas Sincola, Maine SP
Ty Madden, Texas SP
Rodney Boone, UC Santa Barbara SP
Geremy Guerrero, Indiana State SP
Dominic Hamel, Dallas Baptist SP
Johnathan Lavallee, Long Beach State SP
Patrick Wicklander, Arkansas SP
Brendan Beck, Stanford SP
Blake Bales, Virginia RP
Zach Grech, Stanford RP
Haylen Green, TCU, RP
Jake Mulholland, Oregon State RP
Vance Vannelle, Arizona RP
Hunter Goodman, Memphis C
Daniel Susac, Arizona C
Matthew Christian, Campbell 1B
Liam McGill, Bryant 1B
Jackson Glenn, Dallas Baptist 2B
Trey Sweeney, Eastern Illinois SS
Cal Conley, Texas Tech SS
Austin Knight, Charlotte 3B
Jud Fabian, Florida OF
Christian Franklin, Arkansas OF
Matt Rudnick, San Diego State OF
Quincy Hamilton, Wright State OF
Dylan Crews, LSU OF
Dylan Beavers, Cal OF
Ethan Long, Arizona State DH
Spencer Schwellenbach, Nebraska UT
Danny Hosley, Norfolk State UT
Andrew Abbott, Virginia SP
Ryan Miller, NC Central SP
Parker Messick, Florida State SP
Sam Bachman, Miami SP
Landon Marceaux, LSU SP
Jordan Marks, USC Upstate SP
Will Bednar, Mississippi State SP
Chad Dallas, Tennessee SP
Jonathan Fincher, Louisiana Tech SP
Chase Lee, Alabama RP
C.J. Culpepper, Cal Baptist RP
Luke Boyd, Baylor RP
Kolby Sommers, Oregon RP
Brett Kerry, South Carolina RP
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