NCAA Div. I Pre-Season All-Americans

PrintTUCSON, Ariz. — The 2015 Louisville Slugger Pre-Season All-Americans feature a remarkable mix of talented NCAA Division I baseball players across the USA.

The teams, chosen by Collegiate Baseball newspaper, feature six starting pitchers with a combined 1.97 ERA. RHP Kyle Funkhouser of Louisville led all first teamers with 122 strikeouts last season.

TCU vs Texas Tech - Game 3 of the 2014 College World SeriesCloser Riley Ferrell of Texas Christian is projected as the Player of The Year by Collegiate Baseball in 2015. He struck out 70 batters in 45 1/3 innings last season while saving 15 games with a microscopic 0.79 ERA. His fastball has topped out at 100 mph and is an early candidate to be one of the top picks in next June’s Free Agent Draft.

Another first team closer is David Berg of UCLA who has appeared in 132 games the last three seasons and set an NCAA record with 24 saves during the 2013 season.

On offense, SS Dansby Swanson of Vanderbilt leads the way. Last season, he collected 27 doubles and swiped 22 bases as he led the Commodores to the national title.

For complete stats of all 2015 Louisville Slugger Pre-Season All-Americans, CLICK HERE.

The Louisville Slugger Pre-Season All-Americans for 2015 include:

RHP Kyle Funkhouser (Louisville)
RHP Preston Morrison (Texas Christian)
RHP Carson Fulmer (Vanderbilt)
RHP Walker Buehler (Vanderbilt)
LHP Nathan Kirby (Virginia)
RHP Thomas Eshelman (Cal. St. Fullerton)
Relief Riley Ferrell (Texas Christian)
Relief David Berg (UCLA)
C Zack Collins (Miami, Fla.)
1B Eric Gutierrez (Texas Tech.)
2B Casey Jones (Elon)
3B Connor Panas (Canisius)
SS Dansby Swanson (Vanderbilt)
OF D.J. Stewart (Florida St.)
OF Brandon Rawe (Morehead St.)
OF Christin Stewart (Tennessee)
UT Jacob Cronenworth (Michigan)

LHP Blake Fox (Rice)
RHP James Kaprielian (UCLA)
LHP Christian Trent (Mississippi)
LHP Cole Irvin (Oregon)
RHP Mike Murray (Florida Gulf Coast)
LHP Andrew Suarez (Miami, Fla.)
RHP Zach Plesac (Ball St.)
RHP Tyler Davis (Washington)
RHP Justin Garza (Cal. St. Fullerton)
RHP Casey Bloomquist (Cal. Poly)
LHP Jared Poche’ (Louisiana St.)
LHP Brandon Waddell (Virginia)
LHP Tyler Jay (Illinois)
RHP Matt Warren (Creighton)
Relief Sam Moore (U.C. Irvine)
Relief Dillon Tate (U.C. Santa Barbara)
Relief Bryan Garcia (Miami, Fla.)
C Taylor Ward (Fresno St.)
C Shaun Chase (Oregon)
1B Alex Close (Liberty)
1B Sikes Orvis (Mississippi)
1B Jacob Hoyle (Western Carolina)
2B Bradley Strong (Western Carolina)
3B Brett Hoffman (S.E. Louisiana)
SS Alex Bregman (Louisiana St.)
SS Kevin Newman (Arizona)
SS Blake Trahan (Louisiana-Lafayette)
OF Joe McCarthy (Virginia)
OF Gio Brusa (Pacific)
OF Chris Shaw (Boston College)
UT Alex Robles (Austin Peay)

RHP Bailey Ober (College of Charleston)
RHP Matt Eckelman (St. Louis)
LHP Brett Lilek (Arizona St.)
LHP Ryan Kellogg (Arizona St.)
RHP Kyle Cody (Kentucky)
RHP Jake Lemoine (Houston)
RHP Trent Thornton (North Carolina)
RHP Cal Quantrill (Stanford)
RHP Chance Sinclair (Nebraska)
RHP Brennan Leitao (Sacramento St.)
Relief Reilly Hovis (North Carolina)
Relief Ryan Burr (Arizona St.)
Relief Ashton Perritt (Liberty)
Relief Thomas Burrows (Alabama)
Relief Brandon Koch (Dallas Baptist)
C/2B Paul DeJong (Illinois St.)
C Jameson Fisher (S.E. Louisiana)
1B Austin Byler (Nevada)
1B Charles Sikes (Savannah St.)
1B Reagan Fowler (Creighton)
2B Scott Kingery (Arizona)
2B Mark Mathias (Cal. Poly)
2B Hutton Moyer (Pepperdine)
2B Jake Noll (Florida Gulf Coast)
3B Ty France (San Diego St.)
3B Andy Lennington (S.E. Missouri St.)
SS Dylan Bosheers (Tennessee Tech.)
SS Kevin Kramer (UCLA)
SS Travis Maezes (Michigan)
OF Steven Duggar (Clemson)
OF Ian Happ (Cincinnati)
OF Kewby Meyer (Nevada)
OF Bryan Reynolds (Vanderbilt)

The Jan. 2, 2015 College Preview edition of Collegiate Baseball newspaper is now available which features top players from every NCAA Division I Conference and projected Players and Pitchers Of The Year in each league,

Plus, we have an in-depth report on the top 40 pre-season teams in NCAA Division I, the top players projected to be chosen in the top 2 rounds of the 2015 Free Agent Draft next June and rundowns on each level of college baseball. To purchase a copy, CLICK HERE.

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