Join Today! Become A Baseball America Insider

2018 College Baseball All-Americans



Florida, the top-ranked team going into the NCAA Tournament, also leads all schools with three first-team All-Americans. The Gators' trio includes righthander Brady Singer, the College Player of the Year.

Oregon State leads all teams with four honorees across all three All-America teams. Florida and Clemson have three each, tied for the second most. Six schools—Arizona State, California, Southern Mississippi, Stetson, Tennessee Tech and Texas Tech—had two players honored. In all, 35 schools are represented on the All-America teams.

Six players from the Preseason All-America first team also made the postseason first team: catcher Joey Bart, outfielder Seth Beer, starting pitchers Logan Gilbert, Casey Mize and Singer and reliever Michael Byrne. Third baseman Jonathan India was on the third team. In all, 15 players who scouts voted as Preseason All-Americans erened spots on the postseason teams.

Mize, Byrne and Nick Madrigal all repeat as All-Americans this season. Madrigal was a first-team honoree last year, while Mize and Byrne were on the third team.

C Joey Bart
School: Georgia Tech

The skinny: After being slowed by injury last year, Bart bounced back in a big way. He led the Atlantic Coast Conference in hitting (.359), ranked second in on-base percentage (.471) and slugging percentage (.632), while also earning ACC defensive player of the year honors. He threw out 34 percent of would-be base stealers.

1B Bren Spillane
School: Illinois

The skinny: Spillane had a spectacular season for the Illini and finished the regular season leading the Big Ten Conference in all three triple crown categories. He slugged .903 and became the first player in the country to finish a season with a slugging percentage of more than .900 since 2009. His 23 home runs rank as the second most in program history.

2B Kody Clemens
School: Texas

The skinny: Clemens’ standout season led Texas to its first Big 12 Conference title since 2011. Clemens, the yougnest son of Roger Clemens, hit some dramatic homers, including three on the final weekend of the regular season when the Longhorns clinched the championship. He led the league in home runs (19) and slugging percentage (.687). 

3B Jonathan India
School: Florida

The skinny: India was a highly regarded prospect coming out of high school and was a regular in the lineup the first two years of his career. He this season had a breakout campaign and became one of the focal points of the Gators’ offense. He led the Southeastern Conference in on-base percentage (.506) and slugging (.730) during the regular season.

SS Terrin Vavra
School: Minnesota

The skinny: The Golden Gophers ran away with the Big Ten Conference title and Vavra played a big role in thier success. He ranked second in the Big Ten in batting (.385), led Minnesota with 10 home runs and played solid defense up the middle, playing his way up draft boards along the way. 

OF Seth Beer
School: Clemson

The skinny: Beer in 2016 exploded on the college baseball scene when he won Freshman of the Year honors. He’s continued slugging for the last three years and this season led the ACC with 20 home runs, a career high, while also drawing more than 50 walks for the third consecutive year.

OF Trevor Larnach
School: Oregon State

The skinny: Larnach has long had big raw power but hadn’t tapped into it early in his college career. That all changed this season, as the junior broke out for a team-high 17 home runs. Larnach’s emergence as a middle-of-the-order power threat helped the Beavers earn a top-eight seed in the NCAA Tournament for the second year in a row. 

OF Bryant Packard
School: East Carolina

The skinny: Packard led the American Athletic Conference in all three triple-slash statistics during the regular season, hitting .418/.475/.714. He helped lead the Pirates to the conference tornament title and a hosting bid in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2009. Packard also set a program record with a 32-game hitting streak.

DH Andrew Vaughn
School: California

The skinny: Vaughn has done nothing but hit since arriving in Berkeley. The sophomore this season led the Pac-12 Conference in hitting (.402), on-base percentage (.531) and slugging percentage (.819) and finished the regular season second in home runs (23) and RBI (63), leaving the first baseman just shy of winning the triple crown.

UTL Brooks Wilson
School: Stetson

The skinny: Wilson had primarily been a starting pitcher the first three years of his college career before this season taking over as closer and also moving into the lineup. The new role suited the senior well and he went into the NCAA Tournament leading the country in saves (20), while also ranking second on the team in hitting (.287)..

SP Logan Gilbert
School: Stetson

The skinny: Gilbert is the latest high-end pitcher to come through Stetson, joining the likes of Corey Kluber and Jacob deGrom. Gilbert this spring won Atlantic Sun Conference pitcher of the year honors for the second straight season and entered the NCAA Tournament with the second most strikeouts (143) in the country.

SP Casey Mize
School: Auburn

The skinny: Mize emerged as the top prospect in this year’s draft class thanks to his devestating stuff and pinpoint control. He led the Southeastern Conference with 140 strikeouts in 102 innings during the regular season and posted a 14.00 strikeout-to-walk rate. Mize threw a no-hitter against Northeastern, the first in program history since 2002.

SP Nick Sandlin
School: Southern Mississippi

The skinny: After two years as Southern Miss’ bullpen ace, Sandlin moved to the front of the rotation for the Golden Eagles. He excelled in his new role and went 9-0, 1.13 during the regular season. Sandlin threw three shutouts and his season ranks as one of the best on the mound in Southern Miss history.

SP Brady Singer
School: Florida

The skinny: Singer came to Florida as an unsigned second round pick in the 2015 draft. He has lived up to those lofty expectations, this year earning College Player of the Year honors after helping to lead Florida to its second straight SEC title. Singer led the SEC in wins (10), ERA (2.25) and opponents batting average (.186).

RP Michael Byrne
School: Florida

The skinny: Byrne surprisingly emerged as Florida’s closer and went on to earn All-America honors. He repeated that feat this year as he became the Gators’ all-time saves leader and anchored the bullpen. He isn’t overpowering, but he pounds the strike zone and understands what he has to do to be successful in high-leverage moments.

RP Jack Little
School: Stanford

The skinny: Little was seldom used as a freshman but this season flourished as Stanford’s closer in his sophomore year. The righthander anchored the Cardinal’s bullpen and earned 15 saves. He allowed just five runs (three earned) in 41 innings in the regular season to help Stanford win its first Pac-12 title since 2004..

Aaron_Sabato_UNC.jpg

North Carolina First Baseman Aaron Sabato Joins The College Podcast

UNC first baseman Aaron Sabato joins us to talk about the Tar Heels and his preparation for the 2020 season.

First Team

  Year AVG OBP SLG AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB
C Joey Bart, Georgia Tech Jr. .359 .471 .632 220 55 79 16 38 41 56 3
1B Bren Spillane, Illinois Jr. .389 .498 .903 175 57 68 23 60 36 57 16
2B Kody Clemens, Texas Jr. .344 .437 .703 209 53 72 19 61 34 37 4
3B Jonathan India, Florida Jr. .362 .502 .723 188 57 68 17 42 47 47 11
SS Terrin Vavra, Minnesota Jr. .405 .477 .620 163 43 66 7 42 23 13 6
OF Seth Beer, Clemson Jr. .316 .471 .656 209 60 66 20 52 52 31 1
OF Trevor Larnach, Oregon State Jr. .324 .447 .637 204 52 66 17 64 40 50 3
OF Bryant Packard, East Carolina So. .403 .460 .680 206 47 83 14 50 19 42 5
DH Andrew Vaughn, California So. .402 .531 .819 199 59 80 23 63 44 18 4
UTL Brooks Wilson, Stetson Sr. .287 .399 .437 167 28 48 3 26 31 39 8
  Year W L ERA G CG SV IP H BB SO AVG
SP Logan Gilbert, Stetson Jr. 10 1 2.52 14 0 0 100 60 20 143 .171
SP Casey Mize, Auburn Jr. 9 5 3.07 15 0 0 103 73 10 140 .209
SP Nick Sandlin, Southern Mississippi Jr. 9 0 1.13 14 0 0 95 51 15 134 .166
SP Brady Singer, Florida Jr. 10 1 2.25 13 1 0 88 59 18 92 .186
RP Michael Byrne, Florida Jr. 2 1 1.99 29 0 13 45 33 4 46 .200
RP Jack LIttle, Stanford So. 3 0 0.66 23 0 15 41 24 7 54 .170
UTL Brooks Wilson, Stetson Sr. 6 0 2.13 31 0 20 55 40 19 68 .197

 

Second Team

  Year AVG OBP SLG AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB
C Adley Rutschman, Oregon State So. .391 .494 .594 197 44 77 6 63 44 30 1
1B Spencer Torkelson, Arizona State Fr. .320 .440 .473 206 59 66 25 53 38 44 4
2B Nick Dunn, Maryland Jr. .330 .419 .561 212 39 70 10 39 32 19 3
3B Josh Jung, Texas Tech So. .381 .484 .650 226 63 86 11 73 33 29 4
SS Cadyn Grenier, Oregon State Jr. .335 .420 .477 218 57 73 4 42 27 43 8
OF Devlin Granberg, Dallas Baptist Sr. .426 .531 .651 235 65 100 11 65 50 41 23
OF Grant Little, Texas Tech So. .378 .477 .675 209 58 79 12 67 37 30 9
OF Steele Walker, Oklahoma Jr. .326 .441 .606 216 48 76 13 53 31 48 7
DH Alec Bohm, Wichita State Jr. .339 .436 .625 224 57 76 16 55 39 28 9
UTL Tanner Dodson, California Jr. .328 .389 .407 189 35 62 1 23 15 30 12
  Year W L ERA G CG SV IP H BB SO AVG
SP Kyle Brnovich, Elon So. 8 2 1.71 15 1 0 105 57 36 147 .159
SP Colton Eastman, Cal State Fullerton Jr. 9 3 2.26 15 1 0 104 73 26 108 .208
SP Blaine Knight, Arkansas Jr. 10 0 2.78 15 0 0 87 76 21 86 .234
SP John Rooney, Hofstra Jr. 8 2 1.23 13 3 0 95 51 27 108 .166
RP Parker Caracci, Mississippi R-So. 4 2 1.86 25 0 10 44 38 10 68 .246
RP Ryley Gilliam, Clemson Jr. 2 3 0.99 24 0 11 36 19 22 53 .153
UTL Tanner Dodson, California Jr. 2 1 2.48 19 0 11 40 36 7 35 .235

 

Third Team

  Year AVG OBP SLG AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB
C Cal Raleigh, Florida State Jr. .330 .455 .593 221 44 73 13 54 51 40 2
1B Chase Chambers, Tennessee Tech Sr. .400 .498 .652 230 71 92 15 76 41 24 0
2B Nick Madrigal, Oregon State Jr. .395 .459 .563 119 29 47 2 27 12 5 9
3B Luke Reynolds, Southern Mississippi R-Jr. .400 .562 .727 205 69 82 15 60 63 52 8
SS Logan Davidson, Clemson So. .298 .411 .562 235 57 70 15 45 39 62 10
OF Gage Canning, Arizona State Jr. .369 .426 .648 236 47 87 9 45 24 54 8
OF Keegan McGovern, Georgia Sr. .325 .440 .630 200 63 65 15 44 36 42 7
OF Andrew Moritz, UNC Greensboro Jr. .428 .492 .637 215 57 92 6 61 28 27 12
DH Kevin Strohschein, Tennessee Tech Jr. .406 .463 .713 251 65 102 18 65 27 33 1
UTL Jack Labosky, Duke Sr. .238 .391 .405 138 31 44 7 38 32 62 10
  Year W L ERA G CG SV IP H BB SO AVG
SP Mason Feole, Connecticut So. 9 1 2.50 15 0 0 94 75 47 114 .230
SP Joey Murray, Kent State Jr. 9 1 1.71 15 1 0 95 47 38 139 .146
SP Andre Pallante, UC Irvine So. 10 1 1.60 15 0 0 101 77 30 115 .220
SP Adam Wolf, Louisville Jr. 7 2 2.26 15 0 0 96 73 26 105 .209
RP Robert Broom, Mercer Jr. 10 4 1.70 31 0 2 74 57 24 111 .209
RP Durbin Feltman, Texas Christian Jr. 0 1 0.74 19 0 6 24 12 6 43 .156
UTL Jack Labosky, Duke Sr. 2 0 0.84 21 0 9 32 23 4 24 .211

 

Are you a member?

In order to access this exclusive content you must have a Baseball America Account. 

Login or sign up  

of Free Stories Remaining