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Re: 2000's All-Decade Baseball Team
« Reply #45 on: October 17, 2010, 05:01:33 pm »
The list of players with multiple All-American awards in the 90's are:

Tim Jorgensen, Aaron Richarz, Eric Owens, Bob Eddy, Dave Bradley, Joe Thomas, Joe Musgrove, Eric Roepsch, Matt Johnson, John Zuleger, Tony Minor, Chris Bryant, Tom D'Aquilla, Matt Gelotti, John Graham, Basil Ortiz

Just sixteen but would make a good team:

C:  Matt Johnson, John Zuleger
1B: Joe Thomas, Chris Bryant
SS: Tim Jorgensen, Eric Owens,  Bob Eddy
3B: Aaron Richarz, Tony Minor,
OF: Tom D'Aquilla, Matt Gelotti, John Graham, Joe Musgrove,
      Eric Roepsch, Basil Ortiz
P:   Dave Bradley, Joe Thomas


Of course there are lots of players that one would love to add.

Jim- is this just multiple First Team AA members?

The list is multiple first team All-Americans only

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Re: 2000's All-Decade Baseball Team
« Reply #46 on: October 17, 2010, 11:00:47 pm »
D3baseball.com 2000’s All Decade Team

First Team

Pos - Player, Team (years played)
C - Jay Coakley, Marietta (1999-2002)
1B – Drew Caravella, Ohio Wesleyan (1999-2002)
2B – Jeremy Jirschele, UW-Oshkosh (2002-2005)
3B – Jake Frank, Wooster (2001-2005)
SS – Ian Hauze, DeSales (2002-2005)
DH – Jose Cortez, Pomona-Pitzer (2000-2003)
OF – Tony Konicek, Gustavus Adolphus (2004-2007)
OF – Vince Mancuso, UW-Oshkosh (1999-2003)
OF – Eric Swedberg, Worcester State (1999-2002)
UTL – Kurt Yacko, Chapman (2006-2008)
UTL – Shawn Gilblair, Eastern Conn. State (2006-2009)

P –Jeremiah Bayer, Trinity (Conn) (2006-2009)
P– Matt DeSalvo, Marietta (1999-2003)
P– Ryan DiPietro, Eastern Conn. State (2002-2004)
P – Devin Drag, Chapman (2004-2007)
P – Josh Schwartz, Rowan (2002-2005)

Head Coach: Dennis Denning, St. Thomas (Minn.): 2 Championships

Second Team

Pos - Player, Team (years played)
C - Gerard Haran, College of New Jersey (2004-2007)
1B – Drew Hedman, Pomona-Pitzer (2006-2009)
2B – Ricky Angel, Illinois Wesleyan (2005-2008)
3B – Zach Lutz, Alvernia (2005-2007)
SS – Luke Ullman, Wooster (2001-2005)
DH – Kurt Kapferer, Wooster (2003-2006)
OF – Bobby Doyon, Keene State (2008-2010)
OF – Hunter Owen, Millsaps (2006-2009)
OF – Dwight Wildman, Eastern Conn. State (2000-2004)
UTL –Brady Endl, UW-Whitewater (2001-2004)
UTL – Todd Meyer, Alvernia (1999-2002)

P – Jim Dougher, Cortland (2004-2007)
P – Scott Hyde, George Fox (2002-2004)
P – Buddy Klovstad, Chapman (2003-2006)
P – Kenny Moreland, Christopher Newport (2005-2008)


Head Coach: Tom Tereschuk, Chapman: 1 Championship,

Honorable Mention: C – Sean Killeen, Trinity (Conn); 1B – Blake Bullis, College of New Jersey; 2B – Mike Moceri, Kean; Kurt Piantek, Trinity (Conn.); 3B – Craig Conway, Montclair State; Derek David, McMurry; SS – Nick Tempesta, Eastern Conn. State; DH - Steve Wiczek, UW-Stevens Point; OF – Bob Capaldo, College of New Jersey; Tyler Delorme, Southern Maine; Chris Denorfia, Wheaton (Mass); Shaun Rice, Ohio Wesleyan; Matt Turner, Christopher Newport; Brian Youchak, Johns Hopkins; P –Wayde Kitchens, Chapman; Steve Matre, Mount St, Joseph; Joey Serfass, ECSU; Mike Spavento, Wheaton (Mass).; Head Coach: Bill Holowaty, Eastern Conn. State.

Am I right in that Matt DeSalvo only player on above lists to make it to the Majors?

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Re: 2000's All-Decade Baseball Team
« Reply #47 on: October 17, 2010, 11:19:38 pm »
I didn't spot anyone else.

Which raises the question: how is Jordan Zimmermann not on the list?  Turn pro too early to have the college stats?

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Re: 2000's All-Decade Baseball Team
« Reply #48 on: October 17, 2010, 11:31:40 pm »
Jordan Zimmerman 2004 - 2007
http://web1.ncaa.org/stats/StatsSrv/careersearch

PITCHING
AP 33
GS 28
W/L 20-7
SV 2
SHO 4
IP 218
SO 236
ERA 2.72

HITTING
G 70
AB 211
H 78
2B 17
HR 14
RBI 45
AVG .370
This... is a simple game. You throw the ball. You hit the ball. You catch the ball.  "There are three types of baseball players: those who make things happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happened."
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Re: 2000's All-Decade Baseball Team
« Reply #49 on: October 17, 2010, 11:38:23 pm »
OK, so he didn't leave early. ;)

Those stats are not worthy of the list??!!  I admit I have not checked out the pitchers chosen above him, but if he is not all-decade, they must be unworldly! :o

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Re: 2000's All-Decade Baseball Team
« Reply #50 on: October 18, 2010, 12:15:45 am »
OK, so he didn't leave early. ;)

Those stats are not worthy of the list??!!  I admit I have not checked out the pitchers chosen above him, but if he is not all-decade, they must be unworldly! :o
The few pitchers I compared had better ERA's and/or better W/L percentages and/or more saves if closers.

BUT Still a very dominant pitcher. The game in Appleton was one of the most dominant performances ever at that level.
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Re: 2000's All-Decade Baseball Team
« Reply #51 on: October 18, 2010, 12:59:15 am »
D3baseball.com 2000’s All Decade Team

First Team

Pos - Player, Team (years played)
C - Jay Coakley, Marietta (1999-2002)
1B – Drew Caravella, Ohio Wesleyan (1999-2002)
2B – Jeremy Jirschele, UW-Oshkosh (2002-2005)
3B – Jake Frank, Wooster (2001-2005)
SS – Ian Hauze, DeSales (2002-2005)
DH – Jose Cortez, Pomona-Pitzer (2000-2003)
OF – Tony Konicek, Gustavus Adolphus (2004-2007)
OF – Vince Mancuso, UW-Oshkosh (1999-2003)
OF – Eric Swedberg, Worcester State (1999-2002)
UTL – Kurt Yacko, Chapman (2006-2008)
UTL – Shawn Gilblair, Eastern Conn. State (2006-2009)

P –Jeremiah Bayer, Trinity (Conn) (2006-2009)
P– Matt DeSalvo, Marietta (1999-2003)
P– Ryan DiPietro, Eastern Conn. State (2002-2004)
P – Devin Drag, Chapman (2004-2007)
P – Josh Schwartz, Rowan (2002-2005)

Head Coach: Dennis Denning, St. Thomas (Minn.): 2 Championships

Second Team

Pos - Player, Team (years played)
C - Gerard Haran, College of New Jersey (2004-2007)
1B – Drew Hedman, Pomona-Pitzer (2006-2009)
2B – Ricky Angel, Illinois Wesleyan (2005-2008)
3B – Zach Lutz, Alvernia (2005-2007)
SS – Luke Ullman, Wooster (2001-2005)
DH – Kurt Kapferer, Wooster (2003-2006)
OF – Bobby Doyon, Keene State (2008-2010)
OF – Hunter Owen, Millsaps (2006-2009)
OF – Dwight Wildman, Eastern Conn. State (2000-2004)
UTL –Brady Endl, UW-Whitewater (2001-2004)
UTL – Todd Meyer, Alvernia (1999-2002)

P – Jim Dougher, Cortland (2004-2007)
P – Scott Hyde, George Fox (2002-2004)
P – Buddy Klovstad, Chapman (2003-2006)
P – Kenny Moreland, Christopher Newport (2005-2008)


Head Coach: Tom Tereschuk, Chapman: 1 Championship,

Honorable Mention: C – Sean Killeen, Trinity (Conn); 1B – Blake Bullis, College of New Jersey; 2B – Mike Moceri, Kean; Kurt Piantek, Trinity (Conn.); 3B – Craig Conway, Montclair State; Derek David, McMurry; SS – Nick Tempesta, Eastern Conn. State; DH - Steve Wiczek, UW-Stevens Point; OF – Bob Capaldo, College of New Jersey; Tyler Delorme, Southern Maine; Chris Denorfia, Wheaton (Mass); Shaun Rice, Ohio Wesleyan; Matt Turner, Christopher Newport; Brian Youchak, Johns Hopkins; P –Wayde Kitchens, Chapman; Steve Matre, Mount St, Joseph; Joey Serfass, ECSU; Mike Spavento, Wheaton (Mass).; Head Coach: Bill Holowaty, Eastern Conn. State.

Am I right in that Matt DeSalvo only player on above lists to make it to the Majors?
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Re: 2000's All-Decade Baseball Team
« Reply #52 on: October 18, 2010, 02:01:28 pm »
Mr Ypsi, Osh, Crash,

Thanks for the follow ups.

I found it interesting that we did not have more that 2 players from D-III All Decade teams reach MLB.  Just goes to show that to reach the big leagues, (from D-III, and stay there), you have to be a truely exceptional athlete.

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Re: 2000's All-Decade Baseball Team
« Reply #53 on: October 18, 2010, 04:36:44 pm »
Zimmermann had a great tournament and a good career but All-Decade?   Not in my opinion.  Maybe if he stayed for his senior season he might have but compare him to Lutz (who also left after his junior season) on the All-Decade list.   I would rather have Lutz on my team if I had to chose between the two players.

PITCHING
                      ERA   APP  GS   W-L    SV  SHO    IP       SO
Zimmermann  2.72  33    28    20-7   2     4      218.0  235
Lutz                4.31  25    24   18-6   0      1     142.0   109

HITTING
                       AVE     G      AB     H     2B  HR   RBI
Zimmermann  .370    70   211     78   17   14    45
Lutz                .448  127  475    213   51   32   197


Keep in mind that Zimmermann was never a first team All-American in the three season he played for the Pointers.

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Re: 2000's All-Decade Baseball Team
« Reply #54 on: October 18, 2010, 04:37:50 pm »
Mr Ypsi, Osh, Crash,

Thanks for the follow ups.

I found it interesting that we did not have more that 2 players from D-III All Decade teams reach MLB.  Just goes to show that to reach the big leagues, (from D-III, and stay there), you have to be a truely exceptional athlete.

There are still players working their way through the system.  Zimmermann was on the fast track.

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Re: 2000's All-Decade Baseball Team
« Reply #56 on: October 18, 2010, 04:43:33 pm »
The fallout from College to the pros is amazing. In general, 20-25 D3 guys get drafted every year - and there are only 7 currently in the majors. Probably averaging less than 1 out of every three drafts.

Looking at the bigger picture, every step along the way there is tremendous fallout - studying it has been a hobby of mine for years. I've used the following steps to analyze the data

0-12 Year olds (essentially the little league years)
13-14 Year olds (the transition to the big diamond)
High School
College
Pro
 
Numerically, the biggest drop of is probably from 12 YO to 13 year olds - since roughly half of those who play 12 year baseball don't go on to play on the bigger diamond in Junior high and there are millions of participants at the 0-12 levels.

Leaving high school and playing college ball is probably the biggest drop off from a percentage point of view. The data I have gathered suggests that, 1 in 23 HS baseball players play some form of college baseball.

College baseball to the pros is probably equally high - but at least what I have been able to find suggests that it is 1 in 20 for all forms of college baseball to any form of pro ball. Narrow it to 4 year schools and a major league affiliated team and then it probably goes to about 1 in 30. (so no independent or overseas leagues).

One interesting factoid - take a 12 year old at random from a US Junior high school and then see what happens - they have a better chance of ending up in an Ivy league school than in a professional uniform.


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Re: 2000's All-Decade Baseball Team
« Reply #57 on: October 19, 2010, 12:32:00 pm »
Pio,

Great info on the breakdown of movement through the baseball world from LL to ML!! +1

and +1 for Crash on the NCAA College Baseball player stats search site above
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