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Offline appletonbound

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2013 Preseason All-Americans Discussion
« on: November 15, 2012, 12:14:49 pm »
Little more than three months away from opening day in DIII Baseball, what are some initial thoughts about who deserves the preseason AA nods? POTYs?

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Re: 2013 Preseason All-Americans Discussion
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2012, 07:22:58 pm »
I guess I'll throw a couple names out there from the West.  Possibly Rob Dittrick from Pacific and Dan Scheibe from Whitworth as pitchers for pre-season AA - probably long shots.  Tyler Pfeffer from Whitworth is probably a lock for preseason AA. 

I'm going to throw two names out there for pitchers who won't be on any preseason AA lists but very well could be "actual" D3 All Americans for the 2013 season:  Max Beatty from Pacific Lutheran and Travis McGee from Chapman.

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Re: 2013 Preseason All-Americans Discussion
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2012, 12:52:21 pm »
I guess I'll throw a couple names out there from the West.  Possibly Rob Dittrick from Pacific and Dan Scheibe from Whitworth as pitchers for pre-season AA - probably long shots.  Tyler Pfeffer from Whitworth is probably a lock for preseason AA. 

I'm going to throw two names out there for pitchers who won't be on any preseason AA lists but very well could be "actual" D3 All Americans for the 2013 season:  Max Beatty from Pacific Lutheran and Travis McGee from Chapman.
Chapman has a long history of producing D3 AA pitchers. I would not be surprised that could continue...
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Re: 2013 Preseason All-Americans Discussion
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2012, 01:11:00 pm »
My 2 cents. This is by no means a full list, just based on players I have seen play the past year….and can remember.

Ryan Gasporra, Cole Thompson – Centenary (not sure if they are eligible this year yet)

Ryan Lucero, Michael Bentz, Tanner Barron,- P  Christian Muscarello, Kelly Woodruff,  SS, C. - Trinity, Tx

Michael Vinyard –C/OF -  CLU

Tylar Grygarr, Ryan Ullman – P Concordia Tx.

I would think Ullman and Lucero are locks, but not knowing the process makes it difficult to really know.

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Re: 2013 Preseason All-Americans Discussion
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2012, 01:14:40 pm »
Connor Mathis (OF) from Mount Union

Chris Thomas (P) from Heidelberg

Aaron Hopper (OF) from Marietta

Pat Havens (P) Baldwin Wallace


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Re: 2013 Preseason All-Americans Discussion
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2012, 01:44:21 pm »
From what I've heard, many of the Eastern and Northeast pitchers get somewhat shutout of consideration because the west and southwest pitchers are able to get many more starts and innings as compared to the other guys. The top Chapman pitchers, for example, are able to get  13-14 starts and 90+ innings because of the way the teams are scheduled and, usually, the cooperative weather. Not taking anything away (I was fortunate enough to catch the Trinity (TX) vs Chapman games) from these guys, they truly are very good as evidenced by the mlb draft, eastern players are lucky to get in 9 starts because of schedules and weather. Our team had 6 games canceled due to weather. Our conference plays doubleheaders each Saturday and Sunday, with usually 2 games during the week. We do not start until mid-March and end around 5/5 with the conference tournament. So, if a starter goes Saturday, a responsible coach would not bring him back for the Tuesday game, but might give him a couple of relief innings on Wednesday, which would be a bullpen day. He would then start again on Saturday. With the West starting in February and mainly going on the weekends, games are spread out, so you're number 1 & 2 can get more starts. While the 2 top guys for Marietta got 16 starts, Marietta played 56 games versus 40 for Chapman, for example.

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Re: 2013 Preseason All-Americans Discussion
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2012, 02:03:46 pm »
I like;

p - Rauh - Chapman
p - Maher - St Thomas
p - Fleischman - CNU
p - Long - St John's

c - Tompkins - Becker
2b - Riley - Bridgewater

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Re: 2013 Preseason All-Americans Discussion
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2012, 09:47:44 am »
I like;

p - Rauh - Chapman
p - Maher - St Thomas
p - Fleischman - CNU
p - Long - St John's

c - Tompkins - Becker
2b - Riley - Bridgewater
BOS,
I agree with you on Rauh, except he signed with the Nationals on 6/12, so we'll have to look at another pick!

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Re: 2013 Preseason All-Americans Discussion
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2012, 10:29:24 am »
BBFan62 - Thanks for the news and hope him the best in his efforts! Not sure how I missed his signing.

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Re: 2013 Preseason All-Americans Discussion
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2012, 03:14:43 pm »
Dylan Thomas - Utl St. Thomas

Apolinar De La Cruz - Wheaton (MA) 1b


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Re: 2013 Preseason All-Americans Discussion
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2012, 07:59:47 pm »
Dylan Thomas - Utl St. Thomas

Apolinar De La Cruz - Wheaton (MA) 1b

Never seen De La Cruz play before, so there must be something about him people were high on last year, but his numbers (albeit very good) were not off the charts.
Has anyone seen him play/can anyone speak to how good of a player he is?

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Re: 2013 Preseason All-Americans Discussion
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2012, 08:09:00 am »
Saw him in Appleton last season.  He was a freshman and was very good.  I think many of the teams he faced at the CWS approached him carefully, as he was probably the most dangerous offensive threat in the Wheaton lineup.  In a year where there weren't many balls hit out of fox cities stadium, he crushed one out to right center, a powerful shot. 

If he makes some strides from year one to year two, he will be someone to watch. 


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Re: 2013 Preseason All-Americans Discussion
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2012, 12:07:29 am »
Saw him in Appleton last season.  He was a freshman and was very good.  I think many of the teams he faced at the CWS approached him carefully, as he was probably the most dangerous offensive threat in the Wheaton lineup.  In a year where there weren't many balls hit out of fox cities stadium, he crushed one out to right center, a powerful shot. 

If he makes some strides from year one to year two, he will be someone to watch. 


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Re: 2013 Preseason All-Americans Discussion
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2012, 05:17:36 pm »
Here are, in alphabetical order, are my top candidates for preseason AA 1B;

Evan Brockmeier, Marietta
Apolinar De la Cruz, Wheaton (Mass.)
Sean Gerber, UW-Stevens Point
Matt Hardy, Immaculata
Marty Herum, UW-Whitewater
Jeff Lynch, Johns Hopkins
Jake Northrup, Endicott
David Pierce, Bridgewater State
Mike Pratt, St Joseph (Maine)
Andrew Thole, Thomas More

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Re: 2013 Preseason All-Americans Discussion
« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2012, 12:07:30 am »
I would say one lock out west has to be Tim Wilson from Linfield.

2011 - .490 BA, 33 R, 6 2B, 1 3B, 5 HR, 31 RBI, 19 SB.
2012 - .404 BA, 34 R, 17 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR, 23 RBI, 20 SB.

He is set to explode this year for an offense that returns a majority of their starters.