Parker, Hultzen Earn Spots on Louisville Slugger Preseason All-America Team
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia baseball’s Jarrett Parker (Jr., Stafford, Va.) and Danny Hultzen (So., Bethesda, Md.) each have been named to the Louisville Slugger 2010 Preseason All-America Team, announced today by Collegiate Baseball. Parker was a first-team outfield selection, while Hultzen was picked to the second team at utility.
Parker, a unanimous All-American in the national awards circuit last season, was a First-Team All-ACC pick in 2009 after putting up record-setting numbers. He finished with a .355 batting average with 16 home runs and 65 runs batted in. He also had 20 stolen bases while playing in all 65 of Virginia’s games.
Parker set the Virginia single-season records in runs (75), hits (94) and total bases (176) and tied the record for triples (7). He also ranks among the top 10 in UVa single-season history in doubles (20 – T4th), home runs (16 – T3rd) and RBI (65 – 3rd).
Hultzen was a two-way standout for the Cavaliers last year. The first ACC Freshman of the Year in Virginia history, Hultzen saw time at pitcher, first base, left field and designated hitter while earning a slot on the All-ACC First Team. On the mound, he posted a 9-1 record with a 2.17 ERA in 17 games (16 starts). In 95 innings, Hultzen recorded 107 strikeouts, which is a Virginia freshman record and also ranks sixth overall in UVa history. His 16 starts tied a Virginia single-season record, while his total of nine wins is tied for sixth in the Virginia annals.
At the plate, Hultzen recorded a .327 batting average – second among ACC freshmen behind teammate Steven Proscia. He also hit three home runs and drove in 37 runs.
Virginia opens its 2010 season on Feb. 19 at East Carolina.
LOUISVILLE SLUGGER/COLLEGIATE BASEBALL FIRST TEAM PRESEASON ALL-AMERICANS
RHP Anthony Ranaudo, Louisiana State
RHP Deck McGuire, Georgia Tech
LHP Daniel Bibona, UC Irvine
RHP Taylor Jungmann, Texas
RHP Chance Ruffin, Texas
LHP Josh Spence, Arizona State
Relief Addison Reed, San Diego State
C Yasmani Grandal, Miami (Fla.)
1B Cody Hawn, Tennessee
2B Danny Muno, Fresno State
3B Tony Thompson, Kansas
SS Christian Colon, Cal St. Fullerton
OF Jarrett Parker, Virginia
OF Tyler Holt, Florida State
OF Matt Townsend, James Madison
DH Kyle Roller, East Carolina
UT Bryce Brentz, Middle Tennessee State
SECOND TEAM PRESEASON ALL-AMERICANS
RHP Alex Wimmers, Ohio State
LHP Cody Wheeler, Coastal Carolina
LHP Chris Sale, Florida Gulf Coast
RHP Daniel Renken, Cal St. Fullerton
RHP Sam Gaviglio, Oregon State
LHP Drew Pomeranz, Mississippi
RHP Matt Harvey, North Carolina
Relief Matty Ott, Louisiana State
Relief Ryan Duke, Oklahoma
C Cameron Rupp, Texas
C Micah Gibbs, Louisiana State
1B Preston Tucker, Florida
1B Troy Channing, St. Mary’s
2B Mike Sodders, New Mexico State
2B Kolbrin Vitek, Ball State
3B Joey Bergman, Coll. of Charleston
SS Jedd Gyorko, West Virginia
OF Mike McGee, Florida State
OF Blake Dean, Louisiana State
OF Michael Choice, Texas-Arlington
OF Devon Dageford, Louisiana Tech
UT Danny Hultzen, Virginia