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2006 College All-America Team
By Text by Aaron Fitt
June 13, 2006



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See also: Andrew Miller is our College Player of the Year

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FIRST TEAM


C, Matt Wieters, So., Georgia Tech
Two-way star (1-2, 2.67, team-best seven saves) led explosive Yellow Jacket offense in home runs and RBIs and caught fire in the postseason, reaching base in 14 of 15 plate appearances in the Atlanta regional.

AVG OBP SLG AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB
.355 .481 .602 251 69 89 14 69 56 38 3


1B, Mark Hamilton, Jr., Tulane
A year after starting just 43 of Tulaneís 68 games because of a thumb injury, Hamilton stayed healthy all season and proved to be one of the nationís top sluggers despite playing in the Triple-A dimensions of Zephyr Field.

AVG OBP SLG AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB
.336 .461 .643 235 61 79 20 69 51 42 2


2B, Jim Negrych, Jr., Pittsburgh
The only repeat first-team All-American from 2005, Negrych (a sixth-round pick of his hometown Pirates) managed to improve his stellar on-base-plus-slugging percentage by .004 from a year ago.

AVG OBP SLG AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB
.396 .515 .654 182 41 72 11 60 40 42 6


3B, Pedro Alvarez, Fr., Vanderbilt
The Freshman of the Year led all third basemen in home runs and accounted for more than a third of his teamís 57 long balls.

AVG OBP SLG AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB
.329 .456 .675 240 70 79 22 64 57 64 7


SS, Brian Friday, So., Rice
Friday stepped into Riceís shortstop hole when Josh Rodriguez was injured in February, and he never relinquished the job thanks to his dramatically improved bat and steady defense.

AVG OBP SLG AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB
.365 .449 .576 255 65 93 9 56 29 46 17


OF, Kellen Kulbacki, So., James Madison
Led nation in home runs (17 of his 24 came at home) and slugging percentage and was second in batting to power the nationís sixth-highest scoring offense.

AVG OBP SLG AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB
.464 .568 .943 194 68 90 24 75 30 32 13


OF, Cole Gillespie, Jr., Oregon State
Had only one career homer entering 2006, but emerged to lead a Beavers offense that lost its top two performers from a year ago (Jacoby Ellsbury and Andy Jenkins) to become the Pacific-10 Conference player of the year.

AVG OBP SLG AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB
.387 .508 .706 204 74 79 13 53 43 27 15


OF, Tyler Colvin, Jr. , Clemson
Surprise first-round draft pick put together fine all-around season at the plate and in the field for the NCAA tournamentís top national seed, capping it with a game-winning grand slam in the super-regional.

AVG OBP SLG AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB
.362 .425 .627 268 62 97 13 69 27 40 23


DH, Ryan Strieby, Jr., Kentucky
Led Southeastern Conference in RBIs, doubles, slugging and on-base percentage to help Kentucky win SEC Eastern Division and reach regionals for the first time since 1993.

AVG OBP SLG AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB
.343 .473 .704 233 60 80 20 77 46 39 2

UT, Brad Lincoln, Jr. , Houston
The No. 4 overall pick in the draft ranked in the nationís top 10 in wins and ERA while leading Houston in RBIs as its cleanup hitter.

AVG OBP SLG AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB
.295 .368 .536 224 35 66 14 53 24 41 5

W L ERA G CG SV IP H BB SO AVG
12 2 1.69 17 3 0 128 91 32 152 .198


SP, Andrew Miller, Jr., North Carolina
The only preseason first-team All-American to make the postseason first-team, Miller struck out 11 in a super-regional win against Alabama to lead the Tar Heels to Omaha for the first time since 1989.

W L ERA G CG SV IP H BB SO AVG
13 2 2.11 16 0 0 111 87 36 119 .214


SP, Tim Lincecum, Jr., Washington
The Pac-10 pitcher of the year led the nation in strikeouts with 44 more than second-place finisher David Price and became the conferenceís career strikeout leader with 491.

W L ERA G CG SV IP H BB SO AVG
12 4 1.94 22 3 3 125 75 63 199 .173


SP, Eddie Degerman, Sr. , Rice
Degerman used his excellent deception and velocity to rank among the nation's top 10 in wins, ERA and strikeouts while serving as the ace for the countryís top-ranked team.

W L ERA G CG SV IP H BB SO AVG
13 1 1.81 18 0 0 120 74 47 158 .174


SP, Wes Roemer, So., Cal State Fullerton
Roemer anchored a Fullerton staff that led the nation in ERA. While he hit 23 batters, he showed pinpoint command, going 65 2/3 innings before issuing his first walk of the season.

W L ERA G CG SV IP H BB SO AVG
13 1 1.97 18 3 0 142 107 6 134 .208


RP, Cole St. Clair, So., Rice
The last of the Owls' three first-team members, St. Clair's blinding heat from the left side was a key reason Rice went 45-2 in games it led after eight innings. He also pitched 5 1/3 innings to win the super-regional clincher.

W L ERA G CG SV IP H BB SO AVG
6 2 1.82 35 0 11 69 34 24 94 .144


SECOND TEAM
Pos. Player School Yr. AVG OBP SLG AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB
C Kody Valverde Alabama Sr. .347 .463 .607 219 58 76 12 59 42 36 1
1B Craig Cooper Notre Dame Sr. .425 .522 .654 228 79 97 9 41 38 14 9
2B Justin Turner Cal State Fullerton Sr. .355 .408 .498 265 61 94 4 42 16 28 20
SS Emmanuel Burris Kent State Jr. .360 .446 .477 239 70 86 4 28 23 22 42
3B Evan Longoria Long Beach State Jr. .353 .468 .602 201 42 71 11 43 40 29 3
OF Jacob Dempsey Winthrop Sr. .403 .492 .738 248 71 100 17 78 49 36 8
OF Jon Jay Miami Jr. .369 .500 .528 214 75 79 6 42 38 27 31
OF Drew Stubbs Texas Jr. .342 .439 .580 243 65 83 12 58 41 60 26
DH Josh Horton North Carolina So. .404 .463 .563 245 61 99 7 55 30 24 12
UT Sean Doolittle Virginia So. .324 .454 .458 216 49 70 4 57 54 28 2

Pos. Player School Year W L ERA G CG SV IP H BB SO AVG
SP Jake Arrieta Texas Christian So. 14 4 2.35 19 1 1 111 96 37 111 .231
SP Jonah Nickerson Oregon State Jr. 11 4 2.50 17 3 0 115 102 34 112 .239
SP Nick Schmidt Arkansas So. 9 3 3.01 17 1 0 117 90 50 145 .211
SP Steven Wright Hawaii Jr. 11 2 2.30 16 2 1 110 80 19 123 .204
RP Dan Czyz Kansas Sr. 6 0 1.56 37 0 19 63 49 15 60 .206
UT Sean Doolittle Virginia So. 11 2 2.38 18 0 1 91 64 21 108 .193



THIRD TEAM


Pos. Player School Yr. AVG OBP SLG AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB
C Jordan Newton Western Ky. Jr. .324 .468 .699 176 50 57 14 58 45 43 10
1B Andy D'Alessio Clemson Jr. .313 .376 .646 240 54 75 22 80 27 58 6
2B Damon Sublett Wichita State So. .394 .500 .642 165 45 65 10 45 31 34 12
SS Zack Cozart Mississippi So. .338 .370 .515 272 57 92 10 64 17 28 15
3B Josh Rodriguez Rice Jr. .346 .444 .585 246 60 85 11 64 41 40 10
OF Corey Brown Oklahoma State So. .347 .462 .644 216 68 75 13 40 42 57 14
OF John Raynor UNC Wilmington Sr. .370 .433 .588 262 63 97 12 69 22 41 42
OF Joey Side Georgia Jr. .359 .409 .611 306 57 110 13 53 23 42 7
DH Chad Huffman Texas Christian Jr. .388 .498 .742 209 58 81 18 71 38 31 6
UT Mike Felix Troy Jr. .381 .444 .565 168 36 64 5 31 18 34 3

Pos. Pitcher School Yr. W L ERA G CG SV IP H BB SO AVG
SP Lauren Gagnier Cal State Fullerton Jr. 14 4 2.42 18 0 0 123 92 23 101 .204
SP Danny Ray Herrera New Mexico Jr. 10 0 2.24 17 3 0 128 112 29 104 .238
SP Wade LeBlanc Alabama Jr. 11 1 2.92 18 3 0 129 100 43 128 .211
SP P.J. Walters South Alabama Jr. 11 3 3.20 19 5 0 152 159 33 166 .267
SP Josh Fields Georgia So. 3 2 1.88 33 0 15 48 34 11 53 .202
UT Mike Felix Troy Jr. 9 4 3.45 28 1 4 102 85 49 134 .223