Feb. 13, 2012


Zunino, Roth headline CBI Preseason A-A Team


Florida catcher Mike Zunino has been named the Preseason Player of the Year, and South Carolina left-hander Michael Roth is the Preseason Pitcher of the Year on the CollegeBaseballInsider.com 2012 Preseason All-American Team.

The 2011 SEC Player of the Year, Zunino batted .371 in 72 games with 23 doubles, 19 homers, 75 runs and 67 RBI. He and the Gators reached the championship series of the College World Series last year.

The 2011 CBI National Player of the Year, Roth posted a 14-3 with a 1.06 ERA. In 21 appearances and 20 starts, Roth allowed 108 hits in 145 innings with 41 walks and 112 strikeouts. He helped the Gamecocks capture their second consecutive national championship.

There are six members of the 2011 CBI All-America First Team returning for 2012 and six Second-Team selections as well.


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2012 CBI Preseason All-America Team


Preseason Player of the Year: Mike Zunino, C, Florida

Preseason Pitcher of the Year: Michael Roth, South Carolina


First Team

C Mike Zunino, Florida

1B Adam Brett Walker, Jacksonville

2B Ross Heffley, Western Carolina

SS Deven Marrero, Arizona State

3B Colin Moran, North Carolina

OF Daniel Aldrich, College of Charleston

OF Tyler Naquin, Texas A&M

OF Victor Roache, Georgia Southern

OF Preston Tucker, Florida

DH Brad Zebedis, Presbyterian

UTIL Marco Gonzales, Gonzaga

SP D.J. Baxendale, Arkansas

SP Austin Kubitza, Rice

SP Hudson Randall, Florida

SP Tyler Ray, Troy

SP Michael Roth, South Carolina

SP Kurt Schluter, Stetson

SP Andrew Smith, Charlotte

SP Ross Stripling, Texas A&M

SP Michael Wacha, Texas A&M

RP Tony Bryant, Oregon State

RP Corey Knebel, Texas

RP Michael Schum, Wright State


Second Team

C Peter O’Brien, Miami (Fla.)

1B Christian Walker, South Carolina

2B Tony Renda, California

SS Kenny Diekroeger, Stanford

3B Trenton Moses, Southeast Missouri

OF Jeremy Baltz, St. John’s

OF Michael Lorenzen, Cal State Fullerton

OF Tony Kemp, Vanderbilt

OF James Ramsey, Florida State

DH D.J. Hicks, UCF

UTIL Brian Johnson, Florida

SP Mark Appel, Stanford

SP Chris Beck, Georgia Southern

SP Kent Emanuel, North Carolina

SP Buck Farmer, Georgia Tech

SP Kevin Gausman, LSU

SP Kyle Hansen, St. John’s

SP Adam Plutko, UCLA

SP Matt Price, South Carolina

SP Sam Stafford, Texas

RP Todd Hornsby, Jacksonville State

RP John Neely, Texas Tech

RP Caleb Reed, Mississippi State


Honorable Mention

C Josh Elander, TCU

C Zac Fisher, New Mexico State

C Ronnie Freeman, Kennesaw State

C Tom Murphy, Buffalo

C Kevin Plawecki, Purdue

C Jeremy Schaffer, Tulane

IF Joey DeMichele, Arizona State

1B Jake Hibberd, Wright State

1B Casey Kalenkosky, Texas State

1B D.J. Peterson, New Mexico

2B Scott Davis, Delaware State

2B L.J. Mazzilli, Connecticut

2B Kevin Medrano, Missouri State

2B Cam Schiller, Oral Roberts

2B Maxx Tissenbaum, Stony Brook

2B Devon Travis, Florida State

2B Alex Yarbrough, Ole Miss

SS Bo Cuthbertson, Southern Utah

SS Nolan Fontana, Florida

SS Tyler Hannah, Troy

SS Alex Mejia, Arizona

3B Torsten Boss, Michigan State

3B Kris Bryant, San Diego

3B Chris Burke, Iona

3B Cameron Perkins, Purdue

3B Stephen Piscotty, Stanford

3B Richie Shaffer, Clemson

3B Erich Weiss, Texas

OF Landon Anderson, Dallas Baptist

OF Barrett Barnes, Texas Tech

OF Brandon Bayardi, UNLV

OF Pablo Bermudez, FIU

OF Shaun Cooper, Utah

OF Taylor Dugas, Alabama

OF Dan Gulbransen, Jacksonville

OF Travis Jankowski, Stony Brook

OF Aaron Judge, Fresno State

OF Dario Pizzano, Columbia

OF Thomas Pope, UNC Wilmington

OF Andrew Rash, Virginia Tech

OF Michael Ratterree, Rice

OF Joey Rickard, Arizona

OF Rony Rodriguez, Miami (Fla.)

OF Kyle Wren, Georgia Tech

UTIL William Carmona, Stony Brook

UTIL Josh Dezse, Ohio State

UTIL Austin Maddox, Florida

SP Justin Amlung, Louisville

SP Ty Blach, Creighton

SP Sean Carley, Air Force

SP Josh Conway, Coastal Carolina

SP Scott Garner, Bethune-Cookman

SP Kurt Heyer, Arizona

SP Justin Jones, California

SP Branden Kline, Virginia

SP Kyle Kraus, Portland

SP Hoby Milner, Texas

SP Andrew Mitchell, TCU

SP Dillon Overton, Oklahoma

SP Michael Palazzone, Georgia

SP Brady Rodgers, Arizona State

SP David Starn, Kent State

SP Marcus Stroman, Duke

SP Sean Tierney, James Madison

SP Eric Whaley, Miami (Fla.)

SP Matt Whitehouse, UC Irvine

SP Karsten Whitson, Florida

RP Jake Boyd, Stetson

RP Will Clinard, Vanderbilt

RP Scott Coffman, New Mexico State

RP Jake Dyer, Georgia State

RP Tyler Maloof, Georgia

RP Michael Morin, North Carolina

RP Chris Overman, NC State

RP Tyler Smith, Rider

RP Abram Williams, Radford

RP Nick Wittgren, Purdue


(Zunino photo by Craig Jackson, LeftfieldLounge.com)

( Roth photo courtesy of South Carolina Media Relations Office)