TUCSON, Ariz.--Texas A&M senior Blake Stouffer was named to the Louisville Slugger Preseason All-America first team as a second baseman, Collegiate Baseball newspaper announced.
Stouffer, a San Antonio native, was at or near the top of every offensive category for the Aggies last season. A consensus All-America selection and first-team All-Big 12 and all-region pick, Stouffer hit .385 with 12 home runs, 85 RBI and a .668 slugging percentage while swiping 22 bases. His 102 hits and 23 doubles in 2007 ranked third all-time on the school's charts.
Stouffer joins Texas’ Kyle Russell as the only Big 12 representatives on the first team. The league placed a total of four on the three squads.
It marks the second preseason All-America honor for Stouffer, who earned third-team accolades from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) in December.
Texas A&M opens the 2008 season on February 22 at 6:30 p.m. when the Aggies host Northern Colorado. Season tickets are available now by calling 888-99-AGGIE or by logging on to www.aggieathletics.com.
First Team Pre-Season All-Americans
RHP Jacob Thompson, Virginia (11-0, 1.50 ERA, 101 K, 32 BB)
RHP Preston Guilmet, Arizona (12-2, 1.87 ERA, 146 K, 34 BB)
RHP Anthony Shawler, Old Dominion (11-2, 2.20 ERA, 130 K, 29 BB)
LHP Brian Matusz, San Diego (10-3, 2.85 ERA, 163 K, 37 BB)
LHP Josh Satow, Arizona St. (13-3, 2.76 ERA, 119 K, 53 BB)
RHP Scott Gorgen, U.C. Irvine (13-3, 2.83 ERA, 117 K, 41 BB)
Relief A.J. Griffin, San Diego (11 SV, 6-2 record, 2.70 ERA)
C Buster Posey, Florida St. (.382, 3 HR, 21 2B, 65 RBI)
1B Brett Wallace, Arizona St. (.404, 16 HR, 17 2B, 78 RBI)
2B Blake Stouffer, Texas A&M (.398, 12 HR, 23 2B, 85 RBI, 22 SB)
2B Johnny Giavotella, New Orleans (.385, 15 HR, 19 2B, 65 RBI, 17 SB)
3B Pedro Alvarez, Vanderbilt (.386, 18 HR, 21 2B, 68 RBI)
SS Alex Buchholz, Delaware (.387, 11 HR, 27 2B, 63 RBI)
OF Dominic de la Osa, Vanderbilt (.378, 20 HR, 23 2B, 62 RBI, 20 SB)
OF Kyle Russell, Texas (.336, 28 HR, 11 2B, 71 RBI, 10 SB)
OF Brad McElroy, Charlotte (.401, 11 HR, 26 2B, 68 RBI, 14 SB)
UT Josh Romanski, San Diego (9-1 pitching record, 3.05 ERA, 92 K, 24 BB, .335 BA, 10 2B)
Second Team Pre-Season All-Americans
RHP Ryan Berry, Rice
RHP Bobby Gagg, Coastal Carolina
RHP Mike Leake, Arizona St.
RHP & LHP Pat Venditte, Creighton
LHP Cole St. Clair, Rice
RHP Aaron Shafer, Wichita St.
Relief Rob Wooten, North Carolina
Relief Robbie Elsemiller, Stetson
C Ryan Lavarnway, Yale
C Blake Murphy, Western Carolina
1B Justin Smoak, South Carolina
1B Dustin Ackley, North Carolina
1B Yonder Alonso, Miami (Fla.)
2B Brandon Turner, Mississippi St.
3B Conor Gillaspie, Wichita St.
3B James Darnell, South Carolina
SS Ryan Flaherty, Vanderbilt
OF Jordan Danks, Texas
OF Collin Cowgill, Kentucky
OF Aaron Luna, Rice
OF Jack Rye, Florida St.
OF Tommy Baldridge, Coastal Carolina
UT Zach Putnam, Michigan
Third Team Pre-Season All-Americans
RHP Mike Stutes, Oregon St.
RHP Jorge Reyes, Oregon St.
RHP Tyson Ross, California
RHP Lance Lynn, Mississippi
RHP Aaron Crow, Missouri
RHP Adam Warren, North Carolina
RHP Zack Pitts, Louisville
LHP Rob Musgrave, Wichita St.
LHP Anthony Capra, Wichita St.
LHP Christian Friedrich, Eastern Kentucky
Relief Daniel Schlereth, Arizona
Relief Matt Gorgen, California
Relief Drew O'Neil, Penn St.
Relief Eryk McConnell, North Carolina St.
C Tim Federowicz, North Carolina
C Doug Hogan, Clemson
1B Ryne White, Purdue
1B Nate Recknagel, Michigan
1B Allan Dykstra, Wake Forest
1B C.J. Ziegler, Arizona
1B Ike Davis, Arizona St.
2B David Adams, Virginia
3B William Block, Florida Atlantic
3B Chris Dominguez, Louisville
SS Jason Christian, Michigan
SS Brandon Crawford, UCLA
SS Danny Espinosa, Long Beach St.
OF Mike McKenna, Florida Atlantic
OF Clay Whittemore, Jacksonville St.
OF Dave Sappelt, Coastal Carolina
OF Tyler Stovall, Central Michigan
OF David Rubinstein, Appalachian St.
UT Cole White, Army