Dec. 21, 2009
McGuire landed a spot on the first team while Plagman was a third team selection. Both Tech players were named to the National College Baseball Writers Association preseason All-America team last Wednesday.
McGuire, the 2009 ACC Pitcher of the Year, joins four other ACC student-athletes on the first team.
In all, 11 players from the conference were on the list.
The pre-season pick as National Player of The Year is RHP Anthony Ranaudo of Louisiana State. The complete Louisville Slugger first, second and third Preseason All-America teams are listed below.
FIRST TEAM PRE-SEASON ALL-AMERICANS
RHP Anthony Ranaudo, Louisiana St. (12-3, 3.04 ERA, 159 K, 50 BB in 124 1/3 IP). RHP Deck McGuire, Georgia Tech. (11-2, 3.50 ERA, 118 K, 41 BB, 100 1/3 IP). LHP Daniel Bibona, U.C. Irvine (12-1, 2.63 ERA, 108 K, 26 BB, 106 IP). RHP Taylor Jungmann, Texas (11-3, 2.00 ERA, 101 K, 35 BB, 94 2/3 IP). RHP Chance Ruffin, Texas (10-2, 3.32 ERA, 115 K, 25 BB, 124 2/3 IP). LHP Josh Spence, Arizona St. (10-1, 2.37 ERA, 125 K, 30 BB, 102 2/3 IP). Relief Addison Reed, San Diego St. (20 SV, 0.65 ERA, 38 K, 7 BB, 27 2/3 IP).
C Yasmani Grandal, Miami (Fla.) (Great defense, .299, 16 HR, 11 2B, 45 RBI). 1B Cody Hawn, Tennessee (.364, 22 HR, 15 2B, 81 RBI). 2B Danny Muno, Fresno St. (Great defense, .379, 25 2B, 41 RBI, 64 walks, 13 SB). 3B Tony Thompson, Kansas (.389, 21 HR, 27 2B, 82 RBI, won Big 12 triple crown). SS Christian Colon, Cal. St. Fullerton (Great defense, .357, 16 2B, 8 HR, 40 RBI, 15 SB). OF Jarrett Parker, Virginia (.355, 16 HR, 20 2B, 65 RBI, 20 SB). OF Tyler Holt, Florida St. (.401, 23 2B, 5 HR, 28 RBI, 34 SB). OF Matt Townsend, James Madison (.390, 17 HR, 17 2B, 59 RBI, 17 SB). DH Kyle Roller, East Carolina (.336, 16 HR, 12 2B, 75 RBI, MVP of Cape Cod League). UT Bryce Brentz, Middle Tennessee St. (.465, 28 HR, 19 2B, 73 RBI, 5-3 as pitcher, 4.57 ERA, 63 K).
SECOND TEAM PRE-SEASON ALL-AMERICANS
RHP Alex Wimmers, Ohio St. LHP Cody Wheeler, Coastal Carolina LHP Chris Sale, Florida Gulf Coast RHP Daniel Renken, Cal. St. Fullerton RHP Sam Gaviglio, Oregon St. LHP Drew Pomeranz, Mississippi RHP Matt Harvey, North Carolina Relief Matty Ott, Louisiana St. Relief Ryan Duke, Oklahoma
C Cameron Rupp, Texas C Micah Gibbs, Louisiana St. 1B Preston Tucker, Florida 1B Troy Channing, St. Mary’s 2B Mike Sodders, New Mexico St. 2B Kolbrin Vitek, Ball St. 3B Joey Bergman, Coll. of Charleston SS Jedd Gyorko, West Virginia OF Mike McGee, Florida St. OF Blake Dean, Louisiana St. OF Michael Choice, Texas-Arlington OF Devon Dageford, Louisiana Tech. UT Danny Hultzen, Virginia
THIRD TEAM PRE-SEASON ALL-AMERICANS
LHP Sean Gilmartin, Florida St. RHP Noe Ramirez, Cal. St. Fullerton RHP Trevor Bauer, UCLA RHP Tyler Pill, Cal. St. Fullerton LHP Kenneth Roberts, Middle Tennessee St. RHP Sam Dyson, South Carolina RHP Gerrit Cole, UCLA Relief Kevin Rhoderick, Oregon St. Relief Jarad Miller, Valparaiso Relief Scott Matyas, Minnesota Relief Eric Pettis, U.C. Irvine Relief Cole Green, Texas Relief Nick Ramirez, Cal. St. Fullerton Relief Michael Schum, Wright St.
C Jim Klocke, Southeast Missouri St. C Eddie Rohan, Winthrop C Rafael Neda, New Mexico 1B Paul Hoilman, East Tennessee St. 1B Tony Plagman, Georgia Tech. 1B Austin Wates, Virginia Tech. 1B Andy Wilkins, Arkansas 1B Zach Maxfield, Florida Gulf Coast 2B Kolten Wong, Hawaii 2B Sean Rockey, George Washington 2B Ross Heffley, Western Carolina 2B Wes Hobson, Appalachian St. 3B Anthony Rendon, Rice 3B Jake Smith, Alabama 3B Phil Wunderlich, Louisville 3B Bo Reeder, East Tennessee St. SS Drew Lee, Morehead St. SS Stephen Cardullo, Florida St. OF Gary Brown, Cal. St. Fullerton OF Kevin Nieto, Manhattan OF Ryan Enos, Dallas Baptist