Oklahoma Condition designated hitter Colin Simpson and Oklahoma infielder Brylie Ware and remaining-handed pitcher Levi Prater have been named to the preseason All-Big 12 crew declared Wednesday.
Simpson is coming off a junior year in which he strike .280 and led OSU with 18 residence operates and 51 RBIs, with 10 of his homers and 25 of his RBIs coming in Big 12 enjoy. He also topped the Cowboys with 37 walks and a .578 slugging proportion.
Simpson’s 18 homers have been the most by an OSU player considering that 2008, and the whole ranked second in the Big 12 and 17th nationally in 2018.
Ware has strike .313 in two seasons considering that transferring to OU from Neosho (Mo.) Neighborhood University, such as a .326 clip previous year in which he strike just a person residence operate in 224 at bats compared to five in 191 in 2017 when he was chosen Big 12 Newcomer of the 12 months. He was a second-crew All-Big 12 collection previous calendar year.
Prater was 3-3 and had a 3.91 Era in 32 appearances with 64 strikeouts and 26 walks in 2018. He was on the Big 12 All-Freshman crew previous year.
The record, with an asterisk indicating unanimous picks:
Participant of the 12 months: Josh Jung, Texas Tech, Jr., INF*
Pitcher of the 12 months: Cody Bradford, Baylor, Jr., LHP
Newcomer of the 12 months: Bryce Bonnin, Texas Tech, RHP/INF
Freshman of the 12 months: Max Marusak, Texas Tech, OF
Catcher: Shea Langeliers, Baylor, C, Jr.*
Infielders: Nick Loftin, Baylor, So. David Wendzel, Baylor, Jr. Brylie Ware, Oklahoma, Sr. Josh Jung, Texas Tech, Jr.* Cameron Warren, Texas Tech, Sr.
Outfielders: Duke Ellis, Texas, Jr. Gabe Holt, Texas Tech, So. Darius Hill, West Virginia, Sr.
Selected hitters: Colin Simpson, Oklahoma Condition , Sr. Zach Zubia, Texas, So.
Utility: Will Brennan, Kansas Condition, Jr.
LHPs: Cody Bradford, Baylor, Jr. Nick Lodolo, TCU, Jr. Levi Prater, Oklahoma, So.
RHPs: Caleb Kilian, Texas Tech, Jr. Ryan Zeferjaun, Kansas, Jr. Caleb Freeman, Texas Tech, Jr.