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College : : Story
Perfect Game College All-Americans
Kendall Rogers        
Published: Thursday, June 13, 2013

San Diego third baseman Kris Bryant and Oklahoma right-handed pitcher Jonathan Gray were the cream of the crop at their respective positions, and are this year's Perfect Game Pitcher and Player of the year, respectively, highlighting an outstanding group of College All-Americans.


Bryant put together a phenomenal campaign for the Toreros, showcasing incredible raw power and earning the distinction of the No. 2 overall pick in the Major League Baseball draft to the Chicago Cubs. The hard-hitting third baseman is no stranger to Perfect Game, either, as a former PG High School All-American, too. Meanwhile, Gray took a significant step forward a junior this spring, showcasing a mid-to-high 90s fastball, along with a wipeout slider, while also being the No. 3 overall pick in the MLB draft to the Colorado Rockies.


Plenty of other outstanding college players rose to the occasion this season. For instance, New Mexico's DJ Peterson and North Carolina State's Carlos Rodon are first-team members for the second-straight season, while Kris Bryant, Gonzaga's Marco Gonzales, Stanford's Mark Appel, Oregon State's Michael Conforto and UCLA's David Berg are familiar faces.


Without further ado, the 2013 Perfect Game College All-Americans:



Perfect Game Player of the Year: 3B Kris Bryant, San Diego

Perfect Game Pitcher of the Year: RHP Jonathan Gray, Oklahoma


C Kyle Schwarber
School: Indiana             
Cl.: Sophomore Ht.: 6-0, Wt.: 235
Hometown.: Middletown, Ohio
High school: Middletown
Schwarber became one of the nation's elite players with such a strong sophomore campaign. In addition to being a quality backstop for the Hoosiers, Schwarber's raw power is off the charts, as evidenced by his .376 average, 18 homers and 54 RBIs entering the College World Series.
1B DJ Peterson
School: New Mexico            
Cl.: Junior Ht.: 6-1 Wt.: 205
Hometown.: Gilbert, Ariz.          
High school: Gilbert
Peterson has been one of college baseball's best pure hitters for a couple of seasons now, and he again put together a dominant junior campaign that warranted him a spot as a first-round pick. Peterson batted .408 with 25 doubles, four triples, 18 homers and 72 RBIs.
2B Tony Kemp
School: Vanderbilt            
Cl.: Junior Ht.: 5-6 Wt.: 160
Hometown.: Nashville, Tenn.            
High school: Centennial
One of the ultimate spark plugs in college baseball, Kemp is one of the more exciting players to compete the past couple of years. An excellent defensive player, Kemp is a fearless hitter with a team-high .391 average with 13 doubles, 33 RBIs and 34 stolen bases this season.
SS Alex Bregman
School: LSU             
Cl.: Freshman Ht.: 6-0 Wt.: 190 
Hometown.: Albuquerque, N.M.
High school: Albuquerque Academy
Bregman established himself as one of college baseball's elite players early on, earning high praises from coach Paul Mainieri as early as fall workouts. Bregman leads the Tigers in hitting at .380, entering the CWS, and also has 18 doubles, seven triples, six homers and 52 RBIs.
3B Kris Bryant
School: San Diego             
Cl.: Junior Ht.: 6-5 Wt.: 215             
Hometown.: Las Vegas             
High school: Bonanza
Bryant was one of the top picks in the MLB draft for a great season. In addition to having a big-league frame, Bryant displayed plus raw power throughout the 2013 campaign. He batted .329 with 13 doubles, 31 homers and 62 RBIs, along with a fabulous .820 slugging percentage.
OF Hunter Renfroe
School: Mississippi State            
Cl.: Junior Ht.: 6-1 Wt.: 216             
Hometown.: Crystal Springs, Miss.
High school: Copiah Academy
Renfroe has always had the tools to be an elite player, but was missing a consistent offensive game. Well, he put all the pieces together this season. In addition to being a great defensive player with a strong arm, the versatile Renfroe hit .360 with 15 homers and 61 RBIs.
OF Daniel Palka
School: Georgia Tech            
Cl.: Junior Ht.: 6-2 Wt.: 225             
Hometown.: Lyman, S.C.             
High school: Greer
Palka was more than serviceable as a corner outfielder for the Yellow Jackets, but he made his biggest impact at the plate, displaying his consistent and outstanding raw power. Palka had a huge year for the Jackets, hitting .342 with 13 doubles, three triples, 17 homers and 66 RBIs.
OF Michael Conforto
School: Oregon State             
Cl.: Sophomore Ht.: 6-1 Wt.: 215
Hometown.: Woodinville, Wash.
High school: Redmond
Conforto splashed onto the scene as a freshman last season, and impressed yet against as a sophomore this spring. Conforto is one of the nation's elite hitters with a .320 batting average, 10 doubles, 11 homers and 45 RBIs, while he also induced an impressive 39 walks.
DH COLIN MORAN
School: North Carolina           
Cl.: Junior Ht.: 6-3 Wt.: 215            
Hometown.: Rye, N.Y.           
High school: Iona Prep
Moran has put together quite the career for the Tar Heels, capping things off with a CWS berth and being a first-round selection in the MLB draft. Moran had a terrific 2013 season, which included a .343 batting average, 11 doubles, three triples, 13 homers and 88 RBIs.
UT Michael Lorenzen
School: Cal State Fullerton            
Cl.: Junior Ht.: 6-3, Wt.: 195             
Hometown.: Anaheim, Calif.            
High school: Fullerton
There was nothing Lorenzen couldn't do throughout the 2013 campaign. Lorenzen showcased himself to again be an elite defender with a strong arm in center field, he batted .335 with seven homers and 54 RBIs, and he tallied 19 saves with a 1.99 ERA in 22 2/3 innings of work.
SP Mark Appel
School: Stanford             
Cl.: Senior Ht.: 6-5 Wt.: 215 
Hometown.: Houston            
High school: Monte Vista (Calif.)
Appel received plenty of criticism when he decided to return to Stanford his senior campaign, but that plan paid dividends in more than one way. Appel tallied a 2.12 ERA in 106 1/3 innings of work, while also flashing elite stuff on the way to recording 130 strikeouts, just 23 walks.
SP Jonathan Gray
School: Oklahoma             
Cl.: Junior Ht.: 6-4 Wt.: 239 
Hometown.: Chandler, Okla.             
High school: Chandler
Gray showed flashes of greatness as a sophomore last season, but evolved into such an elite arm this spring. Gray showed a nice three-pitch mix with a mid-to-upper 90s fastball. He also was very consistent with a 1.64 ERA in 126 1/3 innings, along with 147 strikeouts and 26 walks.
SP Aaron Nola
School: LSU            
Cl.: Sophomore Ht.: 6-1 Wt.: 183 
Hometown.: Baton Rouge, La.
High school: Catholic
Nola is called the cool customer by the LSU coaching staff for a good reason. In addition to his good stuff, a fastball that can get up to 92-93, and sometimes 94, Nola has been incredibly consistent this season with a 1.68 ERA in 118 innings, along with 117 strikeouts and 17 walks.
SP Carlos Rodon
School: North Carolina State            
Cl.: Sophomore Ht.: 6-3 Wt.: 234
Hometown.: Holly Springs, N.C. 
High school: Holly Springs
Rodon had his share of ups and downs during the 2013 campaign, but when it mattered most, he rose to the occasion in dominant fashion. Rodon has a 3.19 ERA in 118 1/3 innings of work, while also striking out 170 and walking 42 with a dominant slider and mid-90s fastball.
RP NICK BURDI
School: Louisville            
Cl.: Sophomore Ht.: 6-4 Wt.: 218 
Hometown.: Downers Grove, Ill.
High school: Downers Grove South
Burdi showed a live arm as a freshman last season, but developed more into an overall pitcher this spring for the Cardinals. Burdi consistently touches 100 with his fastball and has a dominant slider at times, too. Burdi has tallied 16 saves and has a 0.78 ERA in 34 2/3 innings.





SECOND TEAM ALL-AMERICANS

Pos.

Name

Class

AVG

AB

SLG

OBP

H

R

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB

C Stuart Turner, Mississippi
Jr. .374 222 .518 .444 83 44 5 51 28 37 2
1B Mason Katz, LSU Sr. .366 238 .630 .454 87 52 15 68 37 38 5
2B LJ Mazzilli, Connecticut Sr. .354 260 .515 .408 92 50 6 51 28 26 29
SS Trea Turner, N.C. State So. .378 217 .571 .460 82 65 7 41 35 30 27
3B Dustin DeMuth, Indiana Jr. .389 234 .564 .443 91 46 5 41 18 35 11
OF Jared King, Kansas State Jr. .332 217 .521 .430 72 51 7 52 31 22 14
OF Justin Parr, Illinois Sr. .398 231 .576 .453 92 43 6 53 22 26 16
OF Mike Papi, Virginia So. .390 172 .634 .524 67 56 7 57 44 22 6
DH Hunter Dozier, SFA Jr. .396 212 .755 .482 84 47 17 52 34 25 12
UT Marco Gonzales, Gonzaga Jr. .311 167 .389 .375l 52 16 2 26 19 34 3


2.80 ERA 17 G 2 CG 96 SO 106 IP .256 AVG




Pos.

Name

Class W L ERA G CG SV  IP HR BB SO AVG
SP Ryne Stanek, Arkansas Jr. 10 2 1.39 16 1 0 97.1 5 41 79 .207
SP Tyler Beede, Vanderbilt So. 14 1 2.32 17 0 0 101 3 63 103 .187
SP Alex Gonzalez, Oral Roberts Jr. 9 5 1.83 15 2 0 113.1 5 27 126 .204
SP Kent Emanuel, North Carolina Jr. 11 3 2.93 19 1 1 123 7 28 89 .243
RP David Berg UCLA So. 7 0 0.88 46 0 21 71.1 2 8 73 .194






THIRD TEAM ALL-AMERICANS


Pos.

Name

Class

AVG

AB

SLG

OBP

H

R

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB

C Andrew Knapp, California  Jr. .350 206 .544 .434 72 34 8 41 27 35 4
1B Jimmy Yezzo, Delaware Jr. .410 234 .714 .453 96 52 13 64 20 30 1
2B Jordan Hankins, Austin Peay Jr. .352 244 .545 .452 86 71 11 54 39 25 8
SS Adam Frazier, Mississippi St.
Jr. .358 279 .477 .405 100 60 0 36 22 25 7
3B Eric Jagielo, Notre Dame Jr. .388 196 .633 .500 76 47 9 53 35 33 3
OF Aaron Judge, Fresno State Jr. .369 206 .655 .461 76 45 12 36 35 53 12
OF Phillip Ervin, Samford Jr. .337 196 .597 .459 66 58 11 40 39 25 21
OF Danny Collins, Troy Jr. .360 236 .631 .452 85 62 11 68 32 33 1
DH Matt Oberste, Oklahoma Jr. .373 241 .622 .458 90 53 11 60 26 33 13
UT Zane Evans, Georgia Tech Jr. .361 244 .590 .430 88 47 14 66 33 40 0


3.38 ERA 14 G 3 SV 15 SO 21.1 IP .244 AVG




Pos.

Name

Class W L ERA G CG SV  IP HR BB SO AVG
SP Jeff Thompson, Louisville Jr. 11 1 2.00 16 0 0 103.1 7 33 109 .169
SP Justin Garza, CS Fullerton
Fr. 12 0 2.03 17 0 0 115 3 17 95 .205
SP Matt Boyd, Oregon State Sr. 10 3 2.13 18 3 1 122.2 5 30 110 .198
SP Chris Anderson, Jacksonville Jr. 7 5 2.49 14 3 0 104.2 5 27 101 .231
RP Chris Cotton, LSU Sr. 4 1 1.23 36 0 16 44 2 3 45 .158




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