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College  | Story  | 1/26/2023

Conference Preview: Big West

Steve Fiorindo     
Photo: Jonathon Long (Long Beach State Athletics)
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For all of Perfect Game's conference previews as part of the 2023 college baseball preview content, the 2022 records and all-conference teams are available for free. The conference top prospects and individual team breakdowns can be viewed with a subscription.



2022 Records

Teams are listed in alphabetical order* 

Team W L W L
Cal Poly 37 21 22 8
Cal State Bakersfield 18 34 11 19
Cal State Fullerton 22 33 14 16
Cal State Northridge 32 22 17 13
Hawai’i 28 24 19 11
Long Beach State 29 27 17 13
UC Davis 6 35 5 25
UC Irvine  32 24 16 14
UC Riverside 8 45 4 26
UC San Diego 24 32 13 17
UC Santa Barbara  44 14 27 3


Preseason All-Conference Team

Pos Name School Stats/Notes
C Ryan Stafford Cal Poly First Team All Big West in ’22, slashed .321/.384/.431 in 2022
1B Joe Yorke Cal Poly First Team All Big West in ’22, hit .353/.440/.464 as sophomore
2B Stone Miyao
Hawai’i
2nd Team All Big West in ’22, hitting .292 for Rainbow Warriors
SS Nick Marinconz
Long Beach State 2nd Team All Big West in ’22 transfers in from Cal Poly, .309 BA in 2022
3B Jonathon Long
Long Beach State Honorable Mention All Big West in ’22, primed for big year for Dirtbags
OF Caden Kendle UC Irvine First Team All Big West in ’22, slashing .327/.414/.460
OF Broc Mortensen
UC Santa Barbara Second Team All Big West in ’22, swatted 16 HR
OF Mark Wolbert
UC Davis Big West Freshman of the Year; posted .925 OPS in 2022
OF Andrew Sojka
CSUN  First Team All Big West in ’22 hitting .335 w/ .908 OPS in 2022
DH Christian Kirtley UC Santa Barbara First Team All Big West in ’22 posting .300/.412/.526 slash line
UT Jalen Smith UCSD Second Team All Big West in ’22 as 3B, shifts to OF in 2023
SP Michael Gutierrez
UC Santa Barbara
Second Team All Big West in ’22 compiling 9-1 record w/ 3.19 ERA
SP Matthew Ager
UC Santa Barbara
Second Team All Big West in ’22 as RP, jumping to rotation in 2023, 9.95 K/9 in 2022
SP Lucas Braun
CSUN Second Team All Big West in ’22 posting 1.06 WHIP w/ sub 3 ERA
SP Tyler Stultz
Cal State Fullerton Second Team All Big West in ’22 with 3/36 ERA tossing 88 1/3 innings
RP Alex Schrier
UC Santa Barbara 25 K’s in 18.2 IP in 2022, looking to step in to closer role for Gauchos


Player of the Year: 
Jonathon Long, Long Beach State 
Pitcher of the Year: Michael Gutierrez, UCSB
Freshman of the Year: Tyler Bremner, RHP, UC Santa Barbara

Conference top prospects by class and team by team breakdowns included with subscription

2023 MLB Draft Prospects

1. Bryce Warrecker, Cal Poly 


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