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College  | Story  | 1/30/2023

Conf. Preview: Mountain West

Tyler Henninger     
Photo: Cole Carrigg (San Diego 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* 

Air Force 32 29 15 15
Fresno State 27 28 15 15
Nevada 29 26 18 12
New Mexico 21 33 10 20
San Diego State 18 38 10 20
San Jose State 30 29 16 14
UNLV 36 22 21 9

Preseason All-Conference Team

Name School Stats/Notes
C Poncho Ruiz San Diego State  .309/5/33; breakout ‘22 season. Shows feel for the barrel w/ middle of the order potential
1B Sam Kulasingham Air Force  .411/12/64; switch hitter w/ fluid, quick hands. Power should only continue to develop
MIF Charles McAdoo San Jose State  .345/12/63; aggressive hitter w/ strength. Consistently makes hard contact. Has run-producing track record
MIF Edarian Williams UNLV  .313/11/67; experienced player w/ a consistent performance history and defensive versatility
3B Jay Thomason Air Force  .348/16/53; middle of the order LH bat w/ adv. barrel feel and all-fields power
OF Rylan Charles UNLV  .382/6/46; adv. hit tool w/ high-end bat to ball skills and developing power. Speed plays in CF
OF Robert Hamchuk San Jose State  .378/10/39; top of the order hitter w/ on-base skills and projectable power
OF Lenny Junior Ashby New Mexico  .342/17/59; simple, balanced LH swing w/ big power. Underrated athlete
DH Austin Kryszczuk UNLV  .342/12/58; RH slugger w/ adv. power and run-producing ability
UT Cole Carrigg San Diego State  .388/3/40; adv. hitter w/ plus athleticism and speed. Can play nearly every position if needed
SP Kade Morris Nevada  57 IP, 3.95 ERA, 45 K: 18 BB; power arm w/ mid-90’s FB and sweeping SL. Making transition to the rotation
SP TJ Fondtain San Diego State  72.2 IP, 4.58 ERA, 60 K: 11 BB; projectable, strike throwing LHP w/ low-90’s FB and adv. CH. has two-way ability 
SP Ixan Henderson Fresno State  78.2 IP, 4.69 ERA, 98 K: 37 BB; athletic LHP w/ s/m stuff when in the zone. Led conf. in strikeouts in ‘22
SP Jake Dixon Fresno State  79 IP, 4.56 ERA, 84 K: 23 BB; projectable LHP w/ track record of performing. Misses bats often w/ improving command
RP Kelena Sauer San Diego State  43 IP, 5.23 ERA, 5 SV; high-upside power arm w/ imposing mid-90’s FB

Player of the Year:
Cole Carrigg, UTL, San Diego State
Pitcher of the Year: Kade Morris, RHP, Nevada
Freshman of the Year: Chase Ditmar, 3B, UNLV

Top Prospects 

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2023 MLB Draft Prospects

1. Cole Carrigg, UTL, San Diego State

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