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Catcher Chadd Krist (Sr) Cal / 2012: .294, 4 HR, 19 2B, 36 RBI, .983 fld%
- I think he earned his spot. Was also drafted and signed in 9th round. Eric Smith of Stanford could be argued for, as could Trent Garrison of Fresno State. I will stick with Krist.
1st Base Troy Channing (Sr) Saint Mary's / 2012: .349, 10 2B, 2 HR, 21 RBI
- This should have been Ragira or Mitch Delfino of Cal, who both had very strong offensive years. Great AVG for Channing, but where did the power go? I will go with Delfino as the pick, he hit more than Ragira in the same conference.
2nd Base Tony Renda (Jr) Cal / 2012: .342, 5 HR, 16 2B, 27 RBI, 16 SB, walked more than he K'd
- Yes, nailed this one. He was also a 2nd round pick.
Shortstop Kenny Diekroeger (Jr) Stanford / 2012: .275, 16 2B, 2 HR, 31 RBI
- Not a great year for Diekroeger. He has already quadrupuled his homers in pro ball (8). I value the production put up in the Pac-12 but the proper pick here was Mike Miller of Cal Poly, with a case for Derrick Chung of Sacramento State.
3rd Base Patrick Wisdom (Jr) Saint Mary's / 2012: .262, 10 2B, 9 HR, 24 RBI
- Though Wisdom was a high draft pick, he didn't have a great year, mostly due to injury. Piscotty is the right pick. Paul Politi of UC Davis also had a very good year as a 3B.
Left Field Aaron Judge (So) Fresno State / 2012: .308, 14 2B, 2 3B, 4 HR, 27 RBI, 13 SB
- Didn't see the big power from Judge, but all told, a solid year. However, out of nowhere came Rhys Hoskins of Sacramento state, with a MONSTER year and he was the best LF in the area, for production. He is the right pick.
Center Field Brian Ragira (So) Stanford / 2012: .329, 5 HR, 15 2B, 50 RBI, .993 fld%
- Got him right because he performed real well, but at the wrong position, he keeps playing 1B at Stanford and is doing a GREAT job. The right pick here is Mitch Haniger of Cal Poly, who put up BIG power numbers.
Right Field Austin Wilson (So) Stanford / 2012: .285, 12 2B, 2 3B, 10 HR, 54 RBI
- Good year for Wilson, and though Brooks Klein of Nevada had a GREAT year, I'll stick with the production from Wilson in the Pac-12, where he faced much better pitching. Put him in the WAC and his stats go WAY up.
Designated Hitter Stephen Piscotty (Jr) Stanford / 2012: .329, 13 2B, 3 3B, 5 HR, 56 RBI, also pitched well.
- Good pick here, but should have put him as the primary 3B. He did play LF too, so a UTL spot was appropriate. Will go with Brian Ragira of Stanford here, with a strong nod to Brooks Klein of Nevada.
Mark Appel (Jr) Stanford / 2012: 10-2, 2.56 ERA - Um, yes, got this one right. #8 overall pick.
Kyle Zimmer (Jr) USF / 2012: 5-3, 2.85 ERA, 104 K - Not a lot of wins but he was the right pick, #5 overall pick.
Martin Agosta (Jr) Saint Mary's / 2012: 9-2, 2.18 ERA, 95 K - Great year, 2nd round pick, got him right.
- RHP Braden Shipley of Nevada and Joey Wagman of Cal Poly had a GREAT years, but I chose not to penalize Zimmer for his team not hitting for LONG stretches, which limited his win total.
Reliever Zack Jones (Jr) / 2012: 3-4, 4.50 ERA, 7 SV, 60 K:54 IP - Nice year, but there were better closers, like Taylor Garrison of Fresno State. He gets the nod, with a case being made for Chase Johnson of Cal Poly.