Feb
04

Teixeira among the NCAA’s best of the decade

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Baseball America put together a list of college baseball’s All-Decade Team, and as you can imagine it features several prominent big leaguers and some big time prospects. Current Yankee and former Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket Mark Teixeira made the squad, but not as the first baseman. He played third in college (and early in his pro career), hit .427-.547-.772 with a 23-67 K/BB ratio and 18 homers in 66 games his final year (yawn), and was voted as the NCAA’s best at the hot corner in the aughts. Tex also finished third in the Player of the Decade voting, coming in just behind Buster Posey but a mile behind Dustin Ackley.

The only other player with Yankee ties to make an appearance is Scott Bittle, who was the team’s second round pick in 2008 and got some consideration for the Reliever of the Decade spot. He, of course, did not sign with the Yanks.

Categories : Asides, College Ball
  • Rose

    Dustin Ackley supposed to be nasty? Where is he now?

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Mariners’ system.

    • Slugger27

      picked right after strasburg last june i believe

  • Accent Shallow

    Only a .350 ISO from Tex? You’d figured it’d be more, with the absurd stats he put up.

    • Slugger27

      you mean to tell me he makes 22M and he only OPS’d 1300 in college?!?!

      //bisciotti’d

  • Slugger27

    i think bittle was 2008 2nd rounder^

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      You’re right, my bad.

  • bexarama

    How could you not mention Tacoby Bellsbury?!

  • Slugger27

    i didnt realize how good quentin was in college

    • Steve H

      He was so great that he got hit by 5 pitches in one game!!!

      Seriously, they couldn’t have come up with a better stat for him there?

  • Steve H

    Shouldn’t Augie Garrido be getting votes for worst manager? Yeah, I know he wins and has records, but if Texas is the last place in the world I would send a kid to pitch in college.

    • Slugger27

      wayne graham says hello

      //old meme’d

    • Rick in Boston

      I’d rather send my kid to Texas than to Rice.

      • JMK the Overshare’s Mystique and Aura

        Rice is better academically.

        • Rick in Boston

          Good, he can get a job to pay off the medical bills after Wayne Graham ruins his arm. Rice might be better academically, but the Longhorns don’t go through arms the same way that the Owls do.

    • Accent Shallow

      Unfortunately, as a college coach, he’s thinking about winning games first, not about churning out pro prospects. As such, pitchers in college are always going to be worked harder than pitchers of the same age in the minors. So it goes.

      This doesn’t mean that college coaches don’t have an obligation to not put their players in a position to get hurt — they absolutely do. But again, they’re going to be pushed, and pitchers are fragile as it is.

  • Slugger27

    491 Ks in 3 seasons is a joke

    lincecum is the man

  • JMK the Overshare’s Mystique and Aura

    Choosing Scott Bittle didn’t make much sense even then. This sounds terrible to say, but I only wish hardship and failure on Bittle. That was just a baffling pick (and I’m not a big fan of grabbing Bleich at that spot, either) The whole 2008 draft was a big disappointment.

    At least Multi-Pass, Adams, Mitchell and Marshall look ok.

    • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

      I’m not an autograph collector at all, but I am going to get Corban Joseph to sign a ball that says, “Corban Josephmultipass”.

      • whozat

        I wonder if he’s too young to get the reference. I hope not :-)

        • JMK the Overshare’s Mystique and Aura

          I’m 23. I’m not that young.

          5th Element?

      • Rob D.

        I would pay a premium for one of those.

    • Accent Shallow

      Yeah. A reliever who threw a slider-type pitch most of the time? Yikes.

  • http://www.kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

    Ryan Braun and Yonder Alonso whaddup. GO CANES!