ESPN’s Greatest All-Time College Baseball Team Vote Launches June 15, Names Top Performer at Every Position

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ESPN’s Greatest All-Time College Baseball Team Vote Launches June 15, Names Top Performer at Every Position

There’s no Road to Omaha this year, but college baseball will still take center stage as a multi-platform effort to celebrate the game’s greatest players swings into action across ESPN platforms on Monday, June 15.

Voting begins Monday on ESPN.com and continues through what would have been the Finals of the NCAA College World Series, with each position’s poll remaining open for three days before votes are tallied. In addition, ESPNU will highlight players from each position throughout the next two weeks to commemorate what would have a fantastic fortnight in Omaha. All games will also stream live on the ESPN App via connected devices. Time and date for a televised reveal show to unveil the all-time team will be announced at a later date.

All told, the team will be compromised of a catcher, first baseman, second baseman, third baseman, shortstop, three outfielders, a two-way player, a left-handed pitcher, a right-handed pitcher and a relief pitcher. Nominated athletes who will be up for each vote are as follows:

CATCHER
A.J. Hinch (Stanford), Buster Posey (Florida State), Adley Rutschman (Oregon State), *B.J. Surhoff (North Carolina), Kurt Suzuki (CSU Fullerton), Jason Varitek (Georgia Tech), Matt Wieters (Georgia Tech), Mike Zunino (Florida)

FIRST BASEMAN
Dustin Ackley (North Carolina), *Lance Berkman (Rice), *Will Clark (Mississippi State), *Eddy Furniss (LSU), *Dave Magadan (Alabama), Frank Thomas (Auburn), Andrew Vaughn (California), *Tim Wallach (CSU Fullerton)

SECOND BASEMAN
Bill Bates (Texas), Kody Clemens (Texas), *Bob Horner (Arizona State), Nick Madrigal (Oregon State), Marshall McDougall (Florida State), Chase Utley (UCLA), *Todd Walker (LSU), Rickie Weeks (Southern)

THIRD BASEMAN
*Sal Bando (Arizona State), Kris Bryant (San Diego), Pat Burrell (Miami), Alex Gordon (Nebraska), *Keith Moreland (Texas), Phil Nevin (CSU Fullerton), Anthony Rendon (Rice), *Robin Ventura (Oklahoma State)

SHORTSTOP
*Alan Bannister (Arizona State), Alex Bregman (LSU), *Nomar Garciaparra (Georgia Tech), Kahlil Greene (Clemson), *Dick Groat (Duke), *Barry Larkin (Michigan), Paul Molitor (Minnesota), Dustin Pedroia (Arizona State)

LEFT FIELD
Barry Bonds (Arizona State), Michael Conforto (Oregon State), Darin Erstad (Nebraska), *Mike Fiore (Miami), *Terry Francona (Arizona), *Pete Incaviglia (Oklahoma State), *Tom Paciorek (Houston), *Rafael Palmeiro (Mississippi State)

CENTER FIELD
Andrew Benintendi (Arkansas), *J.D. Drew (Florida State), *Tom Goodwin (Fresno State), *Mike Kelly (Arizona State), *Mark Kotsay (CSU Fullerton), *Fred Lynn (USC), *Oddibe McDowell (Arizona State), *Rick Monday (Arizona State)

RIGHT FIELD
Seth Beer (Clemson), JJ Bleday (Vanderbilt), *Joe Carter (Wichita State), Casey Close (Michigan), Kellen Kulbacki (James Madison), Trevor Larnach (Oregon State), Kyle Russell (Texas), *Mickey Sullivan (Baylor)

TWO-WAY PLAYER
Todd Helton (Tennessee), Tim Hudson (Auburn), *Brooks Kieschnick (Texas), Brendan McKay (Louisville), *John Olerud (Washington State), A.J. Reed (Kentucky), *Brad Wilkerson (Florida), *Dave Winfield (Minnesota)

RIGHT-HANDED PITCHER
*Steve Arlin (Ohio State), Roger Clemens (Texas), *Kirk Dressendorfer (Texas), *Don Heinkel (Wichita State), *Burt Hooton (Texas), *Ben McDonald (LSU), Mark Prior (USC), Stephen Strasburg (San Diego State)

LEFT-HANDED PITCHER
*Jim Abbott (Michigan), *Eddie Bane (Arizona State), *Floyd Banniester (Arizona State), Andrew Miller (North Carolina), David Price (Vanderbilt), *Greg Swindell (Texas), *Frank Viola (St. John’s), Barry Zito (USC)

RELIEF PITCHER
Matt Anderson (Rice), David Berg (UCLA), *Darren Dreifort (Wichita State), Blair Erickson (UC Irvine), Danny Graves (Miami), Gregg Olson (Auburn), Matt Price (South Carolina), Huston Street (Texas)

*members of the College Baseball Hall of Fame

ESPN’s Greatest All-Time College Baseball Team – Programming Schedule

Date Time (ET) Programming Highlighted Player Network
CATCHERS
Mon, Jun 15 6 p.m. 2008 NCAA Super Regionals, Game 3: Florida State vs. Wichita State Buster Posey ESPNU
  9 p.m. 2018 College World Series Finals, Game 3: Arkansas vs. Oregon State Adley Rutschman ESPNU
SHORTSTOP
Tue, Jun 16 6 p.m. 2002 College World Series, Game 2: Nebraska vs. Clemson Khalil Green ESPNU
  9 p.m. 2015 College World Series, Game 7: LSU vs. CSU Fullerton Alex Bregman ESPNU
SECOND BASEMAN
Wed, Jun 17 6 p.m. 2018 NCAA Baseball Regionals: Texas vs. Texas A&M Kody Clemens ESPNU
  9 p.m. 2018 NCAA Regionals: Northwestern State vs. Oregon State Nick Madrigal ESPNU
FIRST BASEMAN
Thu, Jun 18 7 p.m. 2009 College World Series, Game 7:
North Carolina vs Southern Miss
Dustin Ackley ESPNU
THIRD BASEMAN
Fri, Jun 19 6 p.m. 2005 NCAA Super Regionals, Game 2: Nebraska vs. Miami (FL) Alex Gordon ESPNU
  9 p.m. 2013 West Coast Conference Championship: San Francisco vs. San Diego Kris Bryant ESPNU
RELIEF PITCHERS
Sat, Jun 20 3 p.m. 2002 College World Series, Game 12: Texas vs. Stanford Huston Street ESPNU
  6 p.m. 2011 College World Series, Game 12: Virginia vs. South Carolina Matt Price ESPNU
  9 p.m. 2013 College World Series Finals, Game 1: UCLA vs. Mississippi State David Berg ESPNU
LEFT FIELD
Mon, Jun 22 8 p.m. 2013 NCAA Super Regional, Game 2: Oregon State vs. Kansas State Michael Conforto ESPNU
RIGHT FIELD
Wed, Jun 24 5 p.m. 2016 NCAA Regionals: Clemson vs. Western Carolina Seth Beer ESPNU
  8 p.m. 2019 College World Series, Game 8: Vanderbilt vs. Mississippi State JJ Bleday ESPNU
  11 p.m. 2018 College World Series, Game 2: Oregon State vs. Arkansas Trevor Larnach ESPNU
CENTER FIELD
Thu, Jun 25 7 p.m. 2015 NCAA Regionals: Oral Roberts vs. Arkansas Andrew Benintendi ESPNU
RIGHT-HANDED AND LEFT-HANDED PITCHERS
Fri, Jun 26 6 p.m. 2009 NCAA Baseball Regionals: Fresno State vs. San Diego State Stephen Strasburg ESPNU
  9 p.m. 2006 NCAA Super Regionals: Game 1, North Carolina vs. Alabama Andrew Miller ESPNU
TWO-WAY PLAYER
Sat, Jun 27 6 p.m. 2014 Regular Season: Kentucky vs. Tennessee A.J. Reed ESPNU
  9 p.m. 2017 NCAA Regionals: Louisville vs. Oklahoma Brendan McKay ESPNU

 

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Amanda Brooks

Amanda is the Communications Manager for ESPN’s College Networks and espnW, and oversees publicity for college baseball, gymnastics and track & field across all ESPN networks. Amanda is a proud alum of Hendrix College in Conway, Ark., and earned her master's in ethics from Vanderbilt University. A native of Kent, Ohio, she is a die-hard Cleveland Indians fan.
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