Brooks Wallace Award Watch List Released
The College Baseball Foundation today released the 2012 Brooks Wallace Award Watch List, which is awarded to the nation's best shortstop.
The Wallace Award, sponsored by Mizuno, recognizes the nation’s top shortstop and will be presented on June 30 in Lubbock, Texas, as part of the College Baseball Hall of Fame’s Night of Champions.
The Big 12 has five players on the list and the ACC features four. Several other conferences also have multiple players on the watch list.
“It really says something about the high quality of play in many of these conferences that they have so many players on the watch list,” said Wallace Award co-chair Tyler Young. “As conference play winds down, it will be interesting to see how these players finish the season and to see which conferences will still have multiple players on the list.”
Texas Tech SS Tim Proudfoot is one of the few freshman that made the watch list. He is one of just four freshmen to be named to the list, joining Rice’s Ford Stainback, San Diego’s Andrew Daniel and BYU’s Tanner Chauncey.
Proudfoot has been one of the premier defensive shortstops in the country during his initial collegiate season fielding .953 with 150 assists, 70 putouts and has committed 11 errors. In fact, out of Proudfoot’s 11 errors, just two have been fielding with nine throwing errors.
2012 BROOKS WALLACE AWARD WATCH LIST
|Chris Diaz||NC State||ACC|
|Johnny Morales||Virginia Tech||ACC|
|Pat Blair||Wake Forest||ACC|
|Thomas Lindauer||Illinois||Big 10|
|Chad Christensen||Nebraska||Big 10|
|David Miller||Purdue||Big 10|
|Jake Miller||Baylor||Big 12|
|Jake Brown||Kansas State||Big 12|
|Hunter Bailey||Oklahoma State||Big 12|
|Jordan Etier||Texas||Big 12|
|Mikey Reynolds||Texas A&M||Big 12|
|Tim Proudfoot||Texas Tech||Big 12|
|Mike Miller||Cal Poly||Big West|
|D.J. Crumlich||UC Irvine||Big West|
|Jack Reinheimer||East Carolina||CUSA|
|Ashley Graeter||Southern Miss||CUSA|
|Darnell Sweeney||Central Florida||CUSA|
|Alex Jones||Northern Illinois||Mid-American|
|Dayne Parker||Wichita State||MVC|
|Reed Harper||Austin Peay||OVC|
|Richie Rodriguez||Eastern Kentucky||OVC|
|Kenton Parmley||SE Missouri State||OVC|
|Deven Marrero||Arizona State||Pac-12|
|Tyler Smith||Oregon State||Pac-12|
|Alex Maldonado||Holy Cross||Patriot|
|Will Callaway||Appalachian State||Southern|
|Cam Schiller||Oral Roberts||Summit|
|Bo Cuthbertson||Southern Utah||Summit|
|Zach Voight||New Mexico State||WAC|
|Andrew Daniel||San Diego||WCC|