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2013 Mountain West baseball preseason all-conference teams

New Mexico leads the way with five players named to the preseason All-Mountain West team.

Christian Petersen

The Mountain West baseball season is fast approaching, and the league itself has yet to release their preseason all-conference teams (I assume they will shortly).

However, CollegeSportsMadness.com has already released their preseason all-conference teams. They go two teams deep, name player of the year, freshman of the year, pitcher and coach of the year.


Related: 2013 Mountain West baseball preview

The top players in the league come from New Mexico, in third baseman D.J. Peterson (.419, 17 home runs, 78 RBI), catcher Mitchell Garver (.377, 10, 57) and outfielder Ryan Padilla (.353, 5, 49) Peterson, Garver and Padilla have also been named to various preseason All-American lists.

New Mexico leads the way with five players named to the all-league first team, and they are followed by Fresno State who has three players.

Here are the complete all-conference teams:

Field Player of the Year Pitcher of the Year
D.J. Peterson, New Mexico Braden Shipley, Nevada
Freshman of the Year Coach of the Year
C.J. Saylor, San Diego State Mike Batesole, Fresno State

First Team Second Team
P Erick Fedde, UNLV P Tyler Linehan, Fresno State
P Josh Walker, New Mexico P Tom Jameson, Nevada
P Braden Shipley, Nevada P Michael Cederoth, San Diego State
IF Ryan Padilla, New Mexico IF Jordan Luplow, Fresno State
IF Mitchell Garver, New Mexico IF Tim Zier, San Diego State
IF Jake Alvarez, Fresno State IF Seth Kline, Air Force
IF D.J. Peterson, New Mexico IF Kewby Meyer, Nevada
IF Trent Garrison, Fresno State IF Alex Allbritton, New Mexico
OF Aaron Judge, Fresno State OF Alex Bast, Air Force
OF Brandon Bayardi, UNLV OF Brooks Klein, Nevada
OF Josh Melendez, New Mexico OF Mark Shannon, UNLV
UTIL Garrett Custons, Air Force UTIL Joey Swanner, UNLV