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.
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|