Baseball Well Represented in Baseball America's Pac-10 Preview

Jan. 20, 2006

TEMPE, Ariz. - Several members of the Arizona State University baseball team were highlighted in Baseball America's annual Pac-10 Preview, which debuted on the publication's website earlier today.

Leading the way for the Sun Devils was outfielder Colin Curtis, who was named a Preseason All Pac-10 team member. The junior from Issaquah, Wash. was also named the number seven prospect for the 2006 Major League Baseball draft. In addition, Curtis was voted by the conference's coaches as having the best strike zone discipline in the Pac-10.

ASU was picked to finish second by Baseball America, who picked Oregon State to win the conference. The Sun Devils also had three of their heralded freshmen make the Top Newcomers list, led by LHP/1B Ike Davis (Scottsdale, Ariz.), who is predicted to win the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year award. Davis topped the list of the Top Five newcomers, and he was joined by two other Sun Devils. 1B Brett Wallace (Sonoma, Calif.) checked in at number two, while C Preston Paramore (Allen, Texas) was number five.

The Sun Devils enter the 2006 season ranked #16 by Baseball America, who projected that six Pac-10 will earn bids to the 2006 NCAA Tournament. The Sun Devils were selected in a tie for third place in the annual Pac-10 Preseason Coaches poll, sharing the third spot with Stanford.

ASU opens the 2006 season with a three-game series against Cal State Northridge at Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark beginning January 27th. They host their annual Alumni Game Saturday afternoon at 1:00 pm at Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark.

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