Three Stanford Players Named NCBWA Pre-Season All-Americans
Nov. 13, 2002
Providence, Rhode Island - Stanford baseball players Sam Fuld (Jr., OF, Durham, NH), Carlos Quentin (Jr., OF, Chula Vista, CA) and Tim Cunningham (Sr., LHP, Rocklin, CA) have been selected to 2003 NCBWA Pre-Season All-American teams announced Wednesday.
Fuld earned a spot on the First Team after breaking Stanford's school record with 110 hits, while batting .375 with eight homers and 47 RBI to earn First Team All-American and All-Pac-10 honors as a sophomore in 2002. Fuld also earned a spot on the All-College World Series team last year after leading the Cardinal with a .421 batting average and a team-high two homers in four CWS games. Fuld is Stanford's career batting average leader with a .367 all-time mark. He was named First Team All-Pac-10, All-CWS, All-NCAA Regional and Third-Team All-American as a freshman.
Quentin was selected a Second Team Pre-Season All-American. Last year, he earned All-Pac-10 honors for the second straight year after contributing 12 homers, 54 RBI and 11 SB, while posting a .303 batting average. He also led the team in triples (4) and hit by pitches (19, #1 Pac-10), tying Stanford's single-season record in the latter. In addition, Quentin set a new NCAA single-game record when he was hit by five pitches at Florida State (2/9/02). He is Stanford's career active leader in home runs (23), RBI (106) and hit-by-pitches (33). He was also named the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and earned Freshman All-American honors in his 2001 rookie campaign.
Cunningham was named a Third Team Preseason All-American after posting a 10-3 record and a 4.26 ERA, while co-leading Stanford with 20 starts last season to earn honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors. He also ranked second on the club with 67 strikeouts. Cunningham was drafted in the 23rd round by the Atlanta Braves in the 2002 MLB First-Year Player Draft but did not sign a professional baseball contract. He has a 21-5 career record and a 3.97 ERA.
'I'm happy for all three of these guys because they are all very deserving of this honor,' said Stanford head coach Mark Marquess.