Quentin Named A Part of Team of the Decade
Feb. 4, 2010
DURHAM, N.C.-- Stanford Major Leaguer Carlos Quentin was named one of Baseball America's players of the decade for the first 10 years of the new century, joining four other Pac-10 players on the national publication's look back at the decade.
A four-year Major Leaguer with the Diamondbacks and White Sox, Quentin starred for the Cardinal from 2001 to 2003 hitting .350 with 170 RBIs and 35 homers. Quentin hit .396 as a junior in 2003 with 24 doubles, 12 homers and 64 RBIs leading Stanford to the CWS Championship Game against Rice.
He played in three College World Series for the Cardinal, was named first team All-Pac 10 three times and was a two-time All-American.
Catcher Ryan Garko, who was named the Pac-10 Player of the Year in 2003, joining Quentin during that CWS run, was part of the conversation for top catchers last decade, which was ultimately given to Florida State's Buster Posey.
Other Pac-10 players included: UCLA second baseman Chase Utley, Oregon State outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, USC pitcher Mark Prior and Washington pitcher Tim Lincecum.
Baseball America's Picks for the Decade
Coach of the Decade-- Pat Casey, Oregon State
Team of the Decade-- Texas
Player of the Decade-- Dustin Ackley
Pitcher of the Decade-- Stephen Strasburg
Team of the Decade:
C- Buster Posey, Florida State
1B- Dustin Ackley, North Carolina
2B- Chase Utley, UCLA
SS- Khalil Greene, Clemson
3B-Mark Teixeira, Georgia Tech
OF-Jacoby Ellsbury, Oregon State
OF-Carlos Quentin, Stanford
OF-Kyle Russell, Texas
DH-Rickie Weeks, Southern
P-Stephen Strasburg, San Diego State
P-David Price, Vanderbilt
P-Mark Prior, USC
P-Tim Lincecum, Washington
RP-Huston Street, Texas
UT-Micah Owings, Tulane/Georgia Tech