STANFORD, Calif. – Junior outfielder Brock Jones has been named a first-team preseason All-American according to Collegiate Baseball and Perfect Game.
Jones, who competed last summer with USA Baseball's Collegiate National Team, was a second-team All-American according to Baseball America, Perfect Game and D1Baseball a year ago.
The native of Fresno, Calif. reached safely in all but five games last year while hitting .311 with 18 home runs to rank first in the Pac-12 and 16th nationally. Jones compiled a team-high 62 RBIs, 56 runs scored and a .453 on-base percentage while amassing 32 extra-base hits, including 13 doubles and a triple, while finishing with a .646 slugging percentage to rank third in the Pac-12. Showing patience at the plate, Jones walked a team-best 49 times to rank third in the Pac-12 and 11th nationally.
In postseason play last year, Jones hit .361 with 13 runs scored, five doubles, five home runs and 18 RBIs - the most RBIs of any player in the tournament. Upon reaching the College World Series, he managed a pair of three-hit games, batting .429 overall with three runs scored, two doubles, two homers and eight RBIs in Omaha.
The Cardinal, which will open the season carrying a No. 5 ranking according to Collegiate Baseball, will begin the 2022 season at home versus Cal State Fullerton on February 18.