CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State juniors Michael Conforto and Dylan Davis were named as preseason All-Americans by Baseball America on Monday. Conforto was named to the first team while Davis was selected to the second team.
The three preseason clubs named by Baseball America are selected after the publication polls major league scouting directors. BA touts its preseason All-America teams as good predictors of the MLB First-Year Player Draft; 11 preseason members went in the first round last year.
Conforto returns for his junior season after tying for the Pac-12 Conference lead with 11 home runs while driving in 47 runs on the strength of a .328 batting average. He was named the Pac-12 Player of the Year for his efforts.
Davis, meanwhile, led the Pac-12 with 61 RBI and finished with 22 doubles and an Oregon State best .335 batting average. Davis was a first-team All-Pac-12 selection as a junior last season.
His 61 RBI, meanwhile, is the most by any player on one of the three preseason All-America clubs.
Conforto is the lone player from the Pac-12 on the first team, while he and Davis comprise 40 percent of the players overall from the league. Stanford, Arizona State and UCLA are all represented by one player apiece.
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