Aaron Brown Named Preseason All-American by Baseball America
Sophomore UTL Earns Third Team Selection in Poll of MLB Scouting Directors
Jan. 31, 2013
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MALIBU, Calif. – Sophomore UTL Aaron Brown earned selection to the 2013 Baseball America Preseason All-American teams as announced by the publication today. Brown (Chatsworth, Calif./Chatsworth HS) captured third team honors after a successful debut season with the Waves in 2012.
Brown made an impact on the Waves as they marched to the program’s 18th West Coast Conference championship and the 2012 NCAA Stanford Regional. A member of the John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Watch List, Brown hit .265 with five doubles, triple, home run and 24 RBI. On the mound Brown went 2-1, posting a 4.64 ERA with 19 strikeouts in 21.1 innings to go along with four saves.
“Aaron is probably one of the most talented overall athletes we’ve ever had here at Pepperdine, on the mound, in the outfield and at the plate,” Pepperdine head coach Steve Rodriguez said. “We’re looking forward to seeing what he does this year and what kind of production he has for us on the mound and at the plate.”
Brown capped his first season of collegiate baseball with a relief victory in the Stanford Regional against Fresno State (6/3/12), posting three strikeouts in 2.1 innings. In his first postseason, Brown recorded five strikeouts in 4.0 innings without issuing a walk.
Brown is one of three WCC representatives on the All-American teams, joining first team selections Kris Bryant (San Diego) and Marco Gonzalez (Gonzaga).
Pepperdine opens the 2013 season when it hosts Western Michigan in a four-game series beginning Friday, February 15. First pitch against the Broncos is set for 2:00 p.m. at Eddy D. Field Stadium in a contest featuring live video via WaveCasts.
ABOUT THE BASEBALL AMERICA PRESEASON COLLEGE POLL: Baseball America annually polls major league scouting directors to vote on the team and make their selections based on performance, talent and professional potential. In the past, the preseason All-America team has been a predictor both of the first round of the draft and of team success.