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Preston Tucker on preseason Golden Spikes list



Prestontucker Preston Tucker, the Gator first baseman from Tampa, has been named to the preseason Golden Spikes Award Watch List, the award presented annually to the nation's top collegiate baseball player.

Tucker is a preseason All-American by Collegiate Baseball and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA). Last season, he was the 2009 NCBWA Freshman Hitter of the Year, a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball newspaper and was a Freshman All-American by Baseball America, the NCBWA and

The Watch List features 50 of the nation’s top amateur talents, and it will be a “rolling” list to ensure that athletes can play themselves into consideration for the Golden Spikes Award, to be presented live on Tuesday, July 13, at the 2010 Major League Baseball All-Star FanFest in Anaheim, Calif.

Headlining the 2010 Watch List are six athletes who finished among the 30 semifinalists for the 2009 Golden Spikes Award. The players include Daniel Bibona (LHP, Sr., UC Irvine), Bryce Brentz (OF/RHP, Jr., Middle Tennessee), Deck McGuire (RHP, Jr., Georgia Tech), Addison Reed (RHP,Jr., San Diego State), Anthony Rendon (3B, So., Rice) and Alex Wimmers (RHP, Jr., Ohio State).

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 1:40pm]


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