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2020 Preseason All-Big 12 Baseball Team Announced

Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship, May 28, 2017

It may not feel like it in parts of Big 12 country, but baseball is right around the corner and preseason awards and the first-team selections have been announced.

Per the Big 12’s announcement, Baylor infielder Nick Loftin was named the Preseason Player of the Year, whileOklahoma right-hander Cade Cavalli received the Preseason Pitcher of the Year honor. Oklahoma State’s Kaden Polcovich and Bryce Osmond were named Preseason Newcomer of the Year and Preseason Freshman of the Year, respectively. The vote was done by the head coaches in the league and the coaches could not vote for their own players.

11 of the 18 preseason First-Team Big 12 selections were All-Big 12 First Team or Second Team performers in 2019. Texas Tech led the way with six selections, followed by Oklahoma’s four. Baylor, Texas and West Virginia each had two honorees apiece, while Kansas and Oklahoma State had one representative.

The Big 12 preseason poll will be announced on Thursday, January 30. All nine league teams open the season on Friday, February 14.



Player of the Year: Nick Loftin*, Baylor, Jr., INF, Corpus Christi, Texas/W.B. Ray

Pitcher of the Year: Cade Cavalli, Oklahoma, Jr., RHP, Bixby, Okla./Bixby

Newcomer of the Year: Kaden Polcovich, Oklahoma State, Jr./INF, Edmond, Okla./Northwest Florida State JC

Freshman of the Year: Bryce Osmond, Oklahoma State, Fr., RHP/INF, Jenks, Okla./Jenks


Name, School                                      Pos.                 Cl.        Hometown/Previous School                           

Brady Lindsly, Oklahoma                      C                      Sr.        Keller, Texas/Keller

Braxton Fulford, Texas Tech                 C                      Jr.         Lubbock, Texas/Monterey

Nick Loftin, Baylor*                              INF                   Jr.         Corpus Christi, Texas/W.B. Ray

Andy Thomas, Baylor                           INF/C               Sr.        Murrieta, Calif./Murrieta           

Benjamin Sems, Kansas                       INF                   Sr.        Chesterfield, Mo./Westminster Christian

Brian Klein, Texas Tech                        INF                   Sr.        Keller, Texas/Timber Creek

Tyler Doanes, West Virginia                  INF                   Jr.         Fayetteville, Ga./Whitewater

Dylan Neuse, Texas Tech*                    OF                    Jr.         Fort Worth, Texas/McLennan CC

Carson McCusker, Oklahoma State       OF                    Sr.        Sparks, Nev./Folsom Lake CC

Eric Kennedy, Texas                             OF                    So.        Tampa, Fla./Calvary Christian

Paul McIntosh, West Virginia                 DH                   Jr.         Miami Gardens, Fla./Dade Christian

Cade Cavalli, Oklahoma                        RHP/UTL          Jr.         Bixby, Okla./Bixby

Levi Prater, Oklahoma                           LHP                  Jr.         Ada, Okla./Byng           

Bryce Elder, Texas*                              RHP                 Jr.         Decatur, Texas/Decatur

Micah Dallas, Texas Tech                     RHP                 So.        Aubrey, Texas/Homeschool

Jason Ruffcorn, Oklahoma                    RHP                 Sr.        Cedar Park, Texas/Texas A&M

Clayton Beeter, Texas Tech                  RHP                 R-So.    Colleyville, Texas/Birdville        

John McMillon, Texas Tech                  RHP                 Sr.        Jasper, Texas/Jasper

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