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Big 12 Players Who Made D1Baseball’s Top 100 Outfielders

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We are less than 10 days away from the start of college baseball and D1Baseball started releasing lists of the top players at each position. In this article, I talk about which outfielders (pitchers coming soon) made D1Baseball’s top 100 list.

#5 Nolan Schubart (Oklahoma State)

Last season Nolan had a monster freshman campaign, hitting .338 with 20 doubles, 17 homers, and 74 RBIs. And while he did have a lot of strikeouts in 2023, I expect those to go down this year with a year under his belt. Forget about being the best outfielder in the Big 12, Nolan Schubart may be the best outfielder in college baseball.

 

#13 Bryce Madron (Oklahoma)

If you are looking for a breakout player in the Big 12 then Bryce Madron may be your guy. He ended his 2023 season on a high note that saw him hit 12 homers and 51 RBIs. Don’t be surprised to see those numbers go up this season.

#15 Carson Benge (Oklahoma State)

Not only can Carson help in the outfield, but he can also help just about anywhere he is needed. Last season Benge hit .343 with seven homers and 43 RBIs last season, while also starting 10 games on the mound.

#25 Chuck Ingram (Kansas State)

Chuck is now a Wildcat but before that, he played the past three seasons at Wichita State. Just last year, Ingram had a big junior season slashing .362/.437/.579 with 80 hits and 41 RBIs. He is just one of the many reasons why Kansas State is going to be a team to keep an eye on this year.

 

#26 Porter Brown (Texas)

Porter comes into the 2024 season as one of the most experienced players on the roster for the Longhorns. Last season Brown raked, as he hit .322 with 14 doubles, 12 homers, and 59 RBIs. 

#43 Gage Harrelson (Texas Tech)

Despite being a true freshman last season, Gage Harrelson proved himself to be one of the best players for the Red Raiders. He finished the 2023 season with the fourth-highest batting average on the team (.324) and was top five on the team in every major offensive category. Gage also earned some freshman honors last season as well and looks to play an even bigger role in 2024.

#48 Lenny Ashby (Kansas)

After spending the last two seasons at New Mexico, Lenny is now a Jayhawk. Last season as a Lobo, Lenny had the second-highest batting average on the team (.381) and had over 50 RBIs as well as carrying a 1.050 OPS. Kansas certainly got themselves a good player here in the portal. 

#53 Austin Green (Texas Tech)

We have our second Red Raider outfielder on the list with Austin Green. Last season Green finished with the third most RBIs on the team (57) and was one of the key bats for Texas Tech. Between him and Gage Harrelson, I think the Red Raiders are looking pretty good in the outfield this year.

 

#72 John Spikerman (Oklahoma)

After a disappointing 2023 season, John Spikerman looks to bounce back in 2024. In 2022 John became one of the key players to help the Sooners reach the national championship series before his struggles. I don’t think there is any doubt about his talent but we need to see it all come together this year. 

#94 Chase Jans (Kansas)

We have our second Kansas outfielder on this list which just goes to show how well of a job Dan Fitzgerald has done in Lawrence in such a short time. Chase finished the 2023 season with a .314 average, 13 doubles, 10 homers and 50 RBIs. He looks to build on those numbers in 2024.

#100 Zach Ehrhard (Oklahoma State)

If not for being injured for a part of the 2023 season, I believe Zach would have been higher on this list. His numbers did drop but before that, he was a unanimous selection to the Big 12 All-Freshman Team and was second on the team with a .332 batting average in 2022. Now fully healthy, I am expecting a big year for him.

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