Schwarber, Travis named preseason All-Americans by Baseball America

After being named preseason All-Americans by Perfect Game, Indiana catcher Kyle Schwarber and first baseman Sam Travis were named to the preseason All-American team by Baseball America. The release from Indiana follows.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Baseball America recognized six Hoosiers on Monday (Feb. 3), tabbing Kyle Schwarber and Sam Travis as preseason All-Americans and listing IU’s Dustin DeMuthJoey DeNatoRyan Halstead and Casey Smith amongst its Top-50 Senior Prospects. Schwarber and Travis were included in the Top-50 Junior Prospects rankings.

 

Schwarber has been a unanimous choice as the top catcher in the country, Baseball America marking the fourth publication/group to name him the preseason First Team backstop. Travis, meanwhile, has been placed on the Second Team by a pair of organizations (Baseball America and the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper) and selected as a First Teamer by Perfect Game.

 

BASEBALL AMERICA TOP-50 SENIOR PRO PROSPECTS
#4 Dustin DeMuth
#11 Joey DeNato
#22 Ryan Halstead
#37 Casey Smith

 

BASEBALL AMERICA TOP-50 JUNIOR PRO PROSPECTS
#16 Kyle Schwarber
#50 Sam Travis

 

Indiana gets the 2014 season started on Feb. 14 with the first of four games over the weekend at Texas Tech.