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The Oklahoman's 2019 All-Big 12 Baseball Team

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OSU's Trevor Boone (33) taps helmets with Bryce Carter (8) in front of Baylor catcher Shea Langeliers (23) after Boone hit a home run on May 17 at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium in Stillwater. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]
OSU's Trevor Boone (33) taps helmets with Bryce Carter (8) in front of Baylor catcher Shea Langeliers (23) after Boone hit a home run on May 17 at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium in Stillwater. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]

The Lineup

C — Shea Langeliers, Sr., Baylor — .311 — 6 — 28

Langeliers missed some time with a hand injury but is still one of the most feared bats in the league

1B — Cameron Warren, Sr., Texas Tech — .354 — 13 — 65

The Carl Albert product made a big leap from his junior season when he hit .326 with 10 homers

2B — Brian Klein, Jr., Texas Tech — .342 — 1 — 46

Klein finished third in the league with 68 hits.

3B — Davis Wendzel, Jr., Baylor — .385 — 8 — 39

Wendzel had a 1.147 OPS, including a .500 on-base percentage

SS — Josh Jung, Jr., Texas Tech — .333 — 9 — 49

Jung was one of two players in the league — Warren was the other — to average an RBI per game or more

OF — Trevor Boone, Jr., OSU — .297 — 18 — 46

Boone led the league with a .674 slugging percentage

OF — Cole Haring, Sr., Baylor — .342 — 9 — 40

Haring’s power and RBI numbers were similar to last season but his average jumped nearly 90 points

OF — Dylan Neuse, So., Texas Tech — .321 — 8 — 48

Neuse had a league-high six triples in conference play and led the league in runs scored with 54

DH — Jake Guenther, RJr., TCU — .348 — 8 — 38

Guenther was hitting nearly .400 in late April

UT — Colin Simpson, Sr., OSU — .246 — 12 — 45

Playing both behind the plate and in the outfield, Simpson was a big part of the Cowboys’ league-best power numbers

The Rotation

LHP — Nick Lodolo — Jr., TCU — 6-4 — 2.18 — 113

Lodolo was one of just three pitchers in the league to strike out more than 100 batters.

RHP — Alex Manoah, Jr., West Virginia — 8-3 — 1.91 — 125

Twice in Big 12 play, Manoah struck out 15 batters in a game.

LHP — Levi Prater, So., Oklahoma — 7-4 — 2.71 — 97

Opposing hitters hit just .204 off Prater this season.

The Bullpen

RHP — Sam Kessler, Jr., West Virginia — 4-2 — 2.64 — 8

Kessler had a 1.09 WHIP this season and finished tied for third in the league in saves.

RHP — Jason Ruffcorn, Sr., Oklahoma — 2-2 — 2.50 — 11

The Texas A&M transfer had the most saves for a Sooner since Ryan Duke had 12 in 2010.

Player of the year: Cameron Warren, Texas Tech

Pitcher of the year: Alex Manoah, West Virginia

Freshman of the year: Jordan Wicks, Kansas State

Coach of the year: Josh Holliday, Oklahoma State

Ryan Aber, Staff writer

Ryan Aber

Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The... Read more ›

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