Pac-12 Favorite, Eight Earn Preseason Accolades

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STANFORD, Calif. – A conference-leading eight Stanford baseball players have been selected to the inaugural Preseason All-Pac-12 Team, the conference announced on Wednesday. The Pac-12 coaches have also selected the Cardinal to win the Pac-12 for the second consecutive season.

Stanford's All-Conference picks include Drew Bowser, Ryan Bruno, Joey Dixon, Carter Graham, Quinn Mathews, Braden Montgomery, Eddie Park and Tommy Troy.

Graham, Mathews and Montgomery all landed on Pac-12 All-Conference teams a year ago, while Montgomery was also tabbed the 2022 Pac-12 Freshman of the Year. Dixon had previously been named an All-Pac-12 honorable mention pick at the conclusion of the 2021 campaign.

The Cardinal earned 99 points in the preseason poll, including nine first-place votes. UCLA followed with two first-place votes to earn 90 points and claim second. Oregon State (77 points), Arizona (74 points) and Oregon (68 points) rounded out the top five.

Stanford posted a 47-18 overall record and a 21-9 mark in the Pac-12 en route to an appearance in the 2022 College World Series – the 18th in program history and second in as many years. The Cardinal also claimed the Pac-12 regular season title for the second time with David Esquer at the helm (2018) and won the inaugural Pac-12 tournament championship. The Cardinal finished the year having won 22 of the last 26, 25 of 31, 28 of 35, 33 of 41, and 38 of 48 overall.

Stanford will begin the 2023 slate on the road at Cal State Fullerton on February 17. The season will conclude with the second year of the Pac-12 Baseball Tournament in Scottsdale, Arizona which is scheduled for May 23-27 at Scottsdale Stadium.

2023 Pac-12 Coaches' Poll

RankSchoolPoints (first-place votes)
1.Stanford99 (9)
2.UCLA90 (2)
3.Oregon State77
6.Arizona State45
9.Washington State29

2023 Preseason All-Pac-12 Baseball Team

Travis BazzanaOregon StateINFSo.Sydney, Australia
Drew BowserStanfordINFJr.Los Angeles, Calif.
Jake BrooksUCLARHPJr.Fountain Valley, Calif.
Ryan BrunoStanfordLHPJr.Wellington, Fla.
Ryan CamposArizona StateCSo.Mesa, Ariz.
Davis CopUtahDH/INFJr.Valencia, Calif.
Drew CowleyOregonINFSr.Upland, Calif.
Josiah CromwickOregonCJr.Las Vegas, Nev.
Chase DavisArizonaOFJr.Elk Grove, Calif.
Joey DixonStanfordRHPJr.South Jordan, Utah
Ben FerrerOregon StateRHPSr.Alpharetta, Ga.
Garret ForresterOregon State1BJr.Fair Oaks, Calif.
Carter GrahamStanford1BJr.Los Angeles, Calif.
Jack HolmanUCLACSo.Wrightwood, Calif.
Luke JewettUCLARHPSo.Ladera Ranch, Calif.
Caleb LomavitaCaliforniaDH/CSo.Ewa Beach, Hawai'i
Ethan LongArizona StateINFJr.Gilbert, Ariz.
Trevor LongArizonaRHPJr.Scottsdale, Ariz.
Quinn MathewsStanfordLHPSr.Aliso Viejo, Calif.
Nik McClaughryArizonaINFSr.Rocklin, Calif.
Jacob McKeonWashington StateDHSr.Phoenix, Ariz.
Logan MercadoOregonRHPJr.Pasco, Wash.
Braden MontgomeryStanfordOF/RHPSo.Madison, Miss.
TJ NicholsArizonaRHPJr.Roseville, Calif.
Eddie ParkStanfordOFJr.San Jose, Calif.
Darius PerryUCLACSr.Whittier, Calif.
Cody SchrierUCLAINFSo.San Clemente, Calif.
Tanner SmithOregonOFSr.Newport Beach, Calif.
Johnny TincherWashingtonCR-Jr.Sylmar, Calif.
Jacob TobiasArizona StateDH/INFSo.Bakersfield, Calif.
Tommy TroyStanfordINFJr.Los Gatos, Calif.
Alonzo TredwellUCLARHPSo.Coto de Caza, Calif.