The Philadelphia Baseball Review 2020 All-Philadelphia Region NCAA D-III Preseason Team

All_Philly Region D-III Team from the Philadelphia Baseball Review
The Philadelphia region has perhaps the largest D-III scene in the nation. With nearly 20 programs within a short drive of the city, it makes catching a competitive college baseball game rather easy. With so many teams, the area is full of top-notch talent.

Listed below is our Philadelphia Baseball Review All-Philadelphia Region NCAA D-1II Preseason Team. Like last year, we'll award weekly honors on Tuesday's to celebrate the best local efforts at the D-III level.

This roster is meant to highlight players that had solid numbers last year, while also projecting how well they'll do in 2020. This is to say, there are plenty of additional talented players that - for positional purposes - just didn't make this list. 

Catcher: Daren Wood, JR, Widener: Hit a team-leading .359 with a .538 slugging percentage last season. Recorded 13 multi-hit games. Posted a .973 fielding percentage while also stealing three bases.

First Base: Cole Beeker, SR, Swarthmore: Hit .393 last season to go along with five homers and 47 RBIs. Posted a .992 fielding percentage and was named to the All-Centennial First Team. Holds program records for RBIs (142) and doubles (47).

Second Base: Joshua Melchior, SO, Cairn: Hit .325 for the Highlanders in his freshman season. Stole 20 bases and drove in 18 runs.

Shortstop: Will Karp, SR, Haverford: Led the Fords offensively in average (.377), on-base percentage (.448), slugging (.490), stolen bases (29), triples (3), and total bases (74). Awarded Centennial Conference Gold Glove of the Year last season.

Third Base: Trevor Mattson, JR, Arcadia: Hit .289 last season with 28 RBIs, 18 runs scored and four home runs while collecting 14 extra-base hits with a .451 slugging percentage. Earned All-MAC Commonwealth Second-team honors.

Outfielder: Caleb Edman, SO, Cairn: Led the Highlanders with a .484 slugging percentage last season. Hit .320 with a pair of homers and 32 RBIs.

Outfielder: Tom Crooks, JR, Del Val: Hit .420 last season to lead the Aggies. Posted a 1.060 OPS and drove in 22 runs. Led the club with 16 stolen bases.

Outfielder: Mack McKisson, JR, Cabrini: Finished with a .368 batting average and led Cavs with 1.017 OPS in a team-high 171 at-bats. Named All-Conference First Team. .Tallied a team-high 51 runs scored, 63 hits, 42 RBI's, 94 total bases, .550 slugging percentage, .467 on-base percentage, and 33 walks.

Outfielder: Holden Bridge, SR, Swarthmore: Hit .421 last season while stealing 16 bases and driving in 29 runs. Was named to the All-Centennial Second Team.

Outfielder: Alex Mumme, SR, Ursinus: A returning All-American, Mumme was the Centennial Conference player of the year and a first-team All-Mid-Atlantic Region performer in 2019. He put together the most prolific offensive season in program history, batting .422 with school records in doubles (21), home runs (14), RBI (45), runs (60), and slugging percentage (.844).

Designated Hitter: Ryan McCarty, JR, Penn State-Abington: Hit .351 with three homers and 30 RBIs to lead the club to the NCAA tournament. He also performed extremely well on the mound posting a 7-3 record to go with a 4.17 ERA as a reliever (13 appearances).

Pitcher: Kyran Weemaels, SR, Cabrini: Finished with a 4.07 ERA and 1.37 WHIP. Named All-Conference First Team Pitcher. Allowed 51 hits, 23 runs (22 earned), and 15 walks, while striking out 32. Finished 4-1 over 10 appearances, including nine starts.

Pitcher: Brian Wildrick, SR, Gwynedd Mercy: Posted a 4-1 record to go along with a 2.70 ERA over 10 appearances (six starts) last season.

Pitcher: Ryan Warm, SR, Swarthmore: Went 6-0 last season while posting a 3.50 in 10 appearances (7 starts). Held opponents to a .245 batting average against. Collected 38 strikeouts over 54 innings.

Pitcher: Nathan Bass, JR, Haverford: Compiled a 4-2 record with a 2.28 ERA, striking out 53 batters in 47 1/3 innings. The righty held opponents to a .176 average and compiled six outings with five or more strikeouts.
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BY PATRICK GORDON
Managing Editor
pgordon@philadelphiabaseballreview.com

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