Connor Prielipp Named First Team All- American
Alabama Baseball got more good news after it was announced earlier that the team would be ranked #25 in the pre-season college baseball rankings.
The team has a strong roster and quite a few aces in their pitching rotation, but one name in particular is getting a great deal of attention.
Pitcher Connor Prielipp is the name, and throwing heat is his game.
Prielipp was just named a Preseason First Team All-American by D1Baseball.com.
The 6-foot-3 200 pound, kid from Tomah, Wisconsin is officially listed as a freshman, due to COVID-19 cutting the season short last year and players receiving an extra year of eligibility.
Prielipp pitched in 21 innings and had a record of 3-0 in his four starts last season.
In an interview with Alabama play-by-play broadcaster Roger Hoover, Alabama coach Brad Bohannon spoke about Prielipp.
“He's special, and gives us a chance to win every Friday night,” said Bohannon.
His other impressive accolades are listed below.
- Named D1Baseball.com's "Top Freshman Pitcher" at the end of the pandemic-shortened 2020 campaign
- Recorded 35 strikeouts compared to six walks and led the conference in WHIP at 0.52
- Allowed the fewest hits (5) and earned runs (0) in the SEC and gave up just 2.14 hits per nine innings to lead the conference and rank third nationally
- Held opposing hitters to a league-low .077 average
In an early 2022 MLB Mock Draft from April, Prielipp is projected to be the No. 1 overall prospect taken.
Expect another strong season from the left handed phenom Prielipp, as he crushes his way through the SEC and Alabama Baseballs 2021 schedule.
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