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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