Baker, a postseason first-team All-American by Baseball America at the end of the 2001 season, is the top returning home run hitter in major college baseball this season. The junior third baseman belted an ACC-best 23 home runs last year, one short of the Clemson single season record. He set school marks for the most home runs after two seasons (34) and most multi-homer games in a season (five) and career (seven).
Schmdit was selected to the second team as an outfielder. The junior showed his versatility in 2001 by drilling 16 home runs and 51 RBIs as a designated hitter and first baseman. He was also a valuable contributor on the mound as the right-hander finished second on the team in wins (seven) and strikeouts (59).
Scouting directors of Scouting directors of major league clubs voted on the Baseball America preseason teams and made their selections based on performance, talent and major league potential.
Both of Clemson's selections were also named preseason All-Americans by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association in November along with teammates Michael Johnson (1B) and Steve Reba (RHP).
The Tigers, ranked second by Baseball America and sixth by Collegiate Baseball, open the 2002 campaign at home with a three-game series against Auburn at Doug Kingsmore Stadium, Feb. 22-24.
For a complete list of the Baseball America Preseason All-America teams, please visit www.baseballamerica.com.
Baker and Schmidt Named All-Americans
CUTigers.com Top Stories
WATSON WINS DAVEY O'BRIEN AWARDWatch our interview with Deshaun Watson following the receipt of his second consecutive Davey O'Brien Award at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta!
CUTigers.comYesterday at 11:11 AM
CFP HEAD COACHES' JOINT PRESS CONFERENCEWatch Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney, Urban Meyer, Nick Saban and Chris Petersen discuss the upcoming College Football Playoff from the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta at…
CUTigers.comYesterday at 11:03 AM
RECRUITING RADAR: ACC CHAMPS!In our weekly Recruiting Radar, CUTigers Recruiting Analyst Gary McDaniel updates you on the latest news and intel on the Clemson recruiting front!
CUTigers.comTuesday at 3:12 PM
SPECIAL OFFER: 15% OFF FIESTA BOWL TICKETS!NOW THROUGH MIDNIGHT WEDNESDAY ONLY: 10% ticket discount for CUTigers.com Premium Members is increased to 15%!
CUTigers.comMonday at 12:33 PM
ACC CHAMPIONSHIP POST-GAME INTERVIEWSWatch Dabo Swinney, Deshaun Watson and more Clemson coaches and players discuss their second consecutive ACC Championship on Saturday night!
CUTigers.comSunday at 11:18 AM