Fields, Jaramillo Named Baseball America Preseason

DURHAM, N.C. — Juniors Josh Fields and Jason Jaramillo were named to Baseball America's preseason All-America teams, as selected by major league baseball scouting directors and the staff at the magazine.

Fields was a first-team pick at third base, while Jaramillo garnered third-team honors at the catcher's spot.

Fields, a first-team All-Big 12 pick a year ago, batted .358 with 12 homers and 55 RBIs while starting in all 58 games. He also fared well at the hot corner, committing only five errors in 158 chances for a .968 fielding percentage.

Jaramillo was also a first-team All-Big 12 pick as well as a Johnny Bench Award semifinalist in 2003. He led the Cowboys with a .385 batting average while also popping nine homers with 42 RBIs. He was second among the regulars with a .976 fielding percentage, while picking off a team high five base runners from behind the plate. The Franksville, Wisc., product was earlier named a third-team preseason All-American by Collegiate Baseball.

Both Cowboys are expected to be among the top players chosen at their position during the major league baseball draft in June.

Fields, recently completed his junior season in football with a record setting performance in the Cotton Bowl against Ole Miss on Jan. 2. The two-year starter at quarterback completed 21 of 33 passes for 307 yards and a touchdown in the loss to the Rebels. He was the first quarterback in the bowl's 68-year history to throw for over 300 yards in a game and also broke a tie with Mike Gundy for the school's career touchdown pass mark with 55.

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