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Barnes, Red Raiders Continue To Receive Preseason Honors

Barrett Barnes has received several preseason honors

Jan. 26, 2012

LUBBOCK, Texas - With the start of spring practice just a day away, several Texas Tech baseball players have received several preseason honors from numerous publications throughout the month of January.

Today, junior center fielder Barrett Barnes was named the No. 8 outfielder in the country among collegiate players by Perfect Game in its preseason Power Rankings at each position.

Barnes has also been named a preseason All-American by College Sports Madness, ranked as the No. 14 collegiate first baseman for the 2012 MLB Draft by MLB Draft Guide and also tabbed as a preseason All-Big 12 first team selection by College Sports Madness.

Several other publications will be releasing preseason all-conference and All-America teams over the next few weeks in anticipation for Opening Day for college baseball on Friday, Feb. 17.

In addition, College Baseball Daily named Barnes the No. 19 player in the country among collegiate players.

Here is a list of Red Raiders who have received honors or recognitions during the past month.

OF Barrett Barnes - College Power Rankings (No. 8 Outfielder)

OF Barrett Barnes - Preseason All-America (4th Team)
OF Barrett Barnes - Preseason All-Big 12 (1st Team)
SS Matt Eureste - Preseason Big 12 Freshman of the Year
C Bo Altobelli - Preseason All-Big 12 (1st Team)
UTL David Paiz - Preseason All-Big 12 (1st Team)
RHP John Neely - Preseason All-Big 12 (2nd Team)
2B Jamodrick McGruder - Preseason All-Big 12 (2nd Team)
3B Reid Redman - Preseason All-Big 12 (2nd Team)

Jamodrick McGruder - Projected No. 5 Second Baseman for 2012 MLB Draft
Barrett Barnes - Projected No. 14 First Baseman for 2012 MLB Draft



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