Last week, Long was 11th Sun Devil for being recognized as a semifinalist (since semifinalists were introduced to the process in 2007) for the Golden Spikes Award, which is awarded each year by USA Baseball to the top player in college baseball.
He followed this up this week by earning two additional All-America Awards from the National College Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) (Third Team / Designated Hitter) and Baseball America (Second Team / First Base) to become an all-American consensus. in process.
In addition, Long added Freshman All-America awards from Collegiate Baseball News and NCBWA and was named to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) All-West Region other teams as well.
McLain was also a first-team pick on the ACBA All-West Region first team. Drew quickly put his name on that list as a second-team pick at shortstop.
Complete overview of Sun Devil Baseball Postseason Honors
ETHAN LONG – Designated Hitter / First Base
Collegiate Baseball News All-American (Second Team / DH)
Baseball America All-American (Second Team / 1B)
NCBWA All-American (Third Team / DH)
Collegiate Baseball News Freshman All-American
NCBWA Freshman All-American (Second Team / DH)
ACBA All-West Region (Second Team / DH)
Pac-12 All-Conference (First Team / DH)
- Ethan Long became the 129th Sun Devil to be named an American, and became a consensus choice after being named a team by Collegiate Baseball News, NCBWA and Baseball America.
- Also got two newcomer All-America nods (CBN / NCBWA) and was a First Team All-Pac-12 pick.
- Finished regular season 22nd nationally and number two in the Pac-12 with 16 home runs while finishing 13th nationally and leading the league with a .725 slugging percentage of .340 hits. He finished sixth in the league with 53 RBI.
- His .340 average remained the same throughout the record season, giving him the ninth highest first-year average in Sun Devil history.
- Finished with a team-best 54 RBI, tied with Barry Bonds for fourth in ASU first-year history, while his 16 homers a year surpassed bonds for second in ASU first-year history behind only Spencer Torkelson (25) and good for the Top-Five in the league.
- These numbers are all the more incredible, knowing that after the Washington series ended on April 11, he had only one home run and 12 RBIs the year after he entered the season when the team was closer and posted four saves and none earned races in the opening. week of action before going down with a minor injury that has kept him off the bump ever since.
- Led team with 21 two-out RBIs and bat .400 per year (20-out-40) with runners in scoring position.
- Long was responsible for the clear signal RBI in seven Sun Devil victories this season – three that came against ranked opponents (No. 16 Oregon, No. 18 Stanford and No. 23 Oregon State) and four that came along the long ball. He has two starting runs in the ninth round of matches this year.
- Behind Long’s flag flour, ASU won five straight weekend series in the last half of the year. He started to get hot with his clear signal two-RBI eighth inning double of potential Stanford All-American closer to Zach Grech on April 16. In the stretch of 19 games that started that night and lasted until his hit weekend against USC in the penultimate series, Long Bat .444 with 40 RBI, 15 home runs, eight doubles, a 1,181 slugging percentage, a 0,500 OBP and an absurd 1,681 OPS. Of his 32 hits during this time, 23 were for extra bases.
- Long was the only Pac-12 player to earn several weeks of Pac-12 Player nods this season, let alone three. He is the first Pac-12 player to win the honor three times in a season since Hunter Bishop in 2019. Andrew Vaughn from Cal was the last non-Sun devil to achieve the feat three times in a season in 2018 when he finally became Named Pac-12 Player of the Year. He was the Unanimous Player of the Week after the Oregon State Series.
DREW SWIFT – Shortstop
Defender of the year Pac-12
Pac-12 All-Defensive Team (SS)
Pac-12 All-Conference (first team / INF)
ABCA All-West Region (Second Team / SS)
- Drew quickly recorded hits in 45 of the 53 games he has played this season and ended the season with an average of .314.
- Named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, the first in Sun Devil history.
- His slugging percentage ended at .475 – a remarkable evolution for a player who only had two extra-based hits in 55 games as a rookie and slugged just .333 as a sophomore. He had six homers this season after only having one in the first three seasons together.
- Had a final count of 20 extra-based hits of the season (10 doubles, 4 triples, 6 homers) after having only 16 in total in his career before the season.
- Swift finished second on the team with 38 RBIs this season and first with 21 two-out RBIs as well. His 42 goals came second on the team.
- He has reached base on 33 of 91 leadership opportunities this season (.363).
- Swift had 21 games this season with several hits – only shy of the team management. He has several hits in 29 of his last 62 games, all the way back to last season.
- Perhaps more impressive was his defensive play at shortstop, Swift was 42 doubles in the season and 118 in his career. He finished the season with an incredible .981 fielding pass at shortstop of 260 chances with 171 defensive assists, and his five errors were number two among Pac-12 shortstops, although USC’s Tyler Pritchard (2 errors at 178 chances) had significantly fewer chances.
- His 171 assists were number two in the Pac-12, while his 42 doubles hits were third in the Pac-12 and top among shortstops.
- Swift ended the season with a 20-game series without a card stop error, and dates back to April 27.
- He had 492 defensive assists in his career while helping to hit 118 doubles.
SEAN MCLAIN – Second base
Collegiate Baseball News Freshman All-American
Pac-12 All-Conference (Honorable Mention / INF)
ABCA All-West Region (First Team / 2B)
- Sean McLain recorded a streak of 23 games this season – tied for the third longest at ASU since 1998 with Andre Ethier’s 2003 streak.
- McLain was the Collegiate Baseball News novice All-American, an ABCA All-West Region first-team pick on second base, and an honorable All-Pac-12 pick.
- He finished second on the team with an average of .322 a year, just outside ASU’s first-year top 10 in the category.
- McLain led the team in multi-hit matches this year with 23. His 10 multi-RBI matches were second on the team.
- McLain had 17 doubles in the regular season, good for sixth in the Pac-12 and finished with 18 on the year – tied for third in ASU first-year history
- He led the team with 24 hits with two outs on 66 chances (.364).
- McLain stranded just 22 runners on the base track this year, the lowest among the team’s daily starters with a significant amount.
- McLain advanced runners 50.5 percent of the time (54 out of 107 chances) – second of the year.
- He had eight errors on 270 chances a year, although one of those errors came while playing in the field. These 255 chances were number two among the Pac-12 second basemen – despite missing more games.
- He was 48 doubles this season, two more than any other player in the league, including those with races to the College World Series and 13 more than any other baseman.
HUNTER HAAS – Third base
Collegiate Baseball News Freshman All-American
Pac-12 All-Defensive Team (3B)
ABCA All-West Region (Second Team / 3B)
- Hunter has got it done both at the plate and in the hot corner, and ended the year with a .304 average.
- His 22 multi-hit games were number two on the list. He had a series of seven straight games with several hits in April, and the 14th came after the date of the 17th of April.
- His 26 hits with runners in scoring position were the most on the team and six more than any other player (and came in 64 chances for an average of .406).
- Haas put out the clear signal RBI or unassisted clear signal seven times this season in ASU’s 33 victories.
- He was significantly better in clutch scenarios with a .371 average with runners on the ground and a huge .406 average with RISP compared to just a .239 average when the bases are empty.
- Haas advanced runners 57 times in 111 opportunities this season, averaging 0.514.
- Haas has incredibly solid in the hot corner, with only six errors on 149 chances (one that comes in one place starts at short stop).
- His twelve doubles games that were beaten were tops among the Pac-12 third basemen.
- Haas was named the Pac-12 All-Defensive Team as the third baseman.
- Led led by 12 stolen bases on 13 chances
JOE LAMP – Utmark
Pac-12 All-Defensive Team (OF)
- Lampe was one of three Sun Devils selected to the Pac-12 All-Defensive Team after not posting a foul in midfield in conference play all year. He finished the season with just one foul and a .993 field percentage.
- In the opening against USC, Lampe played nine putouts – most of an ASU midfielder since at least 1998. Hunter Bishop had eight in 2019 and no other player had more than seven.
- Lampe did a solid job of turning the order around in nine holes with a .383 OBP compared to a .294 average.
- Lamp advanced successful runners 53 times on 102 chances (.520) – the highest percentage in the team.
- He was absurd at productive outs, recording 23 runners advanced with one out this year – five more than any other player on the list.
- He was ASU’s best player with a runner on third and under two outs with 13 RBI – tops on the team – and a .684 average of 19 chances.
NATE BAEZ – Tools
Pac-12 All-Conference (Honorable Mention / C)
- Baez beats team-best .362 during the last 14 games of the season with team heights in homers (8) and RBI (20) in that stretch while swallowing a gaudy .915. All eight of his home races came in the 14 matches
- All these figures are remarkable as he did not become a fixture in the starting line-up before the Cal series, as he has fully taken on the role of the team’s backstop, and shows his usefulness after coming to ASU as a player and spending much of his time. early career there before this current stretch.
- Baez capabilities earned redshirt novice All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention.