Goodwin was selected for the preseason All-Big 12 team

Manhattan, Kan. – Junior Nick Goodwin was unanimously selected by the league’s head baseball coaches to the 2023 preseason All-Big 12 team following the conference announcement Wednesday. A full list of the preseason team is below.

Goodwin earned his second All-Big 12 honorable mention last season and made 57 starts at shortstop for the Wildcats. He produced a .255/.354/.525 slash line with 18 doubles, two triples and 11 homers, marking his second straight double-digit homer season.

The Overland, Kan. product compiled a team-high of 48 runs batted and 30 walks while leading the league with seven sacrifice flies.

Goodwin is one of 19 student-athletes to return from last season’s roster, which went 29-29 and reached the semifinals of the Big 12 championship for the second straight year. Other recurring starters include ColeJohnson and Kaelen Culpepper.

K-State opens the 2023 season February 17-20 with a four-game series against Stephen F. Austin in Nacogdoches, Texas. The Wildcats’ home opener is scheduled for Friday, March 3 against Army.

Preseason All-Big-12 Team

C-Hudson White, Texas Tech
IF- Nick GoodwinState of Kansas*

IF Jackson Nicklaus, Oklahoma
IF Marcus Brown, Oklahoma State
IF Roc Riggio, Oklahoma State
IF- Brayden Taylor, TCU*
OF – John Spikerman, Oklahoma
OF – Austin Davis, TCU
OF- Elijah Nunez, TCU
DH Ty Coleman, Texas Tech
UT- Nolan McLean, State of Oklahoma*
SP- Juaron Watts-Brown, State of Oklahoma*
SP- Lucas Gordon, Texas
SP-Tanner Witt, Texas
SP-Mason Molina, Texas Tech
RP Luke Savage, TCU
RP- Garrett Wright, TCU
*- Unanimous choice

Preseason Player of the Year

Brayden Taylor, TCU

Preseason Pitcher of the Year
Juaron Watts-Brown, Oklahoma State

Preseason Newcomer of the Year
Juaron Watts-Brown, Oklahoma State

Preseason Rookie of the Year
Anthony Silva, TCU

How to follow the ‘Cats: Keep up to date with K-State baseball online at www.kstatesports.com and on the team’s social media channels Twitter and Instagram.

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Kansas State University, the nation’s first operational land-grant institution and a Carnegie Foundation Tier One university, is recognized as one of the nation’s premier colleges of world-class research and academic excellence in America’s #1 College Town (Manhattan, KS). .


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