Arizona State University junior right-hander Trevor Williams has been named to the preseason Golden Spikes Award Watch List, given to the top amateur baseball player in the country, USA Baseball announced Thursday.
Williams has earned preseason All-America honors from a number of publications, including Collegiate Baseball (first team), Baseball America (second team) and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (second team). A 2012 All-American and member of the USA National Collegiate Team this past summer, he was one of just four sophomores last season to be a first team All-Pac-12 selection as he led the conference with 12 victories. He finished the 2012 season tied for first in Div. I in wins and he became only the 25th Sun Devil in the aluminum bat era, and the first since 2010, to record a dozen victories.
"Trevor is not only an exceptional pitcher, but he is a great leader for this team," head coach Tim Esmay said. "I'm proud of him for making this list and I know our fans will enjoy watching him pitch every Friday night this season."
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