The Oklahoman’s 2019 All-Big 12 Team

By Ryan Aber raber@oklahoman.comThe Lineup
C;;Shea Langeliers, Sr., Baylor;;.311;;6;;28
Langeliers missed some time with a hand injury but is still one of the most feared bats in the league
1B;;Cameron Warren, Sr., Texas Tech;;.354;;13;;65
The Carl Albert product made a big leap from his junior season when he hit .326 with 10 homers
2B;;Brian Klein, Jr., Texas Tech;;.342;;1;;46
Klein finished third in the league with 68 hits.
3B;;Davis Wendzel, Jr., Baylor;;.385;;8;;39
Wendzel had a 1.147 OPS, including a .500 on-base percentage
SS;;Josh Jung, Jr., Texas Tech;;.333;;9;;49
Jung was one of two players in the league — Warren was the other — to average an RBI per game or more
OF;;Trevor Boone, Jr., OSU;;.297;;18;;46
Boone led the league with a .674 slugging percentage
OF;;Cole Haring, Sr., Baylor;;.342;;9;;40
Haring’s power and RBI numbers were similar to last season but his average jumped nearly 90 points
OF;;Dylan Neuse, So., Texas Tech;;.321;;8;;48
Neuse had a league-high six triples in conference play and led the league in runs scored with 54
DH;;Jake Guenther, RJr., TCU;;.348;;8;;38
Guenther was hitting nearly .400 in late April
UT;;Colin Simpson, Sr., OSU;;.246;;12;;45
Playing both behind the plate and in the outfield, Simpson was a big part of the Cowboys’ league-best power numbers
The Rotation
LHP;;Nick Lodolo;;Jr., TCU;;6-4;;2.18;;113
Lodolo was one of just three pitchers in the league to strike out more than 100 batters.
RHP;;Alex Manoah, Jr., West Virginia;;8-3;;1.91;;125
Twice in Big 12 play, Manoah struck out 15 batters in a game.
LHP;;Levi Prater, So., Oklahoma;;7-4;;2.71;;97
Opposing hitters hit just .204 off Prater this season.
The Bullpen
RHP;;Sam Kessler, Jr., West Virginia;;4-2;;2.64;;8
Kessler had a 1.09 WHIP this season and finished tied for third in the league in saves.
RHP;;Jason Ruffcorn, Sr., Oklahoma;;2-2;;2.50;;11
The Texas A&M transfer had the most saves for a Sooner since Ryan Duke had 12 in 2010.
Player of the year: Cameron Warren, Texas Tech
Pitcher of the year: Alex Manoah, West Virginia
Freshman of the year: Jordan Wicks, Kansas State
Coach of the year: Josh Holliday, Oklahoma State
Ryan Aber, Staff writer