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SicEm365 All-Decade Team: Muncy leads a strong decade of hitters for Baylor baseball

April 15, 2020
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*Over the next several weeks, SicEm365.com will publish all-decade teams for most Baylor sports. The series continues today with our all-decade baseball squad.

Baylor had its fourth Unanimous All-American ever, a top 10 overall pick in the MLB Draft, and the seventh Big 12 Player of the Year in its history all in this decade.

None of them are at the top for this decade though.

That award goes to the most consistent player of the decade and the most successful MLB Player, Max Muncy. 

The star first baseman hit over .300 and slugged near .500 all three of his seasons. He racked up 27 home runs and 153 RBIs over those three seasons on his way to earning All-Big 12 First Team honors two years in a row.

He was  a major factor on Baylor’s most successful team of the decade in 2012 when the Bears made a run to the Super Regionals.

His consistency is unmatched this decade and his two seasons in a row of strong pro production helps solidify his talent. Over the past two seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers he has 70 home runs and 177 RBIs.

Muncy was not an easy choice but he is the selection for SicEm365.com as “Player of the Decade” for Baylor baseball.

The rest of our all-decade baseball team is listed below.


First Team

Pitching Rotation

Cody Bradford (2017-2019) - Big 12 Conference Pitcher of the Year and National Third Team All-American in 2018. He finished 7-6 with a 2.76 ERA over 96.2 innings.

Josh Turley (2010-2012) - A solid career turned historic during his terrific 2012 season that saw him earn National Second Team All-American honors. He went 9-1  and held a 1.96 ERA over 110.0 innings pitched that Super Regional season.

Logan Verrett (2009-2011) - The 2x Second Team All-Big 12 performer was the most consistent pitcher of the decade as he had three very good seasons. Imagine if he stayed for his senior season in 2012….

Closer/Relief Pitcher

Troy Montemayor (2016-2018) - One of the best closers in Baylor baseball history racked up a school-record 37 saves over three seasons.

Catcher 

Shea Langeliers (2017-2019) - Maybe the most talented Baylor player of the decade, was chose 9th overall in the 2019 MLB Draft. Over his three year career he racked up 31 home runs and 124 RBI’s to go along with his National Second and Third Team All-American honors in 2018 and 2019.

First Base

Max Muncy (2010-2012) - The 2x First Team All-Big 12 performer was a key cog in the 2012 Super Regional Team and was the most consistent performer for Baylor this decade. He has also had lots of MLB success.

Second Base

Lawton Langford (2010-2014) - All-Big 12 First-Team in 2012 and Second-Team in 2013, Langford is one of the more overlooked players of the decade.

Third Base

Davis Wendzel (2017-2019) - He became the seventh Baylor player to win Big 12 Player of the Year in 2019. He was also a two-time All Big-12 First Team performer and is 7th all time in career slugging percentage.

Shortstop

Nick Loftin (2018-2020) - The 2020 Preseason Big 12 Player of the Year and National All-American was poised for a huge season after his First Team All-Big 12 team year in 2019. 

Outfield

Richard Cunningham (2016-2019) - The famous guy who felt like he was at Baylor for the entire decade is 7th in Baylor history in hits.

Nate Orf (2011-2013) - 2x All-Big 12 First Team selection. He was hit by a pitch 48 times which is the most in Baylor history, he also ranks 3rd all time in on-base percentage and 11th all time in career batting average.

Logan Vick (2010-2012) - Freshman All-American had a sophomore slump before having a monster First Team All-Big 12 season. He was second on the team in batting average and had 43 RBI’s as he helped propel the Bears Super Regional squad.

Utility

Brooks Pinckard (2009-2011) - 2x All-Big 12 First Team selection. He was also 5th in the entire nation with 36 stolen bases in 2011 and ranks 4th in Baylor history in stolen bases.

DH

Josh Ludy (2009-2012) - One of four unanimous All-Americans in Baylor history and the Big 12 Player of the Year in 2012 had a historic final season at Baylor.


SECOND TEAM

P - Trent Blank (2009-2012)

P - Hayden Kettler (2017-present)

P - Daniel Castano (2014-2016)

RP - Kyle Hill (2016-2019)

C - Josh Ludy (2007-10)

1B - Aaron Dodson (2014-2017)

2B - Raynor Campbell (2007-2010)

3B - Cal Towey (2009-13)

SS - Landis Ware (2008-2011)

OF - Kameron Estay (2014-2017)

OF - Cole Haring (2018-2019)

OF - Dan Evatt (2008-2012)

DH - Andy Thomas (2017-present)

Utility - Joey Hainsfurther (2009-2012)

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