Three Big 12 baseball players have been named to the 2014 Baseball America Freshman All-America team.
Neuse, the Sooner third baseman in 2014 hit .304, third best on the team, and had a .521 slugging percentage. He finished in the top 10 in the Big 12 this past season in RBI, total bases, doubles, triples, home runs and slugging percentage and was the only freshman in the conference in the top 10 in runs batted in.
Alexander was a left-hander in TCU’s starting rotation this past season. He compiled a record of 10-3 and a 2.38 ERA in 20 games in 2014. One of two freshman to finish the year in the top 10 in the league in ERA and with 10 victories, Alexander also pitched three complete games in the postseason for the Horned Frogs.
Barerra, starting catcher for Texas, had a batting average of .265 and tied for the Big 12 lead in total bases with 50 in 24 conference games. He also finished in the league’s top 10 in home runs, runs batted in, runs scored and slugging percentage.
Big 12 headquarters reports that since the conference was formed in 1996-97, the Big 12 has produced 41 Baseball America Freshman All-Americans. Six times over that span, the Big 12 has had three or more players named to Freshman All-America teams.