After leading TCU to the College World Series for the first time, left-handed pitcher Matt Purke finds himself on the ESPN Preseason All-American Baseball Team heading into the 2011 season.
From his bio:
Purke's mid-90s fastball and power slider put him in position to become the first pitcher taken from a deep class of college arms that includes Texas' Taylor Jungmann, UCLA's Gerrit Cole and Trevor Bauer, UConn's Matt Barnes, Vanderbilt's Sonny Gray, Virginia's Danny Hultzen and Texas A&M's John Stilson.
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Early bracketology: TCU stakes claim to No. 3 seed, while Oklahoma (No. 4) and Texas (No. 8) also are poised to host regionals.