Mike ZuninoCatcher | Florida
His statistics are outstanding, but they only tell a third of the story of this block-of-granite backstop. From setting the defense to calling games and, even more impressively, to controlling games with his cannon arm behind the dish, it's little wonder that Zunino was named SEC Player of the Year in 2011. But it was when he first stepped foot in the Gators clubhouse that he became the leader of this program.
2011 stats: .371 avg., 19 HRs, 67 RBIs, 23 doubles, 32 walks
Florida coach Kevin O'Sullivan: "With the leadership skills he has, Mike is like another coach on the field. He continues to work hard and handles our pitching staff very well."