Jan. 29, 2010
TEMPE, Ariz. -
Arizona State Sun Devil Baseball will be naming an All-Decade Team for the 2000's. The 25-man roster is made up of players who played at least two seasons at Arizona State and who played in the past decade.
Colin Curtis, OUTFIELD, 2004-2006
When Colin Curtis arrived in Tempe from Issaquah High School in Washington, his name went on the lineup card and never came off. Curtis started all 182 possible games in his three-year career, batting .328 with 226 hits, 40 doubles and 135 runs batted in. He also stole 50 bases and walked 118 times, scoring 149 runs. A stalwart in centerfield from his first day at ASU, Curtis helped lead the Sun Devils to the College World Series in 2005, earning All-College World Series Team honors. Curtis was a First Team All-Pac-10 pick in 2006 and a two-time All-Pac-10 honorable mention and won the Gene Autry Courage Award in 2006. He was selected in the fourth round of the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft by the New York Yankees.
From 2000 to 2009, Arizona State baseball won 433 games, 157 Pac-10 games, appeared in the NCAA Tournament in each year and reached the College World Series three times. The Sun Devils won four Pac-10 titles, including the last three, finished in the Top 5 in the nation three times and saw 47 players earn First Team All-Pac-10 honors. Over the past 10 years, ASU has had six Pac-10 Players of the Year, two Pac-10 Pitchers of the Year, two Pac-10 Newcomers of the Year, a Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year, three Academic All-Americans, 33 All-Americans and a National Player of the Year. Since 2000, 78 Sun Devils have been selected in the MLB Draft.
ASU BASEBALL ALL-DECADE TEAM
Petey Paramore, Catcher, 2006-2008
Tuffy Gosewisch, Catcher, 2002-2005
Jeff Larish, Infield/Outfield, 2002-2005
Eric Sogard, Infield, 2005-2007
Dustin Pedroia, Infield, 2002-2004
Brett Wallace, Infield, 2006-2008
Dennis Wyrick, Infield/Catcher, 2000-2003
Jeremy West, Infield/Designated Hitter, 2001-2003
Andrew Romine, Infield, 2005-2007
Steve Garrabrants, Infield, 2001-2003
Brooks Conrad, Infield, 1999-2001
Travis Buck, Outfield, 2003-2005
Jason Kipnis, Outfield, 2008-2009
Colin Curtis, Outfield, 2004-2006