Jan. 28, 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.
Travis Buck, OUTFIELD, 2003-2005
One of the most consistent players to ever suit up for Arizona State, Travis Buck was nothing short of spectacular during his three seasons in Tempe. A career .362 hitter in 192 games, Buck rapped out 205 hits and drove in 147 runs in his Sun Devil career. A five-tool player, Buck scored 205 runs , doubled 53 times and drew 104 walks while stealing 52 bases. He helped lead the 2005 squad to a third place finish at the College World Series thanks to his .382 average and 110 hits. He was named to the All-College World Series team that year, just one of the many accolades he collected while at ASU. An All-American in 2005, Buck was a 2003 First Team Freshman All-American and twice was named First Team All-Pac-10. Buck was also a First Team Academic All-Pac-10 pick in 2005. When he left Arizona State, Buck was in the Top 10 for career hits and runs scored by a Sun Devil. He was five times named a Pac-10 Player of the Week, a school record for position players. He was a first round pick of the Oakland Athletics in the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft and made his big league debut for Oakland in 2007.
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