Feb. 4, 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.
Mike Esposito, PITCHER, 2000-2002
In his three years with the Sun Devils, Mike Esposito established himself as a go-to pitcher in the starting rotation. The starter in 32 of his 35 career games, Esposito won 15 games with a 3.91 ERA in Maroon and Gold. He fanned 170 hitters in his 181.2 innings of work, earning honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors in his final two seasons. He was a 12th round choice of the Colorado Rockies in the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft, making his big league debut for the club in 2005.
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.