The honors continue to accumulate for Florida State catcher Matheu Nelson.
Nelson was named a first-team All-American by D1baseball.com on Monday afternoon. The redshirt sophomore hit .330 with a .436 on-base percentage and 23 home runs and 66 RBI.
Messick went 8-2 with a 3.10 ERA. The ACC pitcher of the year was also named to D1baseball.com’s third-team. He had 126 strikeouts in 90 innings.
Among the first-teasers honored are Mississippi State outfielder Tanner Allen and Vanderbilt’s Jack Leiter and Kumar Rocker. Arkansas pitcher Kevin Kopps, who had a 0.90 ERA with 131 strikeouts in 89.2 innings, was named player of the year. The complete D1baseball.com All-American teams can be viewed here.
Perfect Game player of the year
ACC Player of the Year and First Team All-ACC
NCBWA District Player of the Year and First Team All-American
Baseball America & Collegiate Baseball First Team All-American
D1baseball.com First Team All-American
ABCA/Rawlings First Team All-Region
Finalist for the Dick Howser Trophy (best all-around player)
Finalist for Buster Posey Award (best catcher)
Semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award (best all-around player)
No. 54 in MLB Pipeline’s Top 250 Draft Prospects