2022 HBCU Baseball Preseason Elites and Projected Players of the Year

Black College Nines has announced its fifty-two Historically Black College and University (HBCU) preseason elite baseball players for the upcoming 2022 season. First and second team selections were made for both the large School division (made up of NCAA Division I schools) and small school division (made up of those in the NCAA Divisions II as well as the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA).

The awards are highlighted by our picks for preseason large school Position Player of the Year Chenar Brown (Jackson State University) and preseason large school Pitcher of the Year James DeLoatch (Norfolk State University), as well as preseason small school Position Player of the Year Andrew Stone (West Virginia State University) and preseason small school Pitcher of the Year Juwan Fitch (Xavier University of Louisiana).

Black college Nine’s selections were made based upon research and statistical information provided by coaching staffs and sports information directors.

A complete listing of the 2022 Preseason All-HBCU baseball individual award selections can be found below.

The 2022 HBCU Preseason Elite Team:

Large School:

Preseason Player of the Year – Chenar Brown Jackson State

 

 

 

 

 

Preseason Pitcher of the Year – James DeLoatch Norfolk State University

 

 

 

 

 

Small School:

Preseason Player of the Year – Andrew Stone West Virginia State

 

 

 

 

Preseason Pitcher of the Year – Juwan Fitch Xavier University of Louisiana

 

 

 

 

 

Large School Division (DI)

First Team         

1B Chenar Brown (Jackson State University)

2B Tristin Garcia (Alcorn State University)

3B Jared Weber (Florida A&M University)

SS Cristopher DeGuzman (Alabama State University)

UTL Ty Hill (Jackson State University)

OF Cameran Brantley (North Carolina A&T University)

OF Trenton Jamison (Alabama State University)

OF LJ Bryant (Florida A&M University)

C Hunter May (Alabama State University)

DH Teddy Bridges (Alabama A&M University)

P James DeLoatch (Norfolk State University)

P Nikelle Galatas (Jackson State University)

P Kelyn Fox (Florida A&M University)

RP Steven Davila (Jackson State University)

Second Team    

1B Keylon Mack (Grambling State University)

2B Miguel Rivera (Delaware State University)

3B Trey Paige (Delaware State University)

SS Cameron Buford (Grambling State University)

UTL Ty Hill (Jackson State University)

OF Dreylin Holmes (Mississippi Valley State University)

OF Tremaine Spears (Southern University)

OF Brian Cordell (Maryland Eastern Shore)

C Ty Hanchey (Florida A&M University)

DH Brayden Johnson (Prairie View A&M University)

P Payton Winebarger (North Carolina A&T University)

P Breon Pooler (Alabama State University)

P Victor Mendoza  (Prairie View A&M University)

RP Zach Morea (Florida A&M University)

Final stats from 2021 of 2022 large school preseason elites can be found here


Small School Division (DII, NAIA)

First Team

1B Ty Sizemore (Bluefield State College)

2B Hilman Truss (Lincoln University (PA))

3B Andrew Stone (West Virginia State University)

SS Jeffry Roldan (Talladega College)

UTL Adriel Acevedo (Talladega College)

OF Phillip Woullard (Savannah State University)

OF DeWayne Franklin (Savannah State University)

OF Maurice LaFon (Harris Stowe State University)

C Jan Rivera (Talladega College)

DH Matthew Kline (West Virginia State University)

P Andrew Mann (Savannah State University)

P Juwan Fitch (Xavier University LA)

P Nick Loftis (West Virginia State University)

RP Jamal Allen (Xavier University LA)

Second Team    

1B Arias Wander (Talladega College)

2B Joshua Tayman (Virginia State University)

3B Phillip Woullard (Savannah State University)

SS Da’Avion Sumpter (Claflin University)

UTL Caleb Cobb (Tuskegee University)

OF Coco Simoneaux (Xavier University LA)

OF Trey Junkins (West Virginia State University)

OF Yunior Sanchez (Florida Memorial University)

C Tucker Jordan (Albany State University)

DH Jefry Azcona (Lincoln University PA)

P Blair Frederick (Xavier University LA)

P Nigel Mayfield (Xavier University LA)

P Dashawn Horeskin (Kentucky State University)

RP Daniel Brandon (West Virginia State University)

Final stats from 2021 of 2022 small school preseason elites can be found here

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