Top Crop of Two-Way Players in HBCU Baseball

The two-way talent will be on full display this spring for players who play on both sides of the ball. The collegiate game, unlike Major League Baseball, continues to produce two-way players at HBCUs. There are two-way players on many HBCU rosters. Last season, the watch list for the John Olerud Two-Way Player Award only had one player from the HBCU ranks listed out of the 300+ NCAA Division I programs. We at Black College Nines identify and pay homage to the many outstanding two-way stars of HBCU baseball within the collegiate ranks. Hopefully the season finds them draft eligible for Major League Baseball in 2024 who can continue to contribute and produce not only at the college level but the next phase in professional baseball.

Top HBCU Baseball Two-Way Players List:

Alabama State University

Kyler McIntosh SS/RHP, at the plate .336 batting average, banged 14 doubles, 2 triples, 7 home runs, 39 runs batted in, and scored 54 runs. Played in 56 game starting at shortstop. On the mound in 15 games threw 51.0 innings recording 43 Ks, with eight starts… posted a 3-4 record with two saves.



Savannah State University 

Brevin Smith MIF/RHP, freshman very intelligent player, came in and competed from day 1 on the mound and in the middle infield. Three pitch mix on the mound with plus command. Can run and hit with power as a infielder. Will receive playing time as a Two-way guy.



Wiley College 

Ivan Del Villar, INF/RHP, batting average at the plate batted .393, 10 doubles, 4 triples, 4 home runs, with 34 runs batted in. On the mound in 7 games started, 26.0 innings pitched, with a 5.88 earned run average, and 21 strikeouts.



Virginia State University

Christian Henderson, RHP/INF last season boosted a 3.79 earned run average, 15 runs batted in.





Honorable Mention:

North Carolina A&T University

Tre Williams, INF/RHP

Xavier University of Louisiana

Deionte Norris, 3B-RHP, Fifth Year

Clark Atlanta University

Mario Cuevas, OF/RHP (Transfer Coppin State University)

Andrew Garner, RHP/OF

Virginia State University

C/RHP Jody Morris

Benedict College

Jayden Jones, RHP/UTL

Kaden Hindman, C/RHP

Jamel Mitchell, RHP/OF

Jayden  Jordan, RHP/INF

Lincoln University (PA)

Wesley Hogan, IF/P,

Jaden Greenidge INF/P

Texas Southern University

CJ Castillo, INF/RHP

Coppin State University 

Liam McCallum, LHP/UTL

Delaware State University 

Wilfredo Mendez, LHP/OF

Krew Bouldin, RHP,OF

Claflin University 

Duane Henderson, RHP/OF

Bluefield State University 

Tahraun Hammond, RHP/INF (Transfer Virginia State)

Xavier University of Louisiana

Deionte Norris, RHP/INF

Oakwood University 

Jorge Hernandez

Talladega College 

Jonathan Williams, RHP/INF (Transfer LeMoyne College)

Stillman College

Tre’en Dorsett, RHP/OF

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