Woodman Collects ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Honors
June 15, 2016

ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Teams

OXFORD, Miss.
- Nearly one week after being taken by the Toronto Blue Jays in the second round of the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft, Ole Miss center fielder J.B. Woodman was named to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings All-Region (South) Second Team, the organization of coaches announced Wednesday afternoon (June 15). The teams were chosen by members of the ABCA, and the process is led by the ABCA NCAA Div. I All-America Committee.

The ABCA, founded in 1945, is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its over 8,200 members represent all 50 states and 23 countries. Since its initial meeting of 27 college baseball coaches in June 1945, Association membership has broadened to include eight divisions: NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA, Pacific Association Division, High School and Youth.

The honor adds to a plethora of accolades collected by Woodman for his outstanding season. The entire list can be found at the end of this release.

One of three team captains, Woodman led Ole Miss to a 43-19 record in 2016, which included another postseason appearance for the Rebels. The Orlando, Florida native hit .323 during the season with team highs in runs scored (53), RBI (55) and slugging percentage (.578), cracking the SEC's top 10 in all three categories. With Florida being the only SEC team to make the College World Series, Woodman remains the league's home run leader with 14 blasts, looking to become the first Rebel to pace the conference in home runs since Mark Barnthouse in 1977. The smooth swing and strength at the plate earned Woodman a spot on the All-SEC First Team.

Woodman showed his speed throughout the season, leading the Rebels with 12 stolen bases and tracking down balls in the outfield gaps from his center field position. He certainly earned his spot on the SEC All-Defensive Team, recording nine outfield assists throughout the year, which leads the league and ranks third nationally. Seven of his nine outfield assists occurred at the plate to keep runs off the board. Woodman threw three runners out at the plate and hit .500 against LSU to be named the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association's National Hitter of the Week and SEC Player of the Week (May 3).


 

 

In three seasons as a Rebel, Woodman has played in 178 games, making 171 starts in the outfield. He is a career .299 hitter with 33 doubles, 23 home runs and six triples at Ole Miss. Woodman has averaged 61 hits and 41 runs per year, increasing his production in each category since he arrived on campus.

Last week, the Blue Jays selected the junior Rebel with the 16th pick of the second round and the draft's 57th overall. He became the highest Rebel chosen in the MLB Draft since Drew Pomeranz (first round, 2010) as well as the first Ole Miss outfielder taken as high as the second round since Seth Smith in 2004 (second round, 50th overall).

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Woodman's Postseason Honors

  • All-America Second Team (Baseball America)
  • South All-Region Second Team (ABCA/Rawlings)
  • All-SEC First Team
  • SEC All-Defensive Team
  • SEC All-Tournament Team
  • Ferriss Trophy Finalist

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