The UVa baseball team has five guys named Preseason All-American by PerfectGame. That's more than any other college baseball team.
Pitcher and short stop Nick Howard along with outfielder Derek Fisher were both named first-team All-American.
Mike Papi, Branden Cogswell, and Brandon Downes were named second-team All-American.
Fisher ranks as the nation's number-6 college prospect. He batted .293 last season with 7 Home runs and 48 RBI
Howard is listed as UVa's number-3 pitcher but he could be Virginia's most talented pitcher. He batted .323 last years with 3 home runs and 38 RBI. He had a 3.38 ERA on the mound
Virginia plays its season opener against Kentucky in Wilmington, NC on February 14th.
Marty Hudtloff is the Sports Director at WVIR-TV. He joined the NBC29 sports team in October of 2003. He has a degree in broadcast journalism from Bradley University. You can reach out to Marty via Email or Twitter.