February 15, 2016 - by
Kinney, Warmoth Named to NCBWA Stopper of the Year Watch List

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) released its 2016 Stopper of the Year Watch List on Monday which included Florida State relief pitchers Matthew Kinney and Tyler Warmoth.

Both Kinney and Warmoth, who transferred for their final year of eligibility from Belmont and Stetson, respectively, are redshirt seniors for the Seminoles.

In his final season at Belmont, Kinney finished with 62 strikeouts and a 1.80 ERA. He posted six saves in 55 innings on the mound, allowing 11 earned runs and 16 walks.

Warmoth converted nine saves in 38.2 innings while with the Hatters in 2015. In 38.2 innings, the right hander made 40 strikeouts and surrendered 14 earned runs and 14 walks.

The Atlantic Coast Conference led the way with 10 players on this year’s Watch List, while the Big Ten and Pacific-12 each had eight honorees and the Southeastern Conferences had seven. The Big South, Colonial and Sun Belt each had four and a total of 18 different conferences were represented.

Nominations for the NCBWA Stopper of the Year Award were made by baseball sports information/media relations contacts. The 2016 Stopper of the Year Watch List will be updated with a midseason release on Wednesday, April 27, including the national saves leaders. At the conclusion of the regular season, the Division I national saves leader and four other relief pitching standouts will be selected as finalists and released Wednesday, June 8, prior to start of NCAA Super Regional competition.

The NCBWA’s All-America Committee will select the winner, with this year’s recipient to be announced at the 2016 College World Series.

The 2016 season begins on Friday, Feb. 19 when the Seminoles host Rhode Island for the first of a three-game set that is slated to begin at 4 p.m.

Seminole fans can always stay up-to-date with the Florida State Baseball team by following the official twitter page of the Seminoles (@FSUBaseball).

The following is a complete listing of the NCBWA Stopper of the Year Watch List.

Kinney, Warmoth Named to NCBWA Stopper of the Year Watch List
Pitcher School Class Conference
Jack Anderson Penn State Sr. Big Ten
Adam Atkins Louisiana Tech Sr. Conference USA
Brad Bass Notre Dame So. Atlantic Coast
Nick Blackburn Illinois Sr. Big Ten
Nolan Blackwood Memphis Jr. The American
Tim Borst Fresno State Sr. Mountain West
Ben Bowden Vanderbilt Jr. Southeastern
Daniel Bridgeman Radford Sr. Big South
Chris Brown Georgia Southern Sr. Sun Belt
Zack Burdi Louisville Jr. Atlantic Coast
Thomas Burrows Alabama Jr. Southeastern
Kyano Cummings Siena Sr. Metro Atlantic Athletic
Tommy DeJuneas NC State So. Atlantic Coast
Justin Dunn Boston College Jr. Atlantic Coast
Mark Ecker Texas A&M Jr. Southeastern
Taylor Edens VMI Sr. Southern
David Ellingson Georgetown Jr. Big East
Mike Fitzgerald Northeastern R-Jr. Colonial
Tucker Forbes UCLA R-Jr. Pacific-12
Robert Galligan Maryland Sr. Big Ten
Bryan Garcia Miami (FL) Jr. Atlantic Coast
David Gerber Creighton Jr. Big East
Jared Gesell UNC Wilmington Sr. Colonial
Joe Goodman High Point R-Sr. Big South
Devin Gould Longwood Jr. Big South
Sean Guenther Notre Dame So. Atlantic Coast
Thomas Hackimer St. John’s Sr. Big East
Ryan Hendrix Texas A&M Jr. Southeastern
Cole Hallum Campbell Sr. Big South
Ian Hamilton Washington State Jr. Pacific-12
John Hayes Wichita State Sr. Missouri Valley
Mitch Hickey Oregon State So. Pacific-12
Chad Hockin Cal State Fullerton Jr. Big West
Marc Huberman USC Sr. Pacific-12
Joe Ingle East Carolina So. The American
Zach Jackson Arkansas Jr. Southeastern
Jordan Jess Minnesota R-Sr. Big Ten
Spencer Jones Washington Sr. Pacific-12
Jake Kelzer Indiana R-Jr. Big Ten
Matthew Kinney Florida State R-Sr. Atlantic Coast
Collin Kober McNeese State Jr. Southland
Sterling Koerner FGCU Jr. Atlantic Sun
Thomas Lowery UAB Jr. Conference USA
Carter Love College of Charleston So. Colonial
Erik Martinez California So. Pacific-12
Aaron McGarity Virginia Tech Jr. Atlantic Coast
Evan McMahan Nevada Jr. Mountain West
Joe Mockbee Michigan State Jr. Big Ten
Dylan Moore Louisiana So. Sun Belt
Eddie Muhl George Washington Jr. Atlantic 10
Stephen Nogosek Oregon Jr. Pacific-12
Corbin Olmstead UNF Sr. Atlantic Sun
Conner O’Neil CSUN Jr. Big West
Glenn Otto Rice So. Conference USA
Ty Provencher Long Beach State R-Sr. Big West
Troy Rallings Washington Sr. Pacific-12
Patrick Ruotolo UConn Jr. The American
Zac Ryan Georgia Tech Jr. Atlantic Coast
Ryan Selmer Maryland So. Big Ten
Wyatt Short Ole Miss Jr. Southeastern
Jesse Stallings LSU So. Southeastern
Will Stillman Wofford Sr. Southern
Jake Stolley Northwestern Sr. Colonial
Ryan Thomas Marist Jr. Metro Atlantic Athletic
Luke Vandermaten Iowa Sr. Big Ten
Tyler Warmoth Florida State R-Sr. Atlantic Coast
Wayne Wages Georgia State Sr. Sun Belt
Keenan Wingfield Little Rock Jr. Sun Belt
Bryan Young Missouri State Jr. Missouri Valley
Dylan Zarosky Houston Baptist Sr. Southland
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