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.
|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|
|Daniel Bridgeman||Radford||Sr.||Big South|
|Chris Brown||Georgia Southern||Sr.||Sun Belt|
|Zack Burdi||Louisville||Jr.||Atlantic Coast|
|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|
|David Ellingson||Georgetown||Jr.||Big East|
|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|
|Joe Ingle||East Carolina||So.||The American|
|Jordan Jess||Minnesota||R-Sr.||Big Ten|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|