For the second, consecutive season in a row, Arizona Baseball catcher Daniel Susac is a unanimous selection as an All-American.
For the past couple of seasons, Arizona Baseball catcher Daniel Susac has virtually been the face of the program from behind the plate.
From his stellar defensive play and his big bat, he has been a staple of the Wildcats, and naturally, with the way he played this, Susac has earned yet another All-American selection.
Making news early on Monday afternoon, both publications Baseball America and D1Baseball.com named Susac an All-American, earning second and third team distinctions, respectively.
Of course, Daniel earned All-American honors last year, and surprisingly he is just the 13th Wildcat in school history to earn multiple distinctions.
Putting together a tremendous sophomore campaign with Arizona Baseball in 2022, Daniel Susac should be in store for some big things here pretty soon.
In 2022, Susac had a heck of a year from the plate. In 64 games, the sophomore catcher hit an impressive .366 from the dish with 12 home runs, 19 doubles, 61 RBIs, and 50 runs. He also posted an impressive .582 slugging percentage, and a .429 on-base percentage.
And just as impressive from behind the plate, Susac posted a .987 fielding percentage with 411 putouts, three double-plays, nine runners caught stealing, and just six errors.
But unfortunately, come next month, Daniel’s time at the collegiate level will be over, as the Northern California will assuredly be drafted.
For those that don’t know, Susac is eligible for the upcoming MLB Draft, and at this point, it would be a surprise if Daniel wasn’t a first-round selection. The draft is scheduled for July 17-19.
Daniel who was also the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year in 2021, became just the 10th player in school history to register 100 hits.
He will go down as one of the best players ever to play Arizona, and big things should be coming his way here shortly.