Vanderbilt first baseman Conrad Gregor was named a preseason All-American for the second time Monday.
The junior from Carmel, Ind., was second-team selection by Perfect Game, which released its selections Monday. He previously was named to the Collegiate Baseball Louisville Slugger All-American second team.
Perfect Game is an Iowa-based organization that seeks to promote the game and develop talent through a series of showcases and tournaments throughout the country. It also maintains a scouting database of top high school and college players.
“[Gregor] may be the most complete student-athlete that I have ever coached,” Vanderbilt coach Tim Corbin said. “He's a great student. He won our Omaha Challenge . He led our team in hitting and he works tirelessly on his defense. He brings a daily focus that is hard to reach.”
Gregor is the top returning hitter for last season’s team, which went 35-28. He hit .328 and led the Commodores with 20 doubles, 41 walks and a .439 on-base percentage. He also was perfect on 10 stolen base attempts. He was one of four players who appeared in all 63 games.
As a freshman, he hit .353 with three home runs and 32 RBIs and earned first-team freshman all-conference and all-America honors.
He also is a two-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
The Commodores officially open practice Friday and the season commences Feb. 15 with the first of three games against Long Beach State at Hawkins Field.