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Baseball America honors three Wildcats

Baseball America recognized three Arizona Baseball players, senior James Farris, sophomore Kevin Newman and freshman Bobby Dalbec, as top-50 prospects in their class.

Farris was a 15th-round draft pick by the Houston Astros and is returning for his senior year as the 14th-best prospect in his class. Farris went 5-5 with a 4.18 earned run average, including 73 strikeouts with over 99.0 innings pitched during the previous season.

Farris is expected to be the Friday night pitcher for UA baseball this season.

Newman is ranked 27th-overall in the sophomore class. He hit .336, scored 40 runs and finished with 42 runs batted in. Newman was named All-Pac-12 and was named as a freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball.

Dalbec is a corner infielder and right-handed pitcher who is rated as the 43rd-best prospect for freshmen. During his senior year at Legend High School last spring, Dalbec finished hitting .390 with nine home runs and was named to the All-Colorado baseball team by the Denver Post.

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