Sorry for throwing out the number 12 off the top of my head 5 months after its release. If you would have read the other topic on this same subject you would have seen my detailed response. To save you the time I posted it below.
Re: 2011 All-State Team
Postby InTheKnow » Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:00 am
The all-state team needs some major tweaking. This is not basketball where there should only be 16 kids selected. you only have 5 kids on the court at one time for basketball and get 16 players. Baseball has 9 on the field at once, almost double, and gets 16. Not to mention some players are deserving as all state based on their pitching numbers alone.
The way I see it is there is basically 2 players from all 8 regions. I may be off on a region or two but thats the way it looks just glancing at where everyone is from. Using Milbrandt as an example Jallen Ham and Taran Langland were named Co-Senior Players of the Year and are both on the All-State team. Which leaves no room for what seams to be a deserving player. To me either do it right or don't do it at all.
It should be set up as 8 position players and 2 pitchers as first team all state. If you have the numbers to be 1st team as a position and pitcher you are both. No different then college all conference selections for 2-way players. 2nd team 16 position players and 4 pitchers. I know we could easily come up with 14 more WELL deserving players based on stats alone. I can come up with 3 right off the top of my head from Region 2 in Ingrebretson, Lindstad, and Gonzalez.
In looking at the Class A football all state format from last year there are 14 first team offense and 13 2nd team offense for 11 players on the field. In seeing that I will modify my numbers suggested above.
First team- 10 position players (any position) and 4 pitchers
There are definitely 4 pitchers deserving of first team all state every year and they dont always make the state tournament or are seniors
2nd team- 10 position players and 4 pitchers.
There are easily 8 pitchers deserving of all state recognition and easily 20 position players every year. I could see the total # recognized as around 24 with on average 2-4 players being dual position and pitcher selections.