Two Gators named Preseason All-Americans by D1Baseball

Florida baseball two-way star Jac Caglianone and right-handed pitcher Brandon Neely were named preseason All-Americans by D1Baseball on Monday.

Caglianone landed on the First Team as a utility player since he hits and pitches. The left-handed slugger set the BBCOR-era record for home runs with 33 in 2023 and drove in 90 runs. He’ll be at the heart of Florida’s lineup every night and start games on the mound for the Gators on Sundays this year.

Neely, who is returning as the Gators’ closer this year, lands on the Second Team. He notched 13 saves in 2023, the most among all preseason All-Americans. Neely appeared 34 times for Florida last year, making him one of the more high-usage closers in the country. Not to mention, he routinely came out for multi-inning saves.

The Gators begin the season at home on Friday, February 16 against the St. John’s Red Storm. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET at Condron Family Ballpark.

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