Dan Albert, 1B, Johns Hopkins University
Senior/Newport Beach, CA/Newport Harbor HS
Albert is arguably the top power hitter in the Centennial Conference. The 6-foot, 200-pound, left-handed hitter has 13 career home runs, including a conference-best nine last season. He also added a team-high 43 RBIs, third best in the league. He’s durable, having played 44 of JHU’s 45 games while leading his team to its second straight NCAA regional berth.
Albert did not receive All-Centennial honors at first base in 2016 and that snub may motivate him further in his final collegiate season. The Blue Jays also are looking for some revenge against rival and defending conference champion Haverford.