University of Georgia junior left-hander Ryan Webb has been named a 2021 preseason third team All-American by Perfect Game/Rawlings, it was announced Wednesday.
Webb, a 6-1, 202-pound native of Roswell, Ga., made the All-America team as a relief pitcher. Last season, Webb served as the closer and was dominating in five appearances. He went 2-0 with a 1.20 ERA and one save, registering 26 strikeouts and only five walks in 15 innings. In his Bulldog career, Webb is 4-5 with a 3.77 ERA and six saves in 44 appearances including seven starts. He has 101 strikeouts and 45 walks in 93 innings. For 2021, he is slated to be a part of Georgia’s starting rotation along with right-hander Jonathan Cannon and left-hander C.J. Smith. Last month, Cannon was named a 2021 preseason third team All-American by Collegiate Baseball.
Because of the length of the 2020 season, the players listed on the Perfect Game/Rawlings preseason All-America teams were selected based on a combination of factors including statistics from both 2019 and 2020, prospect status, 2021 expectations, and ranking relative to their draft status.
Currently, the Southeastern Conference (SEC) is finalizing the league slate for 2021, and then Georgia will release its schedule. The Bulldogs, under the direction of Ike Cousins head baseball coach Scott Stricklin, are preseason ranked No. 12 by Collegiate Baseball. Perfect Game/Rawlings will announce their preseason Top 25, conference previews and top players by year in college during the next two months.
Georgia concluded 2020 ranked as high as No. 2 nationally with a 14-4 mark. The Bulldogs were headed to Florida to begin the SEC portion of their schedule when the season was canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.