Lance Shebelut

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Lance Edward Shebelut

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 2", Weight 200 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Lance Shebelut was the All-American first baseman in 1988, beating out Eric Karros among others. He was the Pacific Coast Athletic Association Player of the Year as well. He had hit .401 with 32 homers, 97 runs and 94 RBI in 279 AB as a senior. He set Fresno State records in homers and RBI that still stood 20 years later and was a key reason the school won 32 straight games, two shy of the national record. Shebelut was second in NCAA Division I in runs (trailing Ken Ramos by 3), tied two teammates (including Tom Goodwin) for the lead in hits (112), led in total bases (226, 18 more than runner-up Monty Fariss), was second in homers (3 behind Mike Willes) and was 5th in RBI (between Robin Ventura and Jim Campanis). He was then taken by the Detroit Tigers in the 4th round of the 1988 amateur draft. Assigned to the Fayetteville Generals, he was just 20 for 100 with 31 total bases and 15 walks. It would be his lone season as a pro.