Creighton senior Mark Winkelman was named to the NCBWA stopper of the year watch list on Friday.
Winkelman enters the season as the Bluejays leading contender to claim the closer role. As a junior last year, he appeared in 37 games and went 2-1 record with a 2.57 ERA in 49 innings.
Nominations for the award were made by baseball sports information-media relations contacts. The initial list will be updated with a midseason release April 16. At the conclusion of the regular season, the Division I national saves leader and four other relievers will be selected as finalists June 5.