Let’s take a look at Arizona State baseball’s all-time starting nine in this edition of the NCAA.com series of the best possible starting lineups for some of college baseball’s most successful programs.

Here is how we picked the team: We dug deep in the record books, only considering the players’ college careers. Their achievements in professional baseball did not come into play. There was also consideration given to their positional fits and how well they fit into a batting order we made based on historical stats that could provide a combination of high batting averages, speed, and power.

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Arizona State has a long and storied tradition, winners of five national championships and national runners-up another five times. The Sun Devils have 11 College Baseball Hall of Famers and three Golden Spikes Award winners.  Several of the program’s biggest names — sluggers Reggie Jackson and Rick Monday, for example — were there for so little time it’s difficult to put them on an all-time roster. Even without those names, there are quite a few baseball icons that made the cut.

Oddibe McDowell, outfield (1983-84)

McDowell was one of three Golden Spikes Award winners to hail from Tempe. That 1984 season was borderline absurd as McDowell hit .405 with 101 runs scored, 23 home runs, and 74 RBI and swiped 36 bases, the second consecutive season with 36 stolen bases. He took his award right to Los Angeles where he played on an absolutely stacked U.S. Olympic team. McDowell finished his Arizona State career with a .380 batting average (12th-best all-time) and a .644 slugging percentage which is ninth in ASU history.

Dustin Pedroia, shortstop (2002-04)

It wasn’t simply Pedroia’s bat that made him a legendary Sun Devil — his name is in the top 10 of quite a few offensive categories — but he was twice the national defensive player of the year. Pedroia was as valuable keeping runs off the board as he was putting them up there. He had plenty of accolades as a 2004 Golden Spikes finalist and the 2003 Pac-10 co-player of the year in finishing his career with 212 runs (T-7 all-time), 298 hits (fourth), 71 doubles (third), and 423 total bases (tenth).

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Barry Bonds, outfield (1983-85)

Bonds’ storied major league career has its roots in the desert starting in 1983. Bonds not only left his mark in the Arizona State record books but the College World Series books as well, tied with Alabama’s Dave Magadan for the most consecutive hits in Omaha with eight in 1984. Bonds belted 45 home runs and hit better than .360 twice in his three years with Arizona State, securing his name in college baseball lore.