Baseball America College Player of the Year Award

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Baseball America College Player of the Year Award
Given for Best player in college baseball
Country United States
Presented by Baseball America
History
First award 1981
Most recent Brendan McKay, Louisville
Website Baseball America Awards

The Baseball America College Player of the Year Award is an award given by Baseball America to the best college baseball player of the year. The award has been given annually since 1981.[1]

Winners[edit]

Key
Year Links to the article about the corresponding baseball year
Player (X) Name of the player and number of times they had won the award at that point
Position The player's position at the time he won the award
School The player's college when he won the award
Italics Denotes player was the first overall MLB draft pick in the same year
^ Player won the Rookie of the Year Award[a]
§ Denotes player also won the Golden Spikes Award or Dick Howser Trophy in the same year
dagger Member of the National College Baseball Hall of Fame
footnote Player is active
Winners
Year Player Position School Ref
1981 Mike Sodders Third baseman Arizona State [2]
1982 Jeff Ledbetter Outfielder/Pitcher Florida State [3]
1983 Dave Magadandagger§ Third baseman Alabama [4]
1984 Oddibe McDowelldagger§ Outfielder Arizona State [5]
1985 Pete Incavigliadagger Outfielder Oklahoma State [6]
1986 Casey Close Outfielder Michigan [7]
1987 Robin Venturadagger Third baseman Oklahoma State [8]
1988 John Oleruddagger First baseman/Pitcher Washington State [9]
1989 Ben McDonalddagger§ Pitcher Louisiana State [10]
1990 Mike Kelly Outfielder Arizona State [11]
1991 Dave McCarty First baseman Stanford [12]
1992 Phil Nevin§ Third baseman Cal State Fullerton [13]
1993 Brooks Kieschnickdagger§ Designated hitter/Pitcher Texas [14]
1994 Jason Varitek§ Catcher Georgia Tech [15]
1995 Todd Helton First baseman/Pitcher Tennessee [16]
1996 Kris Benson§ Pitcher Clemson [17]
1997 J. D. Drew§ Outfielder Florida State [18]
1998 Jeff Austin Pitcher Stanford [19]
1999 Jason Jennings§^ Pitcher Baylor [20]
2000 Mark Teixeira§ Third baseman Georgia Tech [21]
2001 Mark Prior§ Pitcher Southern California [22]
2002 Khalil Greene§ Shortstop Clemson [23]
2003 Rickie Weeksdouble-dagger§ Second baseman Southern [24]
2004 Jered Weaverdouble-dagger§ Pitcher Long Beach State [25]
2005 Alex Gordondouble-dagger§ Third baseman Nebraska [26]
2006 Andrew Millerdouble-dagger Pitcher North Carolina [27]
2007 David Pricedouble-dagger§ Pitcher Vanderbilt [28]
2008 Buster Poseydouble-dagger§^ Catcher Florida State [29]
2009 Stephen Strasburgdouble-dagger§ Pitcher San Diego State [30]
2010 Anthony Rendondouble-dagger§ Third baseman Rice [31]
2011 Trevor Bauerdouble-dagger§ Pitcher UCLA [32]
2012 Mike Zuninodouble-dagger§ Catcher Florida [33]
2013 Kris Bryantdouble-dagger§ Third baseman San Diego [34]
2014 A. J. Reeddouble-dagger§ First baseman/Pitcher Kentucky [35]
2015 Andrew Benintendidouble-dagger§ Outfielder Arkansas [36]
2016 Kyle Lewisdouble-dagger§ Outfielder Mercer [37]
2017 Brendan McKaydouble-dagger§ First baseman/Pitcher Louisville [38]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Won either in the same year or several years later.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "College Player of the Year Award History". Baseball America. Retrieved April 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ Metcalfe, Jeff (November 4, 2009). "What's up with: Mike Sodders". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved April 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ AP (June 30, 1982). "Ledbetter named best in college baseball". Tuscaloosa News. Retrieved April 4, 2013. 
  4. ^ Abraham, Peter (February 18, 2010). "Magadan enters college Hall of Fame". Boston Globe. Retrieved April 4, 2013. 
  5. ^ UPI (July 3, 1984). "Oddibe named top player". The Courier. Retrieved April 4, 2013. 
  6. ^ UPI (March 29, 1986). "Rookies possessing power gaining a lot of attention". Windsor Star. Retrieved April 4, 2013. 
  7. ^ Sandomir, Richard (November 25, 2010). "Jeter's Agent Has Low Profile and a Well-Known Task". New York Times. Retrieved April 4, 2013. 
  8. ^ Bricker, Charles (March 24, 1990). "Robin Ventura set for fast times at 3B". Sun Sentinel. 
  9. ^ "Baseball Star Returns to Class". Los Angeles Times. March 21, 1989. 
  10. ^ "Ben McDonald Day set for Saturday". WAFB. April 17, 2010. Retrieved April 4, 2013. 
  11. ^ AP (June 1, 1990). "Kelly Player of Year in college baseball". The Press-Courier. Retrieved April 4, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Spring Training '94". Palm Beach Post. February 13, 1994. 
  13. ^ Slavik, Coy (March 19, 1993). "Nevin's status up in the air". Victoria Advocate. Retrieved April 4, 2013. 
  14. ^ AP (June 4, 1993). "Kieschnick selected college player of the year". Victoria Advocate. Retrieved April 4, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Georgia Tech's Varitek nabs player of the year award". Charlotte Observer. June 3, 1994. 
  16. ^ "Helton named player of the year". Spartanburg Herald-Journal. June 2, 1995. Retrieved April 4, 2013. 
  17. ^ AP (May 31, 1996). "Clemson Pitcher Named Player of the Year". New York Times. Retrieved April 4, 2013. 
  18. ^ Augustin, Mike (July 11, 1997). "Phillies phenom a Saint after contract talks stall". Park City Daily News. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Baseball America honors Austin". Tuscaloosa News. May 28, 1998. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Jennings named player of the year". Victoria Advocate. June 11, 1999. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  21. ^ Gagliano, Anthony (May 28, 2003). "Notes: Teixas Ranger shines". MLB.com. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  22. ^ Miles, Bruce (August 19, 2001). "Prior ready to reap $10.5 million payday". Chicago Daily Herald. 
  23. ^ Evearitt, Tim (April 28, 2003). "Chattanooga Lookouts Face Bay Bears Monday At 7:15 p.m." Chatanoogan. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  24. ^ "Weeks, Hill, Aubrey honored by Baseball America". Baton Rouge Advocate. June 20, 2003. 
  25. ^ Luft, Jacob (February 8, 2007). "Cover Boy Jered Weaver". SI.com. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  26. ^ Dutton, Bob (June 25, 2005). "Golden honor goes to Gordon". Kansas City Star. 
  27. ^ "UNC's Miller is nation's top player". Charlotte Observer. June 14, 2006. 
  28. ^ Whitehead, Bill (May 23, 2008). "Price dazzles in professional debut". MLB.com. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  29. ^ Hoch, Bryan (July 16, 2008). "Giants pick nabs Golden Spikes Award". MLB.com. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  30. ^ Fitt, Aaron (June 12, 2009). "Strasburg's 2009 season will be long remembered". Baseball America. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  31. ^ Martin, Jeffrey (June 16, 2010). "Rice's Rendon named national player of the year". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  32. ^ Fitt, Aaron (June 15, 2011). "2011 College Player Of The Year: Trevor Bauer". Baseball America. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  33. ^ Fitt, Aaron (June 22, 2012). "2012 College Player Of The Year: Mike Zunino". Baseball America. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  34. ^ http://www.baseballamerica.com/college/college-player-of-the-year-kris-bryant/
  35. ^ Fitt, Aaron (June 11, 2014). "College Player Of The Year: Kentucky's Reed Starred At Plate, On Mound". Baseball America. Retrieved June 16, 2014. 
  36. ^ Andrew Benintendi named Baseball America National Player of the Year, Cincinnati Enquirer. Published June 11, 2015. Retrieved June 12, 2015.
  37. ^ Shonerd, Jim (June 7, 2016). "College Player of the Year: Lewis Powers Away From Field". Baseball America. Retrieved June 12, 2017. 
  38. ^ Cahill, Teddy (June 8, 2017). "2017 College Player of the Year: Brendan McKay Excels on All Fronts". Baseball America. Retrieved June 12, 2017. 

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