Baseball America College Player of the Year Award

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Baseball America College Player of the Year Award
Given forBest player in college baseball
CountryUnited States
Presented byBaseball America
History
First award1981
Most recentAdley Rutschman, Oregon State
WebsiteBaseball 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 3B Arizona State [2]
1982 Jeff Ledbetter OF/P Florida State [3]
1983 Dave Magadandagger§ 3B Alabama [4]
1984 Oddibe McDowelldagger§ OF Arizona State [5]
1985 Pete Incavigliadagger OF Oklahoma State [6]
1986 Casey Close OF Michigan [7]
1987 Robin Venturadagger 3B Oklahoma State [8]
1988 John Oleruddagger 1B/P Washington State [9]
1989 Ben McDonalddagger§ P Louisiana State [10]
1990 Mike Kelly OF Arizona State [11]
1991 Dave McCarty 1B Stanford [12]
1992 Phil Nevin§ 3B Cal State Fullerton [13]
1993 Brooks Kieschnickdagger§ DH/P Texas [14]
1994 Jason Varitek§ C Georgia Tech [15]
1995 Todd Helton 1B/P Tennessee [16]
1996 Kris Benson§ P Clemson [17]
1997 J. D. Drew§ OF Florida State [18]
1998 Jeff Austin P Stanford [19]
1999 Jason Jennings§^ P Baylor [20]
2000 Mark Teixeira§ 3B Georgia Tech [21]
2001 Mark Prior§ P Southern California [22]
2002 Khalil Greene§ SS Clemson [23]
2003 Rickie Weeks§ 2B Southern [24]
2004 Jered Weaver§ P Long Beach State [25]
2005 Alex Gordondouble-dagger§ 3B Nebraska [26]
2006 Andrew Millerdouble-dagger P North Carolina [27]
2007 David Pricedouble-dagger§ P Vanderbilt [28]
2008 Buster Poseydouble-dagger§^ C Florida State [29]
2009 Stephen Strasburgdouble-dagger§ P San Diego State [30]
2010 Anthony Rendondouble-dagger§ 3B Rice [31]
2011 Trevor Bauerdouble-dagger§ P UCLA [32]
2012 Mike Zuninodouble-dagger§ C Florida [33]
2013 Kris Bryantdouble-dagger§ 3B San Diego [34]
2014 A. J. Reeddouble-dagger§ 1B/P Kentucky [35]
2015 Andrew Benintendidouble-dagger§ OF Arkansas [36]
2016 Kyle Lewisdouble-dagger§ OF Mercer [37]
2017 Brendan McKaydouble-dagger§ 1B/P Louisville [38]
2018 Brady Singerdouble-dagger§ P Florida [39]
2019 Adley Rutschmandouble-dagger§ C Oregon State

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.
  39. ^ Cahill, Teddy (May 31, 2018). "Brady Singer Named Baseball America 2018 College Baseball Player Of The Year". Baseball America. Retrieved February 18, 2019.

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