Brooks Wallace Award

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Brooks Wallace Award
Brooks Wallace Award Logo.jpg
Logo for the Brooks Wallace Award
Awarded for Best shortstop in college baseball
Country United States
Presented by College Baseball Foundation
First awarded 2004
Currently held by Sheldon Neuse, Oklahoma
Official website Brooks Wallace Award

The Brooks Wallace Award is an award given by the College Baseball Foundation (CBF) to the best college baseball shortstop of the year.[1] The award has been given annually since 2004. Until 2008 the award was presented to the nation's most outstanding player; however in 2009 the recipient list was changed to only include shortstops. It is named after former Texas Tech shortstop and assistant coach Brooks Wallace, who died of cancer in 1985 at the age of 27.[2]


Kurt Suzuki won the inaugural Brooks Wallace Award
Year Links to the article about the corresponding baseball year
Player Name of the player
Position The player's position at the time he won the award[a]
School The player's college when he won the award
Class The player's year in college when he won the award
Italics Player was the first overall MLB draft pick in the same year
^ Player won the Rookie of the Year Award[b]
§ Player also won the Golden Spikes Award, Dick Howser Trophy, and/or Johnny Bench Award in the same year
Year Player Position School Class Ref
2004 Suzuki, KurtKurt Suzuki§ Catcher Cal State Fullerton Junior [4]
2005 Gordon, AlexAlex Gordon§ Third baseman Nebraska Junior [5]
2006 Lincoln, BradBrad Lincoln§ Pitcher Houston Junior [6]
2007 Price, DavidDavid Price§ Pitcher Vanderbilt Junior [7]
2008 Posey, BusterBuster Posey§^ Catcher Florida State Junior [8]
2009 Orloff, BenBen Orloff Shortstop UC Irvine Senior [9]
2010 Gyorko, JeddJedd Gyorko Shortstop West Virginia Junior [10]
2011 Miller, BradBrad Miller Shortstop Clemson Junior [11]
2012 Vincej, ZachZach Vincej Shortstop Pepperdine Junior [12]
2013 Bregman, AlexAlex Bregman Shortstop LSU Freshman [13]
2014 Turner, TreaTrea Turner Shortstop North Carolina State Junior [14]
2015 Swanson, DansbyDansby Swanson Shortstop Vanderbilt Junior [15]
2016 Neuse, SheldonSheldon Neuse Shortstop Oklahoma Junior [16]

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  1. ^ This does not necessarily reflect the player's future position at Major League level. For example, Alex Gordon was originally a third baseman, but subsequently moved to left field in 2010.[3]
  2. ^ Won either in the same year or several years later.


  1. ^ Brooks Wallace Award[permanent dead link], College Baseball Foundation. Retrieved October 5, 2009.
  2. ^ "Lincoln, Roemer, Doolittle finalists for baseball POY - College Sports - ESPN". June 13, 2006. Retrieved February 18, 2014. 
  3. ^ Kaegel, Dick (November 2, 2011). "Gordon takes home first Gold Glove". MLB Advanced Media. Retrieved August 6, 2012. Alex Gordon, a third baseman for the Royals until last year, is now among baseball's elite outfielders...[H]is switch from third base to the outfield in 2010 went amazingly well. 
  4. ^ Sherrington, Kevin (October 24, 2004). "Memories get refreshed: New college award honors shortstop no one forgot". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved April 2, 2013.  (subscription required)
  5. ^ Toledo Blade - Google News Archive Search
  6. ^ "Pirates' first-round pick earns award". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Associated Press. July 5, 2006. Retrieved December 9, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Price Receives Brooks Wallace Award". July 4, 2007. Retrieved July 24, 2007. 
  8. ^ The Albany Herald - Google News Archive Search
  9. ^ "Orloff gets top accolade". Daily Pilot. June 12, 2009. Retrieved February 18, 2013. 
  10. ^ Dobies, Tony (July 6, 2010). "Gyorko named Brooks Wallace Award winner". The Daily Athenaeum. Archived from the original on April 11, 2013. Retrieved April 2, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Brad Miller Wins Brooks Wallace Shortstop-of-the-Year Award - | Charleston, SC | News, Weather, Sports". July 4, 2011. Retrieved April 2, 2013. 
  12. ^ Littman, Jordan (July 12, 2012). "Vincej travels rocky road to the top". Malibu Times. Retrieved July 20, 2012. 
  13. ^ "LSU's Alex Bregman wins Brooks Wallace Award". Shreveport Times. June 29, 2013. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  14. ^ "N.C. State's Trea Turner Wins Brooks Wallace Award". WFMY. June 28, 2014. Archived from the original on December 18, 2014. Retrieved June 29, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 23, 2015. Retrieved 2015-07-01. 
  16. ^[permanent dead link]

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