Southeastern Conference Baseball Player of the Year

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Southeastern Conference Player of the Year
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Awarded for the most outstanding baseball player in the Southeastern Conference
Country United States
First awarded 1993
Currently held by Brent Rooker, Mississippi State

The Southeastern Conference Player of the Year is a baseball award given to the Southeastern Conference's most outstanding player. The award was first given following the 1993 season, with both pitchers and position players eligible. After the 2003 season, the Southeastern Conference Baseball Pitcher of the Year award was created to honor the most outstanding pitcher. It is selected by the league's head coaches, who are not allowed to vote for their own players.[1]

The award has been shared once, by Stephen Head of Ole Miss and Jon Zeringue of LSU in 2004. Only one player has won the award twice—Matt LaPorta of Florida in 2005 and 2007. LSU has the most all-time winners, with six. One SEC member has yet to have a winner: 2012 arrival Missouri.

Key[edit]

* Awarded a national Player of the Year award:
the Dick Howser Trophy or the Golden Spikes Award
Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player had been awarded the Player of the Year award at that point

Winners[edit]

Season Player School Position Reference
1993 Johnson, RussRuss Johnson LSU Shortstop [2]
1994 Walker, ToddTodd Walker LSU Second baseman [2]
1995 Helton, ToddTodd Helton* Tennessee First baseman [2]
1996 Furniss, EddyEddy Furniss LSU First baseman [2]
1997 Hudson, TimTim Hudson Auburn Pitcher [2]
1998 Pickler, JeffJeff Pickler Tennessee Second baseman [2]
1999 Bledsoe, HunterHunter Bledsoe Vanderbilt Third baseman [2]
2000 Bouknight, KipKip Bouknight* South Carolina Pitcher [2]
2001 Burke, ChrisChris Burke Tennessee Shortstop [2]
2002 Peters, YaronYaron Peters South Carolina First baseman [2]
2003 Hill, AaronAaron Hill LSU Shortstop [2]
2004 Head, StephenStephen Head
Zeringue, JonJon Zeringue
Ole Miss
LSU
Pitcher
Outfielder
[2]
2005 LaPorta, MattMatt LaPorta Florida First baseman [2]
2006 Strieby, RyanRyan Strieby Kentucky First baseman [2]
2007 LaPorta, MattMatt LaPorta (2) Florida First baseman [2]
2008 Beckham, GordonGordon Beckham Georgia Shortstop [2]
2009 Matthes, KentKent Matthes Alabama Outfielder [2]
2010 Morris, HunterHunter Morris Auburn First baseman [2]
2011 Zunino, MikeMike Zunino Florida Catcher [2]
2012 Rhymes, RaphRaph Rhymes LSU Outfielder [1]
2013 Kemp, TonyTony Kemp Vanderbilt Second baseman [3]
2014 Reed, A. J.A. J. Reed* Kentucky Pitcher/first baseman[4] [5][6]
2015 Benintendi, AndrewAndrew Benintendi* Arkansas Outfielder [7]
2016 White, BoomerBoomer White Texas A&M Third baseman [8]
2017 Rooker, BrentBrent Rooker Mississippi State First baseman [9]

Winners by school[edit]

School (year joined) Winners Years
LSU (1932) 6 1993, 1994, 1996, 2003, 2004, 2012
Florida (1932) 3 2005, 2007, 2011
Tennessee (1932) 3 1995, 1998, 2001
Auburn (1932) 2 1997, 2010
Kentucky (1932) 2 2006, 2014
South Carolina (1991) 2 2000, 2002
Vanderbilt (1932) 2 1999, 2013
Alabama (1932) 1 2009
Georgia (1932) 1 2008
Mississippi State (1932) 1 2017
Ole Miss (1932) 1 2004
Arkansas (1991) 1 2015
Texas A&M (2012) 1 2016
Missouri (2012) 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "SEC Announces Annual Baseball Honors". SEC Digital Network. May 29, 2012. Retrieved 29 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "2012 Southeastern Conference Baseball Media Guide" (PDF). SEC Digital Network. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Paylor, Terez (May 28, 2013). "Missouri lands two players on all-SEC baseball teams". Kansas City Star. Retrieved June 3, 2013. 
  4. ^ "2014 Kentucky Baseball Roster". University of Kentucky Athletics. Retrieved May 28, 2014. 
  5. ^ "SEC Announces 2014 Baseball Awards" (Press release). Southeastern Conference. May 27, 2014. Retrieved May 28, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Kentucky's 2-way star A.J. Reed wins Howser Trophy". USA Today. Associated Press. June 14, 2014. Retrieved June 14, 2014. 
  7. ^ "SEC Baseball Awards" (Press release). Southeastern Conference. May 28, 2015. Retrieved May 19, 2015. 
  8. ^ http://sportsday.dallasnews.com/college-sports/collegesports/2016/06/20/report-texas-am-infielder-boomer-white-sign-padres
  9. ^ http://www.msnewsnow.com/story/35488602/brent-rooker-named-2017-sec-player-of-the-year