USA Baseball Announces 2023 Golden Spikes Award Semifinalists

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CARY, N.C. – USA Baseball today announced the 25 semifinalists for the 2023 Golden Spikes Award, continuing the process of identifying the top amateur baseball player in the nation. The 45th Golden Spikes Award will be presented on June 25 at 2:30 p.m. ET on ESPN, leading into game two of the College World Series finals.

Eighteen different universities are represented in this year’s semifinalist group, including five schools – Florida, LSU, Stanford, Virginia, and Wake Forest – who placed multiple players on the list. In addition, eight players have played their way onto the list since the Midseason Watch List was announced in April.

As the amateur baseball season enters the home stretch, we are excited to honor this season’s top players,” said USA Baseball Executive Director/CEO Paul Seiler. “The talent in amateur baseball is as exceptional as it has ever been, and the twenty-five players on this list are the best of the best. We look forward to watching the remainder of the season as we move closer to naming the winner of the prestigious Golden Spikes Award in June.”

The list includes five players who were named semifinalists a season ago, as Dylan Crews (LSU), Jake Gelof (Virginia), Tanner Hall (Southern Miss), Tommy White (LSU), and Jacob Wilson (Grand Canyon) all return to the semifinalist list for the second consecutive year. Crews is making his sixth appearance on a Golden Spikes Award list, having been named to the preseason, midseason, and semifinalist lists in the past two seasons.

Crews and White are joined by LSU teammate Paul Skenes as three of 11 semifinalists who also earned a spot on this year’s preseason and midseason lists. Chase Davis (Arizona), Gelof, Hall, Rhett Lowder (Wake Forest), Yohandy Morales (Miami), Nolan Schanuel (Florida Atlantic), Kyle Teel (Virginia), and Wilson have also all appeared on all three 2023 Golden Spikes Award lists thus far.

Along with LSU, top-ranked Wake Forest boasts three representatives on the list, as Lowder is joined by teammates Josh Hartle and Nick Kurtz. Additionally, Florida (Jac Caglianone and Wyatt Langford), Stanford (Quinn Mathews and Alberto Rios), and Virginia (Gelof and Teel) each have two players on the list.

In total, eight different conferences placed at least one athlete on the semifinalist list. The SEC leads all conferences with eight players, while the ACC has the second most represented on the list with seven.

Fan voting will again play a part in the Golden Spikes Award in 2023. Amateur baseball fans can vote for their favorite players on, beginning on May 22 with the naming of the semifinalists. USA Baseball will announce the finalists for the award on June 7, and fan voting will once again open at before closing on June 21.

The 2023 Golden Spikes Award timeline is as follows:

  • June 5: Golden Spikes Award semifinalists fan voting ends
  • June 7: Golden Spikes Award finalists announced and fan voting begins
  • June 21: Golden Spikes Award finalists fan voting ends
  • June 25: Golden Spikes Award winner announced

To stay up to date on the 2023 Golden Spikes Award, visit and follow @USAGoldenSpikes on Instagram and Twitter.

A complete list of the 25-player 2023 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award Semifinalists is as follows:

Name; Position; School; Conference

  • Max Anderson; INF; Nebraska; Big Ten
  • Jac Caglianone; LHP/1B; Florida; SEC
  • Charlie Condon; 1B/OF; Georgia; SEC
  • Dylan Crews; OF; LSU; SEC
  • Chase Davis; OF; Arizona; PAC-12
  • Jake Gelof; INF; Virginia; ACC
  • Caden Grice; LHP/1B; Clemson; ACC
  • Tanner Hall; RHP; Southern Miss; Sun Belt
  • Josh Hartle; LHP; Wake Forest; ACC
  • Nick Kurtz; INF/OF; Wake Forest; ACC
  • Wyatt Langford; OF; Florida; SEC
  • Rhett Lowder; RHP; Wake Forest; ACC
  • Quinn Mathews; LHP; Stanford; PAC-12
  • Yohandy Morales; INF; Miami; ACC
  • Ethan Petry; OF; South Carolina; SEC
  • Alberto Rios; OF; Stanford; PAC-12
  • Nolan Schanuel; INF/OF; FAU; C-USA
  • Matt Shaw; INF; Maryland; Big Ten
  • Paul Skenes; RHP; LSU SEC
  • Hagen Smith; LHP; Arkansas SEC
  • Kyle Teel; C/INF; Virginia; ACC
  • Brock Vradenburg; INF; Michigan State; Big Ten
  • JJ Wetherholt; INF; West Virginia; Big 12
  • Tommy White; 3B; LSU; SEC
  • Jacob Wilson; INF; Grand Canyon; WAC