Two-way standout Brendan McKay was named the 2017 ACC Player of the Year while also earning All-ACC First Team honors at two positions.
Golden Spikes Award 2017 Semifinalists
Brendan McKayWINNERPitcher/First Base, Louisville
J.B. BukauskasFINALISTPitcher, North Carolina
Junior right-hander J.B. Bukauskas led a resurgent North Carolina pitching staff that ranked in the top 10 nationally in ERA.
Adam HaseleyFINALISTOutfielder/Pitcher, Virginia
The 2017 ACC regular-season batting champion, Adam Haseley is having one of the top all-around seasons in Virginia baseball history.
Brent RookerFINALISTOutfielder, Mississippi State
The SEC Player of the Year, Brent Rooker is the first MSU player ever to reach 20+ home runs, 25+ doubles and 70+ RBIs in a single season.
Jake AdamsFirst Baseman, Iowa
Iowa junior first baseman Jake Adams nearly pulled off a Big Ten triple crown in 2017, earning Conference Player of the Year.
Jake BurgerInfielder, Missouri State
Two-time All-American Jake Burger became the fifth Missouri State standout to earn MVC Player of the Year recognition.
Griffin CanningPitcher, UCLA
UCLA’s Griffin Canning has become one the country’s top starting pitchers, compiling a 7-3 record with a 2.34 ERA.
Morgan CooperPitcher, Texas
Right-hander Morgan Cooper has compiled a 2.33 ERA in 77 1/3 innings pitched for the Longhorns this season.
Greg DeichmannOutfielder, LSU
Greg Deichmann is No. 2 in the SEC this season in homers, No. 3 in RBIs, No. 4 in slugging pct. and No. 5 in total bases.
Drew EllisInfielder, Louisville
Louisville junior infielder Drew Ellis was an All-ACC First Team selection after leading the conference in slugging percentage.
Alex FaedoPitcher, Florida
Junior Alex Faedo earned his First All-SEC selection in 2017 after finishing the regular season with a 7-2 record and 2.89 ERA.
Stuart FairchildOutfielder, Wake Forest
The only player in the ACC with at least 15 home runs and 15 doubles, Stuart Fairchild is a true five-tool competitor.
Steven GingeryPitcher, Texas Tech
Sophomore left-hander Steven Gingery has been masterful on the mound for the Red Raiders in 2017, going 9-1 in 14 starts.
Nate HarrisPitcher, Louisiana Tech
Nate Harris ended the regular season leading Conference USA in wins (8), saves (8), ERA (1.75) and complete games (3).
Luke HeimlichPitcher, Oregon State
Luke Heimlich has dominated as the Friday-night starter for the nation’s top pitching staff, holding a 9-1 record and a 0.87 ERA.
Keston HiuraInfielder/Outfielder, UC Irvine
Junior Keston Hiura has made the most of his situation, as he’s been hampered by a nagging arm injury that arose in 2016.
Gunner LegerPitcher, Louisiana Lafayette
Gunner Leger is a three-time all-conference performer in a league that has consistently produced top-end starting pitching.
Nick MadrigalInfielder, Oregon State
Nick Madrigal has been described as the best player in college baseball by multiple head coaches – and for good reason.
J.J. MatijevicInfielder, Arizona
Junior first baseman J.J. Matijevic is having one of the finest seasons in the country, leading the Pac 12 in multiple categories.
Nate PearsonPitcher, College of Central Florida
The College of Central Florida’s Nate Pearson was a force on the mound in 2017, sporting a 1.56 ERA with 118 strikeouts.
David PetersonPitcher, Oregon
David Peterson has been dominant in 2017 for Oregon, second in the nation in wins (11) and third in strikeouts (131).
JP SearsPitcher, The Citadel
Southern Conference Pitcher of the Year JP Sears led the nation in strikeouts through the regular season with 138.
Brian ShafferPitcher, Maryland
Brian Shaffer has put together one of the top pitching seasons in Maryland history, sporting a Big Ten-best 1.67 ERA.
Pavin SmithFirst Base/Outfielder, Virginia
Pavin Smith was a First-Team All-ACC honoree in 2017 after hitting 12 home runs and racking up a program-record 70 RBIs.
Evan WhiteInfielder, Kentucky
Evan White was named second-team All-SEC in 2017 and is a three-time SEC All-Defensive Team member.