Arkansas redshirt senior reliever Kevin Kopps emerged as the most dominant pitcher in college baseball during the 2021 season.
Golden Spikes Award 2021 Semifinalists
Kevin KoppsWINNERPitcher, Arkansas
Jack LeiterFINALISTPitcher, Vanderbilt
Jack Leiter has been impressive for the Commodores this season. In his first career SEC start, Leiter threw a no-hitter against No. 16 South Carolina.
Kumar RockerFINALISTPitcher, Vanderbilt
One of the nation’s top arms, junior right-hander Kumar Rocker was a force on the Vanderbilt pitching staff throughout the 2021 season.
Andrew AbbottPitcher, Virginia
Virginia ace Andrew Abbott ranks third in the country with 142 strikeouts, the third most ever in a single season by a Cavalier pitcher.
Tanner AllenOutfielder, Mississippi State
The SEC Player of the Year, Tanner Allen has been at his best against the best in college baseball, as the left-handed hitter leads the SEC in batting average.
Jacob BerryInfielder, Arizona
Jacob Berry, a true freshman, slugged his way into the Arizona record books in 2021 as a major contributor on arguably the No. 1 offense in the nation.
Colton CowserOutfielder, Sam Houston
Sam Houston State’s Colton Cowser backed up his slew of preseason accolades with one of the top seasons in Sam Houston Bearkats history
Henry DavisCatcher, Louisville
A 2021 All-American and All-ACC selection, Louisville’s Henry Davis finished with a .370 batting average with 15 home runs and 48 RBI.
Sal FrelickInfielder/Outfielder, Boston College
Boston College center fielder Sal Frelick was named the ACC Defensive Player of the Year and an All-ACC First Team selection in 2021.
Tyler HardmanInfielder, Oklahoma
Oklahoma’s Tyler Hardman put together one of the most impressive seasons of any player in the country in 2021, ranking fourth nationally in hits.
Jace JungInfielder, Texas Tech
Texas Tech freshman Jace Jung came to campus with a last name known around college baseball. By now, they’ve learned his first name too.
Niko KavadasInfielder, Notre Dame
Notre Dame senior first baseman Niko Kavadas is enjoying one of the best seasons by an Irish player in program history, leading the NCAA in homers per game.
Austin KnightInfielder, Charlotte
Austin Knight made the most of his first season with the 49ers, racking up Conference USA's Player and Newcomer of the Year awards.
Ethan LongInfielder, Arizona State
Ty MaddenPitcher, Texas
One of the country’s top power right-handers, Ty Madden has put together a dominant season in leading Texas into the NCAA postseason.
Matt MikulskiPitcher, Fordham
The 2021 Atlantic 10 Pitcher of the Year and Second Team All-American by Collegiate Baseball, Matt Mikulski completed one of the finest single seasons in Fordham history.
Matheu NelsonCatcher, Florida State
Florida State catcher Matheu Nelson was the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year and one of three finalists for the Buster Posey Catcher of the Year Award.
Doug NikhazyPitcher, Mississippi
Doug Nikhazy became just the fourth two-time All-American in Ole Miss history, earning first team honors with Ole Miss going 12-2 in his starts.
Connor NorbyInfielder, East Carolina
East Carolina’s Connor Norby was named the American Athletic Conference Player-of-the-Year and a Collegiate Baseball Second-Team All-America selection.
Spencer SchwellenbachInfielder/Pitcher, Nebraska
Big Ten Player of the Year Spencer Schwellenbach took the mound for the first time in 2021 and has been one of the top two-way players in the country.
Landon SimsPitcher, Mississippi State
Landon Sims started the season with a monster outing against Texas in the series opener with four perfect innings of relief and has not slowed down.
Paul SkenesCatcher/Pitcher, Air Force
Air Force Academy two-way threat Paul Skenes was one of the most outstanding players in the nation as a true freshman, serving as a catcher/DH and closer.
Trey SweeneyInfielder, Eastern Illinois
Projected to be an early round selection in the MLB Draft, Eastern Illinois’ Trey Sweeney had one of the best overall seasons in program history.
Gavin WilliamsPitcher, East Carolina
East Carolina’s Gavin Williams was named the American Athletic Conference Player-of-the-Year and a Collegiate Baseball First-Team All-America selection.
Aaron ZavalaOutfielder, Oregon
Oregon outfielder Aaron Zavala, the Pac-12 Conference Player of the Year, ended the regular season with a .398 batting average, seven home runs, 34 RBI and 58 runs scored.