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] The current holder of the award is Grae Kessinger of the Ole Miss Rebels

Brooks Wallace Award
Brooks Wallace Award Logo.jpg
Logo for the Brooks Wallace Award
Given forBest shortstop in college baseball
CountryUnited States
Presented byCollege Baseball Foundation
First award2004
Most recentGrae Kessinger, Ole Miss Rebels
WebsiteBrooks Wallace Award


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 Kurt Suzuki§ C Cal State Fullerton Junior [4]
2005 Alex Gordon§ 3B Nebraska Junior [5]
2006 Brad Lincoln§ P Houston Junior [6]
2007 David Price§ P Vanderbilt Junior [7]
2008 Buster Posey§^ C Florida State Junior [8]
2009 Ben Orloff SS UC Irvine Senior [9]
2010 Jedd Gyorko SS West Virginia Junior [10]
2011 Brad Miller SS Clemson Junior [11]
2012 Zach Vincej SS Pepperdine Junior [12]
2013 Alex Bregman SS LSU Freshman [13]
2014 Trea Turner SS North Carolina State Junior [14]
2015 Dansby Swanson SS Vanderbilt Junior [15]
2016 Sheldon Neuse SS Oklahoma Junior [16]
2017 Logan Warmoth SS North Carolina Junior [17]
2018 Cadyn Grenier SS Oregon State Junior [18]
2019 Grae Kessinger SS Ole Miss Junior [19]

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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. Archived from the original on February 29, 2012. 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. Archived from the original on February 8, 2013. 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.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  16. ^[permanent dead link]
  17. ^ Friedlander, Brett (June 13, 2017). "UNC's Warmoth wins award as nation's top college shortstop". North State Journal. Retrieved June 15, 2017.
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