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Collegiate Baseball Newspaper (also known as Collegiate Baseball Magazine and Collegiate Baseball) is an American publication based in Arizona that considers itself the "voice of amateur baseball" which has been published for over 40 years. It is most noted for handing out the following awards: Collegiate Baseball Player of the Year, Collegiate Baseball Coach of the Year, and Collegiate Baseball All-Americans.[1]

It is published twice a month from January until June, and then once each in September and October.[2]

The "Collegiate Baseball" newspaper poll is college sports' oldest baseball poll.[3][4] A ranking of the top 30 teams is released prior to the season, weekly throughout the season, and after the conclusion of the College World Series. It started with the 1957 college baseball season.[3][4]

Collegiate Baseball Player of the YearEdit

The Collegiate Baseball Player of the Year award is given to the best player in NCAA Division I. It was first awarded in 1984.[5]

Player of the Year
Season Player Position Team
1984 Oddibe McDowell OF Arizona State
1985 Pete Incaviglia OF Oklahoma State
1986 Greg Swindell P Texas
1987 Marteese Robinson 1B Seton Hall
Robin Ventura 3B Oklahoma State
1988 Andy Benes P Evansville
1989 Scott Bryant UT Texas
Ben McDonald P Louisiana State
1990 Mike Kelly OF Arizona State
1991 Bobby Jones P Fresno State
1992 Lloyd Peever P Louisiana State
1993 Brooks Kieschnick UT Texas
1994 Ryan Jackson UT Duke
1995 Todd Helton UT Tennessee
Mark Kotsay OF Cal State Fullerton
1996 Kris Benson P Clemson
1997 J. D. Drew OF Florida State
1998 Kevin Mench OF Delaware
1999 Jason Jennings UT Baylor
2000 Kip Bouknight P South Carolina
2001 Mark Prior P Southern California
2002 Khalil Greene SS Clemson
2003 Rickie Weeks 2B Southern
2004 Jered Weaver P Long Beach State
2005 Shane Robinson OF Florida State
2006 Kellen Kulbacki OF James Madison
Wes Roemer P Cal State Fullerton
2007 David Price P Vanderbilt
Tony Thomas, Jr. INF Florida State
2008 Buster Posey C Florida State
2009 Stephen Strasburg P San Diego State
2010 Chris Sale P Florida Gulf Coast
2011 Trevor Bauer P UCLA
2012 Nick Petree P Missouri State
2013 Kris Bryant 3B San Diego
2014 A. J. Reed 3B/P Kentucky
2015 Andrew Benintendi OF Arkansas
2016 Eric Lauer P Kent State
2017 Brendan McKay 1B/P Louisville
Brent Rooker 1B Mississippi State
2018 Bren Spillane 1B/OF Illinois

Collegiate Baseball Coach of the YearEdit

Collegiate Baseball All-AmericansEdit

The Collegiate Baseball All-Americans award is given to the best players at various positions in NCAA Division I. It was first awarded in 1981.[7]

Collegiate Baseball Freshmen All-AmericansEdit

Louisville Slugger's Freshmen All-American Baseball TeamEdit

See footnote[8]

Collegiate Baseball Freshman Pitcher of the YearEdit

Beginning in 2016, the magazine began awarding honors to freshman starting pitchers and freshman relief pitchers.

Collegiate Baseball Freshman Player of the YearEdit

Before 2005, there was not a specific award known as the "Freshmen Pitcher of the Year." Rather, there were multiple Players of the Year awarded each season.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Baseball Reference
  2. ^ "About Collegiate Baseball Newspaper". Retrieved May 17, 2010.
  3. ^ a b Author (February 22, 2010). "Baseball News – Clemson moves into top 15 in both baseball polls". Retrieved May 17, 2010.
  4. ^ a b "Rice No. 1, MSU 24th In Final Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Poll – Mississippi State University Bulldogs Official Athletic Site". Retrieved May 17, 2010.
  5. ^ Collegiate Baseball Player of the Year award. (Sports Reference LLC). Retrieved 2010-07-01.
  6. ^ Collegiate Baseball Coach of the Year award. (Sports Reference LLC). Retrieved 2010-07-01.
  7. ^ Collegiate Baseball All-Americans. (Sports Reference LLC). Retrieved 2010-07-01.
  8. ^ a b c ""Louisville Slugger's" Freshmen All-American Baseball Team". Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Inc. June 9, 2010. Retrieved July 2, 2010.

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