Buster Posey Award

  (Redirected from Johnny Bench Award)

The Buster Posey Award was created in 2000 to honor college baseball's top catcher in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division I. The award is administered by the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission and presented after the conclusion of the College World Series. From 2000 to 2018 it was named the Johnny Bench Award. In 2012, BaseballSavings.com became the official sponsor of the award.

Buster Posey Award
Given forBest catcher in NCAA's Division I
Sponsored byBaseballSavings
CountryUnited States
Presented byGreater Wichita Area Sports Commission
History
First award2000
Most recentAdley Rutschman, Oregon State

Schools nominate their catchers during the season to create the official watch list. A select committee of 20 individuals narrows the watch list down to the semifinalists. Two rounds of voting by Division I head coaches determine the three finalists and eventual recipient of the Buster Posey Award. The current holder of the award is Kurt Suzuki.[1]

In 2019 the award was renamed the Buster Posey Award.

WinnersEdit

 
Garrett Stubbs (left), with Johnny Bench.
Key
Year Links to the article about the corresponding baseball year
Player Name of the player
School The player's college when he won the award
Class The player's year in college when he won the award
^ Player won the Rookie of the Year Award[a]
§ Player also won the Golden Spikes Award and Dick Howser Trophy in the same year
  Player is active[b]
Winners
Year Name School Class Ref(s)
2000 Brad Cresse Louisiana State Senior [2][3]
2001 Kelly Shoppach Baylor Junior [4]
2002 Jeremy Brown Alabama Senior [5]
2003 Ryan Garko Stanford Junior [6]
2004 Kurt Suzuki  Cal State Fullerton Junior [7]
2005 Jeff Clement Southern California Junior [8]
2006 Jake Smith East Carolina Senior [9]
2007 Ed Easley Mississippi State Junior [10]
2008 Buster Posey §^ Florida State Junior [11]
2009 J. T. Wise Oklahoma Senior [12]
2010 Bryan Holaday  Texas Christian Senior [13][14]
2011 Jake Lowery  James Madison Junior [15]
2012 Mike Zunino § Florida Junior [16]
2013 Stuart Turner  Ole Miss Junior [17]
2014 Max Pentecost  Kennesaw State Junior [18]
2015 Garrett Stubbs  Southern California Senior [19]
2016 Zack Collins  Miami Junior [20]
2017 Matt Whatley  Oral Roberts Junior [21]
2018 Joey Bart  Georgia Tech Junior [22]
2019 Adley Rutschman § Oregon State Junior [23]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Won either in the same year or several years later.
  2. ^ A player is considered inactive if he has announced his retirement or not played for a full season.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cite error: The named reference Suzuki was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  2. ^ "Cresse captures collegiate catcher honor". The Advocate. Baton Rouge, Louisiana. June 21, 2000. Retrieved June 30, 2015. (subscription required)
  3. ^ "LSU'S Cresse Wins First Johnny Bench Award, Hall of Fame Catcher's Appearance Highlights Greater Wichita Sports Banquet". Wichita Eagle. June 21, 2000. p. 1C. Retrieved June 30, 2015.
  4. ^ Edes, Gordon (July 19, 2001). "He Gets Schooled In The Business Negotiation Major Challenge For Pick". Boston Globe. p. C6. Retrieved March 16, 2013. (subscription required)
  5. ^ "Tide's Brown wins Johnny Bench Award". The Gadsden Times. June 27, 2002. p. B5. Retrieved June 30, 2015.
  6. ^ "Stanford Catcher is Bench Winner, -- Ryan Garko is NAmed Top Collegiate Catcher, And Maize Sweeps Awards For High School Athletes of the Year". Wichita Eagle. June 25, 2003. p. 1D. Retrieved June 30, 2015. (subscription required)
  7. ^ "Suzuki saluted with major award". USA Today. September 16, 2004. Retrieved March 16, 2013.
  8. ^ "Jeff Clement Wins 2005 Johnny Bench Award - University of Southern California Official Athletic Site". Usctrojans.com. June 30, 2005. Retrieved March 16, 2013.
  9. ^ Mark LindsayPirateIllustrated.com. "Rivals.com Football Recruiting - ECU Catcher Jake Smith wins Johnny Bench Award". Footballrecruiting.rivals.com. Retrieved March 16, 2013.
  10. ^ "Mississippi State's Easley wins Johnny Bench Award". USA Today. June 28, 2007. Retrieved September 29, 2012.
  11. ^ "Buster Posey Recipient Of Johnny Bench Award". FSU Seminoles. June 27, 2008. Archived from the original on June 20, 2013. Retrieved September 7, 2012.
  12. ^ "Wise Wins Bench Award". Wichita Eagle. June 27, 2009. Retrieved July 26, 2010. (subscription required)
  13. ^ Sports, Wfaa (July 1, 2010). "Holaday Wins 2010 Johnny Bench Award | wfaa.com Dallas – Fort Worth". Wfaa.com. Archived from the original on November 2, 2013. Retrieved June 7, 2012.
  14. ^ Jason Beck. "Holaday has great day in rare start for Detroit | MLB.com: News". Mlb.mlb.com. Retrieved March 16, 2013.
  15. ^ "Lowery Wins Johnny Bench Award". Whsv.com. Retrieved March 16, 2013.
  16. ^ Stone, Larry. "Mariners' Mike Zunino dazzles in first big-league camp | Sports". The Seattle Times. Retrieved March 16, 2013.
  17. ^ Jeffrey Lutz (June 28, 2013). "Mississippi catcher Stuart Turner wins Johnny Bench Award". Wichita Eagle. Archived from the original on June 30, 2013. Retrieved June 23, 2014.
  18. ^ Lutz, Jeffrey (June 26, 2014). "Kennesaw State's Max Pentecost wins Johnny Bench Award". kansas.com. Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved June 27, 2014.
  19. ^ "Del Mar native Garrett Stubbs wins Bench Award bestowed to nation's top catcher". Del Mar Times. June 26, 2015. Retrieved June 30, 2015.
  20. ^ Richardson, Shandel (July 1, 2016). "UM catcher Zack Collins wins Johnny Bench award". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved July 1, 2016.
  21. ^ http://www.kake.com/story/35785119/orus-whatley-wins-johnny-bench-award
  22. ^ http://www.sfexaminer.com/san-francisco-giants-draft-pick-joey-bart-wins-johnny-bench-award/
  23. ^ "Adley Rutschman Named Buster Posey Award Winner". osubeavers.com. June 27, 2019.

External linksEdit