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PBR State Players of the Year Announced


PBR Staff

Prep Baseball Report is excited to announce Player of the Year honors for the 2022 season. First up this week are the winners of the PBR State Player of the Year. With its boots-on-the-ground scouting staff, PBR provides coverage of high school baseball at the state level unlike anyone else can. The scouting directors have intimate knowledge of the players in their state and who had the greatest impact.

This year’s list has 42 winners. The Prep Baseball Report staff has been diligently scouting and covering games at diamonds across the country this spring to bring parents, athletes and fans the most comprehensive coverage of amateur baseball. The PBR State Player of the Year represents an athlete who stood above the competition in terms of their on-field production, and all-around effect on their high school program. The athlete will also be a great representation of their state with their positive character qualities, and positive impact as a teammate.

The players listed below have stood out against their in-state peers and have been awarded the Prep Baseball Report Player of the Year at the state level.

ALABAMA
Riley Quick, RHP, Hewitt-Trussville HS
Commitment: Alabama
Stats: 13-1, 0.92 ERA, 83.2 IP, 130 K, 40 H, 11 ER, 37 BB, .142 BAA, 

ARIZONA
Demetrio Crisantes, SS, Nogales HS
Commitment: Arizona
Stats: .490/.618/.929, 48 H, 15 2B, 4 3B, 7 HR, 26 RBI, 48 R, 32 BB, 4 HBP, 3 K

ARKANSAS
Austin Gage Wood, RHP, Batesville HS
Commitment: Arkansas
Stats: 53 IP, 8-2, 0.65 ERA, 121 K, .088 BAA, 3 No Hitters; .471 AVG, 5 3B, 9 2B, 4 HR, 37 RBIs

CALIFORNIA
Malcolm Moore, C, C.K. McClatchy HS
Commitment: Stanford
Stats: .500/.627/1.117 SLG, 49 R, 51 RBIs, 15 2B, 2 3B, 13 HR, 3B BB, 8 K 

CANADA
Dylan O'Rae, 2B, Great Lake Canadians
Commitment: Illinois
Stats: .253, 31 R, 8 RBIs, 31 BB, 5 2B, 1 3B, 24 SB with Junior National Team vs. pro competition. 19-for-33 (.576) with 2 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR, 11 RBIs and 13 SB in 11 games for Great Lakes Canadians.

COLORADO
Camden Ross, C, Broomfield HS
Commitment: Wabash CC
Stats: .627/.726/1.204, 52 H 49 RBIs, 9 2B, 3 3B, 11 HR, 16 BB, 7 K  

CONNECTICUT
Matt Scott, RHP, Joel Barlow HS
Commitment: Stanford
Stats: 66.1, 10-0, 32 H, 10 R, 3 ER, 18 BB, 136 K, 0.32 ERA, .136 BAA

FLORIDA
Brad Hodges, LHP/OF, St. Johns Country Day School
Commitment: Virginia
Stats: .516, 47 H, 32 RBI, 11 2B, 9 HR; 10-0, 1.28 ERA, 60 IP, 114 K

GEORGIA
Drew Burress, OF, Houston County HS (2023)
Commitment: Georgia Tech
Stats: .486/.557/1.081, 54 H, 45 R, 73 RBIs, 11 2B, 2 3B, 17 HR, 20 BB, 15 K, 10 SB

ILLINOIS
Owen Murphy, RHP/IF, Riverside-Brookfield HS
Commitment: Notre Dame
Stats: 9-0, 58.1 IP, 10 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 137 Ks, 0.12 ERA, 0.24 WHIP, 4 no-hitters, 2 perfect games; .548/.657/1.288, 57 H, 15 2Bs, 4 3Bs, 18 HRs, 75 RBIs, 59 R, 34 BB, 6 Ks, 8 SBs, 2nd in IHSA history in single season RBIs

INDIANA
Max Clark, OF, Franklin HS (2023)
Commitment: Vanderbilt
Stats: .577/.717/1.126, 41 hits, 41 R, 32 RBI, 8 2B, 2 3B, 9 HR, 31 BB, 3 K, 22 SB

IOWA
Justin Hackett, RHP, Winterset HS
Commitment: Texas Christian
Stats: 16 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 41 K

KANSAS
Jackson Lovich, SS, Blue Valley West HS
Commitment: Missouri
Stats: .430, 7 HR, 34 RBIs, 31 R 

KENTUCKY
Nathan Lawson, RHP/1B, Russell County HS
Commitment: Eastern Kentucky
Stats: 11-2, 72 IP, 36 H, 8 ER, 20 BB. 123 K, 0.78 ERA; .470, 15 2B, 1 3B, 13 HR, 48 RBIs

LOUISIANA
Ethan Frey C/RHP, Rosepine HS
Commitment: Louisiana State
Stats: .487, 39 H, 11 2B, 3 3B, 13 HR, 64 RBIs, 28 R, 37 BB, 12 K; 5-0, 2 SV, 27.1, 43 Ks, 10 BB, 0.77 ERA, 0.81 WHIP

MAINE
Zachary Johnston, LHP/OF, Greely HS
Commitment: Wake Forest
Stats: Pitching: 8-0, 48 IP, 96 K, 13 BB, 10 H, 0.00 ERA, 1 no-hitter, 1 perfect game; .469, 3 2B, 2 HR, 15 RBIs, 11 R

MARYLAND
Amari Allen LHP/1B, Sherwood HS (2023)
Commitment: Uncommitted
Stats: .516/.624/1.194, 13 HR, 47 RBIs; 9-0, 0.56 ERA, 81 K, 48 IP

MASSACHUSETTS
Thomas White, LHP, Phillips Andover Academy (2023)
Commitment: Vanderbilt
Stats: 33 IP, 6-1, 0.02 ERA, 10 H, 15 BB, 70 K, .091 BAA

MICHIGAN
Brock Porter, RHP, Orchard Lake St. Mary's Prep
Commitment: Clemson
Stats: 51.2 IP, 8-0, 0.41 ERA, 9 H, 23 BB, 109 K; 35 AB, 17 H, 2 2B, 4 HR, 17 RBIs, 5 R

MINNESOTA
Kristofer Hokenson, LHP/OF, Saint Louis Park HS

Commitment: Minnesota
Stats: .339, 3 2B, 3 HR, 23 BB, 15 RBIs, 12 SB; 48.2 IP, 22 H, 1.44 ERA, 23 BB, 87 K

MISSISSIPPI
Nick Monistere, RHP/INF, Northwest Rankin HS
Commitment: Southern Miss
Stats: 11-1, 1.53 ERA, 73 IP, 115 Ks; .425, 8 HR, 36 RBIs, 12 2B, 3 3B

MISSOURI
Karson Milbrandt, RHP, Liberty HS
Commitment: Vanderbilt
Stats: 50.2 IP, 7-1, 91 K, 14 BB, 1.66 ERA; .400, 15 RBIs, 18 R, 5 SB 

NEBRASKA
Jalen Worthley, LHP, Lincoln East HS
Commitment: San Jose State
Stats: 42 IP, 8-0, 67 K, 0.84 ERA

NEVADA
Robby Snelling, LHP, McQueen HS
Commitment: Louisiana State
Stats: 8-0, 0.56 ERA, 145 K, 62.1 IP. State record for strikeouts in a season.

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Liam Doyle, LHP, Pinkerton Academy
Commitment: Coastal Carolina
Stats: 55 IP, 6-2, 0.89 ERA, 111 K, 14 BB, 0.69 WHIP

NEW JERSEY
Alex Kranzler, RHP, Old Tappan HS (2023)
Commitment: Uncommitted
Stats: 11-0, 73.1 IP, 115 K, 19 BB, 0.57 ERA; .447, 14 2Bs, 3 HRs, 28 RBIs, 10 SB

NEW YORK
Maxx Yehl, LHP, Portville HS
Commitment: West Virginia
Stats: 9-0, 0.93 ERA, 45.1 IP, 17 H, 16 BB, 106 K, 7 HBP; .591, 12 2B, 4 3B, 3 HR, 32 RBIs, 34 R, 12 BB, 6 K

NORTH CAROLINA
Brooks Brannon, C, Randleman HS
Commitment: North Carolina
Stats: .609/.644/1.331, 70 Hits, 17 2B, 3 3B, 20 HR, 91 RBIs, 16 BB, 11 K. Set single season state records for hits and RBIs. Tied record for home runs.

OHIO
Jacob Miller, RHP, Liberty Union HS
Commitment: Louisville
Stats: 57.1 IP, 8-1, 1 SV, 0.49 ERA, 0.50 WHIP, 133 K, 11 BB

OKLAHOMA
Jackson Holliday, SS, Stillwater HS
Commitment: Oklahoma State
Stats: .685/.749.1.392, 89 hits, 29 2B, 6 3B, 17 HR, 74 R, 33 BB, 7 K, 3 HBP, 30 SB. Set national record for hits in a season.

OREGON
Noble Meyer, RHP/1B, Jesuit HS (2023)
Commitment: Oregon
Stats: 58.1 IP, 20 H, 8 BB, 129 K, 0.72 ERA, 0.48 WHIP

PENNSYLVANIA
Paxton Kling, OF, Central-Martinsburg HS
Commitment: Louisiana State
Stats: .566, 9 2B, 3 3B, 5 HR, 51 R, 32 RBIs, 1.643 OPS

RHODE ISLAND
Ben Brutti, RHP, South Kingstown HS
Commitment: South Florida
Stats: 7-1, 46 IP, 14 H, 11 BB, 105 K, 0.46 ERA

SOUTH CAROLINA
Tucker Toman, SS, The Hammond School
Commitment: Louisiana State
Stats: .486/.618/.967, 34 H, 10 2B, 7 HR, 25 BB, 5 K

TENNESSEE
Henry Godbout, SS/RHP, Baylor School
Commitment: Virginia
Stats: .505, 51 Hits, 36 Runs, 14 2B, 9 HRs, 35 RBIs

TEXAS
Blake Mitchell, C/RHP/SS, Sinton HS (2023)
Commitment: Louisiana State
Stats: .465, 52 RBIs, 17 2B, 5 3B, 7 HR, 36 BB, 12 K

UTAH
Luke Anderson , OF, Snow Canyon HS
Commitment: Brigham Young
Stats: .562/.676/1.010, 51 R, 54 H, 47 RBIs, 17 2B, 4 3B, 6 HR

VERMONT
Oliver Pudvar, LHP, Champlain Valley HS
Commitment: Manhattan
Stats: 5-0, 47 K, 9 BB, 1.02 ERA

VIRGINIA
Seth Keller, RHP/IF, Hanover HS
Commitment: Old Dominion
Stats: .554/.674/1.185, 9 2B, 1 3B, 10 HR, 35 RBIs, 38 R; 36.1 IP, 6-0, 0.58 ERA, 9 H, 75 K

WASHINGTON
JR Ritchie, RHP/SS, Bainbridge HS
Commitment: UCLA
Stats: 7-0, 39.1 IP, 14 H, 4 BB, 84 K, 0.40 ERA; .468/.614/.919, 29 H, 12 2B, 4 HR, 35 RBIs, 26 R, 25 BB, 5 K 

WEST VIRGINIA
Aaron Jamison, OF, Morgantown HS (2023)
Commitment: West Virginia
Stats: .396, 35 R, 44 RBIs, 8 2B, 5 3B, 14 HR, 6 SB

WISCONSIN
Mitch Voit, RHP/3B, Whitefish Bay HS
Commitment: Michigan
Stats: .566 BA, 5 HR, 11 2B, 2 3B, 37 RBIs, 25 SB, 1.461 OPS; 11-0, 53.2 IP, 87 K, 0.54 ERA

Prep Baseball Report will announce an overall First Team All-PBR on June 22, in which the PBR staff will choose a list of athletes who were top at their respective position. These athletes will not necessarily be derived from the state Player of the Year awards. We will also announce an overall PBR Player of the Year award on June 23, at which time the Prep Baseball Report staff will choose one player who shined brighter than the rest.

The Prep Baseball Report is the No. 1 resource for high school baseball in each state we cover through our boots-on-the-ground scouting staff, variety of events, daily coverage and multimedia platforms. Our platforms work in tandem, ultimately creating the most powerful source of high school baseball coverage in each state. The Prep Baseball Report scouting staff covers the state at all levels year-round, and is constantly in contact with high school coaches, college coaches and pro scouts. 

It is important to note that the State Player of the Year honors only the states that our boots-on-the-ground scouting staff are currently in.




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