Golden Spikes Award

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The Golden Spikes Award is an award given annually, since 1978, to the best amateur baseball player in the USA. The award is sponsored by the United States Baseball Federation and the Major League Baseball Players Association. Almost every winner, excepting recent winners still in the minors, have made the major leagues and many have had good, long productive careers.

Award Winners[edit]

Year Player School Position
1978 Bob Horner Arizona State 2B
1979 Tim Wallach Cal State Fullerton 1B
1980 Terry Francona Arizona OF
1981 Mike Fuentes Florida State OF
1982 Augie Schmidt New Orleans SS
1983 Dave Magadan Alabama 1B
1984 Oddibe McDowell Arizona State OF
1985 Will Clark Mississippi State 1B
1986 Mike Loynd Florida State P
1987 Jim Abbott Michigan P
1988 Robin Ventura Oklahoma State 3B
1989 Ben McDonald Louisiana State P
1990 Alex Fernandez Miami-Dade CC P
1991 Mike Kelly Arizona State OF
1992 Phil Nevin Cal State Fullerton 3B
1993 Darren Dreifort Wichita State P-DH
1994 Jason Varitek Georgia Tech C
1995 Mark Kotsay Cal State Fullerton OF-P
1996 Travis Lee San Diego State 1B
1997 J.D. Drew Florida State OF
1998 Pat Burrell Miami (Florida) 3B
1999 Jason Jennings Baylor P-DH
2000 Kip Bouknight South Carolina P
2001 Mark Prior Southern California P
2002 Khalil Greene Clemson SS
2003 Rickie Weeks Southern 2B
2004 Jered Weaver Long Beach State P
2005 Alex Gordon Nebraska 3B
2006 Tim Lincecum Washington P
2007 David Price Vanderbilt P
2008 Buster Posey Florida State C
2009 Stephen Strasburg San Diego State P
2010 Bryce Harper Southern Nevada CC C
2011 Trevor Bauer UCLA P
2012 Mike Zunino Florida C
2013 Kris Bryant San Diego 3B
2014 A.J. Reed Kentucky 1B-P
2015 Andrew Benintendi Arkansas OF
2016 Kyle Lewis Mercer OF
2017 Brendan McKay Louisville P/1B
2018 Andrew Vaughn California 1B
2019 Adley Rutschman Oregon State C
2020 No Award
2021 Kevin Kopps Arkansas P

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