N.C. State’s Rodon Transforms Self Into A True Ace
Anyone who has seen Carlos Rodon pitch will tell you the first thing that stands out about the southpaw—perhaps other than his blazing fastball—is his fierce competitiveness on the mound.
North Carolina’s Colin Moran Earns Freshman Of The Year Honors
Like Dustin Ackley before him, Colin Moran was under the radar and undrafted out of high school. Like Ackley, Moran is a gifted lefthanded hitter who went to North Carolina and earned a starting job immediately as a corner infielder. And like Ackley, Moran became Baseball America's Freshman of the Year.
Freshman Of The Year Purke Lifted Program To New Heights
Jim Schlossnagle still remembers the moment his program changed forever: Aug. 17, 2009. It was the deadline for major league teams to sign their drafted players or lose their rights, and the Texas Christian coach was nervously awaiting word from his prized recruit, Matt Purke—the No. 14 overall pick by the Rangers.
College Freshman Of The Year
After becoming the first player to garner Conference USA player of the year and freshman of the year honors in the same season, Anthony Rendon has new hardware for the trophy case. To go along with being a second-team All-America selection, Rendon is Baseball America's Freshman of the Year.
Freshman Of The Year
Baseball America releases end of the year awards.
Being predictable isn't usually good for pitchers, but Chris Hernandez has kept that trait off the field, while fooling hitters on the mound.
Freshman Of The Year: Dustin Ackley
Dustin Ackley is Baseball America's 2007 College Freshman of the Year.
Alvarez Dominates In His Debut
Vanderbilt's Pedro Alvarez slugged his way to BA's Freshman of the Year award.