PBR '21 State Player of the Year

Phil Wade
Indiana Executive Director

Prep Baseball Report is excited for the return of Player of the Year Awards, presented by Big League Chew, after the 2020 season was cut short and 2021 generated some incredible individual moments and performances throughout Indiana. As the spring high school season comes to a close, Prep Baseball Report is excited to announce one player who emerged ahead of the competition at all levels in the state. This player has been selected not only for their outstanding statistical numbers, but also for their overall effect on their high school program. 

Carter Mathison 

Mathison helped lead Homestead to a 26-7 overall record including a sectional championship this spring. Offensively, he put up some of the best numbers we’ve seen in recent years. He led the state in homeruns with 16 and was among the state’s leaders in RBI with 53. He posted a 1.242 slugging percentage while hitting .515 on the year. Mathison finished his senior season with 12 doubles, six triples, 25 walks and also swiped 18 bases. 

Mathison’s all-around performance, as well as the impact he has had on Homestead High School, has earned him the 2021 Prep Baseball Report Indiana Player of the Year honors. 

Mathison has been selected by the staff of Prep Baseball Report of Indiana. The team of PBR area scouts who covered the high school baseball season throughout the spring selected Mathison amongst a strong group of candidates from across the state. The Prep Baseball Report staff has been diligently scouting and covering games at diamonds across the state this spring to bring parents, athletes and fans the most comprehensive coverage of amateur baseball across the United States. The dedication and coverage allow Prep Baseball Report a credible way to identify the top athletes each year who best represent the state of Indiana. 


Name: Carter Mathison

High School: Homestead

Position: OF

Size: 6-foot-1, 195 pounds

Commitment: Indiana

Stats: .515 BA, 16 HR, 12 2B, 6 3B, 53 RBI, 25 BB, 1.242 SLG, 18 SB

Past Indiana Player of the Year Winners

2019  Michael Doolin, RHP, Andrean HS, 2019
2018 – 
Nicholas Schnell, OF, Roncalli HS, 2018
2017 – Drey Jameson, OF/RHP, Greenfield Central HS 2017 
2016 – Nick Prather, RHP, Zionsville HS, 2016
2015 – Sylar Szynski, RHP, Penn HS, 2016