2022 PBR Player of the Year
June 23, 2022
Earlier this week, Prep Baseball Report announced the PBR State Player of the Year awards and All-PBR Team. From the 2021 list of 42 individual PBR State POY awards, we have selected one athlete who has excelled amongst his peers, on his way to earning the Prep Baseball Report Player of the Year Award:
Holliday, a left-handed hitting shortstop from Stillwater HS, OK, led the Pioneers to a regional final appearance, putting up ridiculous offensive numbers and setting a national record in the process.
In 40 games, the Oklahoma State recruit hit .685 with 29 doubles, six triples and 17 home runs. He had a total of 89 hits, eclipsing the national mark in a season by one. The record was previously held by J.T. Realmuto, a fellow Oklahoman. Holliday’s 52 extra-base hits gave him a slugging percentage of 1.392 and he also drove in 79 runs. He drew 33 walks, struck out just seven times and swiped 30 bags.
Holliday, the son of former big leaguer and current Oklahoma State assistant Matt Holliday, has rocketed up draft boards this spring and is in the mix to be the first overall pick.
The previous winners of the Prep Baseball Report Player of the Year award include 2017 LHP MacKenzie Gore (Whiteville HS, NC), 2018 RHP Mason Englert (Forney HS, TX), 2019 3B Brett Baty (Lake Travis HS, TX) and 2020 RHP/SS Jackson Jobe (Heritage Hall HS, OK). 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. Their dedication and coverage allows PBR a credible way to identify the top athletes each year who best represent the game of baseball.