Prep Baseball Report

Prep Baseball Report Announces State Player Of The Year Awards

PBR Staff

Prep Baseball Report is proud to announce the winners of the PBR State Players 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 41 winners, 20 of which were selected in the 2019 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. That includes SS C.J. Abrams (Blessed Trinity Catholic HS, GA), the sixth overall pick, and three other first-round picks in 3B Brett Baty (Lake Travis HS, TX; 12th overall to the New York Mets), OF Corbin Carroll (Lakeside School, WA; 16th overall to the Arizona Diamondbacks) and LHP Blake Walston (New Hanover HS, NC; 26th overall to the Arizona Diamondbacks).

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.

Gunnar Henderson, SS, Morgan Academy, AL (2019)
Commitment: Auburn
Draft: Baltimore Orioles, Round 2, Pick 42

Ronan Kopp, LHP/1B, Scottsdale Christian Academy, AZ (2020)
Commitment: Arizona State

Cason Tollett, C, Little Rock Christian Academy, AR (2019)
Commitment: Arkansas

Cameron Repetti, RHP/IF, Cypress HS, CA (2019)
Commitment: Cal State Fullerton
Draft: San Francisco Giants, Round 36, Pick 1076

Dasan Brown, OF, Ontario Blue Jays (2019)
Commitment: Texas A&M
Draft: Toronto Blue Jays, Round 3, Pick 88

Sam Ireland, RHP/1B, Moutain Vista HS, CO (2019)
Commitment: Minnesota

Chad Knight, C/RHP, Staples HS, CT (2019)
Commitment: Duke
Draft: New  York Yankees, Round 31, Pick 945

Brennan Malone, RHP, IMG Academy, FL (2019)
Commitment: North Carolina
Draft: Arizona Diamondbacks, Compensation Round 1, Pick 33

C.J. Abrams, SS, Blessed Trinity Catholic HS, GA
Commitment: Alabama
Draft: San Diego Padres, Round 1, Pick 6

Matt McCormick, C, St. Laurence HS (2019)
Commitment: West Virginia
Draft: Cincinnati Reds, Round 40, Pick 1194

Michael Doolin, RHP, Andrean HS, IN (2019)
Commitment: Vanderbilt

Peyton Williams, 1B, Johnston HS, IA (2019)
Commitment: Iowa

Ethan Bradford, LHP, Lawrence Free State HS, KS (2019)
Commitment: Nebraska

A.J. Hacker, RHP/1B, Rowan County HS, KY (2019)
Commitment: Morehead State

Cade Doughty, SS, Denham Springs HS, LA (2019)
Commitment: Louisiana State
Draft: Detroit Tigers, Round 39, Pick 1162

Hunter Owen, LHP, South Portland HS, ME (2019)
Commitment: Vanderbilt

Ryan Calvert, RHP/1B, La Plata HS, MD (2020)

Sebastian Keane, RHP, North Andover HS, MA (2019)
Commitment: Northeastern
Draft: Boston Red Sox, Round 11, Pick 347

Chris Mokma, RHP, Holland Christian HS, MI
Commitment: Michigan State
Draft: Miami Marlins, Round 12, Pick 351

Drew Gilbert, LHP/OF, Stillwater HS, MN (2019)
Commitment: Oregon State
Draft: Minnesota Twins, Round 35, Pick 1049

Hayden Dunhurst, C, Pearl River HS, MS (2019)
Commitment: Mississippi
Draft: Colorado Rockies, Round 37, Pick 1119

Marcus Smith, OF, Pembroke Hill HS, MO (2019)
Commitment: Michigan
Draft: Oakland A’s, Round 3, Pick 104

Max Anderson, SS, Millard West HS, NE (2020)
Commitment: Texas A&M

Aaron Roberts, 3B/RHP, Desert Oasis HS, NV (2019)
Commitment: California
Draft: Boston Red Sox, Round 15, Pick 467

New Hampshire
Brett Anderson, LHP/OF, Bishop Guertin HS, NH (2020)

New Jersey
Jack Leiter, RHP, Delbarton School, NJ (2019)
Commitment: Vanderbilt
Draft: New York Yankees, Round 20, Pick 615

New York
Sam Bello, RHP, Iona Prep, NY (2019)
Commitment: Maryland

North Carolina
Blake Walston, LHP, New Hanover HS, NC (2019)
Commitment: North Carolina State
Draft: Arizona Diamondbacks, Round 1, Pick 26

Nate Stahl, RHP/3B, Walsh Jesuit HS, OH (2019)
Commitment: Indiana

Kale Davis, RHP, Westmoore HS, OK (2019)
Commitment: Oklahoma State

Dylan MacLean, LHP, Central Catholic HS, OR (2020)

Chris Newell, OF, Malvern Prep, PA (2019)
Commitment: Virginia
Draft: St. Louis Cardinals, Round 37, Pick 1115

Rhode Island
Tucker Flint, OF, Bishop Hendricken HS, RI (2019)
Commitment: Maryland
Draft: New York Mets, Round 36, Pick 1078

South Carolina
Trotter Harlan, SS/RHP, Hillcrest HS, SC (2019)
Commitment: College of Charleston

Jacob Tate, LHP/1B, Christian Academy of Knoxville, TN (2019)
Commitment: Kentucky

Brett Baty, 3B, Lake Travis HS, TX (2019)
Commitment: Texas
Draft: New York Mets, Round 1, Pick 12

Colby Brouillette, C/RHP, Bellows Free Academy, VT (2019)
Commitment: Clarkson University

Lyle Miller-Green, RHP/1B, Lake Braddock HS, VA (2019)
Commitment: George Mason

Corbin Carroll, OF, Lakeside School, WA (2019)
Commitment: UCLA
Draft: Arizona Diamondbacks, Round 1, Pick 16

West Virginia
Jake Carr, LHP, St. Albans HS, WV (2019)
Commitment: West Virginia

Max Wagner, SS/RHP, Green Bay Preble HS, WI
Commitment: Clemson

Prep Baseball Report will announce an overall First Team All-PBR on June 18, in which the Prep Baseball Report 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 19, 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.  For more information and stats on these individual award winners, please visit their state specific page on

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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