“The process of shrinking the list of top pitchers to 25 is never easy,” said Justin Knowles, Pitcher of the Year committee co-chair.
College baseball’s version of the Cy Young Award, the Pitcher of the Year Award will be presented in Lubbock, Texas, on July 3 as part of the College Baseball Hall of Fame’s Night of Champions.
Vanderbilt features three pitchers among the watch list. Sonny Gray is 9-2 with a 1.91 ERA and 86 strikeouts in 75.1 innings. Grayson Garvin is 9-1 with a 2.26 ERA and closer Navery Moore has a 3-1 record with 9 saves and a 0.40 ERA in 21 appearances.
Texas and Virginia each have two pitchers on the watch list.
“For three schools to be represented by more than one pitcher is really impressive,” said Landon Holly, Pitcher of the Year committee co-chair. “It’s easy to see why their teams are having such outstanding seasons.”
There are 11 different conferences represented on the watch list, with the Big 12 and the SEC each having six representatives.
Taylor Jungmann of Texas and Tyler Ray of Troy are tied for the nation’s lead in wins with 10. Trevor Bauer of UCLA has 142 strikeouts followed by Danny Hultzen’s 112 to lead the watch list in that category.
PITCHER OF THE YEAR AWARD WATCH LIST
|Sean Gilmartin||Florida State||ACC|
|Mark Pope||Georgia Tech||ACC|
|Nick Tropeano||Stony Brook||America East|
|Kurt Schluter||Stetson||Atlantic Sun|
|Justin Amlung||Louisville||Big East|
|Nick Ramirez||Cal State Fullerton||Big West|
|James Allen||Kansas State||Big XII|
|Michael Rocha||Oklahoma||Big XII|
|Cory Knebel||Texas||Big XII|
|Taylor Jungmann||Texas||Big XII|
|Ross Stripling||Texas A&M||Big XII|
|John Neely||Texas Tech||Big XII|
|Kyle Winkler||TCU||Mountain West|
|Sam Gaviglio||Oregon State||PAC-10|
|Michael Roth||South Carolina||SEC|
|Tyler Ray||Troy||Sun Belt|
|Greg Gonzalez||Fresno State||WAC|