PRESS RELEASE FROM USA BASEBALL
DURHAM, N.C. — USA Baseball announced on Friday its preseason Golden Spikes Award Watch List. The release of the Watch List marks USA Baseball’s first step toward identifying the top player in college baseball.
The initial list — the first ever of its kind for the Golden Spikes Award — features 75 of the nation’s top collegiate talents, as nominated by baseball sports information directors across the country. The Watch List will also be “rolling” to ensure that athletes who play themselves into consideration by USA Baseball for the Golden Spikes Award are not ignored. The Golden Spikes Award is sponsored by Major League Baseball, and 2008 marks the 31st installment of the award.