Brendan McKay has won just about every baseball award he possibly could , including the Dick Howser trophy, ACC player of the year, John Olerud 2-way player of the year, Baseball America player of the year and he was the 4th pick in the MLB draft. Well, you can add Golden Spikes awards to his list. The Golden Spikes award is given annually to the best amateur baseball player in the United States based on their athletic ability, sportsmanship, character and overall contribution to the sport.
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From the GoldenSpikesAward.com; “Brendan McKay has proven to be the epitome of a two-way player with his success on the mound and at the plate this year, and we are elated to honor his tremendous season by naming him the recipient of the fortieth Golden Spikes Award,” said Paul Seiler, Executive Director/CEO of USA Baseball. “All four of these young athletes had noteworthy seasons and we are honored to celebrate their accomplishments with the Rod Dedeaux Foundation at its annual awards dinner. We look forward to following these young men as they begin the next chapter of their baseball careers.”
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The winner is Brendan McKay! He takes home the 2017 Golden Spikes Award!
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