Trinity (KY) High School player and Louisville commit Daylen Lile was announced as the National High School Player of the Year by Perfect Game on Friday.
Lile was one of the top players on a Trinity team that was ranked 11th nationally, and brought the Shamrocks their first ever state championship in baseball (a 10-0 win over McCracken County in five innings, due to the state’s 10-run mercy rule). The senior averaged .550 batting in 43 games with an OPS above 2.000, and racked up 60 RBIs in addition to scoring 66 runs himself. In addition, Lile also won the Gatorade Kentucky Player of the Year award and was named Mr. Baseball.
The gaudy batting averages, combined with the fact that he only struck out seven times in 160 plate appearances, is a reason why MLB.com tabbed Lile as one of the best pure hitters in the 2021 high school class. He is currently ranked as the #80 overall prospect in the 2021 MLB Draft class as of July 3rd, with the draft taking place on July 11-13 in conjunction with the MLB’s All-Star game weekend.