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2019 ABCA/Rawlings National Players of the Year

The 2019 ABCA/Rawlings National Pitchers and Position Players of the Year have been announced by the American Baseball Coaches Association. The ABCA/Rawlings Players of the Year are selected in all nine divisions: NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA Divisions I, II and III, Pacific Association Division and high school.

The ABCA/Rawlings Players of the Year are chosen by the ABCA All-America committees in each respective division. ABCA/Rawlings First-Team All-America selections are eligible for Player of the Year honors.

The ABCA, founded in 1945, is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its over 11,000 members represent all 50 states and 25 countries. Since its initial meeting of 27 college baseball coaches in June 1945, Association membership has broadened to include eight divisions: NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA, Pacific Association Division, High School and Youth. The 76th annual ABCA Convention will be held Jan. 2-5, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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SEE ALSO: Past ABCA National Players of the Year
SEE ALSO: ABCA/Rawlings All-Region, All-America & Gold Teams (all divisions)


2019 ABCA/Rawlings National Players of the Year

Player: Adley Rutschman, Jr., C, Oregon State
Pitcher: Ethan Small, Jr., Mississippi State

Pos. Player: Josh Elvir, Jr., OF, Angelo State (TX)
Pitcher: Ethan Elliott, Sr., Lincoln Memorial (TN)

Pos. Player: Nick Herzog, Sr., OF, UMass Boston
Pitcher: Tyler Peck, Sr., Chapman (CA)

Pos. Player: Aaron Shackelford, Sr., SS, The Master's (CA)
Pitcher: Colton Williams, Jr., Science & Arts (OK)

Pos. Player: Cael Baker, So., SS, Wabash Valley (IL)
Pitcher: Jackson Rutledge, So., San Jacinto (TX)

Pos. Player: Drew Smith, So., 2B, Northeast (NE)
Pitcher: Carter Robinson, So., Mesa (AZ)

Pos. Player: Ruben Alcala, So., SS, Brookhaven (TX)
Pitcher: Michael Miles, So., Cumberland County (NJ)

Pacific Association Division
Pos. Player: Charles Middleton, So., OF, Sierra (CA)
Pitcher: Robert Gasser, So., San Joaquin Delta (CA)

High School
Pos. Player:
 Bobby Witt Jr., Sr., SS, Colleyville Heritage (TX)
Pitcher: JJ Goss, Sr., Cypress Ranch (TX)
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