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Baseball Player of the Year nominees announced

Shining above the rest...meet your nominees for Player of the Year!

2019 provided so much drama on the diamond, and so many players are deserving of Player of the Year consideration. While only one will go on to win, the following 43 players were nominated for Player of the Year consideration (28 Nominees/15 Honorable Mentions).

WHAT’S NEXT? We will narrow this list down to a finalist pool of 6-7 to be voted on by our internal (NOT public) voting panel to determine the Player of the Year.

WHO NOMINATED THESE PLAYERS? Coaches were all asked for their team’s nominations. If a coach did not respond to the attempts, we used available information/stats from MaxPreps to determine POY candidates.

AIDAN BERRONG – Towns SO SS #12

Photo by Tammy Griffin

BATTING: .406 AVG (28 hits), 19 RBI, 1 2B, 3 3B, 16 R, 10 BB, 8 SB, .481 OBP, .507 SLG

BRAYLEN CHASTAIN – Lumpkin SR OF #10

BATTING: .340 AVG (32 hits), 7 RBI, 18 R, 5 2B, .404 OBP

CHATHAN CLOUATRE – Tallulah Falls SO C #12)

Photo by TFS Athletics

BATTING: .439 AVG, 14 RBI, 12 BB, .958 FLD%

ZAC CORBIN – Jefferson SR SS/P #15

Photo by Ben Munro

BATTING: .395 AVG, 1 HR, 21 RBI, 22 SB, .500 OBP, 22 SB, 32 R
PITCHING: 2-0 (5 saves), 0.00 ERA, .186 BAA

SAMMY ELEGREET – Jefferson SR OF #13

Photo by Ben Munro

BATTING: .380 AVG, 20 RBI, 28 R

SETH FULLERTON – Towns SR P/1B #4

Photo by Jon Fullerton

PITCHING: 4-4 (2 Saves), 2.81 ERA, 45 K, 42.1 IP
BATTING: .345 AVG (20 hits), 18 RBI, 6 2B, 2 3B, 14 R, 7 BB, 6 SB, .397 OBP, .517 SLG

J. BEN HAYNES – White SO IF #8

Photo by Michael Grafx

BATTING: .411 AVG (30 hits), 13 RBI, 4 2B, 2 3B, 11 R, 9 SB, .517 OBP, .521 SLG

PEYTON IRVIN – Habersham SR SS/P #1

Photo by Sheree Irvin

BATTING: .394 AVG (39 hits), 3 HR, 30 RBI, 25 R, 10 2B, 10 BB, .459 OBP, .586 SLG
PITCHING: 7-4, 2.45 ERA, 66 K, 65.1 IP

BRODY JARRARD – Rabun SO #13

BATTING: .288 AVG (17 hits), 1 HR, 15 RBI, 3 2B, 8 R, 6 BB, 10 SB, .411 OBP, .389 SLG

BRYCEN JEWELL – Jefferson JR P #2

Photo by Hannah Knight

PITCHING: 8-0, 1.50 ERA, .193 BAA, 36 K

JARED JOHNSON – White SR P/IF #4

Photo by Michael Grafx

PITCHING: 4-4, 1.87 ERA, 54 K, 52.1 IP
BATTING: .360 AVG (27 hits), 5 RBI, 19 R, 4 2B, 7 SB, .473 OBP, .413 SLG

BO LEWIS – Dawson JR C #34

BATTING: .339 AVG, 2 HR, 31 RBI, 2 2B, .477 OBP, .945 SLG //
FIELDING: 9 CS

TUCKER MALOCH – Commerce SR P #15

Photo by CHS Baseball

PITCHING: 7-1 (2 Saves), 2.98 ERA, 30 K, 49.1 IP

ALEX MCFARLANE – Habersham SR P #11

Photo by Sheree Irvin

PITCHING: 6-0, 1.70 ERA, 66 K, 49.1 IP
BATTING: .479 AVG (46 hits), 1 HR, 16 RBI, 44 R, 12 2B, 3 3B, 19 BB, .568 OBP, .698 SLG

KODY MINTZ – Commerce JR OF #18

Photo by CHS Baseball

BATTING: .362 AVG (25 hits), 14 RBI, 2 2B, 23 R, 7 BB, .436 OBP, .391 SLG

CAMERON MOORE – Dawson SR P #27

PITCHING: 4-3, 5.46 ERA, 43 K, 37 IP

ISAAK MULLINAK – Union SO P #9

BATTING: .361 AVG (26 hits), 9 RBI, 3 2B, 25 R, 20 BB, 10 SB, .505 OBP, .402 SLG
PITCHING: 3-1, 3.17 ERA, 42, 46.1 IP

NATE RAY – Commerce JR P #13

Photo by CHS Baseball

PITCHING: 5-4 (1 Save), 2.58 ERA, 42 K, 54.1 IP

CAYDEN RICH – Union JR #11

Photo by Todd Forrest

BATTING: .357 AVG (20 hits) 1 HR, 16 RBI, 3 2B, 1 3B, 16 R, 7 BB, 2 SB, .456 OBP, .500 SLG

COLBY ROGERS – Commerce JR IF #9

Photo by CHS Baseball

BATTING: .421 AVG (45 hits), 2 HR, 24 RBI, 42 R, 6 2B, 3 3B, 6 BB, .447 OBP, .589 SLG
PITCHING: 2-2 (2 Saves), 3.00 ERA, 10 K, 18.2 IP

HUDSON SAPP – Dawson JR OF/P #3

Photo by Dawson Baseball

BATTING: .582 AVG (39 hits), 6 HR, 22 RBI, 37 R, 11 2B, 2 3B, 23 BB, 27 SB, .696 OBP, 1.775 SLG
PITCHING/FIELDING: 2-1, 0.45 ERA, 30 K, 15.2 IP // 6 outfield assists

DAWSON SORRELLS – Stephens SR P #8

Photo by David Byargeon

PITCHING: 5-3, 2.49 ERA, 72 K, 61.2 IP
BATTING: .337 AVG (33 hits), 12 RBI, 21 BB

GUNNER STOCKTON – Rabun FR #7

BATTING: .339 AVG (21 hits), 1 HR, 12 RBI, 3 2B, 5 3B, 15 R, 9 BB, 3 SB, .453 OBP, .596 SLG

ZEKE SWARTZ – Union SO P/1B #22

Photo by Todd Forrest

BATTING: .360 AVG (27 hits) 16 RBI, 2 2B, 15 R, 8 BB, 1 SB, .437 OBP, .386 SLG
PITCHING: 5-1, 0.75 ERA, 71 K, 56 IP, .160 BAA

DAVIS SWENSON – Stephens SR P #9

Photo by David Byargeon

PITCHING: 6-2, 2.05 ERA, 81 K, 54.2 IP
BATTING: .400 AVG (38 hits), 23 RBI, 15 2B, 1 3B, .579 SLG

LANE WATKINS – Jefferson SR 1B/P #22

Photo by Ben Munro

PITCHING: 7-1, 1.43 ERA, 48 K, .181 BAA
BATTING: .463 AVG, 5 HR, 31 RBI, 27 BB, 15 2B, 12 SB, 33 R

JACOB WELCH – Commerce SR 1B #12

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BATTING: .340 AVG (33 hits), 4 HR, 30 RBI, 25 R, 6 2B, 6 BB, .409 OBP, .526 SLG

JUSTIN WHITEHEAD – Banks JR UTIL #2

Photo by Crump Photo

BATTING: .494 AVG, 2 HR, 34 RBI, 11 2B, 1 3B


HONORABLE MENTIONS (15)

  • Ty Burchett (Banks SO SS/P #1)
  • Chase Bridges (Commerce #14): .264 AVG, 2 HR, 25 RBI, 6 2B // 2-1, 7.58 ERA
  • Mason Cooper (Jefferson SO C #10): .337 AVG, 1 HR, 21 RBI
  • Ty Davis (Banks)
  • Andrew Griffin (Towns SR #9)
  • Colby Jones (Habersham Central SR OF #5)
  • Hunter Kelley (Union SR #18)
  • Christian King (Habersham Central JR C #10)
  • Chandler Martin (Commerce #11): .321 AVG, 1 HR, 17 RBI, 26 R, 22 BB, .486 OBP, 7 2B, 1 3B;
  • Kayden McClure (Towns SR #10)
  • Kasin Old (Rabun SR P #10): 3-4, 2.72 ERA, 41 K, 36 IP // 3 RBI, 2 2B, 1 R
  • Alec Scott (Union SR #6)
  • Derek Vaughn (Jefferson SO P #9): 5-0, 1.18 ERA, .248 BAA, 25 K
  • Cole Watkins (Jefferson SO 2B/SS #14): .360 AVG, 1 HR, 15 RBI, 16 SB
  • Tripp Williams (Banks)
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21 comments on “Baseball Player of the Year nominees announced

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  2. braylen chastain

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  3. Charis_michelle

    I’m here for my boy kyle🤠😂

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  4. Cayden Rich had an outstanding season and overcame adversity with injuries causing him to miss several games at the end of the season including the team’s playoff DH versus Bremen (a level II strain of the abductor and a broken bone in his foot)! Numbers do not do him justice!!

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  5. Peyton Irvin , All around great pitcher and player! You had to see him on the mound or go up against him in a game to really understand his pitching abilities!

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  6. Braylen chastain

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  7. joseph thomas

    braylen chastain!!!!

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  9. Braylen chastain=God

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  13. Carmen

    braylen chastain

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  16. Chad Stockton

    It is a crying shame that you are missing a lot of good talent by not covering Jackson County or East Jackson. Both of these schools are within 2 miles of Commerce and Jefferson respectively

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    • It’s not that easy. Taking on a new school means covering 20-plus more varsity programs. The resources needed to pull that off is a heavy consideration. Counting these two Jackson Co comments, that makes just three times total we’ve ever heard from Jackson folks on being interested in coverage from us. If that pulse heightens then it’s something we can look into, but also need the financial backing to add that kind of expansion. That has been true of every school we have added to our area, including Jefferson being added this year and Commerce back in 2012.

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