BLITZ Baseball Player of the Year Nominees

With the conclusion of the 2022 baseball season, we release our nominees for BLITZ Player of the Year. We reached out to all head coaches for a maximum of 6 players from each team to be nominated for this honor. Next, we will narrow the list down to a finalist pool (and allow the public to vote for one nominee to join our finalists). After that, our internal voting panel will vote Heisman-style to determine the winner.

Norman Bastian – Tallulah Falls SR C/P #14

STATS: .424 AVG, 36 Hits, 4 HR, 30 RBI, 14 R, 4 2B, 1 SB, 8 BB, .490 OBP; 3-3, 1 Save, 4.62 ERA, 30 K, 30.1 IP

Drew Bates – Tallulah Falls SR IF #10

STATS: .415 AVG, 34 Hits, 5 HR, 34 RBI, 37 R, 7 2B, 2 3B, 13 SB, 16 BB, .525 OBP

Nate Bray – White County JR IF/UTIL #11

STATS: .361 AVG, 35 Hits, 4 HR, 28 RBI, 19 R, 12 2B, 12 BB, 2 SB, .427 OBP; 1-0, 5.72 ERA, 18.1 IP

Garrett Burgess – Stephens County SR 1B #14

STATS: .327 AVG, 33 Hits, 21 RBI, 14 R, 13 2B, 15 BB

Konner Burrell – Habersham Central SO P #9

STATS: 3.33 ERA, 30 K, 35.2 IP, 1.73 WHIP

Grayson Carver – Rabun County SR UTIL #3

STATS: .306 AVG, 11 RBI, 16 R

Malique Charlton – Tallulah Falls SR OF #9

STATS: .354 AVG, 28 Hits, 4 HR, 20 RBI, 19 R, 4 2B, 1 3B, 14 SB, 8 BB, .422 OBP

Connor Chastain – Towns County SO C #11

STATS: .468 AVG, 1 HR, 26 RBI, 9 2B, 2 3B

Kaleb Chastain – Habersham Central SO OF #18

STATS: .306 AVG, 8 RBI, 12 R, .442 OBP, 2nd Team All-Region

Ryan Cooper – Commerce SR SS #2

STATS: .450 AVG, 4 HR, 47 RBI, 44 R, 20 2B, 2 3B

Brandon Cramer – Dawson County #6

STATS: .293 AVG, 29 Hits, 4 HR, 36 RBI, 25 R, 6 2B, 1 3B, 6 SB, 14 BB, .390 OBP; 1 Save

Collin Crowder – Towns County SR SS/P #23

STATS: .370 AVG, 1 HR, 22 RBI, 20 R, 7 2B, 12 SB

Mark Daniels – White County JR IF/P #4

STATS: .359 AVG, 28 Hits, 21 RBI, 18 R, 5 2B, 7 BB, Only 9 K in 90 PA; 4-2, 2.35 ERA, 37 K, 47.2 IP

Thomas Dyer – Union County SR OF #1

STATS: .333 AVG, 21 RBI, 22 R, 9 2B, 4 3B, 15 SB, .426 OBP, .954 SLG

Zane Floyd – Towns County SO P #7

STATS: 4 Wins, 1.70 ERA, 54 K, 49.1 IP

Ayden Garmon – Stephens County SR P #8

STATS: 6-6, 2 Saves, 2.79 ERA, 80 K, 67.2 IP

Trey Harvey – Dawson County P #10

STATS: 5-3, 3.82 ERA, 44 K, 47.2 IP

Cade Herrin – Banks County SR #4

STATS: TBD

Aubrey Higgins – Tallulah Falls SR P #7

STATS: 3-2, 4.86 ERA, 46 K, 31.2 IP

Bowman Horn – Jefferson JR SS #11

STATS: .379 AVG, 22 R, 17 SB, .479 RISP, .469 OBP

Hampton Hutto – Commerce JR 1B/DH #19

STATS: .400 AVG, 7 HR, 52 RBI, 32 R, 15 2B

Jake Johnson – White County SR OF/P #25

STATS: .383 AVG, 31 Hits, 29 RBI, 27 R, 8 2B, 1 3B, 28 BB, 4 HBP, 5 SB, .553 OBP, only 10 K in 115 PA; 3-0, 3.70 ERA, 39.2 IP

Cory Keller – Rabun County JR OF #8

STATS: .358 AVG, 9 RBI, 19 R, .478 OBP

Joel Miller – Tallulah Falls SR OF #3

STATS: .358 AVG, 24 Hits, 4 HR, 25 RBI, 31 R, 6 2B, 1 3B, 14 SB, 18 BB, .538 OBP

Will Mincey – Lumpkin County SR 3B #5

STATS: .314 AVG, 27 Hits, 24 RBI, 18 R, 6 2B, 11 BB, .412 OBP

Frankey Moree – Tallulah Falls JR SS #13

STATS: .333 AVG, 26 Hits, 2 HR, 20 RBI, 24 R, 4 2B, 1 3B, 5 SB, 9 BB, .435 OBP

Luke Mulberry – Dawson County #5

STATS: .327 AVG, 34 Hits, 4 HR, 33 RBI, 20 R, 9 2B, 1 3B, 18 BB, 5 SB, .435 OBP

Nick Mullinax – Dawson County SR SS/P #8

STATS: .387 AVG, 36 Hits, 2 HR, 20 RBI, 35 R, 6 2B, 2 3B, 20 BB, 9 HBP, 11 SB, .528 OBP; 5-4, 4.76 ERA, 50 K, 50 IP

Cruz Mullinix – Stephens County SR P/OF #11

STATS: .319 AVG, 30 Hits, 16 RBI, 17 R, 12 2B, 15 BB; 4-4, 2.19 ERA, 78 K, 57.1 IP (Playoff ERA 0.50, 22 K, CG No-Hitter)

Spencer Neese – Jefferson SR P #22

STATS: 5-3, 3.09 ERA, 48 K, 45.1 IP, .207 OPP AVG, 1.430 WHIP, 7.42 K/Game

Jase Peoples – Jefferson SO 2B #24

STATS: .368 AVG, 3 HR, 24 RBI, 30 R, 12 2B, 17 SB, .500 OBP

Bowen Roberts – Banks County SR #2

STATS: TBD

Keilin Sanders – Rabun County SO SS #5

STATS: .393 AVG, 12 RBI, 27 R, 1.064 OPS

Dylan Sargent – White County SR C/P #13

STATS: .330 AVG, 30 Hits, 1 HR, 17 RBI, 13 R, 8 2B, 17 BB, 2 HBP, 1 SB, .445 OBP; 2-3, 2 Saves, 2.37 ERA, 38.1 IP

Cooper Scott – Lumpkin County JR OF/1B/P #8

STATS: .297 AVG, 27 Hits, 1 HR, 10 RBI, 22 R, 4 2B, 7 BB, .385 OBP

Coleson Smith – Commerce JR C #9

STATS: .442 AVG, 31 RBI, 13 2B

Hunter Tatum – Habersham Central JR DH/P #20

STATS: .296 AVG, 17 RBI, 7 R, .425 OBP; 3.69 ERA, 27 K, 47.1 IP, 1.71 WHIP, 2nd Team All-Region

Tripp Williams – Banks County SR P #22

STATS: TBD

2 comments

  • Should pick 4 year starters that can play all positions and is a team player and not a popularity contest. It’s been Thai way all year. Especially Rabun county.

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    • Not sure what to tell you Steve, all nominations come from head coaches. I don’t know that the list would be very long at all if you only had four year starters who played every position. That’s pretty rare

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