NCAA Baseball: Golden Spikes List Picks 16 SEC Players including Ryne Stanek


The 2012 Golden Spikes Award has published their midseason 60-man watch list naming Arkansas Razorback pitcher Ryne Stanek among those in consideration for the top college baseball player of the 2012 season.

The Golden Spikes midseason list is an update of the players that are on the selection committee’s radar based on performance to date. College baseball players not currently listed have until May 29, to play their way onto the final 30-man semifinalist grouping.

The 2011 semifinalists included seven SEC players- D.J. Baxendale, Arkansas, Mike Zunino, Florida, Grayson Garvin, Vanderbilt, Sonny Gray, Vanderbilt, Mikie Mahtook, LSU, Michael Roth, South Carolina, and Victor Roache, Georgia.

The Golden Spike list currently has 16 SEC players in consideration, the most of any conference. Florida catcher Mike Zunino and South Carolina pitcher Michael Roth are the only 2012 players also listed in 2011.

Texas pitcher Taylor Jungmann and Virginia pitcher Danny Hultzen were two of the three finalists named to last year’s Gold Spike Award list before UCLA pitcher Trevor Bauer took home the hardware in 2011.

Hultzen was selected No. 2 overall in the 2011 MLB Draft by the Seattle Mariners, Jungmann was taken with the No. 12 pick by the Milwaukee Brewers, and Bauer was the third overall pick by the Arizona Diamondbacks.

College baseball fans will get a chance to have their vote heard starting May 29, when the final 30 players are made public. Fans will get to choose three of the semifinalists when voting online at

Major League Baseball will host the award show at the MLB Network Studios on July 6.

The Midseason Golden Spikes Award List:



Kevin Gausman, RHP, Sophomore, Louisiana State, SEC

Nick Goody, RHP, Junior, Louisiana State, SEC

Trevor Gott, RHP, Sophomore, Kentucky, SEC

Brian Johnson, LHP/IF, Junior, Florida, SEC

Austin Maddox, RHP/IF, Junior,Florida, SEC

Luke Maile, C/IF, Junior, Kentucky, SEC

Matt Price, RHP, RS Junior, South Carolina, SEC

Raph Rhymes, OF , Junior, Louisiana State, SEC

Michael Roth, LHP/IF, Senior, South Carolina, SEC

Ryne Stanek, RHP , Sophomore, Arkansas, SEC

Chris Stratton, RHP, Junior, Mississippi State, SEC

Preston Tucker, IF, Senior, Florida, SEC

Bobby Wahl, RHP, Sophomore, Mississippi, SEC

Christian Walker, IF, Junior, South Carolina, SEC

Alex Yarbrough, IF, Junior, Mississippi, SEC

Mike Zunino, C, Junior, Florida, SEC


Mark Appel, RHP, Junior, Stanford, Pac-12

Joey DeMichele, IF, Junior, Arizona State, Pac-12

Jeff Gelalich, OF, Junior, UCLA, Pac-12

Kurt Heyer, RHP, Junior, Arizona, Pac-12

Derek Jones, OF, Junior,Washington State, Pac-12

Stephen Piscotty, IF/RHP, Junior, Stanford, Pac-12

Tony Renda, IF, Junior, California, Pac-12

Brady Rodgers, RHP, Junior, Arizona State, Pac-12

Big 12

Andrew Heaney, LHP, Junior, Oklahoma State, Big 12

Corey Knebel, RHP, Sophomore, Texas, Big 12

Josh Ludy, C, Senior, Baylor, Big 12

Tyler Naquin, OF, Junior, Texas A&M, Big 12

Ross Stripling, RHP, Senior,Texas A&M, Big 12

Josh Turley, LHP, Junior, Baylor, Big 12

Michael Wacha, RHP, Junior, Texas A&M, Big 12


Kent Emanuel, LHP, Sophomore, North Carolina, ACC

Michael Morin, RHP, Junior, North Carolina, ACC

Peter O’Brien, C, Senior, Miami (Fla.), ACC

Carlos Rodon, LHP, Freshman, North Carolina State, ACC

Richie Shaffer, IF, Junior, Clemson, ACC

James Ramsey, OF, Senior, Florida State, ACC

Marcus Stroman, RHP, Junior, Duke, ACC


Kris Bryant, IF, Sophomore, San Diego, WCC

Marco Gonzales, LHP/IF, Sophomore, Gonzaga, WCC

Tyler Wagner, RHP, Sophomore, San Diego, WCC

Kyle Zimmer, RHP, Junior, San Francisco, WCC

Mountain West

Jason Coats, OF, Senior, Texas Christian, Mountain West

Josh Elander, C/OF, Junior, Texas Christian, Mountain West

D.J. Peterson, IF, Sophomore, New Mexico, Mountain West

Conference USA

J.T. Chargois, RHP/IF, Junior, Rice, C-USA

D.J. Hicks, IF, Junior, Central Florida, C-USA

Matthew Reckling, RHP, Senior, Rice, C-USA

Big West

Dylan Floro, RHP, Junior, Cal State Fullerton, Big West

Michael Lorenzen, OF/RHP, Sophomore, Cal State Fullerton, Big West

Ohio Valley

TrentonMoses, IF, Senior, Southeast Missouri State, Ohio Valley

Zach Stephens, IF, Sophomore, Tennessee Tech, Ohio Valley

Big East

Justin Amlung, RHP, Junior, Louisville, Big East

Big Ten

T.J. Oakes, RHP, Junior, Minnesota, Big Ten

Adam Brett Walker, OF/C, Junior, Jacksonville, Atlantic Sun

Austin Elkins, IF, Junior, Dallas Baptist, Independent

Marty Gantt, OF, Senior, College of Charleston, SoCon

Travis Jankowski, OF, Junior, Stony Brook, America East

Pat Light, RHP, Junior, Monmouth, Northeast

Danny Poma, OF, Senior, Hofstra, Colonial Athletic Association