Clint Frazier of Loganville (Ga.)
is among the national leaders in home runs and is batting well over .500 for the nationally ranked Red Devils, making him an easy candidate for MaxPreps National Player of the Year.
But who are some of the other candidates for the annual end-of-the-season award? Here's a look at 10 possibilities.
Clint Frazier, Loganville (Ga.)
hitting 24 home runs as a junior, Frazier is at it once again with 13
home runs and 34 RBIs to go along with a .521 batting average and 39
runs scored for the Red Devils.Avery Geyer, Pensacola Catholic (Fla.)
Geyer's offense and pitching are a big reason why the Crusaders are ranked No. 1 in the nation with a 24-0 record. He is batting .384 with 27 RBIs, seven doubles and three home runs. On the mound, he is 8-0 with two shutouts, 73 strikeouts and just nine walks in 53.1 innings pitched. He has a 0.66 ERA.
Ryan McMahon, Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)
Monarch third baseman has come up big on the big stage. At the National
High School Invitational, McMahon was named the defensive MVP. At the
Boras Classic south regional, McMahon was named the tournament MVP. He's
led Mater Dei to a No. 2 national ranking by batting .415 with 24 RBIs,
seven doubles and three home runs.
Trae Bobo, Owasso (Okla.)
is believed to be the national home run leader with 14. He has helped
lead the Rams to a 29-0 record and a No. 1 ranking in Oklahoma. Owasso
is rated No. 4 in the Xcellent 25 national rankings. Bobo is batting .41
with 41 RBI, eight doubles and 27 runs scored.Jack Flaherty, Harvard-Westlake (Studio City, Calif.)
The junior has been superb on the mound for the Wolverines, posting a 7-0 record while leading the team to a No. 3 national ranking. He has one no-hitter to his credit this year.Chris Andritsos, The Woodlands (Texas)
Just a sophomore, Andritsos has already tied the school record for home runs in a season with 12. He's led The Woodlands to a No. 1 ranking in the Class 5A state rankings in Texas.Spencer Trayner, Jesuit (Tampa, Fla.)
With John Kilichowski out since early March, Trayner has taken over the role of staff ace. He's posted a 6-1 record with 48 strikeouts and a 1.55 ERA in 40.2 innings pitched. He's also a leader on offense with a .510 batting average that includes 27 runs, 23 RBIs and six doubles.
Shaun Anderson, American Heritage (Plantation, Fla.)
has American Heritage back in contention for a state championship with a
9-1 record that includes 75 strikeouts and a 1.24 ERA in 56.2 innings
pitched. He also has a pair of shutouts on his resume.
Tyler Danish, Durant (Plant City, Fla.)
Danish is batting .362 with 21 RBIs and five home runs for Durant, but it's on the mound where Danish has been the star. He has a 10-1 record with 107 strikeouts in just 62 innings pitched and he has not allowed an earned run this season. He has thrown four shutouts on the year.Riley Unroe, Desert Ridge (Mesa, Ariz.)
The Arizona Republic has Desert Ridge ranked No. 1 in the state and Unroe has been a big reason why. He has a state-best 10 home runs and a whopping 59 RBIs to go with 52 runs and 51 hits. He is batting .573 with 14 doubles and five triples.