Golden Spikes Spotlight: J.B. Bukauskas

J.B. Bukauskas was named the 2017 ACC Pitcher of the Year after going 8-0, 1.87 with 106 strikeouts and 31 walks in 82 IP. He's one of the more analytical and self-aware pitchers in the country and he had some brilliant days this spring, but most impressively, he was amazingly consistent from week to week. More »

Golden Spikes Spotlight: Pavin Smith

Smith secured his legacy at the University of Virginia in the final game of his freshman year. Smith turned around that last game with a game-tying two-run homer in the fourth, then put Virginia ahead for good with an RBI single an inning later. Now he is poised to be drafted in the top half of the first round. More »

Golden Spikes Spotlight: Darren McCaughan

McCaughan's ERA hasn't been as good as last season but his peripheral numbers are just as good, if not better. Opponents' average against him went from .193 to .188; his walk rate went from 1.30 to 1.02; his strikeout rate is up from 6.8 to 8.2. And he credits that improvement to the development of his slider. More »

Important Dates

  • Feb 15: Preseason Watch List released
  • March 27: Fan nominations begin
  • April 2: Deadline for fan nominations
  • April 12: Midseason Watch List released
  • May 31: Semifinalists announced; semifinalist voting begins; voters to select three
  • June 9: Deadline to vote for finalists
  • June 14: Finalists announced; finalist voting begins; voters to select one
  • June 23: Deadline to vote for winner
  • June 29: Golden Spikes Award presentation

Countdown to Award Presentation

Golden Spikes Award Winners