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April 15, 2015
Golden Spikes Spotlight: Brendan McKay
Impact two-way freshmen are so rare in college baseball that comparisons are inevitable when a great one comes along. Just nine weeks into his collegiate career, Louisville's Brendan McKay is already the best two-way player in the country.
April 09, 2015
Midseason Golden Spikes watch list revealed
USA Baseball released its 60-player midseason USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award watch list on Thursday, continuing the journey to naming the top amateur baseball player in the country in a presentation on Tuesday, June 23, in Los Angeles.
April 08, 2015
Golden Spikes Spotlight: Dillon Tate
Each time UC Santa Barbara's prized junior right-hander Dillon Tate takes the mound at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, it's further validation of what hard work can sometimes lead to for baseball players. Scouts and radar guns combine to outnumber fans in the lower bowl of the ballpark, creating a constant buzz.
March 31, 2015
Golden Spikes Spotlight: Thomas Eshelman
A veteran of USA Baseball's Collegiate National Team and a two-time All-American, Cal State Fullerton right-hander Thomas Eshelman has been as consistently dominant as anyone in college baseball over the past three years, and he's done it without top-notch velocity or a knockout breaking pitch.
March 24, 2015
Golden Spikes Spotlight: DJ Stewart
Midway through what would wind up being a monster weekend for DJ Stewart, a scout who had come to Davenport Field to watch him lamented that he "hasn't really hit" in the first six weeks of the season. But in fact, he had already matched his 2014 home run total and was the nation's leader in walks.
March 17, 2015
Golden Spikes Spotlight: Rhett Wiseman
Vanderbilt junior Rhett Wiseman is likable for a lot of reasons. No matter the situation, his approach is always the same -- mature, well-thought-out, advanced beyond his age. But beyond his excellence as a person, Wiseman is quickly morphing into one of college baseball's most dangerous hitters.
February 10, 2015
50-player preseason GSA watch list unveiled
USA Baseball released its 50-player preseason USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award watch list on Tuesday, beginning the organization's journey to naming the top amateur baseball player in the country in a trophy presentation on Tuesday, June 23, in Los Angeles.
March 03, 2015
Golden Spikes Spotlight: Mike Shawaryn
In partnership with, the Golden Spikes Award takes an in-depth look each week at a candidate for the 2015 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award.
January 26, 2015
Golden Spikes Award committee formed
USA Baseball announced today the formation of the Golden Spikes Award committee that will select the watch lists and semifinalists for the USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award, given annually to the top amateur baseball player in the U.S.
February 24, 2015
Golden Spikes Spotlight: Kevin Newman
Coming out of high school in Poway, Calif., Kevin Newman was a skinny right-handed-hitting infielder who lacked the strength to succeed in pro ball right away. But scouts who had seen him play often enough knew there was more to Newman than first meets the eye.
February 16, 2015
Golden Spikes Roundup: February 16
The 2015 college baseball season is underway after an exciting opening weekend. With love in the air on Valentine's Day, many of the top players in the country shined, while others impressed in debuts. There were upsets, heartbreak, homers and happy fans all over the country as college baseball returned.
July 17, 2014
A.J. Reed Wins 2014 Golden Spikes Award
Kentucky's A.J. Reed was selected as the recipient of the 2014 Golden Spikes Award on Thursday, USA Baseball announced.