Dick Howser Trophy

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The Dick Howser Trophy is an award given annually to the collegiate player of the year. The award was created in 1987 and is sponsored by the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce and the National College Baseball Writers Association. The award is named after Dick Howser, a former Major League player and manager, who died of cancer in June of that year. American Baseball Coaches Association selected the winners from 1987 to 1998. In 1999, the National College Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) became the award's selectors, discontinuing their NCBWA Player of Year Award.

Dick Howser Trophy Winners[edit]

Year Player School Position
1987 Mike Fiore Miami (Florida) OF
1988 Robin Ventura Oklahoma State 3B
1989 Scott Bryant Texas DH-OF
1990 Alex Fernandez Miami-Dade CC P
1991 Frank Rodriguez Howard College P
1992 Brooks Kieschnick Texas P-DH
1993 Brooks Kieschnick Texas P-DH
1994 Jason Varitek Georgia Tech C
1995 Todd Helton Tennessee 1B-P
1996 Kris Benson Clemson P
1997 J.D. Drew Florida State OF
1998 Eddy Furniss Louisiana State 1B
1999 Jason Jennings Baylor P-DH
2000 Mark Teixeira Georgia Tech 3B
2001 Mark Prior Southern California P
2002 Khalil Greene Clemson SS
2003 Rickie Weeks Southern 2B
2004 Jered Weaver Long Beach State P
2005 Alex Gordon Nebraska 3B
2006 Brad Lincoln University of Houston P
2007 David Price Vanderbilt University P
2008 Buster Posey Florida State University C
2009 Stephen Strasburg San Diego State University P
2010 Anthony Rendon Rice University 3B
2011 Taylor Jungmann University of Texas P
2012 Mike Zunino University of Florida C
2013 Kris Bryant University of San Diego 3B
2014 A.J. Reed University of Kentucky 1B/P
2015 Andrew Benintendi University of Arkansas OF
2016 Seth Beer Clemson University OF
2017 Brendan McKay University of Louisville 1B/P
2018 Brady Singer University of Florida P
2019 Adley Rutschman Oregon State University C
2020 not awarded
2021 Kevin Kopps University of Arkansas P
2022 Ivan Melendez University of Texas 1B

NCBWA Player of Year Winners[edit]

Year Player School Position
1988 Andy Benes Evansville P
1989 Ben McDonald Louisiana State P
1990 Mike Kelly Arizona State OF
1991 Bobby Jones Fresno State P
1992 Mike Smith Indiana SS
1993 Darren Dreifort Wichita State P-DH
1994 Jason Varitek Georgia Tech C
1995 Mark Kotsay Cal State Fullerton OF-P
1996 Kris Benson Clemson P
1997 Lance Berkman Rice 1B
1998 Brad Wilkerson Florida P-OF