The 2019 ABCA/Rawlings National Position Players of the Year have been announced in all nine divisions: NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA Divisions I, II and III, Pacific Association Division and high school. ABCA/Rawlings First Team All-America selections were eligible for Position Player of the Year honors, and players were selected by the ABCA All-America committee from each division.
The ABCA/Rawlings National Pitchers of the Year were announced on Monday, June 24.
The ABCA, founded in 1945, is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its over 11,000 members represent all 50 states and 23 countries. Since its initial meeting of 27 college baseball coaches in June 1945, Association membership has broadened to include eight divisions: NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA, Pacific Association Division, High School and Youth. The 76th annual ABCA Convention will be held Jan. 2-5, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee.
2019 ABCA/Rawlings National Position Players of the Year
NCAA Div. I:
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SEE ALSO: ABCA/Rawlings All-Region, All-America, Gold Glove Teams (all divisions)
Adley Rutschman, Jr., C, Oregon State
NCAA Div. II:
Josh Elvir, Jr., OF, Angelo State (TX)
NCAA Div. III:
Nick Herzog, Sr., OF, UMass Boston
Aaron Shackelford, Sr., SS, The Master's (CA)
NJCAA Div. I:
Cael Baker, So., SS, Wabash Valley (IL)
NJCAA Div. II:
Drew Smith, So., 2B, Northeast (NE)
NJCAA Div. III:
Ruben Alcala, So., SS, Brookhaven (TX)
Pacific Assoc. Division:
Charles Middleton, So., OF, Sierra (CA)
Bobby Witt Jr., Sr., SS, Colleyville Heritage (TX)