High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Logan Shore

The window on the Gatorade State Baseball Player of the Year race is closing, and the search for elite student-athletes is in full swing. The award recognizes not only athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field. Here are two top candidates who meet the basic award criteria as determined by our ESPNHS team that administers the program’s selection process.

Mitch Brown
Senior Pitcher, Rochester Century High (Rochester, MN)

2012 Team record: 13-4
2012 Team standing: Sectional tournament begins May 25

2012 W-L record: 7-1
2012 ERA: 0.56
2012 Strikeouts: 103

Academics: B-plus average
Collegiate destination: San Diego

How he’s played himself into the State POY conversation: First Team All-State; All-State Tournament Team in 2011; Ranked No. 44 draft prospect by Baseball America.

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