As the third overall pick in the MLB draft, by the Diamondbacks, Trevor Bauer is bound to be on MLB Network for years to come. On Friday, the UCLA Bruins' all-time leader in wins, strikeouts, and innings pitched was at the MLB Network studios in Secaucus, New Jersey, winning the Golden Spikes Award as the nation's top amateur baseball player. It capped quite a year for Bauer.â†µ
Bauer beat out fellow finalists Danny Hultzen of Virginia and Taylor Jungmann of Texas, and became the first Bruin to win the Golden Spikes Award. Earlier in the week, Bauer also won an L.A. ESPY award for best male college athlete, and he was also named National Player of the Year by Baseball America and Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year as well. Ryan Rosenblatt of Bruins Nation reported on Bauer's reaction to the Golden Spikes Award:â†µ
"It's definitely validation for that, for all the work hard I've put in, but also for the hard work my coaches put in with me, my teammates," Bauer said, before going on to thank his parents and his coaches down in Texas, where he does his summer work.â†µ
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