Matt Jones is the online sports director for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A double graduate of the University of Arkansas, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and voter for the Heisman Trophy.
Arkansas signee Wallace named state player of the year
Greenbrier senior Cayden Wallace throws during practice Friday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Greenbrier.
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas signee Cayden Wallace was named the state’s Gatorade baseball player of the year Thursday.
Wallace, a third baseman from Greenbrier, won the award for his combined performance in 2019 and this year’s season when he combined to bat .510 with 7 home runs, 9 doubles, 9 triples and 29 RBI.
He had a .620 on-base percentage as a junior and senior, and was successful in 22 of 23 stolen-base attempts.
Wallace is a candidate to be selected in this year’s shortened MLB Draft. Baseball America rates him the No. 140 prospect this year, when the five-round draft will include 160 picks.
Arkansas has several highly-rated draft prospects in its 2020 signing class. The Razorbacks’ class is ranked No. 3 by Baseball America.
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