Arkansas signee Wallace named state player of the year

By: Matt Jones
Published: Thursday, May 21, 2020
Greenbrier senior Cayden Wallace throws during practice Friday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Greenbrier.
Photo by Staci Vandagriff
Greenbrier senior Cayden Wallace throws during practice Friday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Greenbrier.

— 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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