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Use the link below for Super Sophomore nominations and 2 way player nominations as well as for Statewide Statistical Leaders
We also use this info for State Records - Individual/Team/Season/Career
The TBCA and TN Sports Writers Assoc. will also receive every one of these nominations
HS Coaches - send NOMINATIONS WHEN ELIMINATED FROM TOURNAMENT PLAY
Check out last year's statewide stat leaders for an idea of what type #'s you need to get on a list
CAN TAKE ANY 2018 NOMINATIONS TIL FRIDAY JUNE 1ST
THESE SCHOOLS HAVE NOMINATIONS TURNED In FOR 2017
|NOMINATIONS BY REGION - BACKGROUND COLOR MEANS REGION SEMI'S/SUBSTATE|
|UNIV SCHOOL JC||MEIGS COUNTY||BAYLOR||COLUMBIA||SYCAMORE||CORNERSVILLE||SOUTH GIBSON||TIPTON ROSEMARK|
|SULLIVAN EAST||GIBBS||NOTRE DAME||JACKSON COUNTY||PORTLAND||WAVERLY||BARTLETT||NORTHPOINT CHR.|
|DAVID CROCKETT||KNOX WEST||RHEA COUNTY||WATERTOWN||GALLATIN||FAIRVIEW||DYERSBURG||ST. BENEDICT|
|DANIEL BOONE||OLIVER SPRINGS||GRUNDY COUNTY||SMITH COUNTY||MTCS||CAMDEN||RIPLEY||HARDING ACADEMY|
|CUMBERLAND GAP||KNOX CATHOLIC||ROCKWOOD||OAKLAND||ROSSVIEW||CREEK WOOD||JACK. SOUTHSIDE||ECS|
|WEST GREENE||COALFIELD||CHATT CHRISTIAN||BLACKMAN||HENDERSONVILLE||CENTENNIAL||UNION CITY||ST. GEORGES|
|COCKE COUNTY||SOUTH DOYLE||BRADLEY CENTRAL||FRANKLIN COUNTY||CLARKSVILLE||PAGE||ARLINGTON||COLLIERVILLE|
|NORTHVIEW ACAD.||ANDERSON COUNTY||OOLTEWAH||CENTRAL MAGNET||EAST ROBERTSON||INDEPENDENCE||HAYWOOD COUNTY||COVINGTON|
|GREENEVILLE||CARTER||SOUTH PITTSBURG||GORDONSVILLE||HENRY COUNTY||COLUMBIA ACADEMY||JACKSON CHRISTIAN||SCOTTS HILL|
|TENNESSEE||KNOX HALLS||COOKEVILLE||STEWARTS CREEK||JO BYRNS||FRANKLIN||MILAN||BRIARCREST|
|UNICOI COUNTY||FARRAGUT||BOYD BUCHANAN||GOODPASTURE||FORREST||SUMMIT||USJ||CHRISTIAN BROS.|
|HAPPY VALLEY||KNOX WEBB||SIGNAL MOUNTAIN||DAVIDSON ACADEMY||ENSWORTH||McNAIRY CENTRAL||HOUSTON|
|ELIZABETHTON||KNOX GRACE||BLACKMAN||MT. JULIET||DICKSON COUNTY||LEXINGTON|
|SEVIER COUNTY||WILLIAM BLOUNT||TULLAHOMA||CLARK NORTHEAST||GCA||MUNFORD|
|SULLIVAN SOUTH||CAK||DEKALB COUNTY||CLARK. NORTHWEST||LORETTO||HUNTINGDON|
|DOBYNS-BENNETT||SWEETWATER||LIPSCOMB ACADEMY||SPRING HILL|
|NORTH GREENE||BEARDEN||BEECH||FATHER RYAN|
|JEFFERSON COUNTY||GREENBACK||WILSON CENTRAL||BWOOD ACADEMY|
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big day lifts Govs past Jackrabbits in season opener...
Cain's Grand Slam Helps Bryan Down Old Rival...
Dodson leads Bisons in win over UNC Asheville...
Lee Loses Two Close Contests To No. 19 Mocs...Tigers
Shut Out WKU on Opening Day...
MT takes season opener behind dominant staff...
Buffs rally to earn doubleheader split...
Lynx defeat Greenville 8-6...
Tech claims season-opening victory over Little Rock
behind power pitching, bats...Vandy
falls short in 5-4 loss...
2/16/18 - Weather is the story... bad weather that is - many series have been shifted or cancelled- check the twitter feed here for updates... Team Previews from Franklin County HS and Antioch HS... Golden Rams Use Fast Start to Top Lee, 8-4...
2/10/18 - Coach Rusty Thompson gets Milestone Victory with Bat Cats Sweep of Cincinnati Christian... Lions Extend Winning Streak To Eight With Sweep Of IU Kokomo...Pitching powers Eagles to twin-bill sweep of Cavaliers... Miscues hamper baseball in 9-1 loss... Lions Split Twin-Bill With Midway University In Friday Series... Complete games lead King to sweep of Davis & Elkins... Railsplitters throttle Ohio Valley in doubleheader sweep ...RedHawks Best No. 6 Spartans on Opening Day... Seventh-inning small ball sends Scots past Johnson, 4-3... Buffs rally to earn doubleheader split... Baseball falls 10-4 to Belmont Abbey in home opener...Union baseball splits Friday double-header versus Maryville ... See all the JuCo scores and info in the twitter feed >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
2/8/18 - Gallatin HS checks in with their 2018 preview... Coaches send your preview NOW!! Go to http://tnbaseballreport.com/nominationandpreviewform.htm#PART_2 and fill out the Team Preview Form...
2/7/18 - Lions Prevail Over Martin Methodist 5-4 In Home Opener ...LMU demolishes Claflin 21-4 ... Coaches send your preview NOW!! Go to http://tnbaseballreport.com/nominationandpreviewform.htm#PART_2 and fill out the Team Preview Form...
2/6/18 - Ozment honored ...
2/5/18 - Bethel drops season opener ... Once Again Lions Topple No. 18 UNOH And Rout Rio ... Langhorne, potent lumber muscles C-N over Pfeiffer ... Big Innings Carry Rangers Past Bucs ... Phoenix completes sweep with 10-3, 7-3 victories ... Mirabal gives King split at Anderson ... Railsplitters fall to Pacers in series finale 10-5 ... RedHawks Best No. 6 Spartans on Opening Day ... Buffs victorious in rubber game at USC Beaufort ... Lynx throw 12 Strikeouts; Fall to George Fox 3-1 ... Lynx defeat Concordia Texas 13-6 as Cleanthes earns 400th Career Win ... #13 Bulldogs Split Doubleheader ... Finchum drives in game-winner in Tusculum's 4-3 victory at Lynn ...Union baseball sweeps opening day double-header ...
2/1/18 - Don't forget 45th annual Groundhog Day Luncheon on Friday at MTSU!! Vandy will have 11 national TV appearances this spring...
1/29/18 - CONGRATS to Ryan Weathers, of Loretto HS, for being named 1st Team Pre-Season All-America by Collegiate Baseball Magazine and to Joshua South/Cookeville RHP for being named to the 2nd Team... Walters State opened up TN college baseball over the weekend with a 3 game sweep of USC-Salkahatchie, including a perfect game by Brett Jones (73 pitches no less)... This week most all NAIA, D2, and D3 schools will open their season (all game times are local) - on Thursday Feb. 1: Bethel takes on Columbia at 3pm and Tusculum travels to Embry Riddle for a 3:30 contest. Friday is a big day for openers: Bryan vs Rio Grande at 3pm and NW Ohio at 5pm; TN Wesleyan @ Middle Georgia 3pm; Milligan DH at SC Beaufort 2pm; Cumberland @ Reinhardt 3pm; Martin Methodist at Missouri Baptist 3pm DH; Sewannee @ LaGrange 5pm; Carson-Newman @ Limestone 4pm; LMU @ USC-Aiken 4pm; Rhodes takes on Pacific Lutheran in Austin, TX at 5pm... We also have 3 season openers on Sat. Feb 3 - Union hosts Ouachita Baptist at 3pm; Christian Brothers hosts NW Oklahoma State at 3pm and lastly, Lee hosts Tuskegee at 3pm
TCCAA Openers - 2/1: Southwest TN @ LSU-Eunice 6pm 2/2: Chatt State at Georgia Highlands 3pm; Motlow @ Wallace St - Hanceville 1pm DH 2/6: Columbia St @ Wallace St-Hanceville 1pm; Cleveland St @ Roane St 2pm 2/9: Dyersburg St vs Mississippi Delta @ USA Stadium 10am; Volunteer St vs Johnson Co. CC @ USA Stadium 3pm
1/25/18 - Volunteer State , Jackson State and Motlow State CC check in with their 2018 preview and we are COMPLETELY DONE WITH TCCAA PREVIEWS FOR 2018. Thanks to all the coaches for getting the info to me!
1/24/18 - Team Previews from Blackman and Forrest HS are online... Coaches send your preview NOW!! Go to http://tnbaseballreport.com/nominationandpreviewform.htm#PART_2 and fill out the Team Preview Form...
1/22/18 - Baseball Notes: ETSU and UT both have new coaches this year... ETSU's long time coach, Tony Skole, left to coach at The Citadel where he is an alum. New coach, Joe Pennucci has been an assistant at Stony Brook, who made some noise on the national scene in a 2012 trip to the College World Series... UT released Dave Serrano and hired Tony Vitello from Arkansas. Vitello has been a top flight assistant at Missouri and TCU as well. This is his first head coaching job... UT Martin's Rick Robinson stepped down on December 7 and assistant coach, Ryan Jenkins was named interim HC a week later...
1/16/18 - Roane State checks in with their 2018 Team Preview...
1/15/18 - TCCAA Team Previews are in for 3 schools - Chatt St, Dyersburg St and Walters St have their preview online...
1/11/18 - TBCA Clinic is this weekend at Marriott in Franklin, TN... I'll be there shooting pix of award winners for the TBCA... Juco coaches are sending in their 2018 Team Previews - we will have those up next week!
High School Coaches - Go to http://tnbaseballreport.com/nominationandpreviewform.htm#PART_2 and fill out the Team Preview Form and we will start posting your previews for the upcoming season as they come in...
8/9/17 - Ultimate 9 Bats will be finished and sent to me by the end of August - I will ship out to respective HS's first week of September!
6/29/17 - The 2017 TN Baseball Report Ultimate 9 Team ...
6/24/17 - The All 2 Way Team is up and All State Teams are as well... The Ultimate 9 team will be revealed as soon as I get coaches comments back and added to material (will post this next Thursday at latest, with or without coaches comments however)... doing this is a very time consuming job (especially for free), I do my best to have the entire state represented with players when possible as most of these kids played for schools who at least made the regional round of tournament play - there are a whole lot of good, good players...
6/22/17 - We have Pitching Stat Leaders completed!! We also have All Region Teams posted - the following players have been named Region Pitcher of the Year/Player of the Year: Region 1: Matt Bradley/JeffCo; Daniel Starnes/DB... Region 2: Spencer Strider/CAK; Jake Hagenow/Farragut... Region 3: Ethan Walls/Ooltewah; Cody Hutcherson/Cookeville... Region 4: Wyatt Blessing/Goodpasture; Bryant Goolsby/Smith County... Region 5: Brock Myers/Davidson Academy; Luke Jones/Greenbrier... Region 6: Ryan Weathers/Loretto; Brycen Thomas/Spring Hill... Region 7: William Woods/Peabody; Evan Gilliam/Lexington... Region 8: Tyler Sherman/Collierville; Terrell Tatum/Houston... this may have been the hardest year to choose Region POY's as there were several candidates in each region that were so close statistically... PRINTABLE ALL REGION AND POY CERTIFICATES ARE AVAILABLE TO THE HS COACHES TO GIVE TO THEIR PLAYERS - COACHES CONTACT ME FOR THE CERTIFICATE! Work now begins on choosing the All State Teams - we hope to have those posted on Monday June 25th
6/20/17 - The entire Super Freshman/Sophomore Team is posted by region - coaches - if you have more kids who will fit in the lists, send 'em on, I'll add thru end of June... if you don't see updates - refresh your browser -
6/19/17 - MidDay UPdate: All Offensive Stats are posted on the Statewide Leader Boards! - Coaches - Players - if you see a player or yourself have a stat that would fit within what is posted - please have your coach send me the stat and I will put the player/you on the list! Will finish up Super Frosh/Soph Pitchers tonight (Regions 6-8)... Thursday will post up the All Region Teams (All Region Certificates are available to coaches)
6/17/17 - I am working on Super Fresh/Soph Pitchers list (have Regions 1 thru 3 posted) and also one category at a time on the 2017 State Stat Leader Board - I have completed to 25 batting averages from the 147 nominations I have recieved...
6/14/17 - 2017 MLB Draft (Tennessee ties - from, went to TN college)... 43 players drafted with TN ties, 214 homegrown HS grad's from TN! Congrats to Steven Jennings of DeKalb Co. being the first HS player drafted at #42 and his former HS teammate, Cody Puckett of MTSU, was also drafted!!
6/13/17 - Super Freshman/Sophomore Team Position Players are posted - working on Pitchers tomorrow - MLB Draft - Will Gaddis/Brentwood-Furman by Colorado #86, Will Toffey/Vandy by Oakland #111, Jason Delay/Vandy by Pittsburgh #118, Michael Gigliotti/Lipscomb by Kansas City #120 Jordan Rodgers/UT by Atlanta #170, Ben Breazeale/Pigeon Forge-Wake Forest by Baltimore #218, Riley Delgado MTSU by Atlanta #260, Chris Carrier/Christian Bros-Memphis by Chicago Cubs #285, Kyle Serrano/Farragut-UT by Houston #301... 6th Annual Mid TN All Star Classic Rosters...
6/12/17 - MLB DRAFT - Day one draftee's from TN or playing at a TN school/college: #5/Kyle Wright-Vandy by Braves, #23/Jeren Kendall-Vandy by Dodgers, #35/Brent Rooker-Miss. St (ECS) by Twins, #42 Steven Jennings-DeKalb County HS by Pirates, #65/Wil Crowe-South Carolina (Pigeon Forge) by Nationals, Draft continues on Tuesday...
|Tweets by TNBballRprt
|The MLB Draft started in 1965. Twenty teams drafted players and there were 10 rounds of the draft. Of the first 5 years of the draft, this draft had the most players reach the major leagues and play at least part of one year. 68 of 200 draftee's made the big leagues at some point of their career. 13 of the first round picks played in the show. In '66, 51 of 200 players made it. In '67 only 43 players made the MLB, while in '68 the number bounced back up to a second overall with 57 players eventually playing major league baseball. The fifth year of the draft, 1969, saw 51 players make the MLB. Below is a breakdown by round of the players who played big league ball at some point in their career for at least part of a year. These are statistics from the June Regular draft. In the beginning of the draft MLB had 4 drafts - January Regular, January Secondary, June Regular and June Secondary. The numbers reflect the players who signed when drafted. The player is credited in the year in which they signed to play - if they were drafted more than once, which some were - we didn't count the player twice. Also, the draft actually went more than 50 rounds, but I cut my research off at 50. After the first round, the chances of becoming a MLB player fall off significantly... as I reveal the 70's, 80's, and 90's you will see the overwhelming evidence of this...|
|Year/Round||1965||1966||1967||1968||1969||60's Total||% MLB by Rd|
|# of Players who made the MLB for at least a cup of coffee/Total # Drafted|
|1||10||11||12||9||16||65/104||62.5 - 1:1.6|
|2||6||5||7||7||8||37/104||35.5 - 1:2.8|
|7||3||2||0||7||3||17/108||15.7 - 1:6.4|
|8||1||2||0||3||4||14/108||13.0 - 1:7.7|
|31-40||5/129 3.9%||8/142 4%||5/160^^ 3.1%||4/144 2.8%||6/175 3.4%||28/750 3.7%||1:26.8|
|41-50||4/64 6.3%||2/66 3%||4/124 3.2%||0/60 0%||3/87 3.4%||13/407 3.2%||1:31.3|
|Notable draft picks from 60's|
|*- Bucky Dent||**-Nolan Ryan||***-Ken Griffey||^- Bob Forsch||^^ Mike Marshall 37th round|
|In 1965 TN had 14 players drafted that were either from TN or played at a TN school. Of these, only one, Clyde Wright made the big leagues. Wright, who played at Carson-Newman College, was drafted in the 6th round, 107th overall. Wright pitched in 9 seasons of MLB, mainly for the California Angels.|
|TN only had 5 draftee's in 1966, none of which ever played MLB.|
|In '67, 18 players were drafted from TN schools. Two players, 2nd round pick David Sells of Sullivan South HS. Sells played parts of 5 seasons with California and the LA Dodgers. That same year, Sam Ewing of Overton HS was picked in the 45th round. Ewing played parts of 4 seasons with the Chicago White Sox and Toronto. Ewing was the lowest TN pick in the 60's to ever make the big leagues. Ewing left for pro ball in '71 when he was drafted in the January Secondary.|
|1968 saw three TN draft picks find big league diamonds. Wayne Garland (Cohn HS/5th round), Ross Grimsley (Frayser HS/8th) and Mike Willis (Hillsboro HS/25th round). TN also had a June Secondary draftee, Ed Goodson of ETSU, drafted as the third pick of the draft who played big league ball. Garland and Grimsley did not sign in '68. Both were drafted again in 1969 and signed.|
|In '69, other than Garland and Grimsley, TN had 19 players drafted total. None of these guys ever played an inning. Among the drafted was future Motlow State skipper, Don Rhoton. The lowest ever draft pick to play in the big leagues from the 60's was drafted in 1969 - 75th round/1026 overall - Al Cowens... Cowens played 13 seasons with KC Royals, Detroit, California and Seattle. Interestingly enough, Nashville native, Butch Stinson was drafted from Cohn HS in the 75th round but did not sign.|
MLB Draft Part II: The 70's
|Year/Round||1970||1971||1972||1973||1974||1975||1976||1977||1978||1979||70's Total||% MLB by Rd|
|# of Players who made it to the MLB for at least a cup of coffee / # Drafted total|
|31-40||4/135 2.9%||7/101 6.9%||4/98 4.1%||3/61 4.9%||5/70 7.1%||3/30 10%||5/53 9.4%||3/63 4.8%||3/69 4.3%||8/107 7.5%||45/787||5.7|
|41-50||0/53 0%||1/23 4.3%||0/19 0%||2/25 8%||0/2 0%||0/0||0/0||0/2 0%||1/15 7%||1/11 9.1%||5/150||3.3|
|Overall %||11.3 %||12.3%||12.9%||12.5%||15.3%||15.3%||16.3%||16%||16.6%||16.9%||14.5|
|Top TN Pick by Year|
|1970 - Eddie Sherlin/Gallatin HS 4th Rd/#85|
|1971 - Larry Herndon/Douglas HS (Memphis) 3rd Rd/#54 (MLB)|
|1972 - Bobby Goodman/Bishop Byrne HS (Memphis) 1st Rd/#5|
|1973 - Butch Stinson/Lipscomb U 7th Rd/#143|
|1974 - Ted Shipley/Vanderbilt U 1st Rd/#14|
|1975 - Bo McLaughlin/Lipscomb U 1st Rd/#14 (MLB)|
|1976 - Dom Chiti/Raliegh Egypt HS (Memphis) 2nd Rd/#27|
|1977 - Scott Sanderson/Vanderbilt U 3rd Rd/#54|
|1978 - Michael Taylor/Columbia State CC 3rd Rd/#62|
|1979 - Atlee Hammaker/ETSU 1st Rd/#21 (MLB)|
|Other Notable Draftee's|
|Charlie Lea drafted 4 times - 1975 June Reg 15/342, 1976 June Sec 2/37, 1977 Jan Sec 4/61, 1978 June Reg 3/62*|
|* - 1976 2nd Round: #27 Dom Chiti RHP Raliegh Egypt HS (Memphis, TN)|
|^-1975 4th Round: #93 Mike Wright SS Father Ryan HS (Nashville, TN)|
|#- 1976 5th Round: # 118 Mike Smithson RHP UT(Hickman Co. HS)|
|&- 1974 6th Round: #131 Eddie (Ed) Whitson RHP Unicoi Co. HS (Erwin, TN)|
|**- 1970 8th Round: # 171 Phil Garner IF UT (Bearden HS) (Knoxville, TN)|
|!- 1975 15th Round: #342 Charlie Lea LHP Kingsbury HS (Memphis, TN)|
|@- 1976 17th Round: #405 Rick Honeycutt UT (Chattanooga, TN)|
|^^^- 1978 17th Round: #431 Mark Smith David Lipscomb HS (Nashville, TN)|
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