Golden Spikes Spotlight: Pavin Smith

Smith secured his legacy at the University of Virginia in the final game of his freshman year. Smith turned around that last game with a game-tying two-run homer in the fourth, then put Virginia ahead for good with an RBI single an inning later. Now he is poised to be drafted in the top half of the first round. More »

Golden Spikes Spotlight: Darren McCaughan

McCaughan's ERA hasn't been as good as last season but his peripheral numbers are just as good, if not better. Opponents' average against him went from .193 to .188; his walk rate went from 1.30 to 1.02; his strikeout rate is up from 6.8 to 8.2. And he credits that improvement to the development of his slider. More »

Golden Spikes Spotlight: Brendan McKay

The consensus national Freshman of the Year in 2015, McKay is already certain to go down as one of the greatest two-way players of his era. He was a first-team All-American as a freshman and again as a sophomore, and he surely will be once again as a junior, because he is having his best season yet. More »

Important Dates

  • Feb 15: Preseason Watch List released
  • March 27: Fan nominations begin
  • April 2: Deadline for fan nominations
  • April 12: Midseason Watch List released
  • May 31: Semifinalists announced; semifinalist voting begins; voters to select three
  • June 9: Deadline to vote for finalists
  • June 14: Finalists announced; finalist voting begins; voters to select one
  • June 23: Deadline to vote for winner
  • June 29: Golden Spikes Award presentation

Countdown to Award Presentation

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