Nominate Your Favorite Player for the Golden Spikes Award

Nominate your favorite amateur baseball player for the 2017 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award! Fill out the form for a chance for your favorite player to be featured on the Midseason Watch List that will be announced on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Nominate »

Golden Spikes Spotlight: Keegan Thompson

Every spring, Keegan Thompson grabbed his glove and his spikes and went out to play baseball. Every spring, that is, except last year. He still came to ballpark, but with his elbow under construction, all he could do was watch as his teammates played the game he loved. More »

Golden Spikes Spotlight: Luis Gonzalez

Sometimes the maturation process is a subtle thing. It wasn't so subtle for Luis Gonzalez, whose pronounced growth in several obvious ways over the last three years at New Mexico has helped turn him into one of college baseball's best hitters and most valuable players. 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

Golden Spikes Award Winners