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College Freshman of the YearHistory of Award Winners
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Matt Purke won this award in 2010
Recent history of winners for College Freshman of the Year. There is some lag in updating awards data and they may not provide an entire history of winners. The list below is separated by year with a dividing line. Some awards have multiple award winners for all or some years.

LevelNCAA
Years Available1993-2017

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Major Leaguers are in bold

Historical Winners - College Freshman of the Year

Top Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks
YearPlayer NamePosNotesC-AwardsHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationCollege(s)StatusCurrent Org (Level)
2017Matt WallnerP46-4 220 L-R 1997-12-12 19Forest Lake,Minnesota NCAA2017-2018-
2016-32- 963-MIN
So.Mississippi  
2016Seth BeerOF-1B76-2 195 L-R 1996-09-18 19Maryville,Illinois A2016-2018-
2018- 1-  28-HOU
Clemson U.  
2015Brendan McKayP206-2 212 L-L 1995-12-18 19Darlington,Pennsylvania A+2015-2018-
2017- 1-   4-TBA
LouisvilleMinorsTampa Bay Rays (Rk)
2014Zack CollinsC76-2 210 L-R 1995-02-06 19Pembroke Pines,Florida AA2014-2018-
2016- 1-  10-CHA
MiamiMinorsChicago White Sox (AA)
2013Alex Bregman2B 115-11 180 R-R 1994-03-30 19Albuquerque,New Mexico MLB2013-20182016-2018
2015- 1-   2-HOU
Louisiana StActiveHouston Astros (MLB)
2012Carlos RodonP106-2 234 L-L 1992-12-10 19Miami,Florida MLB2012-20182015-2018
2014- 1-   3-CHA
North Carolina StActiveChicago White Sox (MLB)
2011Colin Moran3B116-3 180 L-R 1992-10-01 18Port Chester,New York MLB2011-20182016-2018
2013- 1-   6-MIA
North CarolinaActivePittsburgh Pirates (MLB)
2010Matt PurkeP76-3 175 L-L 1990-07-17 19Spring,Texas MLB2010-20182016-2016
2011- 3-  96-WAS
Texas Christian U.MinorsNew York Mets (AAA)
2008Chris HernandezP66-2 185 L-L 1988-12-14 19Miami,Florida AAA2008-2014-
2010- 7- 233-BOS
MiamiFree Agent  
2007Dustin Ackley2B-CF176-1 182 L-R 1988-02-26 19Winston-Salem,North Carolina MLB2007-20182011-2016
2009- 1-   2-SEA
North CarolinaMinorsLos Angeles Angels (AAA)
2006Pedro Alvarez3B166-2 225 L-R 1987-02-06 19New York,New York MLB2006-20182010-2018
2008- 1-   2-PIT
Vanderbilt U.MinorsBaltimore Orioles (AAA)
2005Joe SaveryP96-3 215 L-L 1985-11-04 19Houston,Texas MLB2005-20142011-2014
2007- 1-  19-PHI
Rice U.Free Agent  
2004Wade LeBlancP76-2 180 L-L 1984-08-07 19Lake Charles,Louisiana MLB2004-20182008-2018
2006- 2-  61-SDN
AlabamaActiveSeattle Mariners (MLB)
2003Ryan BraunLF296-2 205 R-R 1983-11-17 19Mission Hills,California MLB2003-20182007-2018
2005- 1-   5-MIL
MiamiDL-10Milwaukee Brewers (MLB)
2002Stephen DrewSS96-0 190 L-R 1983-03-16 19Hahira,Georgia MLB2005-20172006-2017
2004- 1-  15-ARI
Florida StRetired  
2001Michael AubreyLF76-1 195 L-L 1982-04-15 19Shreveport,Louisiana MLB2001-20112008-2009
2003- 1-  11-CLE
Tulane U.  
2000Kevin Howard3B-1B46-2 180 L-R 1981-06-25 19Hinsdale,Illinois AAA2000-2014-
2002- 5- 135-CIN
MiamiFree Agent  
1999James JurriesIF106-0 195 R-R 1979-04-13 20Freeport,Texas AAA1999-2006-
2002- 6- 185-ATL
Tulane U.  
1998Xavier NadyOF166-2 205 R-R 1978-11-14 19Carmel,California MLB1998-20142000-2014
2000- 2-  49-SDN
CaliforniaFree Agent  
1997Brian Roberts2B135-9 170 B-R 1977-10-09 19Durham,North Carolina MLB1997-20142001-2014
1999- 1-  50-BAL
South Carolina, North CarolinaRetired  
1996Pat BurrellLF186-4 225 R-R 1976-10-10 19Eureka Springs,Arkansas MLB1996-20112000-2011
1998- 1-   1-PHI
Miami  
1995Kyle PetersonP96-3 220 L-R 1976-04-09 19Elkhorn,Nebraska MLB1995-20011999-2001
1997- 1-  13-MIL
Stanford U.  
1994R.A. DickeyP206-3 205 R-R 1974-10-29 19Nashville,Tennessee MLB1994-20172001-2017
1996- 1-  18-TEX
TennesseeFree Agent  
1993Brett LaxtonP106-2 205 L-R 1973-10-05 19Stafford,New Jersey MLB1993-20051999-2000
1996-24- 705-OAK
Louisiana St