|Dick Howser Trophy|
Logo for the Dick Howser Trophy
|Given for||College baseball's best player|
|Presented by||National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association|
|Most recent||Adley Rutschman, Oregon State|
|Website||Dick Howser Trophy|
The Dick Howser Trophy is bestowed annually to the national college baseball player of the year. The award is named after former collegiate and Major League Baseball (MLB) player and manager Dick Howser, who died of brain cancer in 1987 at the age of 51. In that same year, the award was established by friends of Howser and presented to Mike Fiore, the inaugural winner.
Six winners of the Dick Howser Trophy are members of the National College Baseball Hall of Fame. Four winners--Kris Benson, David Price, Stephen Strasburg, and Adley Rutschman--went on to become the first overall MLB draft pick.Jason Jennings, Buster Posey, and Kris Bryant went on to win the Rookie of the Year Award several years after winning the Dick Howser Trophy.Jered Weaver is the only award winner to pitch a no-hitter, while Mark Teixeira holds the record for most games with home runs from both sides of the plate. Furthermore, seventeen players won the Golden Spikes Award alongside the Dick Howser Trophy.Brooks Kieschnick is the only player to win the trophy more than once.
The winners from 1987 to 1998 were selected by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA). The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) became the voting body in 1999, and now presents the award together with the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce in Florida. The most recent recipient of the award is Adley Rutschman of Oregon State University.
|Year||Links to the article about the corresponding baseball year|
|Player (X)||Name of the player and number of times they had won the award at that point|
|Position||The player's position at the time he won the award|
|School||The player's college when he won the award|
|Italics||Denotes player was the first overall MLB draft pick in the same year|
|^||Player won the Rookie of the Year Award[a]|
|§||Denotes player also won the Golden Spikes Award in the same year|
|Member of the National College Baseball Hall of Fame|
|Player is active|
|1987||Mike Fiore||OF||Miami (FL)|||
|1988||Robin Ventura§||3B||Oklahoma State|||
|1990||Alex Fernández§||P||Miami-Dade Community College|||
|1991||Frank Rodriguez||P||Howard College|||
|1994||Jason Varitek§||C||Georgia Tech|||
|1997||J. D. Drew§||OF||Florida State|||
|2000||Mark Teixeira||3B||Georgia Tech|||
|2001||Mark Prior§||P||Southern California|||
|2004||Jered Weaver§||P||Long Beach State|||
|2008||Buster Posey§^||C||Florida State|||
|2009||Stephen Strasburg§||P||San Diego State|||
|2013||Kris Bryant§^||3B||San Diego|||
|2014||A. J. Reed§||Utility||Kentucky|||
|2019||Adley Rutschman§||C||Oregon State|||
Price also won the Dick Howser Trophy for athletic and scholastic achievements.