From many, there will be one. While there’s no guarantee contending athletes will win their state at this point in the season, a number of elite performers are making a case for Gatorade National Baseball Player of the Year consideration. Here’s the scoop on the latest top candidate.
Senior outfielder, Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nev.)
Greatness Present: It’s not easy to lead Bishop Gorman in any offensive category. The seven-time state champ Gaels (32-7) feature three more scholarship seniors and a heap of talented underclassmen.
Yet, Meimerstorf has unquestionably led Gorman’s always formidable offense, recording a team-high 14 home runs, 29 extra-base hits, 47 RBI and a .982 slugging percentage entering the state tournament.
The 6-foot, 195-pound senior outfielder has batted .464 and struck out just 10 times in 125 plate appearances this spring.
Greatness Past: A four-year varsity starter, Meimerstorf has been a key member of three state championship teams at Gorman and has amassed more than 40 home runs and nearly 200 RBI in his prep career. He captured 2012 Perfect Game Underclass High Honorable Mention honors as a junior last season.
Greatness Future: Meimerstorf has signed with Arizona, but is projected as an early round selection in next month’s Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
Make no mistake: The Gatorade State Baseball Player of the Year races aren’t over, and the National POY race is heating up. Time remains for one standout student-athlete among thousands to rise to the top.Check back for daily updates on the top contenders making their case.