COACH OF THE YEAR
Fred Burnside,South Dade (Homestead)
Burnside had a remarkable year guiding South Dade to its first state championship game since 1976. He mentored South Dade to a 3-1 win in the 2014 FHSAA Class 8A state championship game vs Bloomingdale. The win marked Burnside's first state title win as a high school coach and South Dade's first state championship win.
SS Nick Gordon, (PLAYER OF THE YEAR) Olympia (Orlando), 6-1, Sr.
Athletic shortstop with the range, hands and arm to rank among the best in the country. He was drafted No. 5 overall by the Twins. Son of former MLB pitcher Tom “Flash” Gordon.
P Sean Reid-Foley, Sandalwood (Jacksonville), 6-4, Sr.
Is 7-3 with a 0.64 ERA with 120 strikeouts and 15 walks through 65.2 innings. Signed with Toronto Blue Jays after being drafted No. 49.
P Brian Gonzalez, Archbishop McCarthy (Southwest Ranches), 6-3, Sr.
The left-hander threw 69.1 innings with a 0.50 ERA and 129 strikeouts and posted back-to-back no-hitters in the team’s regional quarterfinal and semifinal games. Drafted No. 90 overall by the Orioles, Gonzalez is verbally committed to the University of Miami.
P Touki Toussaint, Coral Springs Christian, 6-2, Sr.
The 16th overall draft pick chosen by the Diamondbacks, Toussaint has been recognized as the top pitcher in Broward County since his sophomore season. With a fastball clocked at 98 mph, Toussaint recorded a 1.22 ERA, 104 strikeouts, and eight wins.
C Cody Henry, Pensacola Catholic, 6-2, Sr.
A three-time varsity letter-winner, Henry helped Pensacola Catholic to back-to-back state titles in 2012 and 2013, and a national championship with a 30-0 season in 2013.
1B Pavin Smith, Palm Beach Gardens, 6-2, Sr.
A University of Virginia signee, Smith batted .449 with six home runs, 25 RBI and four stolen bases. As a pitcher, he had a 1.25 ERA, a 5-1 record and threw 46 strikeouts.
2B Forrest Wall, Orangewood Christian (Winter Park), 6-1, Sr.
In 21 games, Wall batted. 500 with a .610 on-base percentage, scoring 31 runs with 28 hits and 16 RBI. Ranked the nation’s top prep second baseman by Baseball America, Wall was drafted in the second round by the Rockies. He has signed with Colorado.
3B Tate Blackman, Lake Brantley (Altamonte Springs), 6-0, Sr.
Drafted in the 20th round by the Brewers, Blackman has signed with the University of Mississippi. He batted .407 with 23 RBI and scored 24 runs.
OF Jeremy Vasquez, Martin County (Stuart), 6-0, Sr.
Voted the Class 7A player of the year, Vasquez batted .524 with four home runs, 15 doubles, 37 RBI and 31 runs scored. He has signed with the University of Florida.
OF Carl Chester, Lake Brantley (Altamonte Springs), 6-0, Sr.
Drafted in the 38th round by the Brewers, Chester is a dynamic outfielder whose speed can really impact the game.
OF Mauricio Amaral, Brito (Miami), 6-5, Sr.
Considered by some to have the most raw power of any hitter in high school baseball, Amaral led Brito to a Class 2A state championship while batting .480 with 10 home runs and 27 RBI.
P Carson Sands, North Florida Christian (Tallahassee), 6-4, Sr.
P Jesse Lepore, Trinity Catholic (Ocala), 6-4, Sr.
C JJ Schwarz, Palm Beach Gardens, 6-2, Sr.
1B Dash Winningham, Trinity Catholic (Ocala), 6-2, Sr.
2B Dalton Guthrie, Venice, 5-11, Sr.
SS Brendan Rodgers, Lake Mary, 6-1, Jr.
3B Milton Ramos, American Heritage (Plantation), 5-11, Sr.
OF Daniel Reyes, Mater Academy (Hialeah Gardens), 6-2, Jr.
OF Reece Cooley, Fleming Island (Orange Park), 6-2, Sr.
OF Justin Smith, Bartram Trail (St. John's), 6-2, Sr.