The Gatorade State Baseball Players of the Year were selected based on athletic production and impact in the 2015-16 season. Each winner also demonstrated high academic achievement and exemplary personal character, including volunteerism, sportsmanship and community leadership.
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THE WINNER: Anthony Videtto
School: Silver Lake Regional (Kingston, Mass.)
Position: Infielder, outfielder and right-handed pitcher
Weight: 195 pounds
Athletic achievement: He had led the Lakers to a 14-2 record at the time of his selection. Videtto produced a .458 average with four home runs and 14 RBI with the bat through 16 games. The 2016 Patriot League MVP, he also posted a 2-1 record with a 1.35 ERA and 43 strikeouts in 26 innings.
Academic excellence: Videtto has maintained a weighted 4.21 GPA.
Exemplary character: A member of the National Honor Society, he has volunteered locally on behalf of the Yawkey Family Inn and as a youth baseball coach.
“We have played against Silver Lake for the past two years and Anthony Videtto is the best player we have faced,” said Leo Duggan, Oliver Ames High head coach. “He played the infield against us and was awesome, taking away a couple of hits. At the plate, he had four hits and we had a hard time figuring out how to pitch to him.”
THE FUTURE: Videtto has signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball on scholarship at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst this fall.