Texas Baseball POY: Kyle Muller

Texas Baseball POY: Kyle Muller

Gatorade State Player of the Year

Texas Baseball POY: Kyle Muller

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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.

For a list of the other Gatorade State Baseball Players of the Year winners, click here.

THE WINNER: Kyle Muller

THE BASICS

School: Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas (Texas)
Grade: Senior
Position: Left-handed pitcher and outfielder
Height: 6-foot-7
Weight: 245 pounds

Athletic achievement: He has led the Rangers to a 31-7-2 record and the Class 6A regional semifinals, scheduled for May 26. At the time of his selection, Muller had posted an 8-1 record on the mound with a 0.49 ERA and 140 strikeouts in 74 innings. Offensively, he’s compiled a .392 average with 15 home runs and 52 RBI through 40 games. A 2015 Under Armour All-American, he set a national high school record by striking out 33 consecutive hitters earlier this season.

Academic excellence: Muller has maintained an 86.4 average.

Exemplary character: A member of his school’s Big Brother program, he has volunteered locally as part of an elementary school literacy-outreach initiative and participated in a school-sponsored, community-building service mission.

THE PRAISE

“Kyle Muller is one of the best competitors that I’ve ever come across in my nine years of coaching,” said Allen Somwang, head coach at Nimitz High. “The guy is a machine on the mound and you can tell that his presence makes his whole team better.”

THE FUTURE: Muller has signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball on scholarship at the University of Texas this fall, but is projected as an early round selection in June’s Major League Baseball draft.

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