Washington Baseball POY: Christian Jones

Washington Baseball POY: Christian Jones

Gatorade State Player of the Year

Washington Baseball POY: Christian Jones

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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: Christian Jones

THE BASICS

School: Federal Way (Wash.)
Grade: Senior
Position: Outfielder and first baseman
Height: 6-foot-2
Weight: 195 pounds

Athletic achievement: He batted .446 with five home runs and 23 RBI this past season, leading the Eagles (20-5) to the first round of the Class 4A regional tournament. A 2015 Under Armour All-American, Jones also scored 27 runs and compiled a .500 on-base percentage.

Academic excellence: Jones has maintained a 3.76 GPA.

Exemplary character: He has volunteered locally as a peer mentor and as a youth baseball coach.

THE PRAISE

“Jones is a very talented player,” said Brett Jaime, head coach at Kentlake High. “His attitude and sportsmanship was always good and he is definitely a great baseball player.”

THE FUTURE: Jones has signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball on scholarship at the University of Washington this fall.

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