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    Rodon Represents Lone Freshman on Golden Spikes Watch List
    Carlos Rodon
    Carlos Rodon

    May 1, 2012

    DURHAM, N.C. - Carlos Rodon represents the only freshman in the country to be named to USA Baseball's Midseason Golden Spikes Award Watch List, announced Tuesday.

    The list includes 60 amateur players from around the nation, and will continue to change until May 29, when the 30 semifinalists for the award are announced. The Golden Spikes Award trophy will be awarded live at MLB Network's studios for the second year in a row, with a presentation scheduled for Friday, July 6.

    A voting body consisting of past USA Baseball National Team coaches and press officers, members of media that closely follow the amateur game, select professional baseball personnel and current USA Baseball staff, representing a group of more than 200 voters in total, will determine who of the 30 semifinalists will take home the award.

    Fan voting will once again be a part of the Golden Spikes Award in 2012.  Tuesday, May 29, marks the day when amateur baseball fans from across the country will be able to vote for their favorite semifinalist on  As part of this selection process all voters will be asked to choose three players from the list of 30 names.  On Tuesday, June 5, USA Baseball will announce the three finalists, and voting will once again commence that same day.

    Past winners of the Golden Spikes Award include Terry Francona (1980), Will Clark (1985), Robin Ventura (1988), Jason Varitek (1994), Rickie Weeks (2003), Jered Weaver (2004), Tim Lincecum (2006), David Price (2007), Buster Posey (2008), Stephen Strasburg (2009),  and Bryce Harper (2010). UCLA's Trevor Bauer captured the prize in 2011.

    The complete 2012 60-man midseason Golden Spikes Award Watch List is as follows:
    Name, Position, Class, School, Conference (in order of last name)
    Justin Amlung, RHP, Junior, Louisville, Big East
    Mark Appel, RHP, Junior, Stanford, Pac-12
    Adam Brett Walker, OF/C, Junior, Jacksonville, Atlantic Sun
    Kris Bryant, IF, Sophomore, San Diego, WCC
    J.T. Chargois, RHP/IF, Junior, Rice, C-USA
    Jason Coats, OF, Senior, Texas Christian, Mountain West
    Joey DeMichele, IF, Junior, Arizona State, Pac-12
    Josh Elander, C/OF, Junior, Texas Christian, Mountain West
    Austin Elkins, IF, Junior, Dallas Baptist, Independent
    Kent Emanuel, LHP, Sophomore, North Carolina, ACC
    Dylan Floro, RHP, Junior, Cal State Fullerton, Big West
    Marty Gantt, OF, Senior, College of Charleston, SoCon
    Kevin Gausman, RHP, Sophomore, Louisiana State, SEC
    Jeff Gelalich, OF, Junior, UCLA, Pac-12
    Marco Gonzales, LHP/IF, Sophomore, Gonzaga, WCC
    Nick Goody, RHP, Junior, Louisiana State, SEC
    Trevor Gott, RHP, Sophomore, Kentucky, SEC
    Andrew Heaney, LHP, Junior, Oklanhoma State, Big 12
    Kurt Heyer, RHP, Junior, Arizona, Pac-12
    D.J. Hicks, IF, Junior, Central Florida, C-USA
    Travis Jankowski, OF, Junior, Stony Brook, America East
    Brian Johnson, LHP/IF, Junior, Florida, SEC
    Derek Jones, OF, Junior, Washington State, Pac-12
    Corey Knebel, RHP, Sophomore, Texas, Big 12
    Pat Light, RHP, Junior, Monmouth, Northeast
    Michael Lorenzen, OF/RHP, Sophomore, Cal State Fullerton, Big West
    Josh Ludy, C, Senior, Baylor, Big 12
    Austin Maddox, RHP/IF, Junior, Florida, SEC
    Luke Maile, C/IF, Junior, Kentucky, SEC
    Michael Morin, RHP, Junior, North Carolina, ACC
    Trenton Moses, IF, Senior, Southeast Missouri State, Ohio Valley
    Tyler Naquin, OF, Junior, Texas A&M, Big 12
    T.J. Oakes, RHP, Junior, Minnesota, Big Ten
    Peter O'Brien, C, Senior, Miami (Fla.), ACC
    D.J. Peterson, IF, Sophomore, New Mexico, Mountain West
    Stephen Piscotty, IF/RHP, Junior, Stanford, Pac-12
    Danny Poma, OF, Senior, Hofstra, CAA
    Matt Price, RHP, RS Junior, South Carolina, SEC
    James Ramsey, OF, Senior, Florida State, ACC
    Matthew Reckling, RHP , Senior, Rice, C-USA
    Tony Renda, IF, Junior, California, Pac-12
    Raph Rhymes, OF, Junior, Louisiana State, SEC
    Brady Rodgers, RHP, Junior, Arizona State, Pac-12
    Carlos Rodon, LHP, Freshman, North Carolina State, ACC
    Michael Roth, LHP/IF, Senior, South Carolina, SEC
    Richie Shaffer, IF, Junior, Clemson, ACC
    Ryne Stanek, RHP, Sophomore, Arkansas, SEC
    Zach Stephens, IF, Sophomore, Tennessee Tech, Ohio Valley
    Chris Stratton, RHP, Junior, Mississippi State, SEC
    Ross Stripling, RHP, Senior, Texas A&M, Big 12
    Marcus Stroman, RHP, Junior, Duke, ACC
    Preston Tucker, IF, Senior, Florida, SEC
    Josh Turley, LHP, Junior, Baylor, Big 12
    Michael Wacha, RHP, Junior, Texas A&M, Big 12
    Tyler Wagner, RHP, Sophomore, San Diego, WCC
    Bobby Wahl, RHP, Sophomore, Mississippi, SEC
    Christian Walker, IF, Junior, South Carolina, SEC
    Alex Yarbrough, IF, Junior, Mississippi, SEC
    Kyle Zimmer, RHP, Junior, San Francisco, WCC
    Mike Zunino, C, Junior, Florida, SEC



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