High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Chris Shaw

The window on the Gatorade State Baseball Player of the Year race is closing, and the search for elite student-athletes is in full swing. The award recognizes not only athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field. Here are two top candidates who meet the basic award criteria as determined by our ESPNHS team that administers the program’s selection process.

Chris Shaw
Senior Pitcher/First Baseman, Lexington High (Lexington, MA)

2012 Team record: 10-6
2012 Team standing: Plays Winchester, May 18

2012 Batting average: .500
2012 RBI: 20
2012 Home runs: 7

2012 W-L record: 4-0
2012 ERA: 1.20
2012 Strikeouts: 76

Academics: B average
Collegiate destination: Boston College

How he’s played himself into the State POY conversation: Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic; Selected to Area Code Games; Three-time All-League.

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