High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Cullman

Return of the POY: Alabama's Keegan Thompson

May, 3, 2012
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The Gatorade State Baseball Player of the Year selection process is in full swing, and what better way to kick off coverage than with profiles of returning underclassmen winners? Repeating is no guarantee, but here's a snapshot of what this year’s challengers can shoot for.

Name: Keegan Thompson
School: Cullman (Ala.)

Grade: Junior
Position: Right-handed pitcher/shortstop

Height: 6-foot
Weight: 165 pounds

2011 W-L-S: 8-1-0
2011 IP: 72
2011 ERA: 1.46
2011 K-BB: 107-14

2011 BA: .423
2011 HR: 15
2011 RBI: 61
2011 R: 54

Notes: 2010-11 Gatorade Alabama Baseball Player of the Year. No. 20 ranked prospect in Class of 2013 as rated by ESPNHS. Led the Bearcats (45-11) to the 2011 Class 5A state championship series. 2011 Class 5A First Team All-State selection as named by the Alabama Sports Writers Association. 2010 ASWA Class 5A Honorable Mention All-State selection.

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