High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Ryan Burr

Eye on POY: Colorado baseball

May, 13, 2012
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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.

Ryan Burr
Senior RHP, Highlands Ranch (Colo.)

2012 Team record: 15-6 (Class 5A)
2012 Team standing: Class 5A first round vs. Grandview on Friday

2012 W-L record: 4-2
2012 ERA: 3.05
2012 Strikeouts: 65

Academics: B-plus average
Collegiate destination: Arizona State University

How he’s played himself into the State POY conversation: No. 72 ranked prospect in Class of 2012 as rated by ESPNHS. 2012 Louisville Slugger First Team All-American as named by Collegiate Baseball. 2011 Class 5A First Team All-State selection as named by The Denver Post. 2010 USA Baseball 16U National Team member.

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