LSU shortstop Alex Bregman is among four finalists for the 2015 Golden Spikes Award, presented by USA Baseball to the nation's top amateur baseball player. The winner will be announced on June 23.
Joining Bregman as finalists are Andrew Benintendi, an outfielder from Arkansas; Carson Fulmer, a right-handed pitcher from Vanderbilt; and Dansby Swanson, a shortstop from Vanderbilt. They were selected from a pool of 21 semifinalists by a committee of more than 200 voters.
The winner will be determined by a vote of the committee, as well as fans, who can select their favorite finalist by visiting GoldenSpikesAward.com. Voting ends at 4 p.m. on Friday, June 12.
The announcement included this biography of Bregman:
"Bregman was voted a 2015 Golden Spikes Award finalist after an impressive season at the plate and in the field. His bat led the way for LSU's offense throughout the 2015 season, posting a batting average of .323 and slugging percentage of .557. He led the Tigers in runs scored (55), and walks (36), and finished the season with a .420 on-base percentage. The junior also leads the SEC conference in stolen bases (34) and doubles (22). In the field, his solid defensive work at shortstop ranks him first in the conference with 206 assists. In his debut season with LSU, Bregman earned 2013 Freshman of the Year honors and the Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year award, which he is also a candidate for this year. He is a four-time USA Baseball National Team alum, as well as a First-Team All-SEC and First-Team All-American selection."