2020 Five Tool Summer Collegiate League Awards

The inaugural summer of Five Tool College is now in the books.

Five Tool helped run three leagues in 2020: Five Tool Premier Summer Collegiate League in Tomball, TX, Five Tool North Texas Summer Collegiate League in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX, and the Five Tool South Texas Summer Collegiate League in the Austin/San Antonio area.

Between these three leagues, players from all over the region and most parts of the country played games weekly with two overall champions being named. The regular season league winners met at the Z-Plex Texas Sports Village with the Sooner State League to determine the overall winner while the Premier League and North Texas League finished with an end of season tournament respectively.

Tournament of Champions Winner: Stix Baseball Collegiate

Premier Summer Collegiate League Regular Season Champion: Lynx Baseball

North Texas Summer Collegiate League Regular Season Champions: Stix Baseball Collegiate, NTXBC Dirtbags Collegiate

South Texas Summer Collegiate League Regular Season Champion: Austin Powers

Premier Summer Collegiate League Tournament Champion: Premier Baseball Futures

North Texas Summer Collegiate League Tournament Champion: North Texas Longhorns Boddie

Below you will find the most outstanding players from each of the three Five Tool leagues. These are labeled as “Most Valuable Hitters” and “Most Valuable Pitchers”. These players went above and beyond each week proving to be the top dudes.

Let’s take a look.

FIVE TOOL COLLEGIATE STATISTICS AND WEEKLY HIGHLIGHT VIDEOS

Five Tool Premier Summer Collegiate League

Most Valuable Pitchers: Evan Godwin (HP Baseball Crew – Baylor University)

HP Baseball Crew’s Evan Godwin proved to be a top of the line ace this summer and was the strikeout leader in the Premier Summer Collegiate League. The LHP will be entering his second year at Baylor and looks to keep the momentum he built throughout the summer. Godwin’s bread and butter pitch is a wicked curveball that he effectively tunnels with a two seam fastball. Godwin attacks the zone and is able to generate swings and misses due to his pinpoint location. This one is going to turn a number of heads in the Big 12 this upcoming spring.

Stat Line: 1.16 ERA, 0.88 WHIP, 23.1 IP, 53K, 17.667 K/BB

Most Valuable Pitchers: Logan Henderson (Texas Twelve Black – McLennan Community College)

Texas Twelve Black’s Logan Henderson had a summer to remember in the Premier Collegiate Summer League. The incoming freshman at McLennan was nearly unhittable as he posted a 24.3 K/9 and peppered the zone all summer long. The RHP runs his fastball up to 93 MPH and uses a hammer curveball to make hitters look plain silly. Henderson put up video game numbers this summer as he absolutely dominated opponents week in and week out. This dude is a star in the making and is going to light up NJCAA Region 5 this upcoming spring.

Stat Line: 0.00 ERA, 0.24 WHIP, 16.2 IP, 45K, 22.5 K/BB

Most Valuable Pitchers: Cameron Caley (Marucci Elite Texas – Baylor University)

Marucci Elite Texas’ Cameron Caley is going to form quite the one-two punch with Evan Godwin this spring at Baylor. The LHP will be an incoming freshman at Baylor and quietly put together a very impressive summer campaign. Caley was nearly flawless in 11.2 IP as he racked up 26 strikeouts and did not allow an earned run. Caley typically runs his fastball close to 90 MPH and features a heavy fastball with sink and seems to have refined offspeed pitches to keep hitters off balance. There’s a lot to like about this one and it will be worth keeping an eye on Caley as he looks to carry over his success this summer to the Big 12 in spring.

Stat Line: 0.00 ERA, 0.60 WHIP, 11.2 IP, 26K

Most Valuable Pitchers: Matthew Hickey (Lynx – Texas Lutheran University)

Lynx’s Matthew Hickey put on quite the show this summer in the Premier Summer Collegiate League. The LHP will be heading in to his junior year at Texas Lutheran and really impressed throughout several big time performances. Hickey doesn’t overwhelm hitters with a power fastball but works quickly and efficiently on the rubber. Hickey seems to be able to just put the ball wherever he wants and works to all quadrants of the strike zone. The southpaw is going to be relied on heavily at Texas Lutheran this spring and will look to build upon a truly excellent summer.

Stat Line: 0.95 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, 19.0 IP, 28K

Most Valuable Pitchers: Jake Combs (HP Baseball Crew – Navarro College)

HP Baseball Crew’s Jake Combs turned out a number of standout performances in the Premier Summer Collegiate League. The RHP will be entering his second year at Navarro this fall and looks to prove that he can shoulder the load that comes with being a top tier ace. Combs doesn’t blow hitters away with heat, but rather snaps off a disgusting slider that has above average horizontal break for a RHP. Combs utilizes a unique throwing motion that makes it difficult for hitters to pick up the ball and seems to consistently make hitters feel uncomfortable at the plate. The RHP pitches with confidence and a certain swagger that builds as he works deep into games. Don’t be surprised when this one starts to make big waves this spring.

Stat Line: 1.35 ERA, 0.81 WHIP, 33.1 IP, 48K

Most Valuable Hitters: Dru Baker (Texas Twelve Maroon – Texas Tech University)

Texas Twelve Maroon’s Dru Baker proved why many consider him to be one of the top tier talents in the entire country. The RHH is set to begin his third season at Texas Tech and looks to build upon one of the most impressive freshman campaigns in recent memory. Baker everything you can want in a top of the order bat as he hits for both average and power, is a threat on the base paths, and just seems to find a way to reach base. This one elevates his game under the brightest lights and is going to be a key figure in Texas Tech’s quest to return to Omaha. Watch for Baker to start to jump up draft boards heading into next summer.

Stat Line: .382 AVG, 1.300 OPS, 8 2B, 5 HR, 18 RBI, 18R, 9 BB, 10 SB

Most Valuable Hitters: Nathan Becker (AB Baseball/Performance Edge – Rice University)

AB Baseball/Performance Edge’s Nathan Becker turned out a spectacular campaign in the Premier Summer Collegiate League. The LHH joins an impressive freshman class at Rice this fall and has the makings of being an elite leadoff hitter. Becker really looks to drive the ball the other way and utilizes very quick bat speed. Becker does all of the little things right and just finds a way to rack up base hits. This dude has a very mature approach at the dish and doesn’t try to do too much. Look for this one to make an instant impact this upcoming spring as Rice aims to contend in Conference USA.

Stat Line: .404 AVG, 1.083 OPS, 4 2B, 3B, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 8R, 4 BB, SB

Most Valuable Hitters: Jaden Adams (HP Baseball Ruckert – Bossier Parish Community College)

HP Baseball Ruckert’s Jaden Adams had a spectacular campaign in the Premier Summer Collegiate League. The RHH looks to continue to build momentum in his freshman season at Bossier Parish college. Adams highlighted his elite speed as he swiped 15 bags and was an on-base machine. Adams showed off a very patient approach at the plate as he drew a whopping 26 walks and also flashed a good amount of pop at the plate. This one has all of the tools to make an instant impact at Bossier Parish this spring. Keep a lookout for this dude because he has the chance to become a star.

Stat Line: .354 AVG, 1.185 OPS, 4 2B, 3B, 2 HR, 11 RBI, 19R, 26 BB, 15 SB

Most Valuable Hitters: Eduardo Malinowski (Texas Bandits – University of Pennsylvania)

Texas Bandits’ Eduardo Malinowski was a problem for opposing pitcher in the Premier Summer Collegiate League. The RHH is heading into his fourth season at Penn and looks primed to contend for Ivy League Player of the Year. Malinowski continued a hot start to his shortened season and belted five home runs to help lead Bandits to a spot in the playoffs. Malinowski has the makings of a true middle of the order hitter that can provide big time power and put up staggering RBI numbers. This dude has the potential to put together a very impressive season and looks to lead Penn to an NCAA tournament berth.

Stat Line: .444 AVG, 1.620 OPS, 2 2B, 5 HR, 13 RBI, 9R, 5 BB, 3 SB

Most Valuable Hitters: Bryce Holmes (Premier Baseball Futures – Sam Houston State University)

Premier Baseball Futures’ Bryce Holmes showed off some extreme pop at the dish in the Premier Summer Collegiate League. The LHH is slated to start his second year at Sam Houston State after transferring from Cisco to start the 2019 school year. Holmes blasted a league leading six home runs this summer and is a prototypical clean up hitter that can drive in runs in bunches. The sweet-swinging lefty is quiet with his load but engages a powerful lower half to generate power and drive the baseball. Expect a statement year from this dude as he looks to lead Sam Houston State back to their third straight Southland Conference championship.

Stat Line: .325 AVG, 1.292 OPS, 6 HR, 14 RBI, 15R, 10 BB, 2 SB

Five Tool North Texas Summer Collegiate League

Most Valuable Pitchers: Kyle Mosley (North Texas Longhorns – Hill College)

North Texas Longhorns’ Kyle Mosley proved to be a big time arm that can shoulder the load of being a pitching staff’s ace. The RHP is set to begin his second year at Hill College and looks to continue to build on an impressive summer. Mosley typically runs his fastball in the lows 90s and features a big breaking ball that falls off the table. The RHP ended the summer as the strikeout leader for the North Texas Summer Collegiate League. This dude has an extremely high ceiling and will be an exciting pitcher to follow this upcoming spring.

Stat Line: 2.73 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 33.0 IP, 43K

Most Valuable Pitchers: Jack Hagan (Ropes Florence – University of Texas at Arlington)

Ropes Florence’s Jack Hagan was excellent in several outings at the North Texas Summer Collegiate League. The RHP is primed to make an instant impact in his freshman season at UT Arlington. Hagan doesn’t blow the ball past hitters, but he seems to have a knack for missing the barrel and generating soft contact. Hagan displays great control of his offspeed and works in and around the zone to attack hitters. There’s a lot to like about this dude. Keep an eye on this dude as he looks to carry over the momentum he made in a dominant summer.

Stat Line: 1.64 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 22.0 IP, 19K

Most Valuable Pitchers: Brock Figueroa (Chancellor’s Team – University of Louisiana-Monroe)

Chancellors’s Team’s Brock Figueroa was lights out at the North Texas Summer Collegiate League. The RHP at Louisiana Monroe is a seasoned veteran of collegiate baseball and looks to make a statement this upcoming spring. Figueroa runs his fastball up to 93 MPH and shows great feel for each one of his offspeed pitches. Figueroa overwhelms hitters with a plus fastball and can rack up swings and misses. This dude has a chance to build upon an impressive summer and do some special things at ULM.

Stat Line: 2.30 ERA, 0.83 WHIP, 15.2 IP, 28K

Most Valuable Hitters: Ismael Lopez (Stix Collegiate – McLennan Community College)

Stix Collegiate’s Ismael Lopez put together an impressive campaign at the North Texas Summer Collegiate League. The RHH at McLennan is a force at the dish as he looks to punish the baseball and generates hard contact with small leg kick and powerful lower half. Lopez posted a ridiculous .410 batting average and also led his team in the Tournament of Champions. Lopez has all of the tools to excel after his career at McLennan. Keep an eye on this dude as he is a superstar in the making.

Stat Line: .410 AVG, 1.386 OPS, 5 2B, 4 HR, 12 RBI, 18R, 10 BB, 2 SB

Most Valuable Hitters: Will Frizzell (Chancellor’s Team – Texas A&M University)

Chancellor’s Team’s Will Frizzell was a hitting machine in the North Texas Summer Collegiate League. The LHH is set to begin his fourth season at Texas A&M and is a key piece to a team looking to make a push to Omaha. Frizzell is a big time middle of the order guy that can drive in runs in bunches. The LHH did not back down from the spotlight and launched some clutch home runs for his team this summer. This dude is going to be an important part of A&M’s upcoming season and will be a fun player to watch for all baseball fans.

Stat Line: .474 AVG, 1.397 OPS, 3 2B, 3 HR, 13 RBI, 18R, 12 BB

Most Valuable Hitters: Matt Marlow (NTXBC Dirtbags – Regis University)

NTXBC Dirtbags’ Matt Marlow burst onto the scene in the North Texas Summer Collegiate League. The RHH is set to begin his second season at Regis University and proved to be an RBI machine for the Dirtbags this summer. Marlow showcased the ability to hit for both power and average as he belted three home runs and posted a .424 batting average. Marlow looks poised and polished in the box and really utilizes a mature approach. This dude flew under the radar and is going to turn heads this upcoming spring.

Stat Line: .424 AVG, 1.356 OPS, 3 2B, 3 HR, 20 RBI, 11R, 8 BB, SB

Most Valuable Hitters: Logan Kohler (USA Prime DFW – University of Oklahoma)

USA Prime DFW’s Logan Kohler was an on base machine in the North Texas Summer Collegiate League. The sweet-swinging lefty is set to begin his second year at Oklahoma and build upon an electric performance this summer. Kohler makes hard, loud contact and really gets into a strong lower half to generate power. Kohler is very patient and is a threat on the base paths. This dude has the mold of a prototypical lead off hitter and is looking to make a statement this upcoming spring.

Stat Line: .400 AVG, 1.311 OPS, 8 2B, 2 HR, 17 RBI, 15R, 15 BB, 6 SB

Most Valuable Hitters: Jared Martin (Academy Select – University of New Mexico)

Academy Select’s Jared Martin did it all in the North Texas Summer Collegiate League. The RHH is set to begin his final collegiate season at New Mexico. Martin has a refined approach at the plate and racked up extra-base hits all summer long. Martin proved to be able to handle the spotlight and came through with runners on frequently. The RHH is poised and fluid at the dish and owns the box in each at bat. Watch for this one to make an instant impact this upcoming spring at New Mexico.

Stat Line: .422 AVG, 1.278 OPS, 7 2B, 3 HR, 19 RBI, 13R, 7 BB, 2 SB

Five Tool South Texas Summer Collegiate League

Most Valuable Pitchers: Cameron Bush (Canes Southwest Collegiate Gold – Texas State University)

Canes Southwest Collegiate Gold’s Cameron Bush was phenomenal on the bump in the South Texas Summer Collegiate League. The RHP is set to begin his second season at Texas State and looks to build upon an impressive freshman season. Bush runs his fastball up to 94 MPH and just blows the ball past hitters. At Texas State, Bush worked primarily out of the bullpen and proved to have electric stuff. This dude is going to be a name to watch as he has all the potential to assume a weekend role for the Bobcats.

Stat Line: 0.60 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 15.0 IP, 25K

Most Valuable Hitters: Griffin Paxton (Austin Powers – UTSA)

Austin Powers’ Griffin Paxton was the top hitter in the South Texas Summer Collegiate League as he posted a staggering .447 batting average. The LHH is a key piece at UTSA and will be a main reason for success this upcoming spring. Paxton utilizes a short, quick swing and drives the ball well to all fields. Paxton is going to be instrumental for the Roadrunners as they look to contend for a berth to the NCAA tournament. Watch for this dude as he burst onto the scene this summer and has the ability to be a household name moving forward.

Stat Line: .447 AVG, 1.276 OPS, 3 2B, 3 HR, 17 RBI, 19R, 14 BB, 2 SB

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