CARY, N.C. – Boston College center fielder Sal Frelick (Lexington, Mass.) was named to the Golden Spikes Award watch list by USA Baseball on Tuesday. The 43rd Golden Spikes Award will be presented in July to the top amateur baseball player in the country.
Frelick was named the ACC Defensive Player of the Year and an All-ACC First Team pick at the conclusion of the regular season. A five-tool prospect, he hit .359 with a 1.002 OPS, while providing highlight-reel defense night-after-night in his first season in center and just third overall in the outfield. Frelick hit 17 doubles, six home runs, and two triples to go with 50 runs and 13 stolen bases. His propensity for delivering in the clutch was apparent at Auburn in an eight-run, ninth-inning comeback that he started with a leadoff-single and finished with a game-tying, three-run home run.
Through three seasons at BC, Frelick hit .345 with 139 hits and 97 runs. He became the fastest player to 100 career hits earlier this season in just 72 games. Frelick has totaled 27 doubles, 12 home runs, 63 RBI, and 38 stolen bases.
In February, Frelick and BC second baseman Cody Morissette (Exeter, N.H.) were each named to the Golden Spikes preseason watch list. Since 2008, only one other BC player appeared on the watch list; Chris Shaw in 2015.
Fan voting will once again play a part in the Golden Spikes Award in 2021. Amateur baseball fans will be able to vote for their favorite player on GoldenSpikesAward.com starting immediately.