Kentucky star A.J. Reed was named the winner of the Dick Howser Trophy as the top player in college baseball. Reed was honored Saturday at the College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha.
The Houston Astros' second-round draft pick hit a nation-leading 23 home runs and had a 12-2 record as a pitcher. Reed, who plays first base in addition to pitching, batted .336 with 73 RBIs and a .476 on-base percentage. He made 16 starts on the mound and had a 2.09 ERA.
The Howser Trophy is presented by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and Easton Foundations. It's named in memory of the former Florida State All-America shortstop and major league player and manager who died of brain cancer in 1987.