PGAAC Awards Banquet

2014 Perfect Game All-American Classic dinner banquet

The annual dinner banquet as part of the Perfect Game All-American Classic was conducted on Saturday evening at the San Diego Hall of Champions.  Daron Sutton served as the emcee while San Diego Padres great Trevor Hoffman was the Honorary Chairman.  Here are the award recipients:

Jackie Robinson Player of the Year Award:  Daz Cameron

Louisville Slugger Most Outstanding Offensive Player: Greg Pickett

Rawlings Defensive Player of the Year Award:  Brendan Rodgers

EvoShield SWAG Award: Chris Betts

Baseball Prospectus Prospect of the Year: Justin Hooper

Baseball America Pitcher of the Year: Ryan McKay

Perfect Game Nick Adenhart Award: Jahmai Jones

Jeff Dahn will have a more detailed feature from the awards banquet and Daz Cameron, the Jackie Robinson Player of the Year, on Sunday.

View pictures of all of the award winners on the event’s Flickr page.

ryan cole mckay

Ryan Cole McKay

Position: Righthanded Pitcher

Height / Weight: 6-5 / 220

Bats / Throws: R / R

High School: Concordia Smithson Valley High School

Hometown: Spring Branch, Texas

Travel Team: Houston Banditos

Commitment: Louisiana State

Perfect Game Profile

 

McKay stands tall among an impressive group of Texas flamethrowers in the 2015 class. He uses his 6-foot-5 frame well to generate good downhill leverage to drive the baseball downhill which adds to the difficulty that opposing hitters have trying to hit his low- to mid-90s fastball and power curveball. When McKay is on and hitting his spots he’s nearly unhittable.

The 6-foot-5, 215-pound McKay has a strong, physical build made to handle innings, which is typical of his Texas roots. McKay is a power pitcher with some feel to pitch. The quick-armed McKay has sat 92-93 from the first base side of the rubber in short stints, touching 94 with late riding life through the zone to his hairy fastball. His fastball has sat in the low 90s over extended innings. Both his curveball and changeup show at least above-average potential, with his changeup flashing considerable tumble. The Louisiana State commit has shown feel for mixing all three offerings. He hails from an athletic family with a sister that is a Division I volleyball player and a father that played tennis professionally.

 

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