MSU’s Tanner Allen named National Player of the Year by American Baseball Coaches Association

Mississippi State senior outfielder Tanner Allen named National Player of the Year today courtesy of the American Baseball Coaches Association.

Allen was already the ninth consensus All-American in school history and now joins an even shorter list alongside Brent Rooker and Will Clark as the only other Bulldogs to take home the nation’s top honors.

This season, Allen is the only Power Five player to accumulate 95 hits, 60 runs scored, and 60 runs driven in while reaching base safely in 62 out of 65 starts.

He was also named SEC Player of the Year as the league’s only player to finish in the top 10 in average, on-base percentage, slugging, runs, RBIs, total bases, and hits in the regular season.

He was also the only player to hit over .400 in the SEC play.

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