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Tino Martinez 2016 D2 National Player of the Year Finalists Released

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Tino MartinezOMAHA, NE – The finalists for the D2 Baseball News 2016 Tino Martinez Award have been determined. The ten exceptional student-athletes named comprise an elite list of top players at the DII level. The annual honor is named after the former University of Tampa Spartan, Olympian and MLB All-Star, Tino Martinez.

The winner of the 2015 Tino Martinez Award will be named Monday, June 6th following the Division II World Series which will held in Cary, NC.

About Tino Martinez
The Tino Martinez Award is named after the former University of Tampa Spartan, United States Olympian, first round draft pick and MLB All-Star, Tino Martinez. Martinez was a three-time All-American and still holds a number of UT records including career home runs (54), career slugging percentage (.736), career on base percentage (.494), single season batting average (.452) and single season slugging percentage (.957).

While he wore a Spartan uniform Tampa advanced to their first NCAA Division II National Championships (1986 and ’87) and won their first of twelve SSC Championships (’87). Martinez was elected to the College Baseball Hall of Fame in 2013. Current LSU head coach Paul Mainieri has been quoted as stating Martinez was, “the best player I’ve ever coached against”.

Previous Tino Martinez Award Winners

Last season, the Tino Martinez Award went to Seton Hill Griffin Nick Sell. Sell led the Griffins and the PSAC in runs scored (65), hits (83) and runs batted in (92).  Nick also led the Griffins with a .444 batting average and 28 home runs, a new Seton Hill single season record.  He has also added 18 doubles, 4 triples and 10 stolen bases.  Nick has also set new Seton Hill career records in home runs, hits, doubles and RBI. Sell led Division II in RBIs and was second in slugging percentage (1.032) and home runs. He was also second in total bases with 193.

2015 – Nick Sell, Seton Hill Griffins
2014 – Austin Kaiser, Colorado Mesa Mavericks
2013 – Harmen Sidhu, Sonoma State Seawolves
2012 – Nathan Minnich, Shepherd Rams
2011 – Chase Larsson, Cameron Aggies
2010 – Bryan Fogle, Erskine Flying Fleet

Tino Martinez Award Finalists
LAST NAME FIRST NAME SCHOOL CONFERENCE POS AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB OPS
Arrowood J.D. St. Edward’s Heartland 1B 0.384 53-53 198 54 76 23 2 17 61 154 0.778 31 2 41 5 0.466 3 0 2 1.244
Cook Dylan Georgia College Peach Belt 2B 0.435 47-47 209 61 91 14 3 14 63 153 0.732 19 4 21 4 0.487 2 0 23 1.219
Holland Ben Lee Gulf South 1B 0.424 48-48 177 58 75 23 0 18 54 152 0.859 38 8 33 1 0.533 4 0 7 1.392
Lohr Stephen Cal Baptist PacWest 3B 0.413 50-50 189 57 78 20 1 9 48 127 0.672 30 3 18 6 0.5 0 1 3 1.172
Ortel Luke Hillsdale GLIAC OF 0.470 54-54 234 74 110 26 8 11 49 185 0.791 11 12 13 3 0.512 3 0 29 1.303
Robertson Will Delta St. Gulf South OF 0.426 53-53 204 51 87 27 0 8 71 138 0.676 18 12 12 8 0.492 4 1 4 1.168
Sieber Troy St. Leo Sunshine State 1B 0.457 46-46 173 68 79 12 6 16 56 151 0.873 31 10 26 6 0.553 3 0 9 1.426
Silviano John Lynn Sunshine State OF/C 0.411 49-49 192 69 79 13 1 30 73 184 0.958 50 2 37 4 0.535 1 0 5 1.493
Snyder Ryan Quincy GLVC OF 0.447 53-53 190 69 85 19 2 20 80 168 0.884 32 8 28 2 0.53 6 0 9 1.414
Wojciechowski Alex Minnesota Duluth NSIC C 0.458 53-53 216 86 99 14 3 33 101 218 1.009 26 4 23 7 0.522 1 0 12 1.531

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