Rockies’ draft pick Aaron Schunk wins John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award

Aaron Schunk, Colorado’s second-round pick in the 2019 MLB draft, was announced as the winner of the John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award on Thursday.

Schunk, who signed with the Rockies earlier this week for the full No. 62 overall pick value of $1.1 million, starred at third baseman and closer for Georgia to win the honor presented annually to the best position player/pitcher in college baseball.

The 21-year-old batted .339 with 15 homers and 58 RBIs as a junior for the Bulldogs this season while also posting 12 saves and a 2.49 ERA on the mound. He held opponents to a .190 average and factored into a decision in 15 of his 17 appearances.

Also a finalist for the Olerud Award last season, Schunk was named second-team All-SEC at third base in 2019, the position where he’ll focus his efforts in the Rockies’ organization. Schunk will begin his career with Single-A short-season Boise.


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