SEC Baseball Player of the Year Award Power Rankings

The college baseball season is six weeks in and players are emerging in the SEC for player of the year honors. In this article, we dive into the top 10 potential players of the year as of right now in the SEC.
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10. OF Kavares Tears (Tennessee)

last week's ranking: Honorable Mention

We have a new player here at 10 in Tennessee's Kavares Tears. Tears had been having a great season, but took it up another notch last week as he went 7/13 at the plate with 2 HR, one double, 4 RBI, and 8 runs scored.

On the season, Tears is now hitting .405 (third in SEC) to go along with a .500 On-Base Percentage, and a .772 Slugging Percentage (1.272 OPS). He also has 8 HR, 5 doubles, 23 RBI, and 35 runs scored (third in SEC). This upcoming weekend, Tennessee will take on Georgia.

9. RHP Luke Holman (LSU)

last week's ranking: 10

Luke Holman just keeps dominating on the mound. This past week, he got the win on Friday against Florida's potent lineup as he went 6 innings with 1 ER while striking out 13 batters (with 3 walks).

On the year, Holman now has a 5-1 record with a 0.78 ERA (leads the SEC) and a 56:8 K/BB ratio while opponents are hitting just .157 against him (fourth in the SEC) in 34 2/3 IP across 6 starts. Holman's strikeout number is second most in the SEC and fifth best nationally.

We should get to see arguably the best pitching matchup we will see all season this weekend as Holman and LSU takes on Hagen Smith and Arkansas.