Greenway Varsity Pitcher Tyler Frost Named Arizona Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year

Tyler Frost Named Arizona Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year
tylerMay, 2014

Congratulations to Greenway Varsity pitcher Tyler Frost who has been chosen to be the Arizona Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year and the Arizona Republic's Big Schools Player of the Year..

In its 29th year, the Gatorade Player of the Year award honors top high school student-athletes in 12 varsity sports for their athletic excellence, academic achievement, and exemplary character.

The selection process is administered by the Gatorade high school sports leadership team in partnership with USA TODAY High School Sports. In narrowing and evaluating the list of candidates for Gatorade State Player of the Year honors, Gatorade and USA TODAY High School Sports work with top sport-specific experts and a media advisory board of accomplished, veteran prep sports journalists. Thus, the Gatorade Player of the Year award has become the most prestigious award in high school sports.

As Arizona's honoree for 2013- 14, Tyler joins the ranks of past Gatorade State Players of the Year, including Derek Jeter and Zack Grienke. In addition, he is now eligible for the Gatorade National Baseball Player of the Year award, to be announced in the coming weeks.

Frost led the Demons to a 29-4 record and the Division II state championship. A returning Third Team All-American as named by the National High School Baseball Coaches Association, Frost compiled a 12-1 record with a 0.26 ERA and 92 strikeouts against just eight walks over 80 innings pitched. Also a center fielder, Frost batted .406 with seven home runs, 34 runs scored and 42 RBI. A 2013 Division II First Team All-State selection as named by the Arizona Baseball Coaches Association, he recorded a .500 on-base percentage and .764 slugging percentage.

In addition to donating his time as a youth baseball and softball instructor, he has volunteered locally on behalf of the Pure Heart Christian Fellowship and Arizona's Mermaid Half Marathon.

To see Tyler's player profile click on the link below.