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Riley Adams has sights set on Johnny Bench Award
June 2, 2017

Johnny Bench Award

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Riley Adams is one of 15 semifinalists for the Johnny Bench Award, given to the nation's top collegiate catcher. On Monday, the three finalists will be revealed and invited to the Johnny Bench Awards banquet in Wichita, Kansas on June 29.

Adams' 2017 numbers stack up favorably amongst the other 14 semifinalists. He is tied for the most home runs and ranks in the top three in four other categories and in the top five in ten total categories. Complete stats comparison is listed below.

Adams, the 2017 WCC Player of the Year, was recently named an All-American by College Sports Madness and is expected to be one of the first collegiate catchers taken in the upcoming MLB Draft.

Stats Comparison to 15 Johnny Bench Award Semifinalists

- 13 home runs (T-1st)

- 12 stolen bases allowed (3rd fewest)

- 51 assists (3rd)

- 33 walks (3rd)

- 45 runs scored (T-3rd)

- 47 RBI (4th)

- 114 total bases (T-4th)

- .424 on-base percentage (5th)

- .564 slugging percentage (5th)

- .988 On-base plus slugging percentage (5th)

- 63 hits (5th)

Accomplishments/Awards (2017)

- WCC Player of the Year

- Johnny Bench Award Semifinalist (2nd year in a row)

- College Sports Madness All-American (Third Team)

- San Diego Hall of Champions Star of the Month (May)

- Two-time WCC Player of the Week (March 20 & April 17)

- Preseason First Team All-American (Baseball America)

2017 Regular Season Stats (WCC rank in parenthesis)

- 13 home runs (4th)

- .564 slugging percentage (6th)

- 47 RBI (7th)

- 33 walks (7th)

- .424 on-base percentage (8th)

2017 Regular Season WCC Stats (WCC rank in parenthesis)

- .710 slugging percentage (1st)

- .476 on-base percentage (2nd)

- 71 total bases (T-2nd)



- 8 home runs (T-3rd)

- .380 batting average (4th)

- 16 walks (T-6th)

- 9 doubles (T-7th)

- 25 RBI (T-8th)

- 38 hits (T-8th)

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