Burns Named National Player of the Year, Five Total Signees Earn All-American Honors
Auburn signee Tanner Burns (Photo: AL.com/Josh Bean)
This week has been rather eventful for Auburn Baseball signee Tanner Burns. The Decatur native began the week by affirming his commitment to the program during this year’s Major League Baseball Draft. He is ending the week by being crowned as the National Player of the Year. Collegiate Baseball Newspaper released their picks for 2017 High School All-America team on Friday, with Auburn signee Tanner Burns leading the way. For Decatur High School, Burns could do it all. In 64 innings of work on the mound, Burns had an earned run average of .088, while striking out 116 batters and walking only 22. Burns also contributed at the plate, by hitting .467, recording 10 doubles, four triples, 16 long balls, and 46 RBI, striking out only seven times while leading his team to a third round appearance in the AHSAA Baseball playoffs. This honor is just one of a handful that Burns has received. After the 2017 baseball season, Burns was named Mr. Baseball, and 6A player of the year. Four other Auburn signees were named to the list, including first team selections in Steven Williams(C-Albany, Georgia), Judd Ward (OF- Russellville), and Cody Greenhill (RHP- Russellville). Peyton Glavine (LHP-Roswell, Georgia) was selected as a second-team pitcher. In other words, Auburn Baseball is in good company for years to come.