2013 Tino Martinez Award Timeline
Watch List Announced
Feb 11th, 2013
May 13th, 2013
May 22nd, 2013
June 3rd, 2013
The winner of the Tino Martinez Award is chosen by a panel of DII baseball media and coaches from across the nation. Their votes narrowed down a list of semifinalists to eight finalists. A final ranking of the remaining student-athletes is then tallied to determine the winner. Fans and supporters are also given the opportunity to participate in the selection process as an online vote is also taken. Those results are combined with the panel to select the winner.
2012 - NATHAN MINNICH, SHEPHERD UNIVERSITY RAMS
The recipient of the 2012 Tino Martinez Award was senior first baseman Nathan Minnich from Shepherd University (W.Va.). Minnich finished the season batting .487 (74 for 152) with 21 home runs, 12 doubles and 72 RBIs, while racking up a .980 slugging percentage. He led the country in slugging percentage, on-base percentage, walks per game and RBIs. Southern New Hampshire's Tim Flight edged Concordia St. Paul's Bryan Lippincott for second place. Other finalists included Western Oregon's Grady Wood, St. Mary's (TX) Rene Solis and Anthony Boza from Lynn.
2011 - CHASE LARSSON, CAMERON AGGIES
Chase Larsson of the Cameron Aggies won the 2011 Award after finishing the season leading DII in home runs (29), RBI (84), slugging percentage (1.000) and total bases (190). He also finished the regular season batting .432 (11th overall in the nation). Larsson also established a new NCAA Division II record when he mashed a homerun in nine consecutive games during one stretch. Mount Olive's Carter Capps, the 2011 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association's National Pitcher of the Year, finished in a close second. Other finalists included Ashland's Ajay Meyer, Barry's Dean Green, Wingate's Dodson McPherson, Arkansas Tech's Matt Johnson and Ryan Thompson from Franklin Pierce.
2010 BRYAN FOGLE, ERSKINE FLYING FLEET
Erskine's Bryan Fogle of won the first edition of the Tino Martinez award in 2010 after batting .430 and leading DII with 28 home runs, 103 RBI (the second most in NCAA history) and 203 total bases. The Flying Fleet star was drafted by Tampa Bay following the season. Runner-up Hayden Simpson of Southern Arkansas was a first round draft choice of the Chicago Cubs. Other finalists included Concord's Greyson Schram, New Mexico Highland's Jason Carr, University of Nebraska-Omaha's Joe Holtmeyer and Jose Macias from Franklin Pierce.