Alabama State Santiago Garcia Named To Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award Watch List

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FORT WORTH, Texas – Alabama State junior Santiago Garcia was named to the 2020 Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award (BBCSA) presented by SR Bats Watch List, announced Thursday afternoon. The award created by the Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation was open to nominations from all Division I baseball programs in the country. The BBCSA is based on performance at the plate, academics and personal integrity.

This year’s watch list consists of 36 players representing 16 conferences around the country, including all five power conferences.

Garcia is the lone player from the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) to be named to the initial watch list and is one of just two from the state of Alabama – joining Ethan Wilson from South Alabama on the list.

The BBCSA originally started in 2017 as an honor going to the top college hitter in Texas. In 2019, the BBCSA expanded becoming a regional award covering Division I programs in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma.

The winner of the BBCSA will be announced in June and honored at a gala in the fall at the Fort Worth Club. Texas Tech’s Hunter Hargrove won the initial BBCSA in 2017, while Dallas Baptist’s Devlin Granberg took home the honor in 2018 and Texas Tech’s Josh Jung winning the award last year.

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