The decision between turning pro and going to the college ranks can often be one of the most difficult decisions a skilled baseball player can make.
Monday, Arkansas outfielder Heston Kjerstad was rewarded for keeping himself at the amateur level when he was named SEC baseball freshman of the year.
Leads all SEC freshmen in. . .
— Southeastern Conference (@SEC) May 21, 2018
For any SEC baseball fan, this seems like a no-brainer. As the tweet says, Kjerstad leads all SEC players including batting everage, runs scored, hits, home runs and total bases.
He also committed just five errors in the field and started all 54 games for the Razorbacks. Kjerstand was intially the Seattle Mariners pick in the 36th round of the 2017 MLB Draft, but decided stay.
Other SEC honors went to Florida, which picked up plenty of hardware as well.
Kjerstad was ranked No. 369 in the country coming out of high school and No. 36 according to Perfect Game.