Sohn Projected as MAC Player of the Year by Baseball America
KALAMAZOO, Mich.- Preseason recognition continues to roll in for Western Michigan junior shortstop Andrew Sohn, who was projected as the Mid-American Conference Player of the Year by Baseball America in the publication's 2014 college preview.
Baseball America's report stated: "Sohn has plus speed and a strong arm at short; he also drives the ball to all fields, helping him hit for average last spring (.337) and in the Northwoods League (.349)."
Sohn was also named by Baseball America as one of the top 10 prospects from the MAC in the upcoming MLB, ranked No. 7 from the league, behind a number of pitchers.
The preseason nod is the second for Sohn, who last week was picked as a First-Team All-MAC selection by College Sports Madness.
Last year as a sophomore, Sohn was a First Team All-MAC, Academic All-MAC and MAC Player of the Week selection. He became first Bronco shortstop named First Team since major leaguer Adam Rosales picked up the honor in 2004 and 2005.
Sohn led the Broncos in nearly every offensive category and ranked sixth in the MAC with a .337 batting average. He had a team-best 70, hits, nine doubles, two triples, two home runs, 36 RBIs, 89 total bases, .428 slugging percentage, .389 on-base percentage and 17 stolen bases, going 17-for-19 in attempts. Defensively, he maintained a .947 fielding percentage.
Sohn's success carried over into the summer, where he was the recipient of the 2013 Rawlings “Big Stick” Award by the Northwoods League and was a NWL Postseason All-Star. He batted .349 while playing for the Alexandria Blue Anchors, which led shortstops and ranked fifth highest overall in the league during the regular season.