After a record-breaking freshman season, Edouard Julien has been named the 2018 Canadian Baseball Network College Player of the Year.
Julien, who hails from Quebec City, Quebec, nearly swept first-place votes for the award, receiving 43 of 52 ballots. Julien also was selected as the designated hitter for All-Canadian First Team. The votes were cast by a panel of coaches, scouts, executives and writers.
The selection comes after one of the more impressive freshman seasons in Auburn history. Julien led the the Tigers in home runs (17) and runs batted in (69). Both marks were good enough to break Nation Baseball Hall of Fame member Frank Thomas’ freshman records, which he had held since 1987.
Julien's 69 RBIs led the SEC and ranked No. 1 nationally among freshmen. Julien adds this award to his long list of accolades he received last season, such as: ABCA All-South Region, SEC All-Freshman Team, Freshman All-American, SEC All-Tournament Team and Raleigh Regional All-Tournament Team.
Auburn will rely on a young core for much of the team’s success in 2019 that will be led by Julien.
The Tigers begin the 2019 season with a three-game series against Georgia Southern from Feb. 15-17.
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