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Seth Hernandez: Gatorade State Player of the Year!!!

“Seth Hernandez is an assassin at baseball. He changes the game in so many shapes and forms and he does it as both a hitter and a pitcher. If he were a senior this year, he would be a Top 10 pick in the MLB draft. He’s that good.” - Brett Kay (Head Coach head coach at JSerra Catholic High)


In its 39th year of honoring the nation’s most elite high school athletes, Gatorade today announced Seth Hernandez of Corona High School is the 2023-24 Gatorade California Baseball Player of the Year. Hernandez is the first Gatorade California Baseball Player of the Year to be chosen from Corona High School.


The award, which celebrates the nation’s top high school athletes for excellence on the field, in the classroom and in the community, distinguishes Hernandez as California’s best high school baseball player. From CEOs and coaches to star athletes, Gatorade Player of the Year winners showcase the power of sport, touting an all-star group of alumni that includes Gary Sheffield (1985-86, Hillsborough High School, Fla.), Alex Rodriguez (1992-93, Westminster Christian School, Fla.), Clayton Kershaw (2005-06, Highland Park High School, Texas) and Max Clark (2022-23, 2021-22 & 2020-21, Franklin Community High School, Ind.).


The 6-foot-4, 190-pound junior right-handed pitcher, infielder and outfielder led the Panthers to a 30-3 record and the Division I CIF Southern Section Championship this past season. Hernandez compiled a 9-0 record on the mound with a 0.62 ERA, striking out...



Seth Hernandez: Gatorade State Player of the Year!!!

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