Tanner Burns wins Gatorade Alabama Baseball Player of the Year

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DECATUR, Ala. (AL.com) - Decatur pitcher/short stop Tanner Burns is the 2017 Gatorade Alabama Baseball Player of the Year.

The Auburn signee went 10-1 with a 0.88 ERA and 116 strikeouts in 64 innings this past season. He hit .467 with 16 home runs and 46 RBI as the Red Raiders went 32-5 and advanced to the Class 6A quarterfinals.

Burns is considered a top-50 prospect for the MLB Draft, which begins June 12.

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