Every Southeastern Conference baseball coach agrees that the league is tough and it prepares them for the rugged postseason.
There is also something else they agree on.
Kentucky's A.J. Reed should be the SEC Player of the Year and the National Player of the year.
"(With) the numbers he's put up in this conference, it's unbelievable," Tennessee head coach Dave Serrano said on Monday's SEC teleconference. "(He) should walk away with almost all the awards."
Reed is tied with Ole Miss' Will Allen for the best batting average in the league at .359. He leads the country with 23 home runs. He also has 70 RBI.
Reed also owns a 10-2 record on the mound with a 2.11 earned run average.Â
"We've got the best player in the country, which we're excited about," Kentucky head coach Gary Henderson said matter-of-factly.
Reed's 70 runs batted in are good for third in the country, just two behind William and Mary's Michael Katz's for tops in Division I.
"He's the National Player of the Year," South Carolina head coach Chad Holbrook said. "I don't think there's any doubt about it."Â
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