Meyers is the first player in program history to win the award. He won the MAC Triple Crown with a .378 batting average, 15 home runs and 55 RBI.
TOLEDO, Ohio – Editors’ note: The above player video is from an earlier story.
University of Toledo’s Chris Meyers was named Player of the Year for the Mid-American Conference on Wednesday.
He is the first player in program history to receive the award.
Meyers won the MAC Triple Crown with 15 home runs, a school record, a .378 batting average, and 55 batted in runs. He becomes the league’s first Triple Crown winner since 1998.
He also led the conference in slugging percentage (0.739), doubles (18), while he was second in on-base percentage (.509) and third in runs achieved (50).
Meyers finished the season in 11th place in the country in slugging and 16th in base odds.
“Chris Meyers deserves to be named MAC Player of the Year and 1st Team All-MAC,” said head coach Rob Reinstetle. “There was no other hitter in the conference who was more feared and more dangerous than Chris.”
🚀 𝐌𝐀𝐂 𝐏𝐋𝐀𝐘𝐄𝐑 𝐎𝐅 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐘𝐄𝐀𝐑
🚀 𝟏𝐒𝐓 𝐓𝐄𝐀𝐌 𝐀𝐋𝐋-𝐌𝐀𝐂
He’s been the best gamer on the MAC all year and now has the hardware to prove it.
Congratulations to @ chris_meyers24 on being the first MAC Player of the Year winner in program history! pic.twitter.com/OJc34gecCT
– Toledo Baseball (@ToledoBaseball) June 2, 2021
“Winning the Triple Crown is a special achievement for every batsman at every level. He really had a great year,” said Reinstetle. “What I don’t want to lose in all the statistics and honors is the fact that Chris is a great student and person. I am very happy that I can train him daily and be around him.” He made everyone around him better and that is the highest praise any player can get. “
Chris Meyers from Toledo was named MAC Player of the Year.
He won the MAC Triple Crown:
0.378 beat average
He also led the MAC in slugging% & doubles. He was 2nd in OBP.
He is the first rocket to ever win the award.
Here is the story I did with him in April: https://t.co/gbVUr4QrH1
– Jordan Strack (@JordanStrack) June 2, 2021