"It is a special honor for Chris to win the award," said Mississippi State pitching coach Butch Thompson. "I've seen how much Chris has put into it, how much he has been through and how much he has grown as a player.
"I think he is very well deserving of the honor of winning the award."
Stratton is the first Mississippi State baseball player to win the award since Ed Easley won it award in 2007.
Chris Stratton, an expected first-round draft choice in June's Major League Baseball Draft, and his teammates will conclude their regular season this weekend (Thursday-Saturday) when they play the No. 2 ranked Kentucky Wildcats in a three-game SEC series at Dudy Noble Field.