The national co-leader in home runs has hit 27 to tie the school's single-season record, set by Doug Duke in 1986. Of his 27 homers, 15 have tied or given Alabama the lead. He's also accounted for 79 RBIs while hitting .362
In the field, Matthes established a new Tide record with his 23 career outfield assists, including seven this season.
The senior from Orlando, Fla., became the second player to gain unanimous approval for the player of the year honor in the award's 16-year existence.
Also for Alabama, second baseman Ross Wilson, third baseman Jake Smith, shortstop Josh Rutledge and pitcher Austin Hyatt joined Matthes on the first team. Wilson and Smith were named to the All-defensive team and outfielder Taylor Dugas to the All-Freshman team.
Auburn picked up three postseason honors as junior third baseman Joseph Sanders was named to the second team, senior outfielder Ben Jones was named the Scholar-Athlete of the Year and sophomore outfielder Trent Mummey was voted to the All-defensive team.