West Virginia righthander Alek Manoah (Aaron Fitt)


Summer Breakout Pitcher: Alek Manoah

Tom Holliday’s return to the dugout couldn’t have been any more rewarding. A longtime high-profile Division I pitching coach and head coach at Oklahoma State, Texas, NC State and Auburn, Holliday had been out of coaching since the fall of 2015, but he returned as the head coach of the Cape Cod League’s Chatham Anglers this summer, leading his club to the championship series. Holliday seemed re-energized by the chance to help several players turn developmental corners and emerge as breakout stars over the course of the summer.

But no player took a bigger leap forward than West[…]