09 May, 2008

Collegiate Baseball Stars-The Corners

Once again we're talking about a Miami player, this time it is first baseman, Yonder Alonso. Yonder is batting .382/.556/.779 with a team high 14 HR and 48 RBI in 43 games played. Alonso has also been a much more solid defender than anticipated. His quickness is surprising and has helped to contribute to Miami's best fielding percentage under coach Jim Morris (.976).
At the hot corner, Connor Gillaspie of Wichita State has been making waves all season long. Gillaspie is batting .398/.488/.661 with a team leading 25 extra base hits and 55 runs batted in. His defense has been very suspect at times, but his offense has helped lead Wichita State to a number 13 ranking in the NCBWA poll.
Other players at the corners to keep an eye on are: Justin Smoak(1B)-South Carolina, Brett Wallace(3B)-Arizona St., Pedro Alvarez(3B)-Vanderbilt, Dustin Ackley(1B)-North Carolina, and Diego Seastrunk(3B)-Rice.

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