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Vanderbilt Baseball 2013: Preview Part 3

February 13th, 2013 Comments off

LOGOThe first two parts of the Season Preview are in, looking at the transition to the 2013 season and the new recruits, which leads us to an examination of the product Commodore fans can expect to see on the field this Spring. I was unfortunately not able to make it down for the Black and Gold series in the Fall, so my preview is largely based on performances last year and reports on player development.

This Part 3 of my annual baseball prospectus will go through the Vanderbilt roster with a look at each of the positions around the diamond.

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Vanderbilt Baseball 2013: Preview Part 2

February 12th, 2013 3 comments

LOGOWith Part 1 of the preview in the books, looking at the annual attrition, discussing what makes Vanderbilt a recruiting power and introducing the new coaches, it’s time to go through the group of young men that comprise Vanderbilt’s second consecutive #1 recruiting class. One year after the current Sophomore class was ranked first by Baseball America and second by Collegiate Baseball, the incoming Freshmen earned top honors from both publications.

This Part 2 of my annual baseball preview will introduce each of the new Commodores. Parts 3 and 4 will try to set forth how each of the players fit into the 2013 plan.

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Vanderbilt Baseball 2013: Preview Part 1

February 10th, 2013 Comments off

LOGOIt’s that time of year again. Tim Corbin has closed out another masterful performance at the annual baseball banquet, showing an incredible knowledge of his players that is part savant and part parent. Through his words, we learned a little bit more about what makes each of the spectacular young men who comprise the 2012/13 Vanderbilt baseball family. Also introduced were a pair of new coaches to join Coach Corbin and Volunteer Assistant Larry Day. Replacing new Oklahoma State Coach Josh Holliday and new Cubs Pitching Coordinator Derek Johnson are Recruiting Coordinator Travis Jewett and Pitching Coach Scott Brown, formerly of Arizona State and St. Johns respectively.

This Part 1 of my annual baseball prospectus will take a look at draft and graduation attrition and introduce the new members of the coaching staff. It will also consider the factors that make Vanderbilt a recruiting power.

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SEC Baseball, Part 1 – The East and the Draft

August 21st, 2011 2 comments

This is the first in a three part look at the draft's impact on SEC rosters for the coming year.

This is the first in a three part series looking at the Southeastern Conference and the impact of the Major League Baseball Draft for the 2011/12 academic year. Part one provides data relating to the drafted players and recruits for each of the six Eastern division squads. Part two will do the same for the Western division. I’ll close with a final look at and overview of how each team matched up in recruiting, retaining and promoting their programs going forward. I’ll also identify some of the key newcomer names to watch on the horizon as we head into yet another year of baseball in the best conference in college sports.

Look for part two later in the week.

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2011 Vanderbilt Baseball: Season Preview, Part 6

February 16th, 2011 Comments off

The Dores figure to be a pre-season top 5 team in 2011 and will be previewed in 6 parts.

This is the last in a six-part series on Vanderbilt baseball’s 2011 season. Among all my most unhealthy habits, an addiction to following the Commodores baseball squad seems to be the most pervasive and difficult to crack. As a result, I’ve turned a time-wasting bit of fanaticism and converted it into a chance to write a bit. You can read each preview by clicking below on the links that follow the jump.

It should be noted that while this website endeavors to provide a solid team preview, membership over at VandySports.com is a must for any Commodore baseball fan. Chris Lee and Mike Rapp produce stellar premium content which is well worth the money spent. I know there’s no way I could follow the team as intently as I do without it.

Today’s post is the culmination of a long and what I intended to be a comprehensive overview of the team going forward. Herein is the second of two pieces on the post-2011 future of Vanderbilt baseball, focusing on the 2011/12 Recruiting Class and offering a sneak peek at the 2012/13 verbal commitments so far. Please note that I will likely post a post-script to this preview on Thursday to correct some things that I now know to be incorrect, including my projected starting lineup (as reported on by Chris Lee at VandySports) and a few other items.  Additionally, a feature on VandySports about the below noted recruiting class is in the works.

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2011 Vanderbilt Baseball: Fall Preview, Part 1

September 13th, 2010 5 comments

The Dores figure to be a pre-season top 5 team in 2011 and will be previewed in 6 parts.

This is the first in a six part series on Vanderbilt baseball’s 2011 season. Among all my most unhealthy habits, an addiction to following the Commodores baseball squad seems to be the most pervasive and difficult to crack. As a result, I’ve turned a time-wasting bit of fanaticism and converted it into a chance to write a bit. You can read each preview by clicking below on the links that follow the jump.

Up first is my review of the 2010/11 Vanderbilt recruiting class. The 13 man group fills out the Vanderbilt roster that lost a handful of folks before the start of the 2010 campaign and then six players following the year. It represents the last recruiting class started by Erik Bakich and the first for new recruiting coordinator Josh Holliday.

It should be noted that while this website endeavors to provide a solid team preview, membership over at VandySports.com is a must for any Commodore baseball fan.  Chris Lee and Mike Rapp produce stellar premium content which is well worth the money spent.  I know there’s no way I could follow the team as intently as I do without it.

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