With baseball season just around the corner, Kendall Rogers (the college baseball editor for Rivals.com) has a good preview up on the 2009 Commodores.
Fans can expect to see a lot of new faces on the diamond in February including freshman shortstop Jason Esposito. Esposito will have big shoes to fill after All-American Ryan Flaherty was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in June.
Coach Corbin likes what he's seen out of the Bethany, Conn., native so far.
"I think you have to put him in a similar makeup as Pedro," Corbin told Rogers. "He moves very well, is strong, has a strong arm and he just seems to play the game with total control.
"We'll see if what he accomplished this fall translates to the spring, but I like what I've seen from him so far. He plays the shortstop position quite well."
Esposito is one of 13 players in this year's recruiting class which was ranked second by Baseball America. He was a seventh round pick by the Kansas City Royals out of high school but opted to come to West End instead.
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Speaking of Esposito, We've been wondering around the office if he is related in any way to Joe Esposito. You know... the guy that sung "You're the Best" from The Karate Kid.
Even if Jason isn't related to him, this would be a great batter intro song for him this spring at Hawkins Field (that's my vote, at least).
If you don't remember the song, watch the video below.