Clint Moore from Grimsley High School and Army has done it again. Who is the top overall player in the Patriot League as Spring 2009 approaches? Clint Moore, the nominee for the pre-season All-American team and last year’s Rookie-of-the-Year in the Patriot League.
Check out the poll from collegebaseballinsider.com:
CollegeBaseballInsider.com asked college coaches around the country to preview the 2009 college baseball season by sharing their insights on the teams and players to watch in their conferences. CBI compiled their answers to provide a sneak peek for the season ahead.
Today, we take a look at the Patriot League (six out of seven coaches participated).
The team to beat is: Army*
The top three starting pitchers are: Matt Fouch, Army; Greg Angelo, Lehigh; Brian Shapiro, Holy Cross
The top closer is: J.D. Melton, Navy
The one pitcher you donâ€™t want to face is: Matt Fouch, Army
The most underrated pitcher is: Ben Koenigsfeld, Army
The best defensive catcher is: Steven Soares, Navy
The best catcher arm is: Steven Soares, Navy
The best defensive infielder is: Clint Moore, Army
The best defensive outfielder is: No outfielder received more than one vote
The three best pure hitters are: Clint Moore, Army*; Michael Speciale, Navy; Kevin McKague, Army
The three biggest power threats are: Michael Speciale, Navy; Clint Moore, Army; Brendan McGaheran, Lehigh
The hitter you least want to face is: Michael Speciale, Navy
The most underrated hitter is: No hitter received more than one vote
The best base-runner is: Clint Moore, Army
Your favorite road stadium to visit is: Fitton Field, Holy Cross
The best game coach is: Gene Depew, Bucknell
The assistant coach most ready for a head-coaching job is: No assistant coach received more than one vote
*****Clint Moore, Best Defensive Infielder, Top Pure Hitter, and Best Base-runner…..That says it all.*****