Here’s Your VandyBoys All-Decade Team

This decade has been the most successful for the VandyBoys by far and that’s a credit to my man Tim Corbin. Vandy has now recorded two CWS Titles, 1 CWS Runner-Up, 4 CWS appearances, 3 SEC Regular Season Crowns, and 1 SEC Tournament Championship all in this decade.

Coach Corbin has turned the program completely around the last 10 years and it certainly shows with those accomplishments and countless players making it to the pros. Let’s take a deeper look into our All-Decade VandyBoys 25 man roster: 

Rotation:

  1. Carson Fulmer: 2012-14. 2013 All-SEC Freshman. Career: 2.18 ERA, 140.2 IP, and 141 SO.
  2. Walker Beuhler: 2012-14. Career: 2.92 ERA, 157.1 IP, 161 SO.
  3. Tyler Beede: 2011-14. 2013 Second Team All-SEC. Career: 3.67 ERA, 275.0 IP, 269 SO. 
  4. Kumar Rocker: 2019-20. SEC All-Freshman Team. Career: 3.06 ERA, 114.2 IP, 142 SO.
  5. Drake Fellows: 2016-19. Career: 3.85 ERA, 275.2 IP, 308 SO.

Bullpen:

  1. Jordan Sheffield: 2015-17. Career: 3.01 ERA, 101.2 IP, 113 SO. 
  2. Matt Rupenthal: 2015-17. Career: 2.78 ERA, 100.1 IP, 104 SO.
  3. John Kilichowski: 2013-17. Career: 3.47 ERA, 49.1 IP, 43 SO.
  4. Collin Snider: 2015-17. Career: 3.95 ERA, 68.1 IP, 59 SO.
  5. Kyle Wright: 2015-17. Career: 3.25 ERA, 196.2 IP, 228 SO.
  6. Ben Bowden: 2013-17. Career: 3.63 ERA, 57.0 IP, 74 SO.
  7. Adam Ravenelle: 2011-14. Career: 1.99 ERA, 58.2 IP, 52 SO. 
  8. Tyler Brown: 2017-20. 2019 First Team All-SEC relief pitcher. Career: 3.70 ERA, 97.1 IP, 120 SO.

Lineup:

  1. 3B Austin Martin: 2017-20. 2019 All-SEC First Team. Career: .368 BA, 200 H, 76 RBI.
  2. RF JJ Bleday: 2016-19. 2019 SEC Player of the Year. Career: .326 BA, 186 H, 109 RBI. 
  3. SS Dansby Swanson: 2012-14. Career: .325 BA, 90 H, 32 RBI. 
  4. 1B Zander Wiel: 2012-14. 2013 All-SEC Freshman. Career: .267 BA, 80 H, 68 RBI.
  5. CF Bryan Reynolds: 2013-17. 2016 All-SEC Second Team. Career: .329 BA, 160 H, 104 RBI. 
  6. LF Rhett Wiseman: 2012-14. 2014 CWS All-Tournament Team. Career: .280 BA, 99 H, 46 RBI.
  7. C Jason Delay: 2013-17. Career .275 BA, 128 H, 85 RBI. 
  8. DH Mike Yastrzemski: 2010-13. 2013 First Team All-SEC. Career: .300 BA, 209 H, 120 RBI.
  9. 2B Tony Kemp: 2010-13. 2013 SEC Player of the Year. Career: .331 BA, 244 H, 96 RBI. 

Reserves:

  1. John Norwood: 2011-14. 2014 CWS All-Tournament Team. Career: .286 BA, 87 H, 47 RBI.
  2. Jeren Kendall: 2015-17. Career: .319 BA, 163 H, 112 RBI.
  3. Phillip Clarke: 2017-19. Career: .300 BA, 147 H, 101 RBI.

I was forced to make some very tough and thought-out decisions. There were lots of talented players over the years who didn’t make the All-Decade roster. Commodore Nation, who do YOU think got snubbed from the 25 man roster??

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