The 2020 Vanderbilt Baseball Season came to a premature close on March 11th Vs Toledo due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Since that time, coach Tim Corbin has seen three players enter their names into the transfer portal. P Chance Huff, SS Sterling Hayes, and 1B/DH Justyn-Henry Malloy have all entered the transfer portal and won’t be returning to the Hawk next season. These transfers are most likely caused by the extra year of eligibility granted to players due to the pandemic, leading to an extremely deep roster during the upcoming season. We will now take a deeper dive into the transfers and their Vanderbilt careers.
Chance Huff: The Florida native was a surprise to be entering the portal as he seemed to fit in with the pitching staff on 2019 CWS Title run, making the roster as a Freshman. Huff was forced to sit out the 2020 season after deciding to have offseason Tommy John Surgery on his elbow. Huff was 2-0 with a high 6.38 ERA in 18.1 IP and also registered 4 saves from the Vandy Bullpen. Chance Huff was a nice addition for Coach Scott Brown and Commodore pitching staff.
Sterling Hayes: The California Native was not a shock putting his name in the portal. Hayes registered just 3 At Bats’s over his short Commodore Career and did not record a hit. The Shortstop position was handled by Ethan Paul in 2019 and Freshman Carter Young who won the starting job over Hayes this Winter. Sterling Hayes will look to find a destination to finish out the last 2 seasons of his Collegiate Career elsewhere.
Justyn-Henry Malloy: The New Jersey native is the most surprising of all the transfers thus far. Malloy didn’t see much action in his Freshman season, but began to find a role in 2020. Malloy contributed as a DH and played some at 1st Base in the middle of the Vandyboys lineup. Malloy tallied a career .128 BA with 5 Hits and 4 RBI’s. Malloy will also look to find his future home with 2 years of Collegiate eligibility remaining.
Hopefully these talented players will find their next destination and make the most of their opportunity with their new teams. Meanwhile, Commodore Nation thanks them for their production and wishes them the best of luck in the future!
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