bleedCrimson.net will be conducting weekly in season interviews with Aggie head baseball coach Rocky Ward. The Aggie baseball season begins February 20th and we've checked in with Coach Ward to get an update on the team as they ready for the 2009 season. The Aggies completed a successful fall practice season and we have Coach Ward's thoughts on his infielders, outfielders and pitching staff. Up next are the outfielders.
LF: We've moved [Leo] Aguirre from a 1B/DH role to left field. Leo's not a real good runner, but he's really really worked hard this fall. He's cut his 60-yard dash speed by about 4/10ths of a seconds which is practically unheard of. He's really worked hard, he played there a couple innings last year just to get him in the lineup because late in the year he was just hot. Almost a must have in the lineup guy. We project him going into the year to be the starting left fielder. He's not going to go take balls off the wall but he'll catch stuff that he gets to, he throws the ball accurately, breaks well. When you go back and look at his fall statistics he hit .468 with 11 doubles and six home runs, 32 RBIs in 94 at bats.
This is the best offensive fall team we've ever put together. Will it become the best offensive spring team in the school's history? It very well might. Continue Reading This Post >>