Alabama Baseball Adds 11 In Early Signing

Alabama baseball has added 11 new players in the early signing period. The group who will be eligible beginning in the 2017 season includes five pitchers, four infielders, one outfielder, and one catcher.

Alabama Coach Mitch Gaspard, who gave credit to assistant coaches Dax Norris and Andy Phillips, signed eight high school standouts and three from junior colleges.

The 11 are:

Sonny Potter, 6-2, 210, left-handed pitcher, Vestavia Hills

Nathan Alstadt, 6-5, 205, left-handed pitcher, Solon, Ohio

Garrett Rukes, 6-4, 180, left-handed pitcher, Coconut Creek, Fla. (Pine Crest)

Deacon Medders, 6-3, 191, right-handed pitcher, Tuscaloosa (American Christian Academy)

Garrett Suchey, 6-3, 215, right-handed pitcher, Morris (Wallace State-Hanceville Community College)

Camden Bauer, 6-3, 180, infielder, O’Fallon, Ill.

John Trousdale, 6-1, 180, infielder, Rogersville (Lauderdale County)

Hunter Alexander, 6-2, 185, infielder, Green Cove Springs, Fla. (St. Johns River Community College)

Zach Clark, 6-2, 195, infielder, Springfield, La. (Pearl River Community College)

Cal Jones, 6-0, 175, outfielder, Dadeville

Will Lumpkin, 6-0, 190, catcher, Roanoke (Handley

”We were able to address some needs that we have,” said Gaspard. “There’s certainly some depth in this class. We filled some left-handed pitching holes that we were looking to take care of, and we feel like we got some really athletic position players.

“All of these guys will have an opportunity to come in, compete, and contribute for us quickly. It’s a pretty well-rounded class in terms of being able to touch on each of our needs. These positional guys provide a lot of versatility in the field, while the pitchers add a lot of depth that will allow us to sure up our bullpen and add some arms to our rotation.”

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