CSDTV: First Look at Devin Pearson

In the second entry of our video series leading up to the Feb. 15 season opener for Cal baseball against the visiting Michigan Wolverines, we take a look at the fall ball highlights of Devin Pearson.

In our second edition of Countdown to First Pitch, after our first video of Devon Rodriguez, we take a look at freshman outfielder Devin Pearson.

A 4.2-GPA student at Carmel High School and a three-sport athlete, 5-foot-10, 192-pound Pearson earned the First Base Foundation Player of the Year Award last year out of Carmel (Calif.) High School. Pearson was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 30th round of the MLB Draft, but instead chose to attend California, which will likely prove to be a boon to David Esquer's Golden Bears.

With the graduation of speedy Chad Bunting and the loss of would-be senior Darrel Mathews -- who is not attending Cal this year, and will not be back for the spring season -- Pearson and his smooth righty swing have the inside track to become the starting center fielder when the season starts on Feb. 15. Pearson was a quarterback and wide receiver in high school, and features a plus arm and top-of-the-order speed. One of Pearson's best attributes is bat control, both when he's swinging away and laying down bunts. He can move runners over and has the speed to bunt for base hits.


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