Solid showing at Ole Miss baseball camp

Tanner Moore (3B, Chattanooga, TN) - The Rebels held some of their prime prospects last week at their baseball camp.We profiled Chris Bergmann (LHP/TX), Joe Gex (C/MS), and Kenneth Tackett (CF/MS) last week, and today, we are featuring Tanner Moore.

Player Profile

Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 190
60 Yard: 7.15
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Grades: 3.0 GPA / 1050 SAT

From: Chattanooga, TN
High School: McCallie (Div 11)

The following information was revealed during our interview with Tanner Moore:

What are your defensive strengths on the field? "I think I hustle all of the time, on and off the field. Any ball that is close, I will dive for. I always pick the players up. I am a team player. My hands are good. My feet are quick. I am a little inconsistent with my throw, but I have good arm strength."

What are you working on defensively right now? "Mostly right now, I am just trying to relax and not press out there, and just have a good time."

What are your hitting strengths? "I think I hit well alley from alley. I need to sit back on the curveball more. I am out on front too much. My stride is a little long, but I am trying to shorten that up. But overall, I think that if I just wait back on the ball, I am a solid hitter."

What were your stats last season? "I hit .394 with 6 HR's and 30 RBI's. My freshman year, this is all varsity, I batted .390 with 2 HR's and 27 RBI's.. My sophomore year, I batted .400 with 6 HR's and 48 RBI's."

Did you receive any awards last year? "I received Div 11 All-State as a utility player. I have been on the Jr Sunbelt Team that went to Oklahoma and represented the state of Tennessee since I was a freshman. We won the tournament all three years."

Which AAU team do you play for? "I play for the Chattanooga Cyclones in the SEC League. The S' East Championship Series. This past weekend, we finished the SES tournament and we won that. I was named MVP for the tournament. We start our fall season on August 26th. We open in Ole Miss' stadium."

Who are the main colleges that are recruiting you right now? "Right now, the main ones are Memphis and Ole Miss. I would love to go to Ole Miss, but we will have to see what happens. Vandy has called me a few times. They want me to come in for a visit, but it just cost so much to go to school there. I would have to get a real high (scholarship) offer. I do not know. We will see."

Have you visited any of the schools you are interested in? "Well, I went to Ole Miss' camp and stayed for a few days. I guess you could say it was an unofficial visit. They are the only school I have visited."

What stood out about Ole Miss during your trip? "I love the college town. I do not want to go to a big town, a big city. I like the small college towns. I love their field. The field is in great condition. Really, just the whole atmosphere around there. I have a couple of friends from McCallie who go to school there. They said that the atmosphere for their baseball games is amazing. All of Ole Miss' coaches have been tremendously nice. I also love their baseball facilities. They have a great team and program, one that I would love to be a part of."

What is your current academic status? "I have a 3.0 at McCallie, which is ranked as one of the Top 10 prep schools in the country. It is an all guys school. I scored a 1050 on the SAT.

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