Matt Vern was selected by the San Diego Padres in the 13th-round of the 2009 MLB Draft, 384th overall. MadFriars.com caught up with the outfielder to discuss his power, his agility and his approach at the plate, among other topics.
had a career year as a senior at TCU
, leading the team with 17 home runs, 54 runs driven in, 16 stolen bases and a .360 batting average. He was named first-team all-Mountain West as a senior.
For his career, Vern was a .309 hitter in 199 games played with 29 home runs, 143 RBI and 50 doubles, a total that ranks third all-time in school history.
Hailing from the same school that produced Chad Huffman, Vern is hoping to follow in the legacy and produce as much as his fellow alumnus.
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