July 29, 2007

Summer meet and greet: Chase Reid

VandySports.com's exclusive sneak peek at some of the new baseball recruits continues this morning, as we bring subscribers up close and personal with Texas pitcher Chase Reid.

Pitching has always been a premium in Coach Corbin's recruiting strategy, as evidenced by the long line of elite pitching recruits he brought to, and developed in, the Vanderbilt program. Under the direction of coach Derek Johnson, Vandy pitchers have gone on to be dominant forces in the SEC, and most have had a chance to sign a Major League draft contract.

This past year was certainly no different, as six VU pitchers were drafted by Major League franchises. The group was led by the draft's No. 1 overall pick, David Price, as well as eighth overall pick Casey Weathers. Weekend starter Cody Crowell left a year early to sign with the Blue Jays, and No. 1 reliever Ty Davis likewise left early to sign with the Reds.

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