Texas A&M Baseball: Evaluating the Lineup Before the Start of SEC Play

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A-. . Freshman. Catcher. 6. HUNTER COLEMAN

2016 Stats


2017 Stats

Hunter Coleman has split catching duties with Cole Bedford. Coleman has 11 starts with 32 at bats. His slash line through 12 appearances is .344/.462/.500. He has 7 walks, 9 strikeouts, 4 doubles, 1 home run, and 7 RBI. Coleman has been successful on all three of his stolen base attempts.

How He Fits

Coleman is yet another one of the impressive first year players that Rob Childress has in his arsenal of offensive weapons. Coleman is a patient hitter that doesn’t over swing.  His calmness behind the plate conjures memories of his predecessor, Michael Barash.

As good as he’s been hitting, he might be better behind the plate than beside it. Ace Brigham Hill is known for his devastating change up and has a tendency to bury it in the dirt. Coleman has excelled at digging those balls out of the dirt and preventing runners from advancing. He’s the best receiver of the ball behind the plate the Aggies have, and he’s only going to get better.

It’s a luxury to have two competent catchers on the roster. Childress will spell Coleman once or twice a week with Bedford, but as far as things stand currently it will be Coleman drawing the majority of the work behind the plate.