Jeremy Pena among the best shortstops in the nation

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Jeremy Pena among the best shortstops in the nation

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:16 am

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Up in Orono, the Maine Black Bears have a hidden gem in Jeremy Pena, who's among the best shortstops in the nation:



Top 5 College Shortstops
...Pena, the son of former big league second baseman Geronimo Pena, stands out for his defensive ability. He has an above-average arm, soft hands and fluid infield actions, giving him the tools to stay at shortstop. Though Pena struggled offensively during the summer in the Cape Cod League, he has the tools to develop once he refines his approach at the plate.

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Re: Jeremy Pena among the best shortstops in the nation

Postby thebam » Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:57 pm

Tons of scouts at the games. This kid is definitely on the radar. Hopefully folks take advantage of the free admission and get out and see him play this spring. It will be his last spring in Maine.
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Re: Jeremy Pena among the best shortstops in the nation

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:54 am

UMaine shortstop may be following his dad to the big leagues

...Jeremy Pena is flattered by the accolade, but the slick-fielding University of Maine junior isn’t going to dwell on it.

“It feels good. You kinda just take it and let it out,” said the rangy Pena. “You keep focusing on your game and your team.”

UMaine head coach Nick Derba reached the Class AAA level in the St. Louis Cardinals organization and has seen a lot of outstanding players.

“I think he’s the best defensive shortstop in the country,” Derba said. “I played with nine major league shortstops and he’s as good as any of them.”

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