We continue the list today with number 46 in our countdown with Vanderbilt redshirt sophomore first baseman/catcher Aaron Westlake. He is from Redding California and attended Shasta High School where he earned four varsity letters in baseball while picking up one in basketball. Heading into the 2007 MLB Draft, Westlake was rated the 55th best prospect in California.
As a freshman, Westlake saw limited action as he only got 29 at bats while hitting .241 with three runs scored before picking up an injury redshirt. He spent the summer of 2008 with the Keene Swampbats of the NECBL where he hit .209 with three doubles and four RBI in 29 games. Westlake had a breakout season in 2009 when he finished the season with a .377 average with 10 homers and 57 RBI while having an on-base percentage of .440 while playing in 63 games with 62 starts. His .377 batting average was the best in the SEC. He spent the summer of 2009 with the Newport Gulls as he hit .312 with two homers and 24 RBI. He was selected for the 2009 NECBL All-Star game where he went 2-3 with a run scored.
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