We continue the countdown today with number 74, Vanderbilt outfielder Rhett Wiseman. In his freshman campaign with the Commodores, Wiseman played a limited role as he joined a very talented Vanderbilt squad. Despite his lack of regular playing time, Wiseman was still able to put up pretty impressive numbers. In 54 games played, the 5’9” outfielder had only 11 starts and 121 at bats. With most of those at bats being pinch hitting situations, Wiseman handled himself well collecting 35 hits, 3 homeruns and 17 RBI while posting a .289 average.
The Mansfield, Mass native attended Buckingham Browne & Nichols where he was a four-time Independent School League First Team performer. Along with many other accolades, Wiseman holds several High School records including stolen bases (74), homeruns (31), and triples (24). The outfielder was a 25th round pick in the 2012 draft and was later recognized as a top prospect in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League.
The rising sophomore spent his 2013 summer with the Cotuit Kettleers in the prestigious Cape Cod League. While with the Kettleers, Wiseman came up in big situations coming up with clutch hit after clutch hit. Although he had just finished his freshman, Wiseman showed great leadership and his flawless defense in the outfield made him a stand out player in the league. In 136 at bats he compiled 40 hits, 4 homeruns, 25 RBI while posting a .294 average. His consistency at the plate has continued to improve and the potential to hit for power is what makes Wiseman a player to watch.
Rhett Wiseman returns to Vanderbilt for his sophomore season and looks to make a bigger impact in 2014 as a regular in the Commodores lineup.
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