We continue the countdown today with number 64, Alabama infielder Kyle Overstreet. In his freshman campaign with the Crimson Tide, Overstreet started all 63 games at second base. The talented infielder finished the season with a .271 average with 37 RBI and 64 hits. Overstreet’s impressive play during the 2013 season earned him a handful of accolades including the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, SEC All-Freshman Team and the Tallahassee Regional All-Tournament Team. At second base, the 6’1” freshman turned 67 double plays which was a mark that led the SEC and ranked second all-time in Roll Tide single-season history.
The Boaz, AL native attended Boaz High School where he was a 2012 preseason Southeast All-Region first team selection by Perfect Game USA. Overstreet was also named to the 2012 Alabama Top-100 players list and was ranked as the No. 7 prospect (top prospect at second base) in Alabama and No. 183 nationally by Perfect Game USA. Alongside many other awards and accolades, Overstreet’s slick fielding and sound approach at the plate is what caught the attention of the Alabama coaching staff.
During the 2013 summer, Overstreet spent his time as a member of the Brewster Whitecaps in the prestigious Cape Cod League. The rising sophomore played in 34 games for the Whitecaps and in 99 at bats posted a .232 average. Overstreet also collected 23 hits and 8 RBI throughout the CCL season and was one of the 16 Crimson players to compete in summer leagues.
Overstreet returns to Alabama for his sophomore season and looks to once again be a permanent fixture at second base for the Tide in 2014.
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