Maurice Patton

Getting Defensive

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With five extra-base hits in five games in early May—including three home runs—Vanderbilt's Pedro Alvarez was starting to answer any questions regarding his power stroke as Major League Baseball's amateur draft neared. With three errors in the Commodores' Southeastern Conference series against Georgia, the junior third baseman was creating a few queries as well.

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