Kentucky baseball had a heck of a “surprise” season this past spring, winning 36 games and advancing to the Super Regional. They had so much success in large part due to the amount of veteran players on the roster. While the Wildcats did lose Austin Strickland, Logan Martin and Magdiel Cotto to the MLB draft, they’ve been able to retain several of those marquee players for next season. One of those players is Grant Smith.
Smith is widely viewed as one of the best shortstops in all of college baseball. In fact, he very well may be the absolute best. As a gold glove finalist, Smith’s defense was simply incredible last season. But he also offered occasional power hitting with eight home runs.
As he returns to Kentucky, Smith joins veteran catcher Devin Burkes and pitcher Zach Lee. Other key players to monitor are Mason Moore, Ryan Hagenow, Ryan Waldschmidt and Seth Chavez. If the Wildcats can manage to bring back all of these players, that would be a massive win for the program and the chances of repeating this past year’s success.
Tweet of the Day
Sad how Kemba went from an All star to overseas player pic.twitter.com/gOW5MaR4EI— NBA Memes (@NBAMemes) July 22, 2023
This happened so fast.
He sure showed it in Canada.
Pretty boring Sunday for a major.
He’s primed for a monster season.
Will he be dealt?
Lexington has become one of the better home field in the SEC.
Will anything come from this?
They’ll have plenty of bulletin board material for this fall.
These are crazy nice.