According to head baseball coach Rex Peters, David Popkins is quite the offensive threat.
After a the new 2010-11 bat standard for college baseball hindered the offensive performances of individuals across the country, Peters said pitchers around the Big West Conference were still well aware of Popkins’ ability at the plate.
The junior out of San Diego, Calif. helped the Aggies with a .321 batting average, with a team-leading four homeruns, 63 hits and 23 RBI.
On the mound, Popkins completed the year with a 1.37 ERA in 13 relief appearances.
Peters said Popkins will have a future in baseball, whether it’s finishing his senior year as an Aggie or moving on to the major league.
“[Popkins] is our best and most consistent offensive player without a doubt,” Peters said. “He’s a very good competitor. We’re hoping he doesn’t go very high in the [MLB] draft and we get him back his senior year because we need that bat in our lineup next year.”
– Grace Sprague