Eppinger 'Hoping To Be Committed In Six Months'


Bruce Hefflinger
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Eppinger 'Hoping To Be Committed In Six Months'

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Andrew Eppinger OF / OF / Saint Johns, MA / 2020

SHREWSBURY, Ma. - It was a year ago when Andrew Eppinger made a position change.

“I was originally a shortstop/second baseman but we had a lot of injuries in the outfield and I moved there to center field,” explained the junior from Saint John’s High School. “I’ve learned a lot there. For starters, I learned there is a lot more that goes into it than I thought. The biggest thing is getting a good first step and a good read off the bat. That will get you further than I thought.”

There is more knowledge over the past year that the 25th-ranked 2020 player in New England has gained when it comes to the sport of baseball - the recruiting process does not go quickly. At least not for Eppinger.

“It’s still pretty early,” the top-ranked unsigned junior outfielder in New England said.

A participant in a number of showcases, including one with his summer team Evolution Baseball, things really started to pick up for Eppinger with the Future Games in early August as part of Team Massachusetts.

“I went to two academic showcases after the Future Games,” noted Eppinger, who back in March at the Evolution Scout Day was considered the Best Athlete, Best Infield Arm and Best 2020 Position Prospect. “I went to two Showball camps and some school-run camps. I’ve also called some coaches.”

But for now, there have been no visits or offers … it is just talk.

“I plan to go to a couple more camps and a couple showcases,” Eppinger said about his future. “I’m also going to send out my schedule to some coaches.

“I’m hoping to be committed in six months,” Eppinger continued. “My goal starts with Division I. I want to go to a good academic school that is also good on the field.”

There is a lot that Eppinger feels he can provide a program.

“I bring energy to the dugout,” said Eppinger, who carries a 4.1 GPA on a 4.3 max scale, with economics or business as a potential college major. “I help make people around me better.”

But it does not end there.

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