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>My favorite players, definitely Pedro Martinez, all-time great,” Wallace said, “and Craig Kimbrel. Always a big fan of David Ortiz and all the excitement he brought. Then when I was in college, Xander Bogaerts, Andrew Benintendi, Rafael Devers — those guys are phenomenal players.”

And Wallace could soon be one of them. “Yeah,” he said. “It’s pretty great.”<
 
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This one is well worth reading. The John Russell story has great similarities to current closer Caleb Wurster. Both did not make the 35 man roster as true freshmen (Russell was basically told to spend a season at Avery Point to work on his pitching, and if I recall correctly Wurster was basically the last player to make the roster in his redshirt freshman season), but both became big time closers out of the bullpen.
 
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This one is well worth reading. The John Russell story has great similarities to current closer Caleb Wurster. Both did not make the 35 man roster as true freshmen (Russell was basically told to spend a season at Avery Point to work on his pitching, and if I recall correctly Wurster was basically the last player to make the roster in his redshirt freshman season), but both became big time closers out of the bullpen.
Great read! Russell also was remarkably the last player to make roster day before season started his sophomore year. Will have his engineering degree this semester and can put that in the back pocket and continue to chase his dream. Impressive kid like so many of Penders current and former players. They saw enough in him to keep him around and it certainly paid off the following year.
 

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