Now we shall talk about another draft pick who chose us instead, Mr. John Hochstatter.
Seriously, we did better in the draft than some MLB teams, it feels like.
Hochstatter is a left-handed pitcher, which means he’s yet another threat for Stanford on the mound. We have a lot of those and I like that. He’s been on 16U and 18U teams for the United States, where he performed well enough to get on the Twins’ radar (they drafted him in the 42nd round this past June). He chose us, and according to this article in his local Patch he’s thinking of majoring in psychology. Attaboy, that’s a good major! He seems like he’s got it together. I quote said Patch article:
Describe yourself in three words. Dedicated, responsible, trustworthy
What was your biggest challenge in high school? I think the biggest challenge was making a decision on where I’m going to go to college, and that was just because there were so many great options. I was lucky enough to get offers from basically the Pac-10. I chose Stanford; it was just the combination of their athletics and academics. And they gave me a great offer, so college won’t be a burden for me.
I think I like him.
Anyway, you’re not here to see what AJ Vanegas and Brian Ragira’s former 18U teammate has to say about college selection, although it’s very encouraging. You want to see what he looks like as a pitcher. Here you go:
I’d say he looks pretty good, don’t you? Let’s give him an opportunity to really shine at Sunken.