#36 John Malcom
Coach Corbin Quote: Johnny is a big physical left hander who has some serious strength in his bat. He has spent his fall at the first base position learning from some older guys and figuring out how to become successful at that position. John is very well liked by his teammates, and is a fun guy to be around. He will continue to spend time developing both sides of his game. I think experience will serve him well.
High School – Lettered four years in baseball at Detroit Country Day High School under coach Steve Lepkowski… Also lettered two years in basketball in high school… Ranked as Michigan’s top overall player and the No. 2 first baseman nationally in the class of 2018 by Perfect Game… Named a 2018 Rawlings-Perfect Game 1st Team All-American (Central – All Region 1st Team)… Was a three-year team captain (2016-18)… Graduated cum laude… Played high school and/or summer ball with Vanderbilt teammates Chance Huff, Kumar Rocker and Makenzie Stills as well as with Ryder Green (New York Yankees) and Ethan Hankins (Cleveland Indians).
Academics – Malcom is majoring in psychology.
Personal – John James Malcom… Born 1/4/00 in Detroit, Michigan… Son of Johnny and Latisha… Nickname is Johnny… Favorites include: Matt Kemp (player), Los Angeles Dodgers (team), LeBron James (pro athlete – non baseball player), The Office (TV show), Kicking and Screaming (movie), Jim Carry (actor), chicken alfredo (meal), Travis Scott and Playboi Carti(music/singer/band), orange juice (late night snack) and Punta Cana (vacation)… Says if he wasn’t playing baseball he would be a psychologist… Names Denzel Washington as the actor to play him in a movie… Uses outgoing as one word to describe himself… Roommates with Justyn-Henry Malloy… Lists scoring 35 points in a basketball game as his most memorable athletic moment… Chose Vanderbilt “because it’s great academically and athletically.”