Alan Espinal - Baseball - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#45 Alan Espinal Season 2022-23


Class Junior
Height 6'0"
Weight 209
Hometown Viera, Fla.
High School Viera

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Head coach Tim Corbin on Espinal: “Total team player. Wired to play the game for other people. There isn’t a harder worker or more positive individual than this kid. He has continued to change his body over the last year. His work ethic has accelerated his progress as a player and puts him in position to really help our team. His defensive abilities behind the plate are advanced and will make our pitching staff better. Espy impacts the baseball and has shown greater bat control throughout the fall. Championship kid.”

As a Junior (2023)
• Doubled and drove in three runs in NCAA Tournament win over Eastern Illinois (June 2)
• 3-for-4 with a home run in SEC Tournament win vs. Florida (May 27)
• Walk-off RBI single to complete sweep over Kentucky (April 30)
• Two-run homer in win vs. Lipscomb (March 28)
• Homered twice in win over UAB, driving in five runs (Feb. 22)
• Grand slam vs. Texas (Feb. 19)

As a Sophomore (2022)
• Registered first hit on the season in Game 2 of doubleheader vs. Wagner (March 11)
• Went 1-for-2 vs. Austin Peay (April 5)

As a Freshman (2021)
• Belted a home run in his lone trip to the plate in the win over Florida International (May 18), marking the first hit of his collegiate career

The Espinal File
• Attended Viera High School (Viera, Fla.)
• Nation’s 28th-best catcher by Perfect Game
• Florida’s eighth-ranked catcher and 61st-rated overall prospect
• 2020 Perfect Game Preseason All-America
• 2019 Perfect Game Preseason Underclassmen All-America
• Perfect Game Top 500 National Rank (No. 311)
• .380 average, six doubles, two triples, 12 RBI across his shortened senior campaign
• Two-time all-conference honoree
• Two brothers, Dilan and Edian
• Older brother, Dilan, is a member of the Alabama State baseball team
• Son of Rafael Espinal and Sanya Colon
• Enjoys playing volleyball
• Full name is Alan Espinal Colon
• Major is undeclared