ORONO – After a strong start to the 2018 season, University of Maine baseball shortstop Jeremy Pena is being recognized by one of America’s top baseball publications.
Baseball America named Pena one of the top college shortstops in the country Monday. Pena is ranked fourth on the list, with the following synopsis:
“Pena, the son of former big league second baseman Geronimo Pena, stands out for his defensive ability. He has an above-average arm, soft hands and fluid infield actions, giving him the tools to stay at shortstop. Though Pena struggled offensively during the summer in the Cape Cod League, he has the tools to develop once he refines his approach at the plate.”
The junior infielder downplayed the recognition at practice Tuesday, instead turning the attention towards the team.
“You kind of tend to just take it in and not really think about it,” he said. “Some of my teammates say ‘projections, [sic],’ so we don’t really believe in projections. Just go out there and do what we need to do, and let it play out.”
The entire list can be found here.