Vance Honeycutt on HR Robberies, Ben Clemens on All Things We Love About Defense

The SIS Baseball Podcast

11-05-2023 • 31 mins

On this episode, Mark Simon is joined by North Carolina sophomore center fielder Vance Honeycutt and baseball writer Ben Clemens.

Vance was the 2022 ACC Tournament MVP and league Preseason Player of the Year, but he joins us to talk about his defense and his penchant for home run-robberies and other great catches. He also explains how he's evolved as a hitter, one who could be a high-end pick in next year's MLB Draft (0:42).

Ben writes a weekly column about "5 Things He Likes About Baseball", and we modify that slightly to have Ben and Mark talk about 3 things they each liked about MLB defense from the first month of the season. Among the subjects, an outfielder with a cannon arm in Cleveland, how Wilmer Flores made a play with a 5% out rate, and why Ke'Bryan Hayes should be viewed as great by Cardinals fans (11:25).

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