|26 Matt Little
- Sixth-Best Prospect in the Coastal Plains League by PGcrosschecker.com (2008)
Talented right-hander transferred to UK in January of 2009 ... Possesses electric stuff and will have the opportunity to compete for a pitching role on the weekends ... Considered by head coach Gary Henderson to be a great teammate ... Should provide a competitive force on the UK pitching staff.
One of four UK players to play in the prestigious Cape Cod League during the summer ... Was a member of the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox in the CCL ... Pitched in 12 games with one start for Y-D, totaling a 1-2 record and a 4.56 ERA ... Finished four games for Y-D, third-most on the club ... Hurled 23.2 innings and allowed only 14 hits and 12 runs ... Totaled 24 strikeouts and 24 walks in his 23.2 innings.
Sat out after transferring in January ... Redshirted season at UK ... After a dominating summer, was named the sixth-best prospect in the Coastal Plains League by PGcrosschecker.com ... Totaled a 3-1 record and a 2.60 ERA, in 16 games, starting four games for the Peninsula Pirates ... Tossed 45 innings, allowing only 24 hits, while striking out 40 and walking 37 ... Did not allow a home run all summer ... Opponents hit a league-low .168 against Little.
Played junior college at Louisburg College (N.C.), helping lead his team to a 38-15 record in 2007 ... Worked 56.1 innings in 2007, allowing only 18 runs, good for a 2.88 ERA ... Also posted a 4-4 record in 11 appearances, striking out 41 and walking 45.
Played at Kempsville High School in Virginia Beach, Va.
Born March 19, 1988 in Columbus, Ohio ... Son of Dave and Cindy ... Has one sibling, Morgan.