Baseball Inks Nine In Fall Signing Period

Dec. 1, 1999

LEXINGTON, Kty. - The University of Kentucky baseball program signed nine newcomers for the 2001 season in the fall signing period, Coach Keith Madison announced Wednesday.

Among the signees is Aaron Herr, son of former St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Tommy Herr. Herr, a shortstop from Lancaster, Pa., has been rated as the 37th-best high school prospect by Baseball America and is widely considered one of the nation's top talents.

Also inking with the Cats was Louisville Ballard's Spencer Graeter. Graeter is a leading candidate for Kentucky Mr. Baseball and was the starting point guard on Ballard's state championship basketball squad last spring.

Other signees were:

  • Jessie Barber an infielder from Indianapolis' Carmel HS
  • Caleb Brock, a catcher from Whitesburg, Ky., via Lincoln Trail JC
  • Mark Galvin, a pitcher/outfielder from Elizabethtown
  • Corey Hahn, an infielder/pitcher from Louisville Male
  • Justin Hampton a left-handed pitcher from Belleville Area College and 1999 Colorado Rockies draft pick
  • Spencer Preston, a catcher from Okaloosa-Walton JC
  • Brent Stephens, an outfielder from Atlanta's St. Pius HS

"We're extremely happy with this class," Madison said. "These young men would be a great addition to any baseball team and they should enjoy a lot of success at the University of Kentucky."



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