Head coach Tim Corbin has turned Vanderbilt baseball around from being the laughingstock of the SEC. His hard work recruiting and ability to attract quality assistants along with his sound game management have been vital to Vanderbilt's baseball renaissance. Corbin's 2013 Vanderbilt team broke the SEC record for regular season victory (26) and ran away with the SEC regular season title. The Vanderbilt baseball program has quadrupled its number of NCAA baseball appearances under Corbin and played in its first ever College World Series under Corbin in 2011.
Right fielder Mike Yastrzemski was named first team All-SEC along with Kemp. Yaz amazingly led the league in batting (.407) in CONFERENCE games which is quite an accomplishment.
Pitcher Tyler Beede and outfielder Connor Harrell made the second team all-conference squad. Harrell led Vandy in home runs (11) and RBIs (64) while Beede (2.10 ERA) was a nightmare to opposing teams on Saturday's winning 14 games against no losses. Beede, interestingly, excelled with runners on base and regularly escaped these situations unblemished.
Three Commodores made the league All-Freshman team. Third baseman Xavier Turner, designated hitter Zander Wiel and relief pitcher Carson Fulmer all made important contributions to the success of the 2013 Vanderbilt baseball team.
SEC PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Tony Kemp, Vanderbilt SEC PITCHER OF THE YEAR - Aaron Nola, LSU SEC FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR - Alex Bregman, LSU SEC SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR - Sam Frost, Mississippi State SEC?COACH?OF?THE?YEAR - Tim Corbin, Vanderbilt FIRST TEAM 1B - Mason Katz, LSU 2B - Tony Kemp, Vanderbilt 3B - Christian Ibarra, LSU SS - Alex Bregman, LSU C - Stuart Turner, Ole Miss OF - Hunter Renfroe, Mississippi State OF?- Mike Yastrzemski, Vanderbilt OF - Raph Rhymes, LSU DH/UTL - Keaton Steele, Missouri A.J. Reed, Kentucky P - Ryne Stanek, Arkansas P - Aaron Nola, LSU RP - Jonathan Holder, Mississippi State SECOND TEAM 1B - Garrett Cooper, Auburn 2B - Brett Pirtle, Mississippi State JaCoby Jones, LSU 3B - Curt Powell, Georgia Andrew Mistone, Ole Miss SS - Mikey Reynolds, Texas A&M Mikey White, Alabama C - Grayson Greiner, South Carolina OF - Connor Harrell, Vanderbilt OF - Brian Anderson, Arkansas OF - Krey Bratsen, Texas A&M DH/UTL - Daniel Mengden, Texas A&M P - Tyler Beede, Vanderbilt P - Bobby Wahl, Ole Miss RP - Tyler Webb, South Carolina ALL FRESHMAN TEAM 1B - Josh Lester, Missouri 2B - Kyle Overstreet, Alabama 3B - Xavier Turner, Vanderbilt SS - Alex Bregman, LSU C - Greg Fettes, Kentucky OF -Kyle Barrett, Kentucky OF?- Vincent Jackson, Tennessee OF - Harrison Bader, Florida DH/UTL - Zander Wiel, Vanderbilt P - Jack Wynkoop, South Carolina P - Sean McLaughlin, Georgia RP - Carson Fulmer, Vanderbilt Ray Castillo, Alabama ALL DEFENSIVE TEAM P - Daniel Mengden, Texas A&M 1B - Mason Katz, LSU; Cole Lankford, Texas A&M 2B - Tony Kemp, Vanderbilt SS - Adam Frazier, Mississippi State 3B - Christian Ibarra, LSU C - Stuart Turner, Ole Miss OF - Austin Cousino, Kentucky OF - Mike Yastrzemski, Vanderbilt OF?- Hunter Renfroe, Mississippi State