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Should Vanderbilt baseball, Tim Corbin take more transfers? One College World Series team shows how

Vanderbilt baseball has made its name on homegrown talent. Hauling in top recruiting classes every year, the Commodores are known for developing that top talent and then sending those players off to MLB farm systems after three or four years. But college baseball has changed. Teams like Texas A&M have overhauled their rosters with transfers, building super-experienced squads. Established stars like NC State's Tommy White and Air Force's Paul Skenes — and top draft prospects like Vanderbilt's...
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Vanderbilt's Tim Corbin on Kumar Rocker's return: 'He should've been on the mound a long time ago'

Former Vanderbilt baseball pitcher Kumar Rocker finally got back on the mound Saturday after nearly a year away. Rocker was selected 10th overall in the MLB Draft last year by the New York Mets after a three-year career at Vanderbilt in which he was an All-American, All-SEC and College World Series Most Outstanding Player, but he did not sign after he failed a physical. The exact medical issue that caused the deal to fall apart is...
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Vanderbilt HC Tim Corbin Offers High Praise For Tennessee Baseball

Tennessee defeated instate rival Vanderbilt, 10-1, to open up the SEC Baseball Tournament Thursday night at the Hoover Met. It was the Vols’ fourth win over the Commodores this season, marking the first time since 1994 that Tennessee beat Vanderbilt four times in one season. Tennessee earned its first...

Vanderbilt baseball's Tim Corbin emotional after LSU sweep: 'This (expletive) means a lot to me'

During a Zoom call with reporters on Monday, Vanderbilt baseball coach Tim Corbin said that his players regroup "quicker than the coach." Following up on his emotions after being swept by LSU to end the regular season, including a 21-10 loss Saturday, Corbin said he "I'm mentally touched, I probably should be in a medical institute. ... This (expletive) means a lot to me." ...

Vanderbilt baseball — and Tim Corbin — end regular season with embarrassing display | Estes

As embarrassing as Saturday's regular-season finale was for Vanderbilt baseball, it got a little more so after it ended. Vanderbilt coach Tim Corbin was well on his way out the door, already near the warning track in left field when reporters made it down to the field to ask him about a 21-10 loss to LSU that capped a woeful weekend and a home sweep. Corbin kept walking. ...

Tim Corbin names Vanderbilt baseball's rotation against Oklahoma State

Tim Corbin threw a curveball with his starting rotation for No. 2 Vanderbilt baseball's opening weekend against No. 8 Oklahoma State. According to Corbin, junior right-hander Chris McElvain will start Friday, junior right-hander Nick Maldonado on Saturday and freshman left-hander Carter Holton on Sunday. Absent from the rotation are last year's returning starters, sophomores Patrick Reilly and Christian Little. The duo are not injured, according to Corbin.

What Tim Corbin said about Kumar Rocker’s MLB future

The New York Mets’ loss will presumably be another team’s gain in the 2022 MLB Draft. New York, which drafted former Vanderbilt pitcher Kumar Rocker No. 10 overall in the 2021 draft, failed to reach a deal with the ex-Commodores’ ace due to injury concerns over his pitching arm.

Vanderbilt's Tim Corbin gives update on Kumar Rocker: 'On course to be very healthy'

 Former Vanderbilt pitcher Kumar Rocker, who failed to sign with the New York Mets as the No. 10 overall pick in the MLB Draft due to injury concerns, is preparing for the 2022 draft. Rocker is splitting time between Knoxville and California working out, according to Vanderbilt coach Tim Corbin. He is throwing off a mound and on track to potentially pitch in an independent league this summer. ...

Vanderbilt baseball: Michael Doolin out for season again, Tim Corbin on contract extension

In a blow to the Vanderbilt baseball pitching depth, coach Tim Corbin announced on Wednesday that right-hander Michael Doolin will miss the 2022 season after undergoing a second elbow surgery. Doolin had Tommy John surgery prior to the 2021 season. Academically, Doolin is a junior but he has made just five appearances since enrolling in the fall of 2019. All of those came out of the bullpen in the COVID-shortened 2020 season. ...

Tim Corbin, Vanderbilt agree to contract extension

Vanderbilt announced on Tuesday that coach Tim Corbin has signed a contract extension. Since Vanderbilt is a private university, it did not release terms of Corbin's new contract. Corbin is entering his 20th season at the helm of the Commodores and will bring back an experienced team that is expected to rank in the top five of most, if not all, preseason polls after falling in the College World Series finals in June.