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Erik  Kaiser
Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Waterloo, Ill.

High School:
Waterloo

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 205

Position:
RHP

 

09/12/2017

Baseball America tabs Vandy with #1 recruiting class

Program welcomes record-setting fifth top-ranked class

High School - Lettered three years at Waterloo High School under coach Mark Vogel… also played varsity basketball… helped the Bulldogs to the Regional Final as a senior… was named Rawlings-Perfect Game Honorable Mention, Central-All Region first-team, Republic Times first-team, All-USA Today second-team All-State, Conference Player of the Year, and All-Metro Pitcher and First baseman as a senior… as a junior was named Rawlings-Perfect Game 2016 Underclass first-team and was a finalist for the Rising Star Award by the ABHOF… played high school baseball and/or summer ball with Jordan McFarland (Arkansas) and Tyler Mcalister (Missouri State).

Academics - Kaiser is undecided on a major.

Personal - Erik Richard Kaiser… Born 11/20/98 in St. Louis, Mo…. Son of Jeff and Karen Kaiser… dad played baseball at Missouri State and in the San Francisco Giants organization… has one sibling, Danielle… Nickname is Kais… Favorites include: Max Scherzer (player), St. Louis Cardinals (team), Basketball (other sport), Call of Duty: Black Ops (video game), Happy Gilmore (movie), Fastball (tv show), Will Ferrell (actor), Ribs and Potato Salad (meal), Hip Hop, Rap (music/singer/band), Sour Patch Kids (late night snack), Anywhere baseball can be played (vacation spot)… names Will Ferrell as the actor to play him in a movie… uses Goofy as one word to describe himself… roommates with Justin Willis… lists Watching my friend in high school hit a walk-off single to beat our rival school in a regional championship game as his most memorable athletic moment… chose Vanderbilt “because of the city of Nashville. I found it very interesting as well as how nice the campus is. I also knew if I came here I would be getting a top notch education. Lastly, I felt when I met the coaches they would help grow me as an athlete as well as a person during my time here.”

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