“This group, with Goodall, Sabotnik, Joyce, McCracken and Rosenfeld, brings a lot of size and power at their positions — this is going to be a very big team,” said Swanson.
Sabotnik was all-conference in high school and his power left-side bat will play well at Serauxmen Stadium — featuring good size and developing power, he has three home runs in 21 games for Illinois State this season.
Rosenfeld is a big lefty who threw a no-hitter in high school and has landed in a relief role with the Fighting Leathernecks of Western Illinois. (Gotta love that team nickname!)
Joyce, a monster in the box and on the mound, can have a major impact in the WCL — he had a 4-5 game with two home runs, four runs driven in and five runs scored in a game on March 26. For the season, he is hitting .338 with 13 home runs and 37 RBIs in 34 games — oh, and to summon Shohei Ohtani whispers, he has pitched 26 innings, is 1-0 with four saves, and has 32 strikeouts. He has yet to have a rough outing as a pitcher.