|Report Date:||April 23rd, 2018|
Highly regarded out of national prep powerhouse American Heritage, India has been a mainstay in the Gators’ lineup since stepping foot on campus. After a solid, but unspectacular first two years in Gainesville, India entered the season as a potential late day one draft choice, but he’s since hit his way into the first round. Through 40 games, India’s .420/.551/.840 slash line leads the Southeastern Conference in each of those categories by sizable margins. India didn’t have his best showing over the weekend against Kentucky, going 2-for-10 with three walks and four strikeouts, though both of his hits did go for extra bases.
India has seen time at both third base and shortstop over his collegiate career, but he profiles best at the hot corner where his athleticism and above average arm will be an asset. Starting with a slightly open stance, with his hands in front and aligned with his back shoulder, India progresses into a moderate load that coincides with a high leg kick. Though he’s modestly sized at 6’0” and 200 pounds, India has torque and plus bat speed that produces above average raw power to all fields that plays in batting practice and in games. India struggled with pitch recognition in the Kentucky series, looking unbalanced and uncomfortable against off speed stuff away. When he’s at his best, India controls the barrel well, adequately covering the plate and making consistent hard contact.
Team’s find solace in the perceived safety of college bats, and India’s dominance in the toughest conference in the country likely means that he’ll likely be one of the first hitters off the board on June 4th.