GENERAL: A solid defensive outfielder, Kunkle adds depth and experience in the outfield for the Saints...He has seen most of his action against left-handers...Above-average speed and an accurate throwing arm compliment his aggressive defensive mindset nicely...A stable offensive presence and a smart base runner.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Missed all of 2002 season with a back injury.
AS A FRESHMAN: Kunkle emerged as a pleasant surprise in the Saints’ outfield...The lone member of the team without a defensive error, Kunkle developed into a dependable option for Rossi off the bench and in platoon situations...Finished third on the team in outfield assists (5) despite shared playing time...Played in 35 games, starting 20...Showed ability to get on base, reaching in over 30% of his plate appearances despite his .194 average.
IN HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered four years at Lehighton High School where he was named First Team All-Area, All-Conference and Team MVP...Helped guide Lehighton to the district playoffs his senior season before being named to the Carpenter Cup Team...Also excelled in basketball.
ROSSI ON KUNKLE: “We are excited to have Brent back this season. He worked hard in the off-season to get back to playing shape and we expect him to compete for playing time in the spring.”
STRENGTHS: Range, Instincts, Speed