|Shawn Hampton 33
A skilled offensive talent with power to all fields...Should add consistent production to the middle of the Saints' order from the get-go...Deceptive speed, and good range in the outfield...Quiet leader with breakthrough potential...Sat out 2002 season per NCAA regulations.
AS A JUNIOR: Was a mainstay in the heart of the Saints lineup...Tied for the team lead in several categories including: batting average (.279), hits (50), RBI (27), and homeruns (5)....Tallied nine doubles and reached base over 37% of the time...Proved to be a base stealing threat, registering 14 stolen bases...His 16 multiple hit games were also tops on the team...Played a solid left field, recording a fielding percentage of .950 with four assists.
BEFORE SIENA: An All-City and All-Metro selection at Althaft Catholic High, Hampton went on to play two seasons at Forest Park Community College in St. Louis where he was a Second Team All-American as a sophomore.
ROSSI ON HAMPTON: "Shawn stepped in and was one of our most productive offensive players from the start last year. He has great vision at the plate and possesses the ability to hit good pitching. As a co-captain, he will also be looked to for leadership and consistency."
STRENGTHS: Vision, Bat Speed, Quickness