MSU Media Day: Gavin Collins

Mississippi State junior Gavin Collins comments on his transition to third base and his health coming off a second surgery on his left hand during the summer.

On Austin Sexton…

“He is going to bring great tempo. You know you are going to get the same thing out of him every time. He will take you deep into a ballgame. He is going to try to get us off the field and let us do our thing offensively. He is going to play a huge role for us.”

On transitioning to third base…

“I just want to play. It does not matter if it is catcher, third base or outfield, I just want go out and play. I think that has something to do with my comfort over there.”

On his confidence at his new position…

“It is just my confidence level. I have built confidence up over there. I have taken a lot of ground balls over there to get prepared.”

On playing third base compared to catching…

“I do not think it makes that much of a difference because I try to separate my offense from my defense. One day my offense may be thriving while my defense may be suffering, so I try not to mix them together. Third base is a lot better on the body. I am able to recover better.”

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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