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Bouchard Takes Big Steps

The 20-year-old rookie, drafted in the 11th round out of Georgetown, earned significant playing time from day one. He got off to a hot start, and then cooled, but by the season's end, Matt Bouchard would put together one of the most impressive seasons by any non-pitcher in this year's draft class. Inside Pitch caught up with the shortstop to discuss his year.

After appearing in all 55 games with his Georgetown University squad last spring, Matt Bouchard stepped right in and assumed the starting role as the everyday shortstop for the Cyclones. From his first moments on the field, he knew he faced a challenge, but one that he would he would enjoy in the friendly confines of KeySpan Park. "I had a lot of fun playing in Brooklyn, and it was a really...

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