Fast forward to spring 2019 and good Vinnie Pasquantino was back in full force. In 218 AB as a senior at ODU, Pasquantino hit .298/.402/.560/.962 with 15 HR, 10 more than his previous career high. Pasquantino walked more than he struck out this spring at ODU and posted a career high ISO of .262.
It’s three years later, and neither he nor the team to which he returned are the same as they were. And while he’s still quite serious about his responsibilities, still greets the umps with a firm handshake, still a great clubhouse presence, he also appears like a man bearing a heavy weight on his shoulders. From an outside perspective, at least, he often appears as if he’s got a lot on his mind. But make no mistake: he hasn’t lost any of his well-established professionalism, either.