In the easiest SEC vote since Bobby Johnson was named "most likely football coach to use 'peaches' in place of a cuss word," Jeren Kendall has been named the conference's Player of the Week after dismantling San Diego this weekend. The sophomore outfielder batted .667, hit three home runs, stole five bases, scored seven runs, and drove in 10 runs in a sweep of the Toreros. No. 3 Vanderbilt outscored their opponent by an aggregate score of 38-11 to open its 2016 season.
Kendall also earned National Player of the Week honors, but since the world of college baseball revolves around the SEC, that was to be expected.
Because early returns are absolute indicators of the rest of the season, here's what we can expect from Kendall for the full 2016 campaign:
A 72-home run, 120-stolen base, 240-RBI season would be...pretty good. After this weekend's monster performance, anything less will be considered a disappointment.