No one really knew what to expect out of the prized recruit out of Midland Christian last year, but Grant Little established his position as an impact player from the very first game of the season and didn’t look back.
In the opening game against Western Illinois, Little went 2-4 with two RBIs and a walk, helping the Red Raiders to a dominant victory. He went on to hit .335 as a freshman, the second-best average on an absolutely stacked team. The accolades poured in, from a unanimous All-Big 12 Freshman Team selection to Baseball America’s First Team Freshman All-American Team.
Entering his sophomore year, expectations have been established for the 6’1 left fielder and they’re sky-high. It’s hard to predict what Tech coach Tim Tadlock will do with this loaded roster, but it’s possible Little will be the main leadoff hitter, and it’s also possible we’ll see him play shortstop.
Either way, the talent in Little is undeniable and he’s sure to make plays regardless of how Tadlock’s unconventional experiments look. If the Red Raiders are going to return to Omaha, they’ll need Little to be a big contributor.