According to chatter on Twitter, Brett Bond, younger brother of former Tiger Brock Bond, has made an early verbal commitment to play baseball at Missouri. Bond is a junior at Westminster Christian Academy, where he is a teammate of Shane Benes, also an early Mizzou commit for the fall of 2014.
♦ Brett Bond, C
6'1", 195 lb, S/R
Westminster Christian Academy (StL)
♦ 2012 Stats: .300 BA (30-for-100), .346 OB%, .470 SLG, 100 AB, 8 R, 4 2B, 5 3B, 1 HR, 21 RBI, 6 BB, 19 K, 1 HBP, 0/0 SB
♦ Future Games Preview: Brett Bond, a Catcher from Westminster Christian Academy PrepBaseballReport.com, 7/31/2012)
Switch-hitting catcher, enough said. That is what Brett Bond from Westminster Christian Academy brings to the Midwest Future Games. The strong bodied 6-foot-1, 195-pound catcher hits well from both sides of the plate and is poised for a big Future Games weekend and solidify his rank as a top Class of 2014 player.
Behind the plate, Bond manages the staff with the experience of a seasoned veteran. Bond also plays a bit of first base and outfield, and will see time there as well this weekend at the Future Games
♦ From Prep Baseball Report Profile on Brett Bond:
The switch hitter showed he can handle the bat from both sides of the plate, barreling up the ball a few times over the weekend while hitting hard line drives right at opposing players. He managed only one hit, but that doesn’t tell the whole story on is performance at the plate. Bond also has surprising speed for a catcher.
♦ Quarterback Bond's stock on the rise at Westminster (StLToday.com)
As well as he’s played on the football field, Bond’s future lies on the diamond. Brock Bond, 27, who starred at Lindbergh, played college baseball at Arkansas and Missouri. He currently is on the roster of the Fresno Grizzlies, the Triple A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants.
“I love both sports a lot,” Bond said. “But baseball is my sport. It is in my bloodlines.”