CHARLESTON, WV - The brightest star on West Virginia’s roster this season is, undoubtedly, Stephen Alemais, the human highlight reel, but as Tim Williams wrote at the beginning of the season, pitcher Luis Escobar (who has 23 strikeouts in 11 innings) has the potential to climb onto the breakout stage. Oddy Nunez and James Marvel, also starting pitchers, might not be far behind. However, in order for these few to achieve their full potential and move up the ladder, they’ll have to rely on the man behind the plate: Arden Pabst.

Pabst won’t be found on any top tens (or even top 100s). His offensive potential leaves something to be desired in spite of newfound power. That said, his ability to manage in-game situations and coach pitchers through trouble spots could determine his future and h...

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