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Chris Harvey Skips Senior Year of High School to Join Vanderbilt Commodores

Published by on November 12, 2011

Chris Harvey has skipped his last year of high school baseball at Germantown Academy in Pennsylvania to join the Vanderbilt Commodore's program.

Harvey's move recalls Bryce Harper—the most famous baseball player to skip his final year of high school to expedite his college, and then professional, career.

In 2009, at age 16, Harper earned his GED and skipped his last two years at Las Vegas High School to enroll early at the College of Southern Nevada. The move allowed Bryce to enter the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft.

In 2008, a year before Harper, Levi Michael, of the University of North Carolina, and Trevor Bauer, of UCLA, made the jump. They now have company.

Chris Harvey, the 6'4", 220-pound catcher from Norristown, Pennsylvania, is hoping to be the starting catcher for Tim Corbin's Vanderbilt Commodores this spring.

Harvey would have certainly been a first-round draft choice in the 2012 amateur draft. But the road for catchers, moving from high school to the professional ranks, is often long and bumpy.

Harvey appears to have made a wise investment in committing to the ...

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