Oregon's Kenyon Yovan, right, celebrates (Shotgun Spratling)


Oregon’s Yovan Overcomes Health Scare, Reinvents Himself As Hitting Prospect

Kenyon Yovan was just a freshman back then, not the hitting/pitching/supremely confident veteran he is now. Late for a tutoring session, he had left his bag on the floor of Oregon’s locker room. In addition, his locker was a mess and not up to Ducks standards.

Big mistake.

“I show up for practice the next day,” Yovan said, “and my glove was stuck to the ceiling, my cleats were in the toilet …”

The culprits weren’t too hard to find.

Lefthander David Peterson, just a few months away from becoming a Mets first-round pick, was[…]



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