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Prospect Profile: Zavier Warren Does It All For Central Michigan

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Channeling Muhammad Ali …

After no homers in a 50-start freshman season, switch-hitting shortstop Zavier Warren finally went yard in Central Michigan’s second game of 2019.

Batting lefty, Warren unloaded a bomb against Troy. When he reached the dugout, the normally quiet Warren greeted his joyous teammates by yelling:

“I am the greatest!”

Warren, now a 21-year-old junior, knows of the late, great Ali. Who doesn’t? But Warren didn’t realize until talking to this reporter that “I am the greatest” was one of Ali’s catch-phrases.

Regardless, Warren’s Central Michigan teammates loved the home run reaction.

“I’m really a confident person,” Warren explained. “I don’t know if I was struggling, but I yelled that out, and the guys thought that was hilarious. I kept doing it every home run because it was a big energy thing for the team.”

That home run was the start of a big season for Warren as well as the Chippewas.

Warren led the Mid-American Conference in on-base percentage (.502), runs (73), walks (school-record 54) and doubles (school-record 23). He also hit eight homers and ranked second in the league in hits (90) and RBIs (70), earning third-team All-American honors (Rawlings/ABCA). …

 

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