Pinckney’s Patience, Loyalty Paying Off

SEC Extra

TUSCALOOSA, Ala – You could see the talent, but he was so raw. He’s either going to develop into a star or never see the field. There’s not much in-between.

That paraphrase was the book on Alabama outfielder Andrew Pinckney when he got to campus.

Pinckney certainly wasn’t the first player to arrive on campus as an unfinished product. Heck, there are many every year that show flashes of athletic prowess, whether it is bat speed, or power, or speed, or a big arm. The number who patiently mature year after year shrinks that number significantly. And then there’s Pinckney,[…]