Friday marked the beginning of the baseball season for Purdue, as the Boilers, look to recover from two straight disappointing seasons that followed up their amazing 2012 season. Purdue has a ton of transfers this coming season. Here are some of the players that have experience elsewhere who will be playing at Purdue this spring.
Michael Vilardo - All-Ivy League Second baseman from Penn who is a graduate transfer with 2 years of eligibility.
Shane Bryant - Transfer from Indiana Wesleyan who was 7-3 in 10 starts in 2013. Orginally played at McCutcheon in Lafayette.
Brett Carlson - Carlson was the starting second baseman for Austin Peay two years ago whent hey made the NCAA Tournament and were runners-up in the Bloomington Regional. He batted .235 and he was batting .364 the year before as a freshman before he got hurt. He didn't play anywhere last year.
Brian Ghiselli - A townie from West Lafayette HS, Ghiselli played a year at Miami (OH) before transferring back home. He is a right-handed pitchers that was 8-2 with a 0.70 ERA his final year at West Lafayette.
Justin Gubser - Gubser is a JuCo transfer from Cañada College in Redwood City, California.He'll provide depth at catcher and he had 37 RBI last season.
James Jewell - Another catcher, Jewell is originally from Batesville, IN. He played at Wabash Valley College and he batted .514 during his final year of high school.
Alex Lyons - A right-handed pitcher, Lyons is from Richmond, IN and played at Vincennes College. He led the team in saves as they reached the NJCAA World Series.
Daniel Sander - Sander was the first baseman at Vincennes while Lyons was the closer. Last season he batted .411 with 56 RBI and 81 hits as a solid left-handed hitter.
Robb Woodcock - A transfer from Palomar Communicty College, he pitched in five games as left-handed reliever. In high school he was 12-0 with a 0.60 ERA in 81 innings. He was also the Marin County Pitcher of the Year.