It’s safe to say that John Pearson had a pretty good feeling that things with the New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series were going to go just fine.
A younger brother of Josh Pearson, now an LSU star who holds or shares several records at what was then International Week — as a two-time participant, he’s reached base a record ten times, and shares the all-time record with now-Cleveland Guardians prospect Petey Halpin with six hits — John Pearson has carved his own path coming up with the Knights Knation Baseball at the National Tournaments to ultimately earn an invitation to the National Combine, and then the upcoming Main Event at Fenway Park in Boston from September 29-October 1.
Listed at six-foot-tall and 225 pounds, is set to work first base and left field for the white team, and says he’s made significant strides since his appearance at Shelby Park.
“My experiences with the Future Stars Series have been incredible,” Pearson said. “I have been working most on my body structure, and my speed since the Combine.”
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A Louisiana native and LSU commit himself, Pearson grew up a Red Sox fan, and says that they’ve been his favorite team since he can remember, something that’s set to make the experience even more meaningful. More importantly, however, he also realizes the significance of the opportunity that’s ahead of him to show what he can do in front of dozens of big-league scouts and executives that are expected to fill up the seats behind home plate.
“I’m looking to show them my abilities to play baseball, show them that I will do anything to win,” Pearson said.
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