May 4, 2000
UC Santa Barbara baseball signees Sean Swedlow of San Dimas High School (catcher, 6-3, 220) and Matt Parris of Highland High School in Palmdale, California (RHP, 6-1, 200) were ranked the fifth and sixth top baseball prospects from the Southern and City sections by the Los Angeles Times.
Swedlow, a left-handed hitting catcher, has moved his way up the list of top prospects by showing great power from the left side of the plate. "Sean is a very good catcher that has a lot of pop from the left side," said UCSB head coach Bob Brontsema. "He is big and strong and has shown he can hit the ball a long way." Swedlow is ranked the fifth top prospect for the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft by the Los Angeles Times.
Right-handed pitcher Matt Parris was rated as the sixth top prospect in the Southern and City sections. "Matt is a dominant pitcher that has consistently thrown his fastball is the 90's this season," remarked Brontsema. Parris, who signed with UCSB in December, was one of four pitchers signed to play at UCSB in the earlt signing period.
"We are thrilled about our list of signees for the 2001 season," said Brontsema. "To be able to add Swedlow to the list is very exciting for me and my staff." Also on the list of UCSB recriuts is Justin Angevine (LHP, El Dorado HS), Matt Moran (RHP, Consumnes River College), and Matt Vasquez (RHP, Santa Barbara HS).