Three Alabama baseball players are among the national statistical leaders after the first three weeks of the season.
Shortstop Kolby Robinson, batting .529 (18-34) is tied for seventh nationally and leads the SEC in batting average. He’s also started the season as the toughest player in the nation to strike out. He hasn’t struck out a single time in 34 at bats, the most of any player in the nation with no strikeouts.
Left fielder Keith Holcombe, who is batting .471 (16-34) is 24th in the nation and fourth in the SEC in batting average. Holcombe also had a hot streak to start the 2018 season. Holcombe is also tied for 24th nationally and tied for fourth in the SEC with 16 RBIs so far this season. He had 29 RBIs in all of 2018, when he played in 45 games.
Junior outfielder Justin King is also fourth in the nation and first in the SEC in on base percentage. He’s 7-18 at the plate, but has 14 walks and a hit by pitch in 11 games so far this season. That gives him a .667 on base percentage.
As a team, Alabama’s offense leads the SEC with 78 walks so far this season. That works out to 6.5 walks per game, a marked improvement from 2018, when the offense posted 4.8 walks per game.