Vanderbilt baseball transfer tracker: Who has entered the portal

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Vanderbilt baseball ended its season with a loss to Oregon State in the final game of the Corvallis Regional. Afterward, players had three weeks to determine whether they want to stick around.

The deadline for players to enter the transfer portal and still be immediately eligible at their new school is July 1 for baseball. This is before the MLB Draft, meaning that a draft-eligible player can enter the portal as a backup option and still sign in the draft.

Players who enter the portal are allowed to return to their previous schools, but those schools are not required to hold a scholarship or roster spot.

Here are the Commodores who entered the portal:

Nelson Berkwich, junior LHP

Berkwich spent the past two seasons in the lefty specialist role out of the bullpen. In 2022, he had a 3.00 ERA in 15 innings with 19 strikeouts and eight walks. Overall in two seasons, Berkwich had a 3.03 ERA in 28 appearances. He has two years of eligibility remaining and is draft-eligible in 2023.

Destination: North Carolina

Christian Smith, redshirt freshman OF

Smith redshirted the 2022 season. He was the No. 323 player nationally coming out of high school according to Perfect Game. He has four years of eligibility remaining and is draft eligible in 2024.

Greysen Carter, sophomore RHP

Carter appeared in five games out of the bullpen in 2022, with six strikeouts, 10 walks and a 6.75 ERA in 5⅓ innings. He made an appearance in the SEC Tournament but was not on the regional roster.

Kenny Mallory, sophomore OF

Mallory appeared in just three games in 2022, totaling four at-bats. He announced his decision to transfer on Twitter on June 20. The No. 328 rated player out of high school, Mallory is 2023 draft eligible and has three years of eligibility remaining.

Destination: Elon

Kyle Magrans, redshirt freshman RHP

Magrans, a local product from Clarksville, redshirted the 2022 season. He was not ranked in the top 500 players out of high school but was the 20th-ranked player in Tennessee by Perfect Game. He has four years of eligibility remaining and is draft-eligible in 2024.

Sam Hunt, redshirt freshman C

Hunt redshirted the 2022 season. The switch-hitter was ranked the No. 356 player nationwide out of high school. He is draft-eligible in 2024 and has four years of eligibility remaining. His departure leaves Vanderbilt with just two returning catchers on the roster.

Destination: Minnesota

Miles Langhorne, redshirt freshman RHP

Langhorne was part of the 2021 recruiting class but was not on the roster for the 2022 season and did not make an appearance. The 6-foot-4 right-hander was rated the No. 124 prospect in the country by Perfect Game out of high school. He is draft eligible in 2024 and has four years of eligibility remaining.

Miles Garrett, redshirt sophomore RHP

Garrett had a solid freshman debut in 2021, with a 2.79 ERA in nine appearances out of the bullpen. However, Garrett suffered a stress fracture in his arm in April and missed the rest of the season. He was not part of the active roster in 2022. Garrett has three years of eligibility remaining.

Gavin Casas, junior 1B

Casas split time at first base and DH with Parker Noland, Dominic Keegan and Jack Bulger through the first two months of the season, hitting .294 with three doubles and one homer. But he suffered a season-ending knee injury in April, just four weeks into SEC play, and last appeared in a game on April 8.

He has two years of eligibility remaining.

Destination: South Carolina

Brett Hansen, redshirt sophomore LHP

Hansen joined Vanderbilt for the 2021 season after a two-year Mormon mission. He redshirted that year before becoming a bullpen piece for the Commodores in 2022. He made 12 appearances with a 3.38 ERA in 13⅓ innings, mostly in low-leverage situations.

He has three years of eligibility remaining.

Destination: TCU

Carter Young, senior SS

Young was a three-year starter at shortstop and a standout defender who hit 23 home runs in his Vanderbilt career. But he had a down year in 2022, hitting .207. Young was drafted in the 17th round of the MLB Draft by the Orioles, giving him the choice of completing his transfer or beginning a professional career.

Destination: LSU

Donye Evans, junior RHP

Evans had a 5.30 ERA in two seasons with Vanderbilt, where he made 22 appearances, all in relief. In 2021, he had a 5.54 ERA in 14 appearances (13 innings). He was primarily a bullpen depth option, pitching in low and medium-leverage situations, but pitched well as a starter in the Cape Cod League.

Evans has two years of eligibility remaining and is draft-eligible in 2023.

Destination: Charlotte

Christian Little, junior RHP

Little was a top recruit in the class of 2021 who reclassified to join the Commodores in January 2021. He was primarily the midweek starter that season, also making one start in the SEC Tournament and two in the College World Series. In 2022, he pitched mostly out of the bullpen, though he did start Vanderbilt's final game in the Corvallis Regional. He had a 3.72 ERA in three starts and 15 relief appearances with three saves.

Little, a top 2023 MLB Draft prospect, was a primary contender for a weekend rotation slot in 2023, but now he will look to fulfill that promise elsewhere.

Destination: LSU

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Isaiah Thomas, redshirt senior OF

Thomas was a starter on the 2021 team that made it to the College World Series finals, but he left the team in August due to mental health reasons and took the year off baseball. After a year away, he entered the portal.

Thomas has two years of eligibility remaining.

Destination: Oregon

Gage Bradley, junior RHP

Bradley never truly found his footing at Vanderbilt. He appeared in just three games in two years, allowing seven runs in two innings. He left the team midseason in 2022 after appearing in one game. He has two years of eligibility remaining and will be draft-eligible in 2023.

Destination: Missouri State

Anthony Migliaccio, redshirt freshman UTL

Migliaccio redshirted in 2022 and did not appear in a game before entering the portal. The switch-hitter from Michigan was rated as the No. 114 player in the country by Perfect Game. He is 2024 draft eligible and has four years of eligibility remaining.

Aria Gerson covers Vanderbilt athletics for The Tennessean. Contact her at agerson@gannett.com or on Twitter @aria_gerson.

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