Rebels add talented Northwestern transfer infielder Anthony Calarco
OXFORD, Miss. — The recently-crowned national champion Ole Miss Rebels picked up an important transfer piece Sunday, garnering a commitment from Anthony Calarco, a first baseman from Northwestern.
Calarco announced his intent to transfer Sunday via Twitter.
Very excited to announce I will be playing my final year of college baseball at Ole Miss! I am extremely thankful for my time and the lifelong relationships I made at Northwestern! Excited for this next step #hottytoddy pic.twitter.com/qGIPkSa8Lg
— Anthony Calarco (@antcalarco) July 24, 2022
For the 2022 season, Calarco played in 51 games and led the Wildcats with a team-high 13 home runs while hitting .325. He scored 48 runs and notched 54 RBI with a .619 slugging percentage. Calarco was named All-Big 10 first baseman in 2021.
D1Baseball scout Patrick Ebert is impressed with Calarco’.
Didn't see this one coming, nice addition for @OleMissBSB, Calarco is an accomplished hitter that knows what he's doing in the LHH batter's box and proven ability to produce XBH – he's best off at 1B but has experience at 3B + corner OF https://t.co/W00O7gJgGs
— Patrick Ebert (@PatrickEbert44) July 24, 2022
— Northwestern Baseball (@NUCatsBaseball) February 19, 2022
T5 | Anthony Calarco gets involved!
— Northwestern Baseball (@NUCatsBaseball) March 4, 2022
Here’s what Perfect Game had to say about the Willmett, Illinois native when he was a recruit:
“Anthony Calarco is a 2018 C/RHP with a 6-0 160 lb. frame from Wilmette, IL who attends New Trier Township HS. Young slender athletic build, tall for his age, very projectable physically. Switch-hitter, similar approach from both sides, deep hand load with a long, loose swing, swings hard and creates some bat speed, has a bit more effort and head movement from the right side, calmer and smoother from the left at present, legit switch-hitter who projects power. Athletic actions behind the plate, has some quickness in his exchange, good arm strength with some carry. Also pitched, smooth delivery with a loose arm, 3/4’s arm slot, stays on line well. Fastball topped out at 77 mph, sweeping curveball with some depth, threw strikes and showed some feel for pitching. Very projectable young freshman who has a chance to be pretty good with normal development.”
Evelyn has covered sports for over two decades, beginning her journalism career as a sports writer for a newspaper in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M and majored in English. Evelyn’s love for Ole Miss began when her daughter Katie attended the university on a volleyball scholarship. Prior to founding The Rebel Walk, Evelyn was a sports writer for a newspaper in Texas. She created the Rebel Walk in 2013 and has served as publisher and managing editor since its inception.