Keeping an Eye on Stanford Football and Baseball's Toby Gerhart

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Keeping an Eye on Stanford Football and Baseball's Toby Gerhart
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To say the fate of the Stanford football season rests on the shoulders of one player is a bit over-dramatic. But there is no arguing that running back Toby Gerhart will be a key to success if he plays this year.

The "if" comes from the fact that Gerhart is playing baseball right now and has publicly said, if the money is there this summer, he would forgo his senior season to turn professional in baseball.

It is logical to assume that if Gerhart gets drafted in the top two rounds, he will go to baseball. So far I have not been able to find any mock drafts or prospect reports that list Gerhart as a first round pick. But can he climb is way into that next tier?

As Stanford baseball gets ready to host New Mexico this weekend, with just two weeks left in the season, Gerhart is currently hitting .288 with five home runs, 36 run scored and 24 RBI. He has a .468 slugging percentage and a .384 on base percentage. His numbers really have not changed that much in the last 10 days since my first Toby Gerhart update.

It appears Gerhart is putting together a good year but not a great one. That might just be the perfect combination for football fans who hope to see the potential star back on the gridiron this fall.

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