"Cedric is really athletic, and we’re a program that likes to run and steal bases and get on and we’re really at our best when we’ve got somebody at the top of the lineup who can put pressure on the defense," Haire said. "That’s what we saw in Cedric, a dynamic guy at the top of the lineup who at the very least is going to be able to run. At junior college, he had some power numbers and hit some balls for extra bases, but you don’t know how it’s going to translate. ... There was some bat speed there, and barrel awareness, but really, it was the athleticism."