Alex Del Rio plays just about any position he's placed on the baseball field.
He can catch, he can play first base, he can play the outfield.
When Missouri gave him the opportunity to play right where he wanted to, he jumped at the chance.
"As long as I'm batting, I'm happy," Del Rio said.
Del Rio said the Tigers told him they expect to see him in the lineup as a freshman. That was the encouragement he needed to pick Missouri when he begins college next fall.
"I really liked the campus, really I liked everything about the school," Del Rio said. "The biggest thing is that it's an SEC school, and it's southern, so it's warmer when the season starts."
The Tigers started their first season in the SEC last year, with the baseball team finishing 18-32 with its final game a loss in the conference tournament.
"The SEC really is the best conference, so to play there will be great," Del Rio said.
The Munster senior had narrowed his options to five schools, the others including Wright State, Ball State, Illinois State and Murray State.
"I'm just telling coaches that they're getting a pure baseball player in Alex," Munster coach Bob Shinkan said. "He's just a pure hitter. He can catch, play the outfield, he can even play first base. A lot of really good D-I schools were after him, but Missouri was the first one that showed any interest and he kind of stuck with them."