A.J. Wolfson can't pinpoint why he's grown almost a foot since his freshman season. The 6-foot-4 senior was his father Ken's height, 5-7, when he entered high school.
Wolfson said on his mother Rita's side there is some size. She is the last of 11 siblings. Rita, however, is only an inch taller than Ken when she's not wearing heels.
Maybe the huge growth spurt has something to do with Wolfson's diet.
"[I eat] whatever is in front of me," said Wolfson, whose favorite food is any kind he can put on his plate at an all-you-can-eat restaurant.
Wolfson isn't sure what or who deserves credit for his imposing build on a baseball field.
One reason why he stands out in the batter's box is due to Ken. Wolfson learned the game of baseball from his father.
"My dad's a short guy and he taught me how to play … short guy's baseball," Wolfson said. "I don't strike out that often. I have a pretty short swing. If I get under a ball, I weigh 200 pounds, so it will go."