Baseball Recruiting

Discussion in 'Around the Horn - Baseball & Men's Gator Sports!' started by taxman22, May 28, 2013.

  1. taxman22
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    Do we have any tracking mechanism for current baseball recruits? (JUCO/High School)
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    We used to get great updates on baseball recruiting. What's happened?
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    Cody Jones left
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    That stinks :sad:
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    Based on the Perfect Game's list, here are the 2013 Gator committments according to their number on Baseball America's Top 500 Draft Prospects.

    #85 A.J. Puk, LHP, Cedar Rapids IA
    #96 Tyler Danish, RFP, Valrico FL
    #102 Christian Arroyo, MIF, Spring Hill FL
    #118 Brett Morales, RHP, Tampa FL
    #184 Sean Brady, LHP, Cape Coral FL
    #297 John Sternagel, SS, Rockledge FL
    #490 Dane Dunning, RHP, Fleming Island FL
    ---- Pete Alonso, 3B, Tampa FL
    ---- Logan Shore, RHP, Coon Rapids MN
    ---- Shaun Anderson, RHP, Coral Springs FL
    ---- Alex Hagner, LHP, Mount Dora FL
    ---- Scott Moss, LHP, Deland FL
    ---- Ryan Larson, OF, Orlando FL
    ---- Kirby Snead, LHP, Alachua FL
    ---- Buddy Reed, OF, Finksburg MD
    ---- Dean Pelman, RHP, Weston FL
    ---- Nicholas Washington, 3B, Jacksonville FL
    ---- Tyler Deel, LHP, Jacksonville FL
    ---- Johnny Townsend, C, Orlando FL
    ---- Keith Oren, C, Plantation FL
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    Gotta get some of the big guys in. We've had no luck in the draft since Whitson, and you can see where it's left us.
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    Maybe snag a JUCO or two as well, I also believe we have a JU transfer that will be eligible next year. IMO, main concern is getting a SOLID starting rotation next year. The bats are what they are, we just haven't had enough quality starts on the weekends. IMO
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    Already have.
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    English translation please. :grin:
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    Huh? The pitching has far exceeded the hitting this year.
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    Nick Washington and Johnny Townsend (a Punter turned Catcher???) are both on football scholarships. I wouldn't count on them to provide much to the baseball team.

    How come we don't see a huge freaking 1B in that recruiting class? We need one in the worst of ways.
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    Puk is a 2 way player who plays 1st. He's 6'7, 220. Apparently there's a chance he makes it to campus, but who knows. He's a big time prospect.
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    What do you consider Alonso and Sternagel?
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    Projected to play another position by scouts so I'm not gonna try to guess whether they can be 1B. Those who know more can fill in the blanks.
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    My understanding is that one of the big reasons Puk committed to Florida is because Sully wants him as a 2 way player. If he comes to school, he'll play 1st next year.
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    Both are corner guys...seen them play and that is their destination barring something bizarre
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    How many of the ranked players are going to be lost to the MLB draft?
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    Hopefully not as many as the last few years.
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    Puk is supposed to make it to campus. I guess we shall see. It would be a big get.
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    I wouldn't say the pitching has far exceeded the bats. Both were very mediocre. This weekend was a great example, blew late leads in both games. It all starts with a solid starting rotation. Crawford has been ok, but it's patchwork from there.

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