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Discussion in 'Around the Horn - Baseball & Men's Gator Sports!' started by taxman22, May 28, 2013.
who do you think - or have heard - will not be back next season?
bogey I don't want to put the kids names out there. But I think there are around 5. Of those 5, none were really an everyday guy. But some of whom I thought had a little talent. There could be a guy or two that decides to leave that are currently assets to this team, but I think we should be okay with them. I'm sure UF will release the names at some point soon.
Ratliffe is the key guy to me. We need him to not sign as he gives us an everyday CF who can bat at the top of the lineup.
Ratliff is no longer with the program and won't be back.
Yeah, I wouldn't be surprised to lose somebody from that list (Mags went in the 17th round)....my point was that the list of guys is prtty large and talented. Barring something unexpected I believe next years staff overall will be better.
what happens in these interviews? are the kids given an option to leave or stay and compete - or told they need to leave? or told their schollie won't be re-newed [and if they were to return it would be as a walk-on; they pay their own way, etc]?
are the walk-ons asked to leave to or only those on some sort of partial schollie? and - are the walk-ons that make the team given a partial schollie?
Bogey I think for the most part, these kids are being recommended to leave. And that goes for anyone on the team, scholarship or not. You hate to see it sometimes. Other times its needed.
Every program has end of year reviews much like an employer does. Coaches provide a clear and concise asessment of where and if the student athlete fits into the programs future. If not, they are moved on in a good way in terms of helping them land at another program.
The state of Florida provides many options as it has top juco programs and great DII programs like University of Tampa.
I did some work with the UNF program back when they were DII and about half the starting lineup was former DI players, including a couple Gators. It's a pretty common part of the college baseball world.
Yep. Tampa just won the Division II world series. Take a look at their roster and it is full of former Division I players including Tillotson who here as a freshman.
last year didn't the top 3 recruits for the gators all sign? this year perhaps 2 of the top 5 gator recruits may come to g'ville(?)
IF being the main word here. We ain't afford to keep losing pitchers like this IMO. Of course, I said we'd end up just below .500 and not host a regional this year and was criticized for it, but what do I know? :wink:
Every school loses top JR prospects each season. That is the nature of the beast when it comes to college baseball and the MLB draft, especially at a top DI school like UF that brings in and develops top talent on a yearly basis. UF lost a bunch of JRs last year and Crawford, Gibson and Mags will probably all be gone this year. But again, this happens at every top baseball school in the country, and not just UF.
And, after all the losses from last years team along with the injuries to projected weekend starting pitchers Whitson and Kish, believe me, you were not the only one who thought UF would have a rebuilding season in 2013.
I know all this... I said it in a previous post, almost verbatim. The point I'm making is that it's going to take longer to recover from the losses last year and this year's losses than many here may think.
We've taken a serious hit on our pitching staff this year and last IMO. We better hope this next class in loaded with pitchers, several of which can contribute right away.
What happened to him?
3, 4 of our top pitchers had season ending injuries.
Dont worry, this class is LOADED with great pitchers....Puk, Logan, Moss and Morales and that's just a start. Oh, and that promising transfer from Sante Fe. Whitson is likely back too.
Also, we had a bunch of frosh pitchers thus thrown to the winds this year. Next year that group will be considerably seasoned. Of course, time will tell. This certainly was a frustrating season.
Whitson will be back.