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Gator Baseball 2020 Official Roster/Line-Up/Batting Order

Discussion in 'Diamond Gators' started by Matherly87, Jun 4, 2019.

  1. Matherly87

    Matherly87 VIP Member

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    2020 Baseball Roster
    # FULL NAME POS. HT. WT. B/T CL HOMETOWN / HIGH SCHOOL (PREVIOUS SCHOOL)
    1 Jacob Young OF 6-0 175 R/R So. Ponte Vedra, Fla. / Ponte Vedra
    2 Cal Greenfield C 6-1 205 R/R Jr. Chicago, Ill. / Jensen Beach (Fla.)
    3 Garrett Milchin RHP 6-5 215 L/R R-Jr. Windermere, Fla. / The First Academy
    4 Jud Fabian OF 6-2 195 R/L So. Ocala, Fla. / Trinity Catholic
    5 Brandon Sproat RHP 6-3 205 R/R Fr. Pace, Fla. / Pace
    6 Kendrick Calilao 1B/OF 6-1 210 R/R So. Kissimmee, Fla. / The First Academy
    9 Brady Smith INF/C 6-1 200 R/R Jr. Niceville, Fla. / TNXL Academy
    10 Tyler Nesbitt RHP 6-3 180 R/R Fr. LaBelle, Fla. / LaBelle
    11 Nathan Hickey C/INF 6-0 205 L/R Fr. Jacksonville, Fla. / Providence School
    12 Hunter Barco LHP/1B 6-4 210 L/L Fr. Jacksonville, Fla. / The Bolles School
    13 Andrew Roberts INF 6-2 190 R/R Fr. Altamonte Springs, Fla. / Trinity Prep School
    14 Christian Scott RHP 6-4 215 R/R So. Parkland, Fla. / Calvary Christian Academy
    15 Jordan Butler LHP/1B 6-1 195 L/L Jr. Tampa, Fla. / Alonso
    16 Ryan Cabarcas LHP 5-11 160 L/L Fr. Pembroke Pines, Fla. / American Heritage
    17 David Luethje RHP 6-5 205 R/R So. Vero Beach, Fla. / Vero Beach
    18 Brock Edge OF 6-0 190 L/L Jr. Lake City, Fla. / Columbia (Santa Fe College)
    20 Nick Pogue RHP 6-5 235 R/R So. Melbourne, Fla. / Eau Gallie
    21 Nick Blasucci INF 6-3 210 R/R R-Sr. Fort Myers, Fla. / Riverdale (Tallahassee CC)
    22 Cory Acton INF 6-0 190 L/R So. Fort Lauderdale, Fla. / American Heritage
    23 Jack Leftwich RHP 6-4 220 R/R Jr. Orlando, Fla. / TNXL Academy
    24 Josh Rivera INF 6-2 205 R/R Fr. Avon Park, Fla. / IMG Academy
    27 Isaac Nunez INF 6-0 190 R/R Fr. Orlando, Fla. / Lake Brantley
    28 Matt Powell C 6-1 190 R/R Fr. Fort Myers, Fla. / Bishop Verot Catholic
    29 Austin Brinling OF 5-9 170 L/L Fr. Bradenton, Fla. / Out-of-Door Academy
    30 Hunter Mink RHP 6-2 200 R/R Fr. Palm Harbor, Fla. / Palm Harbor University
    32 Tucker Talbott OF 6-2 195 R/R Fr. Atlantic Beach, Fla. / Providence School
    33 Trey Van Der Weide LHP 6-3 230 L/L Gr. Longwood, Fla. / Lake Brantley (USC-Upstate)
    34 Kris Armstrong INF 6-4 230 S/R So. Jupiter, Fla. / The Benjamin School
    37 Nolan Crisp RHP 5-9 185 R/R So. Locust Grove, Ga. / Locust Grove
    39 Justin Alintoff RHP 6-2 220 R/R Jr. Jupiter, Fla. / Dwyer (Indian River CC)
    44 Austin Langworthy OF/LHP 5-11 200 L/L Sr. Williston, Fla. / Williston
    46 Nick Ficarrotta RHP 6-3 170 R/R Fr. Palm Harbor, Fla. / Palm Harbor University
    47 Tommy Mace RHP 6-6 215 R/R Jr. Tampa, Fla. / Sunlake
    52 Kirby McMullen INF 5-11 200 R/R Sr. Ocala, Fla. / Forest
    55 Ben Specht RHP 6-1 210 R/R So. Fort Myers, Fla. / Evangelical Christian

    Line-Up
    1st - Calilao/Armstrong
    2nd - Acton/Nunez
    SS - Rivera/Blasucci/Nunez
    3rd - Smith/Blasuuci/McMullen
    C - Hickey/Greenfield
    LF - Langworthy/Talbot
    CF - Fabian/Brinling
    RF - Young/Edge

    Pitchers - Starters - Mace, Leftwich, Pogue
    (Recruits Barco-L, Sproat)
    .....Relievers - Scott, Butler-L, Luethje, Armstrong, Crisp, Specht, Alintoff (Recruits Nesbitt, Cabarcas-L, Mink, Talbot, Van Der Weide-L)
    .....Unknowns - Milchin

    Batting Order???
    1 - Young (Speed, can bunt, good 1st half)
    2 - Fabian (led Fr in HR, batting .293 in summer league)
    3 - Langworthy (Team returning leader conf BA)
    4 - (DH) K McMullen (hands down the best hitter right now)
    5 - Hickey (sweet swing for a freshman)
    6 - Calilao (Team leader in RBIs, great 1st half)
    7 - Rivera (top newcomer in the infield)
    8 - Acton (best producing Fr in conf stats)
    9 - Smith (will he really bat 9th, I don't think so)
     
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  2. mkmoney

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    A few thoughts...

    I think Young will be more a utility player than every day starter next year. I think he only hit like .280 something in HS, so his first half was kind of a fluke. He looked over matched against quality pitchers.

    Brady Smith will be the starting catcher. I know many have said this year was temporary, but Sully loves this kid. There is a reason why he stuck with him all year and Smith really improved as the year went on. I heard a story that Sully suggested he move to catcher in HS so he could catch at UF. Sully also jokingly said he shouldn't have told him to switch because he looked so good at catcher in HS that MLB scouts started noticing and was worried Smith wouldn't make it on campus.

    Apparently coaches are really high on Blasucci as a shortstop. He's supposed to be a great fielder and obviously has a cannon for an arm. If he can hit, he could be the starting shortstop.

    Obviously Lang and Fabian are locks for LF and CF. Acton sticks at 3B I would think. I guess they could move him to 2B and put Pena at 3B. Flint at 2B is another option. A lot of options for 1B/RF/DH. Calilao will be in one of those spots. Pena should get a look at 1B/DH too. Also Butler, McMullen, Armstrong. Nice mix of lefties and righties. Might finally see some platoon action with all these guys.
     
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  3. shane4three

    shane4three GC Hall of Fame

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    Blasucci is a very good athelete. Was a solid Hs shortstop. He’ll get some work there maybe.

    Don’t forget Freshman Tyler Nesbitt
     
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  4. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    Nice thread @Matherly87 it will be a while until we do much more than speculate unless we can get a bug into Sully's office and pick up on what is said in the 'post season well this is what I am thinking' coach/player conferences.
    I think Cal is probably going to look elsewhere, he was a forgotten man this past season, pretty much bullpen duty from the get go
     
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  5. BrianUF5220

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    Pros took and like Dalton more than Langworthy. I get it, there is more upside there.

    But as a college player, next year, and you only get one, I think I would prefer Langworthy to Dalton. I hate the "Clutch" word, but Langworthy does seem to come though at key times.
     
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  6. gatortenor37

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    Yes, but Dalton had his clutch moments as well. None more important then that triple that jump started our winning the Miami series. ;)
     
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  7. DoubleDown11

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    I think this board should institute a ban on posting a future lineup that doesn't include any freshmen.
     
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  8. Matherly87

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    Agreed at least until after fall ball. By then the reports coming back should be much better letting us know what to expect.
     
  9. Matherly87

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    Great thoughts mkmoney. I think Young will play somewhere next year since he put so much into this year playing out of position. Sully is not one to shy away from that as long as you improve and don't make too many errors. His speed is best suited in the outfield.
    I agree with you with Brady staying at catcher because of what you said. Sully seems determined to prove himself right for now. The only change might be a freshman that is hands down better when he gets here but that's unknown at this point.
    Blasucci will be a senior and if he stays it might point to his opportunity at Florida. Maybe some of our practice watchers can give more input.
    I think Calilao stays at first if Young moves to the OF. Otherwise the rest of the INF is a total guess who ends up where. It obviously starts with Acton.
    DH will be wide open but I see Armstrong getting more opportunity at the plate next year as a switch hitter with a good swing.
     
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  10. stingbb

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    Young’s HS stats are irrelevant but there is no doubt, like Calilao and Fabian, he struggled in league play. One of the keys to next season is how those three kids progress because all three project to be starters but you can’t have a third of your starting lineup hit below .225 in conference as the three FR did this year.

    Agree on Smith simply because I don’t know of any other alternative. Greenfield is the best defensively but neither he or Miozzi can hit. Incoming FR Hickey has some pop but there are some questions whether he will stay at catcher.

    Blasucci may get a shot at SS but not sure he’ll hit. He started as a SS as a FR at FGCU but after barely hitting .200 lost his job and basically became a pitcher only the next few seasons. He is a good athlete and definitely has the arm strength but not sure Sully is counting on the kid to be the starting SS in 2020.
     
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  11. Matherly87

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    Yes I show Nesbitt as a recruit under the relievers. Do you think he is ready for a chance as a starter?
     
  12. Matherly87

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    I was expecting we could bug the ball return and get real time updates from the field during fall ball.
     
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  13. Matherly87

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    So far I see Barco and Rivera have confirmed they are coming to UF. Are there any others I haven't seen?
     
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  14. gtrsldrs

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    Pena is gone. No way Blasucci plays SS. Only player capable of SS coming back is flint. He'll likely transfer also. So your SS will be a freshmen or juco guy. For as much time as you all spend on here there no pulse on reality!!
     
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  15. mkmoney

    mkmoney Freshman

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    Pena is gone? Do you have any inside info? Most of us are just speculating based on different things we have heard. Not sure I'm going to take flack from a guy who keeps saying we'll have new coaches next year.
     
  16. gatorjjh

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    great plan, now is the time to get the bugs installed
     
  17. gatorbogey

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    Could put cameras on the Ospreys too
     
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  18. BobbyGator72

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    He announced on Twitter that he was going to transfer
     
  19. apkgator

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    That's not a surprise, but a move I was hoping wouldn't happen. Think he can play at this level.
     
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  20. Matherly87

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    Okay thanks I'll take him off the list.