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Gator Baseball 2024 OFFICIAL ROSTER/Transfer Tracker/Lineup???

Discussion in 'Diamond Gators' started by Matherly87, Jun 6, 2023.

  1. Matherly87

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    Here is the official 2024 roster as listed on the UF website. I'm leaving the links below to the newcomers info if you want to research any histories. Also I'm leaving the list of players that have left the program from last year. It's hard to remember for my sake some of these that have gone on and it helps remind me why we have positions to fill.

    2024 Baseball Roster
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    FULL NAME POS. HT. WT. B/T CL HOMETOWN / HIGH SCHOOL (PREVIOUS SCHOOL)

    1 Dale Thomas INF 5-10 205 R/R SR De Leon Springs, Fla. / Bishop Moore (Coastal Carolina)
    2 Ty Evans OF 6-2 225 R/R JR Auburndale, Fla. / Lakeland Christian
    3 Cade Fisher LHP 6-4 210 L/L SO Dalton, Ga. / Northwest Whitfield County
    4 Cade Kurland INF 5-11 195 R/R SO Tampa, Fla. / Berkeley Prep
    5 Sammy Mummau INF 6-0 185 R/R FR Palm Harbor, Fla. / Dunedin
    6 Tyler Shelnut INF/OF 6-2 200 R/R SR Lake City, Fla. / Fort White (Santa Fe CC)
    8 Christian Rodriguez RHP 6-0 210 R/R FR Coral Springs, Fla. / Marjory Stoneman Douglas
    9 Luke McNeillie RHP 6-3 185 L/R FR Milton, Ga. / Milton
    10 Colby Shelton INF 6-0 200 L/R SO Lexington, S.C. / Bloomingdale (Alabama)
    11 Michael Robertson OF 6-2 195 L/R RS SO Venice, Fla. / Venice
    12 Liam Peterson RHP 6-5 205 R/R FR Palm Harbor, Fla. / Calvary Christian
    13 Ryan Slater RHP 6-3 205 R/R RS JR Palm Harbor, Fla. / East Lake
    14 Jac Caglianone LHP/1B 6-5 250 L/L JR Tampa, Fla. / Plant
    15 Landon Russell INF/OF 6-1 190 R/R SO Phenix City, Ala. / Russell County (Gulf Coast CC)
    16 Hayden Yost OF 6-1 195 L/L FR Tampa, Fla. / Sickles
    17 Jacob Gomberg LHP 5-10 175 L/L FR Coral Springs, Fla. / Marjory Stoneman Douglas
    18 Pierce Coppola LHP 6-8 255 L/L RS SO Verona, N.J. / Verona
    20 Jake Clemente RHP 6-3 220 R/R RS FR Coral Springs, Fla. / Marjory Stoneman Douglas
    21 Caden McDonald RHP/1B 6-3 205 R/R FR Tampa, Fla. / Sickles
    22 Brandon Neely RHP 6-3 210 R/R JR Seville, Fla. / Spruce Creek
    23 John Martinez INF 5-11 190 R/R FR Orlando, Fla. / Montverde Academy
    24 Blake Brookins OF 6-5 215 L/R FR Palmetto Bay, Fla. / Miami Palmetto
    25 Reilly Witmer RHP 6-4 220 R/R FR Naples, Fla. / Naples
    26 Tanner Garrison C 6-3 220 R/R SR Dallas, Tex. / Cardinal Newman (Coastal Carolina)
    27 Fisher Jameson RHP 6-5 240 R/R JR Lake Worth, Fla. / Park Vista
    28 Luke Heyman C 6-4 220 R/R SO Longwood, Fla. / Lake Brantley
    29 Brody Donay C 6-5 235 R/R SO Lakeland, Fla. / Lakeland Christian (Virginia Tech)
    30 Ashton Wilson OF/INF 6-0 195 R/R SO Orlando, Fla. / TNXL Academy (Charleston Southern)
    31 Frank Menendez LHP 6-1 230 L/L FR Miami, Fla. / Doral Academy Charter
    32 Grayson Smith RHP 6-2 205 R/R FR Rocky Face, Ga. / McCallie School
    33 Robert Satin LHP 6-3 215 L/L FR Tampa, Fla. / Plant
    34 Alex Philpott RHP 6-5 175 R/R FR Tampa, Fla. / Strawberry Crest
    41 Blake Purnell RHP 6-3 220 R/R RS JR Boynton Beach, Fla. / St. Thomas Aquinas
    44 Armando Albert INF 5-11 160 L/R SR* Plantation, Fla. / Belen Jesuit (Santa Fe CC / Florida Atlantic)
    48 Hunter Jones RHP 6-3 170 R/R FR Anthony, Fla. / North Marion
    50 Jaylen Guy OF 6-0 200 R/R SR Greensboro, N.C. / Southeast Guilford (Liberty)

    2023 Signees
    A look at Florida baseball's 2023 recruiting class
    Florida Baseball: Gators flip 2023 UCF right-handed pitcher commit

    Transfer Portal/MLB Draft/Seniors
    Wyatt Langford OF - Drafted 1st Round by Texas - Signed
    Hurston Waldrep RHP - Drafted 1st Round by Atlanta - Signed
    Brandon Sproat RHP - Drafted 2nd Round by NY Mets - Signed
    Josh Rivera SS - Drafted 3rd Round by Cubs - Signed
    Philip Abner LHP - Drafted 6th Round by Arizona - Signed
    Colby Halter INF - Drafted 17th Round by Oakland - Signed
    Rene Lastres C - Transferred to UNC-Charlotte
    Salvador Alvarez C - Transferred to Florida SW State
    Yoel Tejeda Jr RHP - Transferred to Florida State
    Anthony Ursitti RHP - Transferred to Florida Gulf Coast
    Deric Fabian INF - Transferred to Auburn
    Matt Prevesk OF - Transferred to UCF
    Tyler Nesbitt RHP - Transferred to UCF
    Clete Hartzog RHP - Transferred to Troy
    Carsten Finnvold LHP - Transferred to UCF
    Chris Arroyo LHP - TP
    Erik Blair OF - TP Transferred to Florida SW State
    BT Riopelle (Sr)
    Richie Schiekofer (Gr)
    Nick Ficarrotta (Gr)
    Tucker Talbott (Gr)
    Sam Sloan????
    Max Brown - TP
    Steven Echavarria, Milburn NJ - RHP - Drafted #72 Round 3 - Signed for 3M
    Stone Russell, Bradenton FL - SS - Drafted #529 18th Round - Signed for 150K
     
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  2. Matherly87

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    Lineup
    1B - Jac Caglianone/Luke Heyman
    2B - Cade Kurland/Armando Albert
    SS - Colby Shelton/Armando Albert
    3B - Tyler Shelnut/Dale Thomas
    C - Tanner Garrison/Luke Heyman/Brody Donay
    LF - Tyler Shelnut/Landon Russell
    CF - Jaylen Guy/Michael Robertson
    RF - Ty Evans/Hayden Yost
    DH - Jac Caglianone/Brody Donay/Luke Heyman

    Pitchers
    Starters - Cade Fisher(L), Liam Peterson, Jac Caglianone(L)
    Possible Mid Week Starters - Ryan Slater, Alex Philpott
    Closers - Brandon Neely
    Relievers - Ryan Slater, Fisher Jameson, Reilly Witmer, Grayson Smith, Luke McNeillie, Robert Satin(L), Blake Purnell, Jake Clemente, Hunter Jones, Frank Menendez(L), Jacob Gomberg(L), Pierce Coppola(L)???
    Signees - Christian Rodriguez(IR), Caden McDonald(IR)
     
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    Prattvile, AL-Go Lions!
    Can we wait till the season is over? LOL.
     
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    I just saw about the UCF flip from Sickles. Good news.
     
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  5. Matherly87

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    I just got a bit of info on Hunter Jones, the pitcher from North Marion. His two main pitches are a 94 mph fastball with a 6 to 8 inch arm side tail and a killer slider with some sink. He can throw a change up but it's rare. Was told he's a great kid, just the kind of player you want on your team.
     
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  7. jdgator

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    Outstanding M87! I hope that's not our OF for 2024....
     
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    Very good opening projection, but I don't pencil in Fabian at SS. Without considering new arrivals, Halter and Thomas both will figure in the SS battle. I see potential OF opportunities for Thomas and Fabian that may be more promising than IF.

    Regardless of the names in the lineup, the factor that will determine playing time is base hits. The guys who get a lot of them will play.
     
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    I would imagine 5 or 6 of these pitchers won't be with us when fall practice starts.
     
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  10. Matherly87

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    Thanks for the input guys. The lineup is just a starting point as placeholders. I could see three different lineups just for the infielders with the guys we have for next year. I'm not even trying to place the new guys until they get here in the fall. Who knows who we will have as pitchers for next year since the portal is only getting complex than last year. All of this is more for a place to track the portal players that come and go and our early entries for the draft. I figured it would be easier to start now than after the season and have to piece everything back together from the reports we all find.
     
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  12. Matherly87

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    Miami is replacing their coach. Georgia is replacing their coach. UCF is replacing their coach. Last year FSU replaced their coach and had the worst season in 40 years. This season could really give the Gators some separation above these nearby programs and give us a bigger edge in recruiting for a year or two.
     
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  13. Matherly87

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    Well here's why I started the the 2024 thread so soon. Moved Tejeda and Finnvold to the transfer list. I'm very surprised by Tejeda. Maybe he knows something we don't or wants to be closer to home. I can always add him back.
    Check that, I see now on another post Tejeda transferred to FSU. What is it that Gatorgal likes to say, oh yeah schmuck...
     
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  14. jdgator

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    Tejeda is a head scratcher.....
     
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  15. ocalaman

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    I'm sure Tejada sees opportunity to be a weekend starter in Tallahassee. He's now Gator Bait!
     
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    Yes, but I thought he would be in the mix for Sunday starter here. Who knows what the internal dynamics might be.
     
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    Next year’s weekend starters are way back burner right now with the CWS looking us squarely in the face—but next year will be here soon enough.

    That said, without having any true working knowledge about incoming new players and just looking at expected return pitchers—Obviously we have Cags, personally I expect Neely will want his chance to move back into the weekend rotation, and I really believe Cade Fisher will be in the weekend rotation. I would have expected Tejada to be the mid-week starter but that’s just me.
     
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  18. jdgator

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    Pierce Coppola is a wild card as well.
     
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    I agree with that. Fisher is big time and has gotten consistently more reliable the more opportunities he's gotten. And it seems Neely reluctantly took the closer role this year and while he's been very good, he wants to be a weekend starter. And it wouldn't surprise me if Sully picks up a starter from the portal. Plus we have Coppola and Clemente in the wings if either can be healthy and a bunch of quality freshmen coming in. Tejada may have seen himself as the odd man out.
     
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    jd—

    Again agree completely. Wild card and question mark both immediately come to mind. Any time you string together the words pitcher/injuries/back/shoulder every and any possible scenario comes into play. You just never know what the outcome/future will be.