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

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

  1. ocalaman

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    I think we definitely need to pick up a quality starter, possible another pitcher and one or two position players to solidify the team for next year.
     
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  2. paidinfull

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    I heard that he just loves being a gator and wants to go to UF. He was told to look around last year, but instead offered to give up his scholly and said he’d help in any way he could if they let him stay around.
     
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  3. Matherly87

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    I'm going to drop in a make shift list of who we do have for now and try to make sense of our needs.

    Luke Heyman C 6-3 205 R/R FR Longwood, Fla. / Lake Brantley
    Tanner Garrison C 6-3 Sr Transfer from Coastal Carolina
    Brody Donay C/OF So Transfer from Virginia Tech
    Dale Thomas INF 5-10 175 R/R JR* De Leon Springs, Fla. / Bishop Moore
    Cade Kurland INF 5-11 185 R/R FR Tampa, Fla. / Berkeley Prep
    Colby Shelton INF So Transfer from Alabama - 3B
    John Martinez INF Orlando FL
    Sammy Mummau INF Palm Harbor FL
    Tyler Shelnut INF/OF 6-2 185 R/R JR Lake City, Fla. / Fort White
    Ty Evans OF 6-2 205 R/R SO Auburndale, Fla. / Lakeland Christian
    Michael Robertson OF 6-2 190 L/R RS FR Venice, Fla. / Venice
    Max Brown OF 6-2 200 R/R FR Tulsa, Okla. / Lincoln Christian
    Tucker Talbott OF 6-2 195 R/R RS SO* Atlantic Beach, Fla. / Providence School ***
    Blake Brookins OF Palmetto Bay FL
    Hayden Yost OF Tampa FL
    Jac Caglianone LHP/1B 6-5 235 L/L SO Tampa, Fla. / Plant
    Cade Fisher LHP 6-4 200 L/L FR Dalton, Ga. / Northwest Whitfield County
    Pierce Coppola LHP 6-8 220 L/L SO Verona, N.J. / Verona
    Jacob Gomberg LHP Coral Springs FL
    Frank Menendez LHP Miami FL
    Robert Satin LHP Tampa FL
    Brandon Neely RHP 6-3 205 R/R SO Seville, Fla. / Spruce Creek
    Ryan Slater RHP 6-3 185 R/R RS SO Palm Harbor, Fla. / East Lake
    Jake Clemente RHP 6-4 210 R/R FR Coral Springs, Fla. / Marjory Stoneman Douglas
    Fisher Jameson RHP 6-5 225 R/R SO Lake Worth, Fla. / Park Vista
    Blake Purnell RHP 6-3 210 R/R RS FR Boynton Beach, Fla. / St. Thomas Aquinas
    Sam Sloan RHP 6-3 190 R/R RS FR Bartow, Fla. / Lakeland Senior???
    Liam Peterson RHP Palm Harbor FL
    Luke McNeillie RHP Milton GA
    Christian Rodriguez RHP Coral Springs FL
    Hunter Jones RHP Anthony FL
    Caden McDonald RHP Tampa FL
    Alex Philpott RHP Tampa FL
    Grayson Smith RHP Rocky Face GA
    Reilly Witmer RHP Naples FL
     
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  4. jdgator

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    We need more hitters and a starting pitcher.
     
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  5. BurkeGator

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  6. apkgator

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    And left side of the infield defender
     
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  7. pcgator

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    I'm pretty sure that he is now focusing on entering PT school.
     
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  8. Hope I'm not missing something but I'd be okay with Dale Thomas at the hot corner provided we saw more consistency. Liked that he seemed to the ball on a line when he made contact.
     
  9. apkgator

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    Imo he can be a decent option....but as it stands now he is the only option and Shelton the lone SS option. And neither is really proven defensively to say the least
     
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  10. jdgator

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    There must have been some hurt feelings from the Fabian camp as it made too much sense for Derik to stick around.
     
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  11. gatorstevelp

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    Probably hard not to when you had a quarter of the plate appearances than you did the previous year. Sometimes he looked completely overmatched at the plate but then he would have an exceptional game or two.
     
  12. volungator

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    Hammer meet nail.

    Inconsistent
     
  13. jdgator

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    New transfer from Gulf Coast State College. I'm a little worried that we are done with big names the rest of this off season.
     
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  14. BurkeGator

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  15. gatorsfan17_

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    That seems to be the case as it stands right now. I mean, they added 2 catchers (which was a position of need) to accompany Luke Heyman & Shelton to take over at SS. But I guess they must be pretty high on the players who've been here (i.e., Thomas, Shelnut, etc) & any of the freshmen who will make it to campus. Still don't have anyone who will fill the void left by Langford in LF. Personally, I hope they at least add/play someone there who's a natural outfielder. Watching Shelnut in the OF this past season was a bit tough to watch at times.
     
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  17. ocalaman

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    He played 2nd base this past season, but he obviously isn't going to unseat Kurland there. I'm hoping for another position player and a starting pitcher from the portal.
     
  18. MadduxFanII

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    It's Florida baseball, so it's not wrong to assume that things will work out for us, but I don't think anyone should underestimate the extent of the losses we've suffered this offseason. Tearing Langford, Rivera, Waldrep and Sproat off the roster tears a big hole in our overall production. You're talking two 1.000+ OPS bats (one a dynamite defensive shortstop) and two power arm starters, however inconsistent. Replacing all of that is incredibly difficult. You can only ask so much of Caglianone.
     
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  19. 74nole

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    Excellent points throughout your post @MadduxFanII. Replacing mainstays in the lineup is always a major challenge.

    And your point about Caglianone couldn’t be clearer.
     
  20. gatorstevelp

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    Sometimes the production piece is the easy part to replace. You left off Halter and BT and their leadership roles on the team. I think we have the arms to be a lot more consistent and have overall better stats on the mound. Point well taken on Langford and Rivera. Guys have to step up!