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

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

  1. Starting rotation is wide open and I think at least 1 freshman will get there at some point. To your last sentence I'm kinda surprised by it but certainly not complaining, some kids would absolutely hold a grudge if they felt we didn't recruit them hard enough in high school and only come calling when they succeed in college. There's obviously a bunch else that goes into it but never underestimate personal feelings, lord knows in football we've passed on guys and they've had a chip on their shoulder about UF every game.
     
  2. I thought Tejeda was a bigger loss based on physical attributes/potential, I get how it works but you can never have enough arms and pitching is definitely gonna be a question mark.
     
  3. shane4three

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    Agree with you especially since he had 3 years left.
     
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    Was he looking to be recruited by UF? Maybe he has some tie to Pitt.
     
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    Good bsb news, fall sched coming next week!!! My favorite way to spend a fall afternoon.

    Florida will soon turn its attention to their 2023 fall baseball season, which will be announced on Monday, Sept. 18 and begin in early October. Follow @gatorsbb on social media and stay tuned via FloridaGators.com/Baseball for all the latest updates regarding the Gators on the diamond.
    Gators Hit Community to Kick Off 2023-24 Academic Year - Florida Gators
     
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  8. 74nole

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    How bout that—

    No Bama, AU, or Ole Miss in the regular season this coming year.
     
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    Fall game against dawgs on October 27 in Jax, night before the football game.
     
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  10. Posted in schedule thread but yeah feels like we drew the short stick this year. Not sure what the War Eagles have back but seems like a transition year for both Bama and Ole Miss, instead we get Arkansas and LSU (both away) good stuff.

    SEC is a grind but "fun" little stretch in the middle (April 12 - May 5), just gotta tread water and find out what we're made of.

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    @ Arkansas
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    @ lsu, Vandy, Arky and Miami. Cant imagine any team having a tougher run than that.
     
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    The first piece of the puzzle starts coming together Sunday October 8th, less than 3 weeks away.
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    First listing of roster info...
    Interesting that pitchers Coppola and Clemente are not mentioned with the returning players. The article says from the NCAA Runner-Ups squad so I'm hoping they were not official listed. Therefore they might not be included on this article. I'm still waiting to see the first official list on the team website.

    Gators Unveil 2023 Fall Baseball Slate - Florida Gators

    "Florida returns 14 players from the 2023 NCAA Runner-Up squad including positional starters Jac Caglianone, Cade Kurland, Luke Heyman, Tyler Shelnut and Ty Evans in addition to returning contributors Michael Robertson and Dale Thomas. Along with All-American Brandon Neely and Freshman All-American Cade Fisher, Caglianone slots back into a talented pitching staff that welcomes the returns of Ryan Slater, Blake Purnell and Fisher Jameson. A deep class of 22 newcomers bolsters the 2024 roster, anchored by seven transfers as the Gators look to make a repeat trip to the College World Series."

    Also they show no surprise additions to the newcomers.
     
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    Top 150 2024 MLB draft prospects, projected by D1Baseball | NCAA.com

    I would think that projections like this might have an effect on Coppola's return. I'll be pleasantly surprised if he throws another pitch for us.
     
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  16. Matherly87

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    If I'm a MLB exec, there's no way I take Coppola before Cags and I don't believe Michael Robertson is the 55th best prospect where we stand today. But it is an interest list to consider.
     
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    But he won't go that high if he hasn't pitched in 3 years, he will have to show something game wise
     
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    Agreed, I feel like they (MLB/Milb) will basically assume the “prove it to me” stance to solidify their choice draft wise. Coming back to game ready is not easy anytime especially when it’s both back and arm. Wishing him the best.
     
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    The headline of the UF link for the fall schedule- Gators Unveil 2023 Fall Baseball Slate - Florida Gators - doesn't mention that the article includes a newcomer roster, which certainly interests me. Other than numbers, there's not much new info, but the numbers seem to answer at least a question or two on who might return, Tucker Talbott had worn 32, which now is assigned to Grayson Smith and Sam Sloan had 21, now worn by Caden McDonald.

    2023-24 Florida Baseball Newcomers
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    Name Pos. B/T Hometown / High School / Previous School
    44 Armando Albert INF L/R Plantation, Fla. / Belen Jesuit / Santa Fe CC / Florida Atlantic
    24 Blake Brookins OF L/R Palmetto Bay, Fla. / Miami Palmetto
    29 Brody Donay C R/R Lakeland, Fla. / Lakeland Christian
    26 Tanner Garrison C R/R Elgin, S.C. / Cardinal Neman / Coastal Carolina
    17 Jacob Gomberg LHP L/L Coral Springs, Fla. / Marjory Stoneman Douglas
    50 Jaylen Guy OF R/R Greensboro, Va. / Southeast Guilford / Liberty
    48 Hunter Jones RHP R/R Anthony, Fla. / North Marion
    23 John Martinez INF R/R Orlando, Fla. / Montverde Academy
    31 Frank Menendez LHP L/L Miami, Fla. / Doral Academy Charter
    21 Caden McDonald RHP R/R Tampa, Fla. / Sickles
    9 Luke McNeillie RHP L/R Milton, Ga. / Milton
    5 Sammy Mummau INF R/R Palm Harbor, Fla. / Dunedin
    12 Liam Peterson RHP R/R Palm Harbor, Fla. / Calvary Christian
    34 Alex Philpott RHP R/R Tampa, Fla. / Strawberry Crest
    8 Christian Rodriguez RHP R/R Coral Springs, Fla. / Marjory Stoneman Douglas
    15 Landon Russell INF R/R Phenix City, Ala. / Russell County / Gulf Coast CC
    33 Robert Satin LHP L/L Tampa, Fla. / Plant
    10 Colby Shelton INF L/R Lithia, Fla. / Bloomingdale / Alabama
    32 Grayson Smith RHP R/R Rocky Face, Ga. / McCallie School
    30 Ashton Wilson UTIL R/R Orlando, Fla. / TNXL Academy / Charleston Southern
    25 Reilly Witmer RHP R/R Naples, Fla. / Naples
    16 Hayden Yost OF L/L Tampa, Fla. / Sickles
     
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  20. gatorstevelp

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    Robertson 55th? I truly hope the kid gets the bat going and gets to that point. His defense really came together the latter part of the season.
     
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