Discussion in 'Diamond Gators' started by GatorStu1, May 13, 2019.
fortunately coaches are far better able to set expectations than are fan bases
One of the frustrations with this team is lack of double plays on defense. Many times a quick boot does not get and error, but takes away the opportunity to get out of an inning. Here are the last few years of double plays we have turned.
2015 132 in 70 games or 1.89 per
2016 125 in 68 games or 1.84 per
2017 169 in 71 games or 2.38 per
2018 136 in 70 games or 1.94 per
2019 70 in 57 games or 1.23 per
That is close to 1 less a game based on our 4 year average.
I'm actually surprised we turned that many. We must have done those mainly pre-SEC or midweek because didn't seem like we turned even one a game in league play.
Don’t argue your point one bit—but we have a bona fide outfielder playing 2nd base (forced into duty there by lack of performance of our expected 2nd baseman) that does not possess anything close to an infielder’s arm/or throwing motion—
Lack of double plays turned had to be expected IMHO—
Fwiw, he did play really well there. Way better than Reese was in limited duty, and arguably better than Brady up until the last week or so when he decided he’d play defense. He surely doesn’t have Brady’s natural range or arm, but I thought Young’s glove was much more consistent.
Agreed—no real issues at all with his glove, hustle, or determination—it just hurt to watch him throw—
JY was awkwardly effective. Didn't look smooth but can't say that he hurt us there - as least no moreso than anyone else.
For a group that was essentially 4 Frosh infielders including JY as a true outfielder I think we came out pretty good, Kendrick was more than adequate at 1st, JY did better than anyone should have expected, Brady M was up and down, and Cory was not India but he improved as the season progressed, top that with a frosh in Center and an infielder behind the plate we probably did better than we should have expected.
JY's tosses were dart like throws and I held my breath more than once, none of the players were what I think of as smooth fielders (infield) and that missing is what cost us any number of DPs, I think we fgot morre than we should have expected (not wanted or hoped for) from Kendrick and JY.
Part of the lack of DP is on the fielders (McConnell and Young are not all-conference on D), but part is due to the arms on the mound. Only Mace has a good sinking two-seamer.
a little off topic but with Nellie in it
And our mound corps haven’t been as good at holding runners as in the past either IMHO—