2019 College Baseball Thread

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  1. devine

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  4. Tex

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    bertwing

    This is a rumor. Makes sense if it happens.

     
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    When do the schedules come out geez been waiting forever
     
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    i was given the wvu schedule by a source inside the athletic department but he asked that i don't preempt the official announcement
     
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    This is why you get such good sources; you respect their requests
     
  9. Tobias

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    i am authorized to reveal their home conference opponents:

    baylor
    oklahoma state
    texas
    kansas state
     
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  10. devine

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    Thank you
     
  11. shabooty

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    I also have it on good authority that these will be 3 game series that span Fridays to Sundays
     
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  13. Beagle

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    I have an extremely unhealthy obsession of tracking college baseball schedule releases.

    I'll probably refresh Twitter like 5 times a day with the search term "baseball schedule" to see if any team has put their schedule out. When it gets to September and October where more teams are releasing schedules, that number goes to about 10 or so. I'll also search "baseball schedule 2020" on Google and filter it to only results from the last 24 hours or week to make sure I didn't miss anything. It's fucking insane.

    From what I can tell, Illinois and North Alabama are the only teams that have released their 2020 slate.

    https://fightingillini.com/schedule.aspx?path=baseball
    https://roarlions.com/schedule.aspx?path=baseball

    BTW, the Big 12 schedule has been out. Nothing on your non-con, though.

    http://www.big12sports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=10410&ATCLID=211767168
     
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    Fields for some of the 2020 tournaments:

    Shriners Classic (Houston, TX) - Baylor, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, LSU, Missouri
    MLB4 Tournament (Scottsdale, AZ) - Vanderbilt, Michigan, UConn, Cal Poly ---- fun fact: Cal Poly might have the best freshman in the country
    Round Rock Classic (Round Rock, TX) - Tennessee, Stanford, Houston, Texas Tech
    Coastal Tournament (Conway, SC) - Coastal Carolina (host), Illinois, UConn, 4th team TBA
    Frisco Classic (Frisco, TX) - Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, UCLA, Illinois
    Keith LeClair Classic (Greenville, NC) - ECU (host), Ole Miss, Indiana, High Point
     
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    We host about 4 or 5 of these so this will be a lot different.
     
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    scrimmage the night before the WLOCP is a great idea
     
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  18. devine

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    Can someone post this pls

     
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    Jackson Wolf, LHP, West Virginia, 2020– After traveling to the West Coast to play in the California Collegiate League last summer, Wolf continued up the development curve this summer in the Cape. The lefty struck out 27 in 26.2 IP while allowing only 18 hits for a 3.03 ERA. He’s a tall, lanky lefty at 6-foot-7, 200 pounds who throws with a long arm path to a three-quarter slot. Lands slightly cross body and finishes with a head snap which causes his hat to repeatedly fall off. Despite the head movement, Wolf consistently found the strike zone with a 89-92 mph fastball. It was very lively down in the zone and was able to spot the pitch in/out, painting to his gloveside effectively to right-handed hitters. He is also armed with a tight breaking ball which showed near average on this look. It has the potential to be an above average pitch in the future. Early in the game he used a BP type fastball at 84-86 mph for his change of pace, later subtracting a little more velo at 82-83 for a more traditional changeup with arm side life. Overall, Wolf reminds me some of Devin Smeltzer, a former fifth-round pick of the Dodgers in 2016 and current MLB lefty reliever with Minnesota.
     
  21. Beagle

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    Can’t get the whole thing to post because I’m on my phone. But here’s what they say about the Big 12.

    BIG 12[​IMG]
    TCU — 12

    Texas Tech — 10

    West Virginia — 8

    Oklahoma — 7

    Oklahoma State — 5

    Texas — 4

    Kansas State — 4

    Baylor — 4

    Kansas — 1

    TOTAL: 55

    • While Texas Tech picked up a good one because of the new transfer waiver rule in Vanderbilt’s Austin Becker, the Red Raiders also have an interesting situation with the departure of righthander Carson Carter. Carter, who didn’t pitch this past season, was a walk-on for the Red Raiders, but will be immediately eligible to pitch at Oklahoma next season.

    • West Virginia had the most interesting summer from a portal standpoint. Isaiah Kearns left the program, along with Chase Illig, who was a rising catcher going into last spring. With that said, two Mountaineers — Kevin Brophy and Connor Hamilton — entered the portal, only to withdraw and return to Morgantown for another season.

    • TCU led the charge in the Big 12 with 11 departures, the most notable being former prized prep recruit Adam Oviedo. Oviedo hit .291 with three home runs and 33 RBIs last season, so it’s not like he did terribly. But he’ll have a change in scenery after moving along to Oral Roberts. Other TCU departures over the past few months include Coby Boulware (Arkansas), Jordan Parker, Bryson Jackson (primarily a football player), Dean Frew, Tristan Hanoain, James Notary (Oral Roberts), Dawson Barr, Nick Juaire, Robert Lan, Andrew Keefer and Brad Czerniejeweski. It’s hardly a surprise to see the Frogs have some turnover after not making the NCAA postseason two years ago, followed by a narrow trip to the postseason in 2019.
     
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    I subscribed to D1 for a month in 2017, cancelled, but they still give me access somehow without charging my card. Fun little glitch in the system.
     
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    Zach McCambley, RHP, Coastal Carolina, 2020– After making 27 appearances and 11 starts with a 5.21 ERA this spring for the Chants, McCambley found his groove this summer in the Cape and showed improvement from Opening Weekend in 2018. During his fifth and final start of the summer at Bourne, the 6-foot-1, 210 pound strong bodied righty threw five and one-third shutout innings, pairing a fastball up to 95 mph with his signature knockout breaking ball. Although the command of his 81-83 mph hard curveball came and went, he was able to generate continuous swing/miss due to the abrupt, late action of the pitch. Good hitters repeatedly chased it out of the zone, some even swinging as it bounced in front of the plate. He set up the breaker with a 92-94 mph high-spin fastball. Many were thrown up in the zone (McCambley is an elite spin rate arm) with riding action, and when located down at the knees, the pitch showed good down angle from his three-quarter slot. As a third pitch, McCambley mixed in an occasional 81 mph changeup to left-handed hitters. He works with an abbreviated, side-saddle, delivery with a high knee lift and minimal hip load. Sets up on the first base side of the rubber, drives early to the plate, lands soft, upright and slightly open. There is fair deception and some effort to his delivery, but he keeps his head level and his arm is quick. The sequencing of his delivery could be improved and he could also ride his backside, using his lower half more in his delivery. With a summer of high performance under his belt (1-0, 1.74 ERA, 20.2 IP, 15 H, 7 BB, 24 SO) look for McCambley to join an already impressive group of college starters who will be considered for the top few rounds of the 2020 draft.

    Parker Chavers, OF, Coastal Carolina, 2020– Athletic, left-handed hitter at 6-foot, 180 pounds who has pop in his bat. Plus to better raw power to his pull side. Sets up with an open stance in the back of the box. Produced hard contact to all fields vs right-handed pitchers. However, during a small sample size of at-bats, he did not seem to handle the lefty breaking ball too well which is backed up by his spring 2019 batting average of .226 vs LHPs. Average to above average runner underway, yet he doesn’t show it very often. Tends to play at his own pace. Average defender with above average to plus arm. Stays on top of the ball, gets 4-seam rotation for good accuracy. Overall, he is a well rounded prospect who profiles to right field in pro ball. After a solid Cape season (.270/.359/.467 with five home runs in 143 plate appearances) Chavers is squarely in MLB scout’s radar heading into 2020. With another strong season at the plate and a bit more fire for the game, Chavers will likely be considered early during Day Two.
     
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  25. Beagle

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    The following teams have released schedules:

    North Alabama
    Illinois
    Texas A&M
    Cal Poly
    Sacramento State
    Nicholls
    Georgia
    BYU
    Florida A&M
    UConn
    San Diego State