2020 College Baseball Thread

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  1. FadeMe

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    It will be difficult having to follow the Road to the Final Four and the Road to Omaha at the same time, but that's a burden I must bear. My body is ready.
     
  2. bertwing

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    When did she die?
     
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  3. hudson

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    Window. And upon further review I cannot see the park. But I did get donuts.
     
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  4. blind dog

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    LOUISVILLE DURHAM
    1 Louisville* (1) 1 Duke (16)
    4 Quinnipiac* 4 Norfolk State*
    3 Missouri State 3 Coastal Carolina*
    2 Minnesota 2 East Carolina*
    NASHVILLE STANFORD
    1 Vanderbilt* (2) 1 Stanford (15)
    4 Jackson State* 4 Sacramento State*
    3 UNC Wilmington* 3 Gonzaga*
    2 Virginia 2 Texas A&M
    CORAL GABLES LOS ANGELES
    1 Miami (3) 1 UCLA (14)
    4 Pennsylvania* 4 Kent State*
    3 Florida Atlantic 3 Cal State Fullerton*
    2 South Carolina 2 TCU
    GAINESVILLE BATON ROUGE
    1 Florida (4) 1 LSU (13)
    4 Florida Gulf Coast* 4 Seton Hall*
    3 Campbell* 3 Houston
    2 Georgia Tech 2 Oklahoma
    LUBBOCK ANN ARBOR
    1 Texas Tech* (5) 1 Michigan* (12)
    4 Oral Roberts* 4 Wright State*
    3 Sam Houston State 3 Oregon State
    2 Arizona 2 Wake Forest
    ATHENS STARKVILLE
    1 Georgia (6) 1 Mississippi State (11)
    4 Samford* 4 Jacksonville State*
    3 Ohio State 3 Southern Miss
    2 NC State 2 North Carolina
    PHOENIX TALLAHASSEE
    1 Arizona State* (7) 1 Florida State (10)
    4 Binghamton* 4 Bryant*
    3 San Diego State 3 South Alabama
    2 Oklahoma State 2 Ole Miss
    FAYETTEVILLE AUBURN
    1 Arkansas (8) 1 Auburn (9)
    4 Army* 4 Fordham*
    3 Clemson 3 Indiana*
    2 Dallas Baptist* 2. Texas
    Projected automatic bids indicated by *
     
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  5. Cornelius Suttree

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    lol so the people at FanGraphs and within pro baseball apparently don't think too highly of UVA's pitcher development:

    Too Cavalier

    What is so hypnotic about the University of Virginia that it’s causing young players to cede one of their (maybe) two chances to be paid well before they reach the majors? For years, highly-regarded high school prospects have, in essence, made themselves unavailable for selection after their senior season, either by withdrawing from draft eligibility or by pricing themselves out of selection with a bonus ask teams aren’t willing to meet, in order to be Cavaliers.

    Many of these prospects have been pitchers, two high-profile examples of which have come in the last two years in right hander Mike Vasil, now a sophomore, and lefty Nate Savino, who graduated from high school early to enroll at Virginia last month. Savino had a shot to go in the first round this June, or could have been someone’s over-slot pick later than that, like Matthew Allan was for the Mets last year; if neither scenario materialized, he could have then matriculated to Charlottesville. Now he doesn’t have that option.

    It’s possible that Savino will be a top 10 pick in three years. Teams’ past behavior has indicated they’re more confident picking college arms than they are high schoolers. But it’s not as if the University of Virginia is good at developing pitchers. Nathan Kirby, Nick Howard, Connor Jones, Danny Hultzen, and Branden Kline have all either gotten worse or had injury issues or stuff fluctuation, or some combination of the three. Only current Royals lefty Daniel Lynch, who was famously resistant to the coaches during his breakout junior year, got better during his time in college. Now former top 2021 high school prospect Nick Bitsko, a Pennsylvania righty and UVA commit, has reclassified as a 2020 with an eye on going to college a year early. While I can’t climb inside the mind of elite teenage athlete or his family, and while I acknowledge many things to be much more important than money — Virginia is a fine academic institution, Charlottesville has a cute downtown with lots of exposed brick, the Paramount Theater is gorgeous — I’m perplexed by the seemingly annual decision for one of them to punt on their senior season draft opportunity, let alone to do so to go to a school that is famously bad at developing pitchers.

    https://blogs.fangraphs.com/updating-the-2020-2021-and-2022-draft-rankings/
     
  6. Trofie

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    I think this is going to be the. Best rotation we've had in a bit. Very excited
     
  7. Futureman

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    Get one from Louisville this weekend and I’ll consider it a success. Win 2 and I’ll drink a non craft beer to celebrate. Win all 3 and I’ll Venmo bertwing $5

    Lose all 3 and he has to Venmo me $15 so I can drown my sorrows in fancy craft beer. Deal? Deal.
     
  8. Tobias

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    is dallas baptist gonna be good this year? i know they usually are and that’s the highlight of our non con
     
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  9. blind dog

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    d1 projects them to win their conference and be a 2 seed, solid af non con opponent imo
     
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  10. bertwing

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    $500 is the least I will take
     
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  11. steamengine

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  12. infected donkey

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    My friend lives 3 blocks away from the stadium. So I'll be staying there come Omaha time.:leo:
     
  13. JGator1

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    Should be a rebound year for Florida, it's our last season at our shitty stadium before we move to a new $65 million one.
     
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  14. FadeMe

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    Got dang. Did Luca get hurt again already? Just saw a tweet that said he had a fractured right elbow.
     
  15. infected donkey

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    Franklin and Kjerstad go yard back to back in the 5th to give Arkansas a 4-0 lead.
     
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  16. steamengine

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  17. bertwing

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    Conner Noland with 11K through 6 and just 1 H allowed. Looks good so far

    Will Klein (#1 prospect in the OVC) looked good for a few innings before giving up a couple HR’s and hitting 95 pitches mid way through the 6th. Hit 97mph several times
     
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  18. hudson

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    Won’t have Silva holding them back.
    maybe I’m that friend?
     
  19. FadeMe

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    95 pitches on opening day? Bold strategy cotton.
     
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  20. strike

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    Not a good start for Miami.

     
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  21. devine

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    got out of work 30 minutes early and should be home just in time for first pitch. What a day
     
  22. bertwing

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    Yeah they’re gonna cook his arm. This was EIU’s first time playing outside and wearing cleats since last year.

    Hogs win 5-1. Only run was on a Casey Martin error :facepalm: not this shit again
     
  23. infected donkey

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    Well if he has 10 errors on the year that’s still a large improvement.
     
  24. bertwing

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    There’s zero chance he has less than 15
     
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  25. War Grundle

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    Pumped having something good to watch this evening,
     
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  26. mb711

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    You guys need to get rid of those jerseys you wore today.
     
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  27. Nole0515

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  28. devine

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    Hey I wanna see them shirtless as much as anyone but let’s try and keep the horniness in here to a minimum it’s only day 1
     
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  29. devine

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    Me killerwvu and 304 others are watching a soundless wvu Jacksonville state baseball game through the backstop netting with cameras that don’t move

    It’s good to be back boys
     
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  30. Cornelius Suttree

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    Need Bama vs Northeastern updates
     
  31. killerwvu

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    This is rock bottom
     
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  32. Pharm

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    Tyler Martin (Mike Martin Jr. son) got the first hit if Mike Martin's season, via beating out a sacrifice bunt. That sums up the Martin family to a T.
     
  33. southlick

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  34. devine

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    Our starter has retired 13 in a row
     
  35. hudson

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    Nebraska has batted around with no outs so far in the top of the first. 6-0 bases loaded.

    Baylor already pulling starter.
     
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  36. MG2

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    I thought Martin was going to play SS this year. Why is he at 3B again?
     
  37. cdaysker

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    8-0 Huskers top 1 lol suck it Baylor
     
  38. hudson

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    10-0 only 1 out, bases loaded still top of the first.
     
  39. cdaysker

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    10-0 I can barely keep up
     
  40. hudson

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    11-0 walk number 4 or 5?
     
  41. hudson

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    17 batters, 70 pitches 4 or 5 walks I think 3 errors and 11-0.
     
  42. Cornelius Suttree

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    I got no idea. I thought he might be in CF
     
  43. Cornelius Suttree

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    Fullerton fans dressed like it's Laramie
     
  44. Prospector

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    1st win on our way back to Omaha
    Suck dicks losers
     
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  45. Pharm

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    Fsu about to lose to Niagra. Blew a 1 run lead in the 9th by walks. Really really poor showing from fsu and managing by fsu. Two hits were bunts
     
  46. devine

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  47. Cornelius Suttree

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    Yiiiiiiikes FSU that's an incredibly bad program
     
  48. killerwvu

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    Not gonna lie, I think we're gonna go undefeated
     
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  49. Pharm

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    Fsu loses 3-1 to Niagra with 14ks by their hitters. Maybe neoptism is a bad thing.
     
  50. Pharm

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    Yep, incrediblely frustrating. Even our good hitters from last year look lost and nothing has changed. Not sure fsu is a .500 team at this point. Just hope it was a fluke.