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RE: 2017 Baseball Recruiting
(04-27-2016 08:58 AM)waltgreenberg Wrote:  Here's a power bat (JUCO transfer from Weatherford College) who could help our lineup next year...

http://www.weatherforddemocrat.com/sport...e45f9.html

...as an OFer, I'm presuming he'll be competing with Wunderlich for the LF spot (with Tristan Gray returning to the infield at either 2B or 1B).

He could also DH. Not like we have a power bat in the DH spot now unless Dunlap is going to play regularly.
04-27-2016 09:13 AM
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(04-12-2016 11:54 PM)YOwl Ming Wrote:  I will get to watch Sean Reynolds at RUHS Little League night Friday (hopefully pitching)

LL night postponed until a week from Friday. RUHS lost their first game of the season over the weekend, dropping them to #6 in the LA Times poll.
04-27-2016 09:17 AM
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(04-27-2016 09:13 AM)cr11owl Wrote:  
(04-27-2016 08:58 AM)waltgreenberg Wrote:  Here's a power bat (JUCO transfer from Weatherford College) who could help our lineup next year...

http://www.weatherforddemocrat.com/sport...e45f9.html

...as an OFer, I'm presuming he'll be competing with Wunderlich for the LF spot (with Tristan Gray returning to the infield at either 2B or 1B).

He could also DH. Not like we have a power bat in the DH spot now unless Dunlap is going to play regularly.

Assuming Andrew comes back, I can see him being our everyday DH next season, since DiCaprio will almost certainly be our everyday catcher. Another intriguing option would be to see if we can convert him to 1B. Afterall, he was a catcher in high school.
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RE: 2017 Baseball Recruiting
(04-27-2016 09:41 AM)waltgreenberg Wrote:  
(04-27-2016 09:13 AM)cr11owl Wrote:  
(04-27-2016 08:58 AM)waltgreenberg Wrote:  Here's a power bat (JUCO transfer from Weatherford College) who could help our lineup next year...

http://www.weatherforddemocrat.com/sport...e45f9.html

...as an OFer, I'm presuming he'll be competing with Wunderlich for the LF spot (with Tristan Gray returning to the infield at either 2B or 1B).

He could also DH. Not like we have a power bat in the DH spot now unless Dunlap is going to play regularly.

Assuming Andrew comes back, I can see him being our everyday DH next season, since DiCaprio will almost certainly be our everyday catcher. Another intriguing option would be to see if we can convert him to 1B. Afterall, he was a catcher in high school.

Not that I am as close to the the team as others, but having witnessed Dunlap's defense firsthand in a few scrimmages, I am confident saying that he is essentially a DH only. I imagine others either share the same sentiment or have a better idea of the extent of his defensive abilities.

Then again, if he becomes a more complete hitter, with his power we would have to find a way to keep him in the lineup.

On a side note, why Andrew would he not be back?
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(04-27-2016 10:15 AM)RiceOwl Wrote:  
(04-27-2016 09:41 AM)waltgreenberg Wrote:  
(04-27-2016 09:13 AM)cr11owl Wrote:  
(04-27-2016 08:58 AM)waltgreenberg Wrote:  Here's a power bat (JUCO transfer from Weatherford College) who could help our lineup next year...

http://www.weatherforddemocrat.com/sport...e45f9.html

...as an OFer, I'm presuming he'll be competing with Wunderlich for the LF spot (with Tristan Gray returning to the infield at either 2B or 1B).

He could also DH. Not like we have a power bat in the DH spot now unless Dunlap is going to play regularly.

Assuming Andrew comes back, I can see him being our everyday DH next season, since DiCaprio will almost certainly be our everyday catcher. Another intriguing option would be to see if we can convert him to 1B. Afterall, he was a catcher in high school.

Not that I am as close to the the team as others, but having witnessed Dunlap's defense firsthand in a few scrimmages, I am confident saying that he is essentially a DH only. I imagine others either share the same sentiment or have a better idea of the extent of his defensive abilities.

Then again, if he becomes a more complete hitter, with his power we would have to find a way to keep him in the lineup.

On a side note, why Andrew would he not be back?

As I said, the logical choice would be for Tristan to move to 1B, with Jefferies at 2B (?), though that would be wasting Tristan's plus arm.
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Do we have any big hitters coming in? Ideally a JUCO guy who can contribute immediately?
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(04-27-2016 04:49 PM)wheredidmypantsgo Wrote:  Do we have any big hitters coming in? Ideally a JUCO guy who can contribute immediately?

Did you even bother to read the above post and article which highlights an incoming transfer from Weatherford College. Power-hitting OFer.
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(04-27-2016 04:49 PM)wheredidmypantsgo Wrote:  Do we have any big hitters coming in? Ideally a JUCO guy who can contribute immediately?

Chace Sarchet fits that bill. Set Weatherford JUCO's RBI record a year ago with 68. See below for article that was posted earlier. Has 10 HRs and 48 RBIs thus far.

http://www.weatherforddemocrat.com/sport...e45f9.html

Although, Brian Smith was another big (6'3, 230) outfielder from a JUCO who barely contributed during his two years here. But there have been JUCO guys like Jared Gayhart who were also great bats for us. So goes both ways, like with everything else.
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Anyone know who his mom is? She's the sister of Will Flemons who played basketball at Texas Tech (was a decent player), and I vaguely recall he had a sister who was a decent basketball player at Tech as well.
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(04-27-2016 05:09 PM)westsidewolf1989 Wrote:  
(04-27-2016 04:49 PM)wheredidmypantsgo Wrote:  Do we have any big hitters coming in? Ideally a JUCO guy who can contribute immediately?

Chace Sarchet fits that bill. Set Weatherford JUCO's RBI record a year ago with 68. See below for article that was posted earlier. Has 10 HRs and 48 RBIs thus far.

http://www.weatherforddemocrat.com/sport...e45f9.html

Although, Brian Smith was another big (6'3, 230) outfielder from a JUCO who barely contributed during his two years here. But there have been JUCO guys like Jared Gayhart who were also great bats for us. So goes both ways, like with everything else.

While Brian Smith never panned out, Kirby Taylor became a very productive hitter for us his second year on the team. As for Gayhart, he was a bit of a special case, as we recruited him, but had no spot for him out of high school (with Dodson, Luna, Henley, etc.) already everyday starters. We suggested he go to San Jac for a year or two until we had an opening.
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