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Question 2017 Baseball Recruiting
We don't have a pinned thread on baseball signees for this year and singing period starts tomorrow. (Our basketball commits can also sign tomorrow).

Any word on potential signees? It looks like 247 sports does baseball recruits now. D1 also keeps a running list. Perfect game also keeps an unofficial list.

D'Mond LaFond Cuero RHP/ 3B 6'-2'' 175 (247 says commit but his dad's Twitter says undecided)
Josh Larzabel Milby LHP 6'-0" 190

Announced in the fall:

Brandt Belk Houston Inf/OF 6'-2" 160
Mackenzie Mueller Abilene OF/LHP 6'-3" 205
Chase Sarchet Lubbock OF 6'-3" 210
Zach Wright Alvin RHP 6'-3" 180
Nick Silber Lawrenceville NY RHP 6'-4" 195
Mathew Canterino. Southlake RHP 6'-2" 205
Sean Reynolds Redondo beach RHP 6'-7" 205
Garret Gayle Cypress RHP 6'-1" 190
Addison Moss Oak Ridge RHP 6'-1" 170
Bradley Gneiting Keller OF 6'-0" 175
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04-12-2016 03:30 PM
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RE: 2017 Baseball Recruiting
LaFond committed in 2014 and from what I can find he had TJS last year and is just now back to playing.

https://www.victoriaadvocate.com/news/20...14_245527/
04-12-2016 03:44 PM
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RE: 2017 Baseball Recruiting
Do the same new rules apply to baseball that apply to football?

I read that (football) coaches can now text players as much as they want. I think it would be hilarious if the OG was out there sending texts.07-coffee3
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RE: 2017 Baseball Recruiting
Isn't Trei Cruz still a junior? He might be a 2018 recruit.
04-12-2016 04:33 PM
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(04-12-2016 04:33 PM)Fort Bend Owl Wrote:  Isn't Trei Cruz still a junior? He might be a 2018 recruit.

Oops! It said graduates in 2017. So you're correct he's a 2018 recruit.

I also completely missed the early signing release on the rice website which lists most of these guys. http://www.riceowls.com/sports/m-basebl/...15aab.html

Still wondering if we add any this spring.
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It's pretty interesting when you read our press release how great it makes our recruiting class sound with honors... But when you compare it to the All-Texas Region teams from perfect game we only have one first team commit (Canterino). Once you get down to 3rd team you're looking at commits to Incarnate Word, etc...

Compare that 1st team for UT (9), A&M (7), Texas Tech (7), TCU (4), Arkansas (2), OSU (2), UH (2) and you can see our recruiting problem. I'm not sure if we've ever matched UT and A&M for top line recruits but someone like Walt would probably remember the early 2000s rankings.
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(04-12-2016 05:15 PM)cr11owl Wrote:  It's pretty interesting when you read our press release how great it makes our recruiting class sound with honors... But when you compare it to the All-Texas Region teams from perfect game we only have one first team commit (Canterino). Once you get down to 3rd team you're looking at commits to Incarnate Word, etc...

Compare that 1st team for UT (9), A&M (7), Texas Tech (7), TCU (4), Arkansas (2), OSU (2), UH (2) and you can see our recruiting problem. I'm not sure if we've ever matched UT and A&M for top line recruits but someone like Walt would probably remember the early 2000s rankings.

Worth pointing out that traditionally, the larger public schools lose more recruits to the draft than Rice does. It feels like Rice has been surprised by losing a few recruits to MLB in the last ~5 years that maybe we weren't losing prior to that. I could be wrong, that is just anectdotal on my part. Also, lots of different reasons that might be happening more, not just a reflection of Rice.
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I am not too surprised since Graham is in his last years at Rice.
(04-12-2016 05:26 PM)mrbig Wrote:  
(04-12-2016 05:15 PM)cr11owl Wrote:  It's pretty interesting when you read our press release how great it makes our recruiting class sound with honors... But when you compare it to the All-Texas Region teams from perfect game we only have one first team commit (Canterino). Once you get down to 3rd team you're looking at commits to Incarnate Word, etc...

Compare that 1st team for UT (9), A&M (7), Texas Tech (7), TCU (4), Arkansas (2), OSU (2), UH (2) and you can see our recruiting problem. I'm not sure if we've ever matched UT and A&M for top line recruits but someone like Walt would probably remember the early 2000s rankings.

Worth pointing out that traditionally, the larger public schools lose more recruits to the draft than Rice does. It feels like Rice has been surprised by losing a few recruits to MLB in the last ~5 years that maybe we weren't losing prior to that. I could be wrong, that is just anectdotal on my part. Also, lots of different reasons that might be happening more, not just a reflection of Rice.
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Re: 2017 Baseball Recruiting
I will get to watch Sean Reynolds at RUHS Little League night Friday (hopefully pitching)
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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).
04-27-2016 08:58 AM
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