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QB Joe Bauserman (official thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Alumni' started by Buckskin86, Mar 1, 2004.

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  1. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    Rivals (Team One Baseball) baseball scout Robert Pincus believes Joe is no better than a 10th round pick-according to him he will use his grayshirt with tOSU

    Rivals Premium Link
     
  2. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    Reg season Bauserman BBall '04 Stats

    Hitting 21-62 .339 Batting avg. - 4 homers - 14 RBI's

    Pitching 4-2 W/L record, 53 1/3IP-12ER-1.58ERA 75K's 12+ SO's/game

    Lincoln High won the District 3-4A baseball title and now move into the playoffs
     
  3. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    If those are numbers of a 10th round pick I'd like to see what kind of numbers a first rounder puts up.
     
  4. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    BuckNutty: HS kids that get picked in the first round or two have stats that you'd think were made up, e.g., .550 batting average, 20+ HRs in 35 games, 9-0 pitching records w/15+ SOs per game, etc.
     
  5. ohiobuck94

    ohiobuck94 Buckeye Beach Bum

    It looks like his chances as a high draft pick might go either way with his stats. If he isn't a first or second round pick, what kind of money is he looking at?
    Dihard:
    I don't know much about development of pitchers, but wouldn't he better off at tOSU to tone his skills instead of the minor leagues and go in a high round after a couple of years playing baseball at tOSU? '
    I've seen minor league pitchers get knocked around like it's batting practice by the Big Leaguers in exhibition games.
    I'm thinking it would be great if he played both sports at tOSU.
     
  6. CleveBucks

    CleveBucks Serenity now

    Major League and most college scouts don't pay any attention to high school stats. If you're a pitcher, they're looking at your control, what pitches you throw, how effective is your changeup, how much movement is on your fastball, etc. They could care less about your W-L record.

    I read that Bauserman was hitting low-mid 90's on the gun in the last inning of a game. That alone will get him more looks than his stats. If he has a good curve he'll still go high.

    Even most college scouts (or the good ones at least) won't offer a kid without putting them through their own personal workout. Anybody could hit .550 against weak high school competition.
     
  7. billybuck25

    billybuck25 Newbie

    Bauserman update

    Any kid with legitimate baseball ability, would be totally foolish to NOT take the money and go the Baseball route !

    Hell, If you get a "hang-nail"..you can take a month or so off...and still get paid !! :tongue2:
     
  8. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Cleve has pretty much summed it up but scouts look for the upside potential. For example JB may be throwing in the low 90's with flawed mechanics...if he is put in a 100% baseball environment with quality coaching that could increase dramatically. As for hitters, a scout basically looks at bat speed, arm strength, speed over 60 yds and so forth. Most HS pitchers are basically throwers...the scouts look for the tools...they assume they can teach them to pitch
     
  9. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    If JB has a good opportunity to make upper 5-digits or lower 6-digits in the minors (if they make that much) to start out, then I can see him going. Otherwise, he needs to keep his options open.
     
  10. buckiprof

    buckiprof 21st Century Buckeye Man Staff Member

    To add to Grad's comments, scouts also don't give a shit about a pitcher throwing a good curve. Ask any pitching coach in the minors (or majors) and they look for velocity, poise on the mound, and a change-up. Every minor league manager (or major league pitching coach) that I have heard speak or talked to have said that when it comes to a curve, they can teach that to a pitcher. The other things are a bit more difficult. This winter I had the pleasure of spending time with the Captains and Aeros pitching coaches (Farm teams for the Indians, A and AA respectively) and they really stressed that through high school, a pitcher only needs 5 pitches: high inside fastball, high outside fastball, low inside fastball, low outside fastball, and a change-up.

    As for hitting, again I'm simply adding to Grad's comments, they tend to basically focus on bat speed and mechanics. There are many hs players that can bat 0.500 with a crappy upper-cut swing, but said player will not interest many scouts due to poor mechanics.
     
  11. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    Bauserman lost his playoff game

    http://www.starbanner.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040512/NEWS/205120337/1026/SPORTS

    http://www.tallahassee.com/mld/tallahassee/sports/8644308.htm
     
  12. gbearbuck

    gbearbuck Herbie for President

    Well the star banner needs to do a little bit better research... anybody else notice the "In fact, the Wildcats managed just a pair of hits against Bauserman, a quarterback who has signed a football scholarship with Ohio State." comment... I wish he had signed with us... maybe we'll get lucky and still get the kid...
     
  13. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    http://www.tallahassee.com/mld/democrat/sports/high_school/8779998.htm

     
  14. ZekeD

    ZekeD The Man From Kubasaki

    If Bauserman accepts his scholarship do we take another QB in the 2005 class?*

    :::
     
  15. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    Zeke

    I think they would but only if he was the right guy (i.e. Sanchez or possibly Christensen). IMO they will not "reach" for anyone if Bauserman comes to tOSU but if he goes to baseball, I think it then becomes essential to take a QB.
     
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