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The Ohio State Baseball Recruiting, News, Notes, Awards (FIRE BEALS)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Baseball' started by LoKyBuckeye, Jun 23, 2004.

  1. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Velazquez looks the part thats for sure. Played CF and batted cleanup. In the OF was a little shaky. Indecisiveness on a couple bloopers led to Watkins first runs. At the plate he looked legit. Watkins threw one of our junior pitchers and he was pumping pretty good mid 80s with a decent curve.

    Went 2-4 4 rbi
    Mile high flyout to cf
    Smoked a deep drive that our CF made a diving catch on the warning track
    RBI double to right center
    3 run jack to right center

    Watkins won though 12-5 lol
    Last edited: May 8, 2018
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  2. rhgbosu

    rhgbosu I aim to misbehave

    Thanks for the report. Unfortunately, I don’t think there’s much of a chance Joey ends up here. Other schools are now offering him in football claiming he can play baseball too. It’s only a matter of time before he heads elsewhere, imo . Really a no brainer to take the full ride in football somewhere else because he won’t get such an offer here.

    Michigan St poached Jase Bowen from Norte Dame using this same tactic
  3. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

  4. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 It's a brand new Day!!

    Keep up the good work fellas!
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  5. rhgbosu

    rhgbosu I aim to misbehave

    Guess I should mention that recent football commit Steele Chambers is a pretty darn good Baseball player. Perfect Game actually list him as a part of our 2019 baseball class. Not happening but worth mentioning I guess.
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  6. rhgbosu

    rhgbosu I aim to misbehave

  7. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    #31 in the latest RPI rankings and safely in the Tourney according to Baseball America's field of 64 projections

    College Baseball Projected Field Of 64 (5/16/18)

    By Teddy Cahill Michael Lananna on May 16, 2018

    This weekend will see most conferences conclude their regular seasons and the first NCAA Tournament bids will be handed out. College baseball has reached crunch time.

    With Selection Monday rapidly approaching, Baseball America presents our latest Field of 64 projection, as we will every week for the remainder of the season.

    With so few games left, things are starting to settle in the race for top-eight seeds, host sites and at-large bids. This week sees no change to the teams that make up the top-eight seeds and any future change will likely require a team leaping up to claim a spot rather than a team falling back to the pack.

    The hosting race is more dynamic, however, and this week Duke and Stetson move onto the host line. The Blue Devils have been among the hosts in earlier projections and their series win against North Carolina pushed their RPI back into the top 15. That RPI and Duke’s 17 Atlantic Coast Conference wins put them back in a position to host. Stetson moves into the hosts for the first time this season. The Hatters are 40-11, have a top 10 RPI and are on their way to an Atlantic Sun Conference title. They will likely have to add an A-Sun Tournament title to their resume to maintain their spot as hosts, if for no other reason than two losses in the A-Sun Tournament will put a dent in their impressive RPI, but their path is clear.

    The hosting race is complicated by Oklahoma State’s standing in the Big 12 Conference. The Cowboys lead the Big 12, which ranks second in conference RPI, but are No. 22 in RPI. Oklahoma State hosts Texas Tech this weekend and a series win would help its RPI and give its hosting resume a boost. The Cowboys can win the conference without a series win this weekend, but that would knock them off the host line, short of a strong showing in the Big 12 Tournament.

    Also in the hosting race are Auburn, Coastal Carolina, Kentucky and Texas. Auburn and Kentucky have strong RPIs but are just 13-14 in the Southeastern Conference. Both need strong finishes over the next two weekends to host. Texas has similar metrics to Oklahoma State and could still nip the Big 12 title. Coastal has a strong resume and is right on the host bubble but will have scant few opportunities over the next two weeks to improve its No. 19 RPI. It, like Stetson, needs to pair its regular-season conference title with a tournament title to push its resume over the edge.

    This week’s projection includes 10 SEC teams, which would match a record for the most bids by one conference. But only about half those teams can feel truly safe going into the final weekend. Auburn, Kentucky, Texas A&M and Vanderbilt all appear in the field but have under .500 conference records. Some SEC teams will get in the field with losing conference records but because the selection committee includes conference tournament games in teams’ conference record and because the SEC Tournament starts with a round of what amount to play-in games for the teams seeded 5-12, getting to 15 SEC wins before going to Hoover would be advisable for those teams who wish to have a less stressful Memorial Day Weekend. That makes this weekend’s Kentucky at Vanderbilt showdown more intriguing.

    Mississippi State and Texas A&M are both 12-15 and will need strong finishes. The Aggies made the cut while the Bulldogs did not because their RPI is about 20 spots higher than Mississippi State and they host South Carolina, while the Bulldogs host Florida. Neither series is particularly easy, but the Aggies have a bit more of a cushion and don’t have to face a team that has won 19 straight series.

    Several series this weekend will have a big affect on teams on the bubble. Two of the most intriguing are Purdue hosting Michigan and South Alabama visiting Troy. All four teams are among the Last Four In/First Four Out and this weekend will help sort out which are bubble-in and which are bubble-out.

  8. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 It's a brand new Day!!

    Gee, thats fair. Lets make OSU travel 2500 miles to play the west coast favorites. Thats garbage.
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  9. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  10. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Big Ten Announces Baseball All-Big Ten Honors and Individual Award Winners
    Illinois’ Bren Spillane earns Big Ten Player of the Year plaudits

    May 22, 2018

    ROSEMONT, Ill. -- The Big Ten on Tuesday announced the 2018 baseball individual award winners and All-Big Ten teams, as selected by the conference coaches. Illinois’ Bren Spillane was named the Big Ten Player of the Year, Minnesota’s Patrick Fredrickson earned Pitcher and Freshman of the Year recognition and Minnesota head coach John Anderson was named the Big Ten Coach of the Year.
    Spillane becomes the 10th Illinois standout to claim Big Ten Player of the Year honors, and the first since David Kerian in 2015. A first baseman for the Illini, Spillane ranks first in the Big Ten in batting average (.407), slugging percentage (.944), on base percentage (.512), runs batted in (57) and home runs (22).

    Fredrickson becomes the third Minnesota hurler to earn Big Ten Pitcher of the Year accolades and the fourth student to capture Big Ten Freshman of the Year plaudits. In all games, the right-handed starter currently leads the Big Ten in opponent's batting average (.207) and ranks second with a 1.80 ERA.

    Anderson was named the Big Ten Coach of the Year for the seventh time, the most in Big Ten history. Anderson, who claimed the award for the first time since 2016, guided the Golden Gophers to their 24th Big Ten Championship this season.

    The Big Ten also announced the Sportsmanship Award honorees from each institution. The students chosen are individuals who have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. These students must also be in good academic standing and have demonstrated good citizenship outside of the sports-competition setting.

    The complete list of All-Big Ten teams and award winners can be found below.

    Player of the Year: Bren Spillane, Illinois
    Pitcher of the Year: Patrick Fredrickson, Minnesota
    Freshman of the Year: Patrick Fredrickson, Minnesota
    Coach of the Year: John Anderson, Minnesota

    All-Big Ten First Team
    C - Tyler Cropley, Iowa
    2B - Nick Dunn, Maryland
    3B - Noah McGowan, Ohio State
    OF - Matt Gorski, Indiana
    OF - Robert Neustrom, Iowa
    OF - Jonathan Engelmann, Michigan
    SP - Jonathan Stiever, Indiana
    SP - Nick Allgeyer, Iowa
    SP - Patrick Fredrickson, Minnesota
    RP – Max Meyer, Minnesota
    DH - Dominic Clementi, Michigan
    UTIL - Matt Lloyd, Indiana

    All-Big Ten Second Team
    C - Jesse Wilkening, Nebraska
    1B - Scott Schreiber, Nebraska
    2B - Michael Massey, Illinois
    SS - Ben Troike, Illinois
    3B - Micah Coffey, Minnesota
    OF - Jordan Nwogu, Michigan
    OF - Ben Mezzenga, Minnesota
    OF - Dominic Canzone, Ohio State
    SP - Pauly Milto, Indiana
    SP - Tommy Henry, Michigan
    SP - Reggie Meyer, Minnesota
    RP - Seth Kinker, Ohio State
    DH - Scotty Bradley, Indiana
    UTIL - Kevin Biondic, Maryland

    All-Big Ten Third Team*
    C - Nick Dalesandro, Purdue
    1B - Jacson McGowan, Purdue
    2B - Luke Pettersen, Minnesota
    SS - Jack Dunn, Northwestern
    3B - Luke Miller, Indiana
    OF - Doran Turchin, Illinois
    OF - Logan Sowers, Indiana
    OF - Tyler Cowles, Ohio State
    SP - Ben Dragani, Michigan
    SP - Karl Kauffmann, Michigan
    SP - Tanner Andrews, Purdue
    RP – Joey Gerber, Illinois
    RP – Ross Learnard, Purdue
    DH - Chris Whelan, Iowa
    UTIL - Conner Pohl, Ohio State

    All-Big Ten Freshman Team*
    C - Gunner Hellstrom, Nebraska
    2B - Drew Ashley, Indiana
    SS - Dan DiGeorgio, Rutgers
    3B - Zach Iverson, Michigan State
    OF - Jaxon Hallmark, Nebraska
    OF - Dillon Dingler, Ohio State
    SP - Ben Dragani, Michigan
    SP - Mason Erla, Michigan State
    SP - Trent Johnson, Purdue
    DH - Parker Hendershot, Penn State
    UTIL - Zach Iverson, Michigan State

    Sportsmanship Award Honorees
    Jackson Douglas, Illinois
    B.J. Sabol, Indiana
    Austin Guzzo, Iowa
    Billy Phillips, Maryland
    Harrison Salter, Michigan
    Kory Young, Michigan State
    Micah Coffey, Minnesota
    Mojo Hagge, Nebraska
    J.R. Reimer, Northwestern
    Adam Niemeyer, Ohio State
    Jake Pilewicz, Penn State
    Tanner Andrews, Purdue
    Kyle Walker, Rutgers

    * Additional honorees due to ties

    Unanimous selections in ALL CAPS
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  11. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  12. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ


    Senior relief pitcher Seth Kinker becomes 51st All-American in school history

    COLUMBUS, Ohio
    - On the eve the team's second NCAA Tournament appearance in three years, Seth Kinker has another accomplishment to celebrate: the senior was named a Second Team All-American, Collegiate Baseball announced Wednesday morning.

    "Really happy for Seth," head coach Greg Beals said. "He means so much to the success of our team. We are here in a regional in large part to the year Kinker had on the mound."

    The first All-American since 2016 and the 51st in Ohio State history, Kinker was one of the top pitchers from the Big Ten Conference in 2018. A second-team All-Big Ten, Kinker leads the conference in ERA with an impressive 1.49 mark. A Senior CLASS Award Finalist, Kinker's ERA ranks fourth in the country. From Huntington, W. Va., he is 6-1 with 15 saves and 59 strikeouts in 60.1 innings of work. He's only walked five batters, while holding opposing hitters to a .213 average. Kinker's strikeout-to-walk ratio ranks third in the country (11.80). Kinker was named to the Big Ten All-Tournament Team last week after throwing, 4.2 scoreless innings of relief with seven strikeouts to claim two saves at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb. Kinker becomes the first second team All-American since 2006. He is the first pitcher to be named an All-American since Trace Dempsey in 2013, who also is from Huntington, W. Va.

    Ohio State opens NCAA Regional play against South Carolina at 2 p.m. ET Friday in Greenville, N.C. The game will be televised on ESPN2 and can be heard on the radio on AM 1460 ESPN.
  13. rhgbosu

    rhgbosu I aim to misbehave

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    rhgbosu I aim to misbehave

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    rhgbosu I aim to misbehave

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