Baseball Recruiting and Commitment Thread

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Yeah, my bad. A few pages back, I remember reading that a 5 tool position player from New Hampshire committed.
Earlier on this page a pitcher from NH commuted. I thought we had 2 players from NH.
I didn't realize they were one and the same.
Anyways, he sounds like a great prospect. Hope MLB doesn't get him first.
 
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Coach Penders is now getting into international recruiting, even if it is Canada.

More on Calvin Ziegler from Prep Baseball Report:

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Ziegler is a 5-foot-11, 175-pound right-hander with easy and loose arm from a clean 3/4 slot. Not much effort involved and gets out front with feel and a repeatable delivery. Spins an overhand curveball in the 72-74 range that backs off his fastball that sits in the 85-88 range while touching 89. He plays outfield and is aggressive at the plate with bat speed but the arm has a chance to be real special. Has gone under the radar but that won't last long. Top 2020 RHP in Ontario, lookout for Ziegler early in 2019. <

Prep Baseball Report - Player: Calvin Ziegler
 
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85-89 before your junior year in high school typically means 90's in college.

He is also a top 500 prospect overall, which considering there are over 300 D1 teams makes him a borderline blue chip prospect (and this is ignoring that some 5 star players, like Burrows, turn pro...I hope he goes undrafted or is drafted late so he winds up here). Keep them coming Penders!
 
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Looks like a nice bunch of pitchers arriving in Storrs for the 2021 season, headed by Joe Wozny, Adrian Siravo, and Calvin Ziegler.

UConn baseball recruiting usually slows up during the dead of winter. Not this winter, with three commits in the last couple of weeks.
 
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Coach Penders is now getting into international recruiting, even if it is Canada.

More on Calvin Ziegler from Prep Baseball Report:

>11.01.18
Ziegler is a 5-foot-11, 175-pound right-hander with easy and loose arm from a clean 3/4 slot. Not much effort involved and gets out front with feel and a repeatable delivery. Spins an overhand curveball in the 72-74 range that backs off his fastball that sits in the 85-88 range while touching 89. He plays outfield and is aggressive at the plate with bat speed but the arm has a chance to be real special. Has gone under the radar but that won't last long. Top 2020 RHP in Ontario, lookout for Ziegler early in 2019. <

Prep Baseball Report - Player: Calvin Ziegler
Wow... unbelievably giant pickup. His twitter feed features a video of him hitting 100 with a crow hop. As a freaking 5’11” high school junior! Imagine when this Canadian is a 6’2”-6’3” college freshman... he and Wozny are two of the best RHP prospects I’ve seen commit to UConn since I started following the team (~2011). Zapata came in with all the hype of course but didn’t quite live up to it. If these two guys and some of other other highly rated prospects do, we might not leave the top 25-35 for a few years.
 
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Wow... unbelievably giant pickup. His twitter feed features a video of him hitting 100 with a crow hop. As a freaking 5’11” high school junior! Imagine when this Canadian is a 6’2”-6’3” college freshman... he and Wozny are two of the best RHP prospects I’ve seen commit to UConn since I started following the team (~2011). Zapata came in with all the hype of course but didn’t quite live up to it. If these two guys and some of other other highly rated prospects do, we might not leave the top 25-35 for a few years.
Ronnie Rossomando, who was drafted out of high school, can keep Zapata company as recent pitchers who came in with a lot of hype but didn't live up to the expectations.
 
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I respect Zapata. Dude could have quit when he was struggling but he stuck it out for 4 years and even pitched some nice midweek games for us during his senior year.

He is a husky in my book.
 
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I respect Zapata. Dude could have quit when he was struggling but he stuck it out for 4 years and even pitched some nice midweek games for us during his senior year.

He is a husky in my book.
Of course, but he had offers from schools like Kentucky and LSU; we had to invest a full scholarship unit into him. Certainly, he made lemons out of lemonade, though it would’ve been nice if he’d been able to approach the admittedly lofty expectations many of us had.

Re: @dbmill , forgot about Rossomando! He and Zapata were definitely two of our bigger grabs that unfortunately didn’t work out the way we’d hoped. But, it’s evened out by guys like Cate coming out of nowhere to become a second round pick, or Jacob Wallace evolving into a dominant reliever with a 96mph fastball. I guess we root for the best but take the good with the bad, just like in any other UConn sport.
 
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Coach Penders is now getting into international recruiting, even if it is Canada.

More on Calvin Ziegler from Prep Baseball Report:

>11.01.18
Ziegler is a 5-foot-11, 175-pound right-hander with easy and loose arm from a clean 3/4 slot. Not much effort involved and gets out front with feel and a repeatable delivery. Spins an overhand curveball in the 72-74 range that backs off his fastball that sits in the 85-88 range while touching 89. He plays outfield and is aggressive at the plate with bat speed but the arm has a chance to be real special. Has gone under the radar but that won't last long. Top 2020 RHP in Ontario, lookout for Ziegler early in 2019. <

Prep Baseball Report - Player: Calvin Ziegler
 

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