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I personally liked Siravo. I wonder what the main reason was that he had to de-commit but nonetheless, he’s a top 500 guy according to perfect game and the top guy out of NH. Could always potentially come back
 
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I wonder if he was anticipating getting drafted and going pro (of course, that went off the rails w/ 5 rounds instead of 40) and is now going JuCo to get another shot as quickly as possible.

Or, it could be academic. Or literally anything. Whatever it is, I'm a little sad as he was a highly-regarded recruit, but wish him nothing but the best. I'm sure Penders will have a good gameplan regardless.
 
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I wonder if he was anticipating getting drafted and going pro (of course, that went off the rails w/ 5 rounds instead of 40) and is now going JuCo to get another shot as quickly as possible.

Or, it could be academic. Or literally anything. Whatever it is, I'm a little sad as he was a highly-regarded recruit, but wish him nothing but the best. I'm sure Penders will have a good gameplan regardless.
I would think Adrian Siravo wants to keep his options to go pro open. If he came to UConn, he would have to wait until after his Junior year to go pro. JUCO players can pretty much go pro after each JUCO season.

Obviously it would have been better with Siravo, but it looks like to me UConn has plenty of quality depth on its pitching staff for the coming season. At this point UConn has only lost Krauth to the pros, and they had plenty of good looking arms to play around with before this past season ended prematurely. Plus Ben Casparius is now eligible to play.
 
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In regards to my class of 2020 update, I made a mistake as Joe Wozny is a class of 2021. He may have reclassified to 2021 as he is listed on Prep Baseball Report as a 2020 and a 2021 on Perfect Game. We now have 10 incoming freshman. His Instagram shows he is a 2021 high school grad
 
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Maddix Dalena, 1B/3B, Class of 2022, from Montoursville High School in Pennsylvania.

From the comments section of his profile on PrepBaseballreport.com

>2/29/20
Physical: 6-foot-3, 225-pounds. Long, physical frame. 7.62 runner in the 60; 4.43 home-to-1B.
Offensively: LHH. Tall, upright, slightly open stance with an even base, bat rests on his back shoulder, uses a small bat waggle on load along with a small stride for timing Fast hands, barrel clears the zone quickly, barrel plane is flat to the hitting zone and works uphill at finish. Hard contact up the middle to his pull side. 96 MPH raw exit velocity.
Defensively: Smooth footwork, fields the ball off-center on his glove foot, light on his feet. Short arm swing with a low 3/4 arm slot. INF - 76 MPH.

2/16/19
6-foot-3, 220-pound left-handed hitter took one of the more impressive rounds of batting practice over the two days of the event, showcasing present power to the pull side and the ability to stay in the zone for long periods of time. He starts from a slightly open stance and utilizes a leg-hang stride to begin his swing. Showed rhythm and balance with a solid feel for the barrel. Registered a 91 mph bat exit velocity and ran a 7.86 60-yard dash. Displayed capable feet and glove work around the bag at first base with accurate 76 mph arm strength across the diamond. Definite power bat to follow in this class.<

 
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This guy is very similar to CCSU’s post draft signee TT Bowens. I love this kids size and sheer power. The 96mph exit velocity is massive considering he is only going to be a junior in the fall.
 

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This guy is very similar to CCSU’s post draft signee TT Bowens. I love this kids size and sheer power. The 96mph exit velocity is massive considering he is only going to be a junior in the fall.
Yep - with that size and raw power, he reminds me of those of those Oklahoma State dudes we saw a couple years ago. Hopefully he doesn't strike out as much :p
 
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@dbmill has he decomitted from the program??
At this point, both PrepBaseball Report and PerfectGame are listing Calvin Ziegler as a UConn commit. Still, it is something to be concerned about.
 
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I is indeed very concerning. I think he may have taken down the post saying that he committed to the program. Still has retweeted the stuff saying that he is a UConn commit but it is definitely up in the air. Don’t want to lose him
 
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I is indeed very concerning. I think he may have taken down the post saying that he committed to the program. Still has retweeted the stuff saying that he is a UConn commit but it is definitely up in the air. Don’t want to lose him
His commitment is still there (2/8/19)....

... if people are whispering that he is projected to be a first round draft pick, unfortunately there isn’t anything UConn can do (other than the usual Penders pro/con presentation).
 
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Unfortunately, Ziegler is not coming. He is on Both the Nottheast Area Code and East Coast Pro rosters this year which is a clear indication he is not honoring his commitment to UConn.
 

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Unfortunately, Ziegler is not coming. He is on Both the Nottheast Area Code and East Coast Pro rosters this year which is a clear indication he is not honoring his commitment to UConn.
Happens all the time to big time programs. Big name programs like USC have been decimated because they have lost too many commits to the MLB draft with no real fallbacks. That's why it is important to get the Winkel's and Crawford's of the world and mix them in with blue collar talent.

Really hoping at least one of Siravo or Ziegler come - maybe both. Nothing in MLB can replicate the excitement of a College World Series appearance.
 
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Happens all the time to big time programs. Big name programs like USC have been decimated because they have lost too many commits to the MLB draft with no real fallbacks. That's why it is important to get the Winkel's and Crawford's of the world and mix them in with blue collar talent.

Really hoping at least one of Siravo or Ziegler come - maybe both. Nothing in MLB can replicate the excitement of a College World Series appearance.
I would think there is still a chance Calvin Ziegler might arrive in Storrs, as you never know how the MLB draft will shake out. As for Adrian Siravo, with him going the JUCO route, I can't see that happening at this point.
 

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