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Well I guess that answers that outstanding question...
Is there a dislike button????? Good for him and happy for the kid but always stinks to lose guys like him. I’m sure he’ll be successful
 
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Well I guess that answers that outstanding question...
Oh well. After Calvin Ziegler moved to the 2021 high school class, I figured it was unlikely he was going to show up in Storrs anyway. Now we don't have to worry about it at all.
 

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Oh well. After Calvin Ziegler moved to the 2021 high school class, I figured it was unlikely he was going to show up in Storrs anyway. Now we don't have to worry about it at all.
Yeah, I don't think he's going to throw an inning of college baseball regardless.
 
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2022 UConn commit Ryan Daniels - PBR's top rated shortstop in New England, 488th junior in the country.

PBR article (link below) on 2022 commit Ryan Daniels, on his difficult decision to decommit from Stetson (he verballed as an 8th grader), why he chose UConn, and his family.

Why UConn:
“The new field, the new locker rooms, the program and the success they’ve had the last 10 years with the most wins in college baseball,” Daniels listed off reasons why UConn was the perfect fit. “With the recent success and how many they put in the big leagues, not just the minor leagues, it’s right for me.

“I know a lot about the coaching staff, too. They made a big impact. Plus, playing around the state and seeing all the UConn commits you know. It’s a Who’s Who of players. I really like the kids that are going there.”


 
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Thomas Ellisen is a 6-3 185lb RHP/SS from Kimberly High School in Kimberly Wisconsin.

From PBR in July: 6-foot-3, 185-pound highly projectable right-handed pitcher. Started on the mound against Rhino Wisconsin 2021 on Saturday morning. Short arm action, over-the-top slot. Athletic tall/fall type delivery with a high front side, works closed to target, falls towards first base side at finish. Showed a slide-step out of the stretch. Fastball sat 83-85 mph, touching 86 mph early, kicked back into the 82-83 mph range later into his outing. Plays with downhill tilt and flashed heavy sink at times, thrown for strikes. Curveball sat 73-74, showed consistent sharp 12/6 action, legit swing-and-miss pitch. Might have thrown the best breaking ball of the weekend. Mixed in a harder, sweeping slider at times that sat in the 76-77 mph range. One of the top uncommitted arms in Wisconsin’s 2021 class.
 
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Thomas Ellisen is a 6-3 185lb RHP/SS from Kimberly High School in Kimberly Wisconsin.

From PBR in July: 6-foot-3, 185-pound highly projectable right-handed pitcher. Started on the mound against Rhino Wisconsin 2021 on Saturday morning. Short arm action, over-the-top slot. Athletic tall/fall type delivery with a high front side, works closed to target, falls towards first base side at finish. Showed a slide-step out of the stretch. Fastball sat 83-85 mph, touching 86 mph early, kicked back into the 82-83 mph range later into his outing. Plays with downhill tilt and flashed heavy sink at times, thrown for strikes. Curveball sat 73-74, showed consistent sharp 12/6 action, legit swing-and-miss pitch. Might have thrown the best breaking ball of the weekend. Mixed in a harder, sweeping slider at times that sat in the 76-77 mph range. One of the top uncommitted arms in Wisconsin’s 2021 class.
Getting a recruit from a place like Wisconsin is definitely off the normal northeastern recruiting footprint UConn Baseball. Perhaps the new baseball facilities having something of an influence here, although it does seem that UConn Baseball does pull in the occasional recruit from the midwest (whether they end up staying is another story).
 
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2022 UConn commit Ryan Daniels - PBR's top rated shortstop in New England, 488th junior in the country.

PBR article (link below) on 2022 commit Ryan Daniels, on his difficult decision to decommit from Stetson (he verballed as an 8th grader), why he chose UConn, and his family.

Why UConn:
“The new field, the new locker rooms, the program and the success they’ve had the last 10 years with the most wins in college baseball,” Daniels listed off reasons why UConn was the perfect fit. “With the recent success and how many they put in the big leagues, not just the minor leagues, it’s right for me.

“I know a lot about the coaching staff, too. They made a big impact. Plus, playing around the state and seeing all the UConn commits you know. It’s a Who’s Who of players. I really like the kids that are going there.”


PerfectGame.com has Ryan Daniels at No. 322 nationally in the class of 2022. Nice to know that both these recruiting services have Daniels highly ranked.
 
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Getting a recruit from a place like Wisconsin is definitely off the normal northeastern recruiting footprint UConn Baseball. Perhaps the new baseball facilities having something of an influence here, although it does seem that UConn Baseball does pull in the occasional recruit from the midwest (whether they end up staying is another story).
U Wisconsin I believe is the only B1G school without a baseball team, though I am not sure if any programs have been recently cut.
 
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U Wisconsin I believe is the only B1G school without a baseball team, though I am not sure if any programs have been recently cut.
The University of Wisconsin has not had a baseball team for at least several years now. I do recall UConn had another player from Wisconsin, that being Ryan Radue, who pitched for the Huskies a few years ago.
 
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More on Thomas Ellisen:



>Thomas Ellisen, RHP/INF, Kimberly, 2021
6-foot-3, 185 pounds; premium combination of athleticism and size. Ellisen has enjoyed a productive summer that’s landed him way up the senior rankings. Most of that attention came from his work on the mound, where his velocity just continued to climb throughout the year, up to 89 mph at the end of the summer. However, he may need to be earning some more attention for his right-handed bat, in addition to his upside on the mound. He tallied four hits at this tourney without striking out, and he’s a sub-7.00 runner with a raw athleticism that could be molded into a viable third base profile. Either way, Ellisen remains one of the more intriguing uncommitted players in Wisconsin’s senior class.<
 
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tried putting together a little grid like the basketball and hockey pages have. I am sure I'm missing a name or so bare with me but its a simple one pager that shows who is listed as committed in next couple classes.View attachment 59812
Ramsey Collins shows up twice in the Class of 2021. I'm not convinced Joe Wozny is coming to UConn after shifting to the Class of 2021, but we'll see about that in the future. I suspect Sean Stephenson may be Class of 2022, but both PerfectGame and PrepBaseballReport do list him as 2023. The placement of Wozny and Sean Stephenson would be a question mark on any list at this point. Otherwise, this list checks out with what I have compiled from what has been reported on this thread.
 
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Ramsey Collins shows up twice in the Class of 2021. I'm not convinced Joe Wozny is coming to UConn after shifting to the Class of 2021, but we'll see about that in the future. I suspect Sean Stephenson may be Class of 2022, but both PerfectGame and PrepBaseballReport do list him as 2023. The placement of Wozny and Sean Stephenson would be a question mark on any list at this point. Otherwise, this list checks out with what I have compiled from what has been reported on this thread.
good catch...I was just making sure you folks read it closely ;)
 
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good catch...I was just making sure you folks read it closely ;)
Well, you had 15 recruits for 2021, and I had 14 names on my list for that year. I knew there was something up pretty quickly, but it took me several minutes to figure out just what it was.
 

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