Adam Schwartz who redshirted last year also looks like he found a new home at UMBC.
Adam Schwartz is now showing up on the UMBC baseball roster.A good job snooping, although Schwartz currently isn't showing up on the UMBC baseball roster. Of course, those things aren't always up to date. Schwartz was another 2019 roster guy who I figured was another candidate who might have been in trouble in terms of making the spring roster.
Dunlop was horrific at the start of the season. But we all need to remember that he got two starts in the post-season and was our best starter by far. In the AAC Tourney he went 5 1/3, no runs, 2 hits, and in the NCAAs, against Nebraska, went 8 innings of 1 run, 5 hit ball. If he is "that guy" everyone else's job on the staff becomes easier. Wang has potential but who knows. I'm not as impressed with what Simeone has done as that summary seems to be. And I'm not counting out Haus from making a run for the third starter spot either. But if Dunlop's a true #1, we have enough depth to be o.k. with the starters.>UConn feels good about its depth on the mound, though it lacks a proven ace in the Feole mold. Junior righty Colby Dunlop is a converted shortstop with a quick arm that generates 88-94 mph heat with good movement as well as a swing-and-miss breaking ball and quality changeup, and the Huskies need him to take another step forward with his command to anchor the rotation. Junior righty Joe Simeone is an aggressive strike-thrower with an 88-91 fastball and a putaway slider, and the coaches love what they saw from him in the fall, making him the likely Saturday starter. Juco transfer RHP Nick Krauth (a polished three-pitch bulldog whose high-80s heater plays up because of his deception) and intriguing sophomore RHP Jimmy Wang figure to compete for weekend starts as well. A 6-foot-3, 208-pound righty who showed up on campus as an unknown actuarial science student from Beijing by way of Michigan, Wang has made big strides since last spring, flashing 95 mph heat and the ability to spin a nice slurve at 78-80.<
Not tons of actual news there.Haven’t listened yet...
After last season ended, Joe Simeone went off to play summer ball. He had an outstanding summer season as a starting pitcher for Keene of the NECBL. He had possibly the best season of any UConn pltcher in summer ball last year. From what these previews indicate, it sounds like Simeone built of that summer ball season during UConn baseball fall ball and this preseason. We'll see what happens with Simeone at the start of the regular season, but for now I am quite excited to see what he can do based on what he did during the summer season.Dunlop was horrific at the start of the season. But we all need to remember that he got two starts in the post-season and was our best starter by far. In the AAC Tourney he went 5 1/3, no runs, 2 hits, and in the NCAAs, against Nebraska, went 8 innings of 1 run, 5 hit ball. If he is "that guy" everyone else's job on the staff becomes easier. Wang has potential but who knows. I'm not as impressed with what Simeone has done as that summary seems to be. And I'm not counting out Haus from making a run for the third starter spot either. But if Dunlop's a true #1, we have enough depth to be o.k. with the starters.
Whether we have anything besides Wurster in the pen is another issue entirely. While he was maddeningly wild, I thought Johnson had the stuff to be a good set up man behind him this year, but obviously that isn't happening.
Haven’t listened yet...
Erik Stock being eligible is news that we did not have before, so that has some significance. I recall that from a fall interview that Penders liked what he saw of him on the mound during fall ball, so if he becomes a main bullpen cog that would up the significance level. Also good to know that Justin Willis is having a fast recovery and is due back around the end of March.Not tons of actual news there.
1. Of the three D-1 transfers, they hope that Willis will be ready to pitch by the start of conference play in March, Stock has been cleared but they won't know whether Casparius is cleared to play this year until right before the opening weekend. Spoke of them all more as pitchers than positional players.
2. Said that Dunlop and Simeone were fighting it out for the Friday night role at the moment.
3. Noted that we will be more reliant on players who haven't previously contributed than any year he can remember, but beyond that -- recalling that we only return five players who contributed at all offensively (Chris Winkel, Gozzo, Nucerino and the Fedkos) he gave no indication of where the other four bats are coming from (although we all believe Crawford is one of them).
This article concludes with a note on Andrew Marrero:
Kevin Ferrer had a great season at the bat in summer ball last year. Based on that I was wondering if he would be in the running for a starting spot in either the outfield or at D.H. for UConn.