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Lets hope that UConn continues to have the "problem" of having a few potential top draft picks on the roster that might think of transferring. Reggie's path to a potential transfer was not normal and if not for COVID and the injury he would be hailed as one of the best to wear a UConn uniform. He would have played his 3 years at UConn and be anticipating the draft. He is betting on himself. The supposed transfer to one of the top teams in the country is a message to MLB staffs that he will be healthy and ready to compete. He and his handlers must think this is the best path to draft success. Who knows, if he stays at Tennessee he could struggle against better competition and drop in next year's draft.
 
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I just hope that when he gets drafted the media counts him as coming from UConn rather than Tennessee. Could very well see the uneducated just simply taking the lazy way out saying he's a Tennessee player, which would be gut wrenching to say the least...
 
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Part of me gets going to Tennessee, but to me if he does play another year in college why would you not blow up at Uconn. It would seemingly give you more notoriety, especially if he led a northern team to CWS in a sport dominated by southern teams. I guess it’s a straight on cash play at this point.
NIL potential.
 

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Folks were down on the AAC because of the travel. But if UConn is going to have a strong OOC schedule in baseball, we will have to travel extensively.
True, but we would still need to in the American as well.
 

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So when he gets drafted next week do they show his school as Tennessee or UConn ?
I think you know what the answer is going to be.
 
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It will be UConn since he won’t be enrolled yet or ever stepped on the field in Knoxville. Taking pictures in a uniform doesn’t count. Not that it matters much. Best wishes Reggie!
 
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If we can do anything to help our beloved university, it's to start contacting those we know who have money to spare and ask them to create opportunities for our athletes. Hell, if I was Governor, I'd make life so difficult for ESPN unless they helped UConn in this new environment. They have way too much invested here to pull out.
Totally agree. Espn has not done much ever for UConn.
 
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Totally agree. Espn has not done much ever for UConn.
That's so damn true. However most of the near women's basketball world believes ESPN is in UConn's pocket. And that there's a loyalty to UConn unmatched in the media space.
 
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My wife and I were at the Norwich Sea Unicorns game last night. We ended up talking to a baseball friend who goes to college games and college summer league games all over the place in the spring and summer. This guy talks to everyone in sight (no wonder he talks to us, as we have known him for a bunch of years from our attending games in Norwich from when they had minor league teams). He told us that Jackson Ferrigno will be going to North Alabama of the Atlantic Sun Conference in the fall. I have enjoyed watching Ferrigno play this summer, even though I pretty much figured he wasn't coming back to UConn baseball.

I found this on the North Alabama website about Ferrigno joining their baseball team:

 
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Man, this one hurts. Kevin Ferrer has announced he is transferring to Northwestern. With his hot summer with the bat so far I was hoping to see him in the heart of the UConn order this spring but I guess it wasn’t meant to be. After being plagued by injuries, I really do wish him all the best in his career
 

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Man, this one hurts. Kevin Ferrer has announced he is transferring to Northwestern. With his hot summer with the bat so far I was hoping to see him in the heart of the UConn order this spring but I guess it wasn’t meant to be. After being plagued by injuries, I really do wish him all the best in his career

Booo… but a change of scenery/chance for fresh start in the Big10 is understandable.
 
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Unfortunate. Would love to know if this is baseball related, or if this has more to do with his grad school degree. Anyway, good luck to him. Whatever one thinks of the ease of transfers these days, I have no issue whatsoever with those who already have their degrees finishing their eligibility somewhere else.
 
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It had sounded like the odds favored Kevin Ferrer returning to UConn baseball in the fall even though he was in the transfer portal. With the Northwestern transfer announcement, so much for that.

UConn is certainly going to have a number of roster spots to fill for next season, so fall ball is going to be interesting. As far as I can figure, UConn baseball has something like 7 or 8 position players returning to the team. Number 8 would include redshirt freshman infielder Jack Petersen who was not in the transfer portal. Haven't heard much if any news about him in tweets or such, he quickly disappeared from summer ball with the New Britain Bees this summer. I'd like to think he is back with the team this fall, but with college baseball you just can't be sure of these things until you see something of a fall roster.

By the way, here are the other expected returning position players for UConn baseball for fall ball.

Ben Huber
TC Simmons
David Smith
Kevin Morton
Matt Garbowski
Bryan Padilla
Ryan Hyde

Of course, it's always possible that someone in the transfer portal could return to UConn baseball if they don't move on to another team.
 
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According to the D1Baseball.com Transfer Portal, RHP Craig Pihlkar (who left UConn baseball before the 2022 season) has transferred to Suffolk County (NY) CC.
 
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It had sounded like the odds favored Kevin Ferrer returning to UConn baseball in the fall even though he was in the transfer portal. With the Northwestern transfer announcement, so much for that.

UConn is certainly going to have a number of roster spots to fill for next season, so fall ball is going to be interesting. As far as I can figure, UConn baseball has something like 7 or 8 position players returning to the team. Number 8 would include redshirt freshman infielder Jack Petersen who was not in the transfer portal. Haven't heard much if any news about him in tweets or such, he quickly disappeared from summer ball with the New Britain Bees this summer. I'd like to think he is back with the team this fall, but with college baseball you just can't be sure of these things until you see something of a fall roster.

By the way, here are the other expected returning position players for UConn baseball for fall ball.

Ben Huber
TC Simmons
David Smith
Kevin Morton
Matt Garbowski
Bryan Padilla
Ryan Hyde

Of course, it's always possible that someone in the transfer portal could return to UConn baseball if they don't move on to another team.
Ahhh ? Think you mean Korey Morton not Kevin Morton …..
 

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