UConn Baseball Recruiting and Commitment Thread

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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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9Potential top 10 round pick and/or highest level college prospect

Not sure how this staff makes recruiting so easy but I'll take it.

Edit: Poached him from Stetson, a good Floridian program he committed to in 8th grade. Keep these kids coming Penders!
 
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Prepbaseballreport has this in the comments section of their profile on Ryan Daniels:

>7/28/20
6-foot, 175-pound left-handed hitting middle infielder. He ran a 6.72 sixty at the event. The approach in the infield is solid as the hands work and the feet remain active throughout the fielding of the baseball. He threw 83 mph across the diamond during the infield portion of the workout. The pivot was handled easily as he has a good feel on turning the double play. The athleticism is solid and he moves very well left to right. The bat has an exit velocity of 95 mph. The setup is is narrow and slightly open to start. The bottom half pick up and put down is simple. The hands work freely to the ball as the swing is flat and compact to contact. He showed well in both batting practice and in game play.
Exit Velocity- 95 mph
INF Velocity- 83 mph


2/09/20
New England Procase
5-foot-11, 175-pound, average athletic frame. Put together well for a younger player, hands and wrists have strength to them. A left-handed hitting middle infielder, top tool is the ability to swing the bat. The approach is advanced, all fields approach with enough juice to go pull side. The stance is balanced, feet are even at the shoulders, hands are loose and relaxed, set above the shoulders. The path is level to up, hard contact to all fields, had a tee exit velocity of 83 mph and ran a 7.15 sixty-yard. Defensively, little wasted movement with quick feet in the transfer, threw 78 mph across the diamond, with average arm strength. The hands work, and can turn it from either side of the bag. Projects for me of an offensive second baseman at the higher levels.
Tee Exit Velocity: 83 mph
Arm Velocity: 78 mph
Sixty-Yard: 7.15<

 
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PerfectGame.com has Ryan Daniels ranked at 279 for the high school class of 2022. Levi McAllister is ranked at 426. Niko Brini comes in at 500, which for Perfect Game seems to fall in the 500 to 1000 range. That is a nice start for UConn baseball recruiting efforts for the high school class of 2022.
 
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2022 Ryan Daniels committed to UConn only 4 days after reopening his recruitment!

Edit: As found on his twitter page
 

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Can’t link at work but prep’s description makes this sound like another blue chip prospect
 

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