Don't know for absolute certainty, but I've gotten the idea that with the exception of the juniors who went pro, any player on last season's roster who had remaining eligibility is back and playing fall ball for UConn. For college baseball, I have to think that is almost unheard of. I hope to go to the Alumni Game next weekend, and hopefully a quick scan of an available roster sheet will confirm that notion, and find out for sure who the newcomers to the team are.
Also, judging from the scrimmage roster sheet posted above, in addition to Crawford and Ben Casparius, UConn has several potential two way players on the roster this season. Redshirt freshman Adam Schwartz and Zach Donahue potentially fit into that bill as well.
That would be a tremendous story if he makes it!!Interesting Fall Ball addition?
>>Eli Thomas, who remains a UConn captain despite the fact his football playing days are over, might continue his athletic career in Storrs nonetheless.
Thomas, a linebacker who suffered a stroke prior to a team weightlifting session some 11 months ago, tried out for coach Jim Penders’ UConn baseball team this week. There’s no word yet if Thomas, who ran track in high school, will officially join the baseball Huskies.
As for his time with the football team, UConn coach Randy Edsall says the senior from Elmira, New York, continues to be an inspiration. “Eli’s been great. He’s been out on the field at practice, going up to guys and talking to them,” Edsall said Tuesday.
Thomas held out hope before the season began that he might play football again, but his doctors advised against it.
Still, he has remained with the Huskies through nearly every drill in practice and play on game days. “Just his energy and his love to compete is something that is infectious,” Edsall said. “He was a guy that was basically a 1-man band trying to get that stuff changed around. As other people saw him they said ‘Wow! This kid is pretty special.”<<
I count 55 if everyone with eligibility is back (Returnees plus redshirts and spring cuts) adding in the reported transfers and freshmen.Don't know for absolute certainty, but I've gotten the idea that with the exception of the juniors who went pro, any player on last season's roster who had remaining eligibility is back and playing fall ball for UConn. For college baseball, I have to think that is almost unheard of. I hope to go to the Alumni Game next weekend, and hopefully a quick scan of an available roster sheet will confirm that notion, and find out for sure who the newcomers to the team are.
I am only counting players who were listed on the 35 man 2019 spring roster, plus the four redshirt taxi squad guys (Bigelow, Ferrer, Bonvicini, and Bagdasarian) who were listed but not eligible to play. I am not counting anyone from the 2018 fall ball roster who was not listed on the 2019 spring roster. Those 2018 fall ball guys could be around, but I'm not counting on it. Also, I suspect one of the incoming freshmen is not actually on the fall ball roster, but I was waiting until Sunday and the Alumni Game to confirm it.I count 55 if everyone with eligibility is back (Returnees plus redshirts and spring cuts) adding in the reported transfers and freshmen.
8 Spring 2019 Cuts
Good to have a list to go off of, that is much appreciated.After some research and cutting down a couple of guys who I was counting that moved on I am down to 53 that I know of linked to the program that have eligibility as follows:
Name Pos. Year Status
Reggie Crawford LHP Fr. First-year
Chris Brown INF Fr. First-year
Zach Donahue RHP Fr. First-year
Sam Favieri RHP Fr. First-year
Tyler Griggs INF Fr. First-year
Gavin Kee OF Fr. First-year
Andrew Marrero RHP Fr. First-year
Max Nielsen LHP Fr. First-year
Garrett Coe LHP Fr. First-year
Joshua Cohen RHP Fr. First-year
Patrick Gallagher RHP Fr. First-year
Todd Petersen INF Fr. First-year
Ryan Hyde C/OF Fr. First-year
Cole Broadnansky C/1B Sr. On Roster
Kyler Fedko OF/INF So. On Roster
Michael Chiovitti OF Sr. On Roster
Christian Fedko INF Jr. On Roster
Paul Gozzo C RJr. On Roster
Colby Dunlop RHP Jr. On Roster
Chris Winkel 1B/OF Sr. On Roster
Anthony Nucerino OF RJr. On Roster
Karl Johnson RHP RSo. On Roster
Will Lucas INF So. On Roster
Conor Moriarty INF Sr. On Roster
Ben Maycock OF RJr. On Roster
Caleb Wurster LHP RSo. On Roster
Joe Simeone RHP Jr. On Roster
Jimmy Wang RHP RSo. On Roster
Randy Polonia RHP RSr. On Roster
Angus Mayock RHP RSo. On Roster
David Langer INF Sr. On Roster
Pat Winkel C So. On Roster
Kenny Haus RHP Sr. On Roster
Andy Hague INF RSo. Redshirted
Tyler Briggs RHP RFr. Redshirted
Tim Pfaffenbichler RHP RFr. Redshirted
Adam Schwartz OF/RHP RFr. Redshirted
Jake Sanderson RHP RFr. Redshirted
Ryan Bagdasarian OF RJr. Redshirted
Matt Bonvicini 1B RSo. Redshirted
Kevin Ferrer OF RFr. Redshirted
Lief Bigelow RHP RFr. Redshirted
Michael Yarin INF RFr. Spring Cut
Colin Sparaco RHP RFr. Spring Cut
AJ Denny LHP RSo. Spring Cut
Justin Lanese INF RSo. Spring Cut
Nate Panzer OF RSo. Spring Cut
Matt Catalfo OF RJr. Spring Cut
Justin Willis RHP RSo. Transfer
Ben Casparius INF/RHP Jr. Transfer
Erik Stock INF/RHP Jr. Transfer
Zach Bushling INF Jr. Transfer
Nick Krauth RHP Jr. Transfer
Thanks for posting. There were no stacks of rosters at the Alumni game today, I'm guessing having the festivities in Hartford had something to do with that.46 players on fall roster