- Aug 26, 2011
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What happened to the grad transfer from Univ. of Scranton, Connor Harding? I don't see his name on the list either.Something unusual has happened. A UConn baseball fall roster has been posted on the UConn athletics website. While it may have happened before, I just can't remember when. Usually a UConn baseball roster isn't posted on the website until sometime during the winter.
If I counted right, there are 47 players currently on the fall ball roster.
One additional freshman then previously reported on the recruiting thread is on the roster. Joe Carrea, a RHP from New Jersey.
Kenny Campbell is back for another go at UConn baseball. I was thinking he had graduated.
Todd Petersen was reported over the summer to be in the transfer portal. Guess nothing happened there, as he is listed on the fall ball roster.
Zach Donahue is also back on the 2021 fall ball roster after not being on the spring roster last season.
Most surprising player not on the fall ball roster is Will Lucas. Andy Hague is not on either, but I was under the impression that he was moving on after graduating from UConn.
Here is the roster as it currently appears on the UConn Athletics website:
2021 Fall Baseball Roster
# FULL NAME HT. WT. B/T POS. YEAR HOMETOWN 34 Brady Afthim 6-0 180 RHP Fr. Windham, ME 15 Hector Alejandro 6-1 225 RHP So. Waterbury, Conn. 13 Phoenix Billings 6-1 191 INF/OF So. Madison, Conn. 30 Chris Brown 6-3 221 INF So. Trumbull, Conn. 8 Zach Bushling 5-7 176 INF Sr. Lake Isabella, Calif. 37 Kenny Campbell 6-3 211 RHP R-Sr. Brick, N.J. Joe Carrea 6-2 RHP Fr. Cranford, N.J. 24 Cole Chudoba 6-2 200 RHP Gr. Oxford, CT 38 Garrett Coe 6-6 256 LHP So. Lakeside, Conn. Ramsey Collins 5-11 185 RHP Fr. Oakton, Va. 22 Ian Cooke 6-1 215 RHP Fr. New Milford, CT 21 Reggie Crawford 6-4 235 LHP/1B So. Frackville, Pa. 9 Casey Dana 6-4 215 OF/INF Gr. Montgomery, N.Y. 6 Zach Donahue 5-10 153 INF/OF R-Fr. South Windsor, CT 43 Matt Donlan 6-3 213 C R-Jr. Guilford, Conn. 53 Thomas Ellisen 6-4 190 RHP/INF Fr. Kimberly, WI 23 Sam Favieri 5-11 206 RHP So. Ridgewood, N.J. 7 Christian Fedko 5-10 175 R/R INF Sr. Gibsonia, Pa. 12 Kevin Ferrer 5-9 199 R/R OF R-So. Pawcatuck, Conn. 54 Jackson Ferrigno 5-11 170 INF Fr. Farmington, Conn. 42 Pat Gallagher 6-0 196 RHP So. Leominster, Mass. 5 Matt Garbowski 6-0 210 C/INF Fr. New Fairfield, CT 44 Ben Huber 6-3 245 1B/LHP Gr. Pendleton, S.C. 2 Ryan Hyde 6-1 189 C So. Berlin, Conn. 50 Devin Kirby 5-10 220 RHP Sr. Ukiah, Calif. 48 Mason Kolean 6-3 180 LHP R-So. Clarkston, Mich. 45 Curren Larson 5-8 155 RHP Jr. Irvine, Calif. 39 Bobby McBride 6-2 193 RHP So. Brewster, N.Y. 4 Korey Morton 6-1 177 OF So. Norwalk, Conn. 20 Brendan O'Donnell 6-2 228 LHP/1B So. Hull, Mass. 1 Bryan Padilla 5-10 200 INF So. Brooklyn, N.Y. 32 Mitchell Pascarella 6-0 191 RHP/INF Fr. Lakewood, N.Y. 52 Jack Petersen 6-3 195 INF Fr. Sandy Hook, CT 27 Todd Petersen 6-6 206 INF So. Newtown, Conn. 49 Austin Peterson 6-6 234 RHP Sr. Chesterton, Ind. 25 Craig Pihlkar 6-5 225 RHP Fr. East Northport, N.Y. 40 Braden Quinn 6-3 210 LHP Fr. New Fairfield, CT 26 T.C. Simmons 6-0 187 OF R-Jr. El Cajon, Calif. 10 David Smith 5-11 181 INF/OF R-So. Collegeville, Pa. 51 Leo Socci 5-9 184 RHP So. Stamford, Conn. Enzo Stefanoni - RHP Fr. Darien, CT 3 Zach Stephenson 6-0 170 OF Fr. Mansfield, Mass. 47 Erik Stock 6-0 211 RHP/UT Sr. Virginia Beach, Va. 18 Jack Sullivan 6-0 180 RHP Fr. Carmel, N.Y. 31 Jimmy Wang 6-3 224 R/R RHP R-Jr. Beijing, China 36 Justin Willis 5-8 202 RHP Sr. West New York, N.J. 11 Joe Wozny 6-1 210 RHP Fr. Lake Grove, N.Y.
Back in '19, I caught a reglar season HS game featuring Cohen and Favieri. Just on what I saw from the mound, Cohen had a bit more rip to his pitches than Favieri, but he was a bit more intense on both good and bad pitches whereas Favieri was a bit more in control with his pitches and his head. Of course, it's been 2 years since then...Nice! Sam Favieri comes in at No. 20 on this list of NECBL prospects from Perfectgame.org. It was obvious that early in the spring season for UConn that Favieri was getting a decent look from the coaching staff in games before he got hurt and missed a chunk of the season.
This summer for the Mystic Schooners, Favieri appeared in 7 games, started 4 of them, and threw 22.1 innings and compiled a 2.41 ERA. He had 17 strikeouts and gave up 10 hits. As with many young pitchers, he does have problems with control, as he also gave up 17 walks in those 22.1 innings.
I would guess from having started those 4 games for Mystic this summer that Favieri very well might be a possible contender to be a midweek starter for UConn next spring. I'm thinking that UConn will want to go with younger pitchers in the midweek role next season to give them experience, given that the 3 prospective leaders for the weekend starting rotation (Austin Peterson, Pat Gallagher, and Reggie Crawford) are all guys who very well might be spending their last season in Storrs. I'm also thinking that the three pitching transfers into the UConn program (Chudoba, Larson, and Stefanoni) will likely be used in relief roles so that they will be available for weekend conference games.
The UConn baseball fall roster on the UConn Athletics website is down to 45 players. LHP Mason Kolean, who transferred in from Bowling Green and sat out last season, and Todd Petersen are no longer listed on the roster.
I hope they are both able to find somewhere to play, if that's their preference. Given our number, more will be gone before February when they either figure out there is no spot for them or they are cut.
Wow, just wow