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Perfect Game Ranks UM Recruiting Class Sixth Nationally

Perfect Game Ranks UM Recruiting Class Sixth Nationally

Stefan Adams
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami's 2019 recruiting class was ranked sixth nationally by Perfect Game USA, adding another impressive rating for the newest crop of Canes.

The Hurricanes earned there highest rating to date, after they were the highest-rated class in the ACC according to Baseball America and rated No. 12 overall in their rankings. Miami’s 2019 incoming class also was ranked 15th by Collegiate Baseball.

“I feel this class has good balance with pitchers and hitters,” head coach Gino DiMare said. “We have four right-handed pitchers and four left-handed pitchers along with six hitters. We feel that there are some guys in this class that have a chance to go very well in the draft down the road. But, with every class, it all depends on how hard they work and how bad they want it.”

Two members of the class were selected in the 2019 MLB First-Year Player Draft; right-handed pitcher Dylan Eskew was taken by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 24th round, while fellow right-hander Alex McFarlane was selected in the 25th round by the St. Louis Cardinals.

McFarlane (68th overall) and Eskew (125) are two of Miami’s highest rater recruits, according to Perfect Game. But outfielder Hylan Hall is Miami’s top-ranked recruit in the class, rated 63rd overall and the 12th-best outfield prospect in the country.

Nine of Miami’s 14 newcomers are rated among the top 400 players in the Perfect Game Class of 2019 database. Right-handed pitcher Jason Diaz (144) and lefties Yordani Carmona (208), Alex Munroe (285) and Carson Palmquist (371) are other notable arms in the class. Infielder/outfielder Mykanthony Valdez (175) and catcher/outfielder Jared Thomas (276) join Hall as the top position players in the group.

“We brought in a great class for 2019 that met the needs for our upcoming season,” said Miami Recruiting Coordinator Norberto Lopez. “We have improved our bullpen and our starting pitching. We also had a pair of athletes turn down the opportunity to sign professional contracts and elected to enroll at Miami. We added some impact bats that will help the outfield as well.”

The Perfect Game USA college recruiting rankings are based on PgCrossChecker's national high school player rankings. Colleges are given points for each recruit based on their recruit's current high school ranking. The rankings are updated with each added college commitment to our database as well as updates to our national high school player rankings. Currently, junior college recruits are not factored into rankings.

Miami’s incoming class features 12 freshmen and two junior college transfers.

Click HERE for Perfect Game USA's complete recruiting class rankings.
 

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami's 2019 recruiting class was ranked sixth nationally by Perfect Game USA, adding another impressive rating for the newest crop of Canes.

The Hurricanes earned there highest rating to date, after they were the highest-rated class in the ACC according to Baseball America and rated No. 12 overall in their rankings. Miami’s 2019 incoming class also was ranked 15th by Collegiate Baseball.

“I feel this class has good balance with pitchers and hitters,” head coach Gino DiMare said. “We have four right-handed pitchers and four left-handed pitchers along with six hitters. We feel that there are some guys in this class that have a chance to go very well in the draft down the road. But, with every class, it all depends on how hard they work and how bad they want it.”

Two members of the class were selected in the 2019 MLB First-Year Player Draft; right-handed pitcher Dylan Eskew was taken by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 24th round, while fellow right-hander Alex McFarlane was selected in the 25th round by the St. Louis Cardinals.

McFarlane (68th overall) and Eskew (125) are two of Miami’s highest rater recruits, according to Perfect Game. But outfielder Hylan Hall is Miami’s top-ranked recruit in the class, rated 63rd overall and the 12th-best outfield prospect in the country.

Nine of Miami’s 14 newcomers are rated among the top 400 players in the Perfect Game Class of 2019 database. Right-handed pitcher Jason Diaz (144) and lefties Yordani Carmona (208), Alex Munroe (285) and Carson Palmquist (371) are other notable arms in the class. Infielder/outfielder Mykanthony Valdez (175) and catcher/outfielder Jared Thomas (276) join Hall as the top position players in the group.

“We brought in a great class for 2019 that met the needs for our upcoming season,” said Miami Recruiting Coordinator Norberto Lopez. “We have improved our bullpen and our starting pitching. We also had a pair of athletes turn down the opportunity to sign professional contracts and elected to enroll at Miami. We added some impact bats that will help the outfield as well.”

The Perfect Game USA college recruiting rankings are based on PgCrossChecker's national high school player rankings. Colleges are given points for each recruit based on their recruit's current high school ranking. The rankings are updated with each added college commitment to our database as well as updates to our national high school player rankings. Currently, junior college recruits are not factored into rankings.

Miami’s incoming class features 12 freshmen and two junior college transfers.

Click HERE for Perfect Game USA's complete recruiting class rankings.

Would appear that there will be a lot of competition of 2020 playing time.
 
I love how Dimare is actually recruiting kids that he believes won’t go pro or are borderline going pro. Under the prior regime, we would see like 7 or 8 recruits turn pro and leave our roster devastated. Kids would just accept a bid from us to bolster their stock with the scouts. This led to the paltry roster that led to our first year with no post season in a long time. When your roster goes to hell, the coaches have to set the tone and lead more themselves due to the lack of peer player leadership, which you want from a mature upperclassmen who has a mean arm or a strong batting average and on base percentage. This can take time to fix, but Dimare is clearly doing the job. It is easier with a basketball or baseball roster. What Diaz is fixing in football is more difficult.
 
If only pre season rankings meant something once the real season started.
 

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