2020 Roster Discussion

TheRichtShow

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Matthew Lugo
SS​
6-1​
185​
R R​
Carlos Beltran Baseball AcademyManati
PR​
57​
Hylan Hall
OF​
6-2​
190​
R R​
TNXL AcademyOcoee
FL​
63​
Alex McFarlane
RHP​
6-3​
173​
R R​
Habersham CentralMount Airy
GA​
131​
Jason Diaz
RHP​
6-2​
210​
R R​
Kellenberg MemorialFranklin Square
NY​
162​
Mykanthony Valdez
3B​
6-2​
205​
R R​
Calvary Christian AcademyDavie
FL​
194​
Austin Thomas
RHP​
6-5​
220​
R R​
Trinity Christian AcademyJacksonville
FL​
195​
Yordani Carmona
LHP​
6-2​
195​
L L​
Monsignor Edward PaceHialeah
FL​
214​
Dylan Eskew
RHP​
6-3​
185​
R R​
SicklesTampa
FL​
263​
Jared Thomas
C​
6-0​
185​
L R​
Orange LutheranLakewood
CA​
270​
Alex Munroe
LHP​
5-10​
185​
L L​
Ridge CommunityDavenport
FL​
353​
Carson Palmquist
LHP​
6-3​
170​
L L​
RiverdaleFort Myers
FL​
443​
Austin Bradbury
OF​
6-3​
200​
R R​
Ridge PointMissouri City
TX​
500​
Jake Garland
RHP​
6-4​
225​
R R​
JupiterJupiter
FL​
500​
Daniel Labrador
C​
6-1​
200​
R R​
Terra Environmental Research InstituteMiami
FL​

This is our incoming recruiting class (# on the left is their rank according to Perfect Game).

Our class is ranked 6th in the country right now. There's almost no chance Lugo makes it to campus. Not sure on McFarlane and Hall. This class being made up mainly of guys between 100-500 makes it a very strong class, since we usually dont lose guys ranked lower than 100 to MLB, and those guys usually project to be quality college players.
 

Jaromir Jagr

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Munroe was blah when I saw him
 

scane

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If Hall signs, I’d expect us to go to the JUCO well in the outfield again. That’s our biggest positional area of need.
 

NC_Canes_11

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I expect our top 3 guys in the class to sign unless they want an absurd amount of money
 

TheRichtShow

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I expect our top 3 guys in the class to sign unless they want an absurd amount of money
After getting Toral, Gates, and Cecconi to campus, I guess you never really know. But yeah I agree, especially since Hall and McFarlane are having great Springs and rising on draft boards.

The main guys we really need to get to campus are:

1. Diaz: Power arm, throws 95 MPH and could be the future closer
2. Valdez: Power hitting 3B, similar to Gil
3. Carmona: Star pitcher on a loaded Pace team. Lefty who could be in the rotation as a frosh here
4. Thomas: Catcher who can really hit and is a great athlete
5. Bradbury: Athletic OF who compares well to Lala.

2-3 of these guys could be late round picks, but we should be able to get them all here. Then there's so much pitching depth in this class that any 3-5 of the remaining arms would be good adds too
 

Peter Gibbons

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JUCO commit

Spencer Bodanza, LHP, 6'1" 190 lbs, Hillsborough CC

Seems to have similar story to Van Belle. Injured and under the radar but is now healthy.
 

scane

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Baseball America just updated their draft rankings, here's our guys in the top 400:

Current draft eligible players:
McKendry: 131
Veliz: 316

Recruits:
Lugo: 76
Hall: 164
McFarlane: 191
Diaz: 357
Do you happen to know what direction Lugo, Hall, and McFarlane moved from the previous ranking? Hall and McFarlane are in a pretty good range for us as long as they aren’t moving up. Lugo is in about the same spot as Cecconi and McMahon at draft time, but where we lose guys more often than not.

Looks like MLB.com has Lugo ranked 32nd. I can’t tell how recently updated that is.
 
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TheRichtShow

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Do you happen to know what direction Lugo, Hall, and McFarlane moved from the previous ranking? Hall and McFarlane are in a pretty good range for us as long as they aren’t moving up. Lugo is in about the same spot as Cecconi and McMahon at draft time, but where we lose guys more often than not.

Looks like MLB.com has Lugo ranked 32nd. I can’t tell how recently updated that is.
Lugo up 1
Hall down 12
McFarlane down 70
 

BP Joe

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Baseball America just updated their draft rankings, here's our guys in the top 400:

Current draft eligible players:
McKendry: 131
Veliz: 316

Recruits:
Lugo: 76
Hall: 164
McFarlane: 191
Diaz: 357
I am surprised Veliz is that far down with his stuff. Maybe he comes back if he goes that late?
 

rokulika

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Baseball America just updated their draft rankings, here's our guys in the top 400:

Current draft eligible players:
McKendry: 131
Veliz: 316

Recruits:
Lugo: 76
Hall: 164
McFarlane: 191
Diaz: 357
This is a beautiful sight. Next year is going to be fun regardless of which recruits land on campus.
 
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