The coaching staff knows exactly who they expect to be there the next season, and it is their job in recruiting to fill these holes on the roster with Miami caliber players. It is also their job to manage how much scholarship $ they hand out per position to keep the team as balanced as possible.They had a great team in 2016 and most of that team returned for 2017. What were Morris and Di Mare to do? Revoke the scholarships of 4 to 5 players that had been there for 3 years and were instrumental to reaching Omaha in both 2015 and 2016........ Morris had to play with what they had. He did bring in 4 JUCOs to buttress the team....
It seems like the new 2018 recruits were stellar, but the 2018 team lost its two best players (best players at that moment in time) for ~24 games.
If there is not marked improvement during 2018/2019, then there is a serious problem, but this team won 11 games in a row and improved commensurately during the course of the season. That comeback against Clemson from 8 runs down was heartening.
If Reyes and Amditis do not suffer injuries, this is a different season altogether (in my opinion).
Reyes getting hurt was a blow, but what has Amditis done offensively to think he would have changed anything? Quinones outplayed him as an unheralded Freshman catcher.