Next Season

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    twenty twenty

    twenty twenty Junior Member


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    8 of our 15 2017 recruits are ranked in the top 100 which means they will very likely sign with MLB. The remaining 7 are not immediate impact guys. The 2017 class is the one Hubbs is counting on to restore the team. Based on the draft projections, significant help will not arrive.
     
       
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    This is the same thing we do every year. We go after kids that are never going to come here. Looks great on the recruit roster but pointless in terms of actually building a team.
    Gone are the days when Randy Johnson and Mark McGuire are going to forego the draft and come to USC.

    Will USC baseball ever be a top program again?
     
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    And, we need one or two MLB type players each recruiting cycle to be very competitive. Years ago, Gabe Alvarez and Geoff Jenkins signed with SC/didn't sign pro contracts and three years later, a CWS finalist. Gillespie also discovered Randy Flores (4 year starter). Eric Munson a 2nd round choice, Beau Craig a third round guy all delayed a pro career. Sprinkled in JC guys like Jason Lane too. We don't get any of these type players. The we have a young team is not an excuse when the squad doesn't have the future stars of the conference. Also, our starting pitchers have all been injured, and the remaining have little or no control, tremendous number of walks. This years recruiting class is great on paper, but like the Kreuter classes will not deliver the guys to campus.
     
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    Funny how obvious the problem is but the fix seems to be out of reach.
     

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