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Adam4848
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What the '14 baseball team is shaping up to look like

Rumbelow, LaMarche, Jones, and Eades are going to end up signing if you asked me now and right before the deadline.

Ross is more around 75/25 to sign.

Off the bat this is what the team will likely shape up to be in 2014. I'm not going to do the numbers game because attrition will play a role during the late summer.

Don't be surprised if Mainieri is in the market for a JUCO pitcher to add.

Off the bat we notice the extremely deep outfield that may see a guy transfer out or switch positions.


The possible loss of Ross hurts, but again Chinea's offense should trump what Ross put up this past year. Look out for Barash here, he can play and stepped into LSU when he should have been graduating high school.

C- Chinea, Barash

A ton of options at first base going into the fall. Tyler Moore or Nick Longhi should wrap up this spot with the other DHing.

1B- Moore, Longhi

If Robertson or Hale step in to the 2B spot LSU's not going to be hurting defensively and may even see improved numbers from Jones spot.

2B- Robertson, Hale, Dean

It's Alex Bregman

SS- Bregman

Ibarra and Bregman are going to make up on of the best defensive left sides of the diamond that LSU has seen in a while.

3B- Ibarra, Zardon

The entire outfield will be left handed bats next year minus Foster. I think DeHart may get a shot at RF with his power from the left side. Going to be some major competition at these 3 spots.

LF- Laird, McMullen
CF- Stevenson, Fraley
RF- DeHart, Foster


DH- anyone from the 6 outfield spots

You know what you're getting from Nola, Glenn will continue to improve and Poche could have a similar entrance to collegiate ball compared to Aaron two years ago.

Weekend guys- Nola, Glenn, Poche

I like Broussard in long relief, but Mainieri may start him in the Sunday spot to open the year.

Long relief- Broussard, McCune, Person

Midweek- Williams, Bugg

In conclusion...next years team will be spearheaded by two superstars, talented freshmen, and speed. The pitching depth will be relatively untested and inexperienced but with Dunn the dropoff shouldn't deter the Tigers from reaching Omaha next year.
This post was edited on 6/19 at 1:00 pm



goldenbadger08
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re: What the '14 baseball team is shaping up to look like
Poche the Sunday starter

Nice breakdown


VermilionTiger
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Thanks man


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thunderbird1100
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Was waiting for this


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The Yetty
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re: What the '14 baseball team is shaping up to look like
I was waiting for someone more knowledgable on our situation than myself to do a write up. Nice job.


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Mickey Goldmill
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re: What the '14 baseball team is shaping up to look like
Do we see a little more hit&run, stolen bases, and small ball after losing Katz and Rhymes and having so much speed?


The Mick
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re: What the '14 baseball team is shaping up to look like
Closer?


oauron
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re: What the '14 baseball team is shaping up to look like
You're assuming Palladino is gone?


eelsuee
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re: What the '14 baseball team is shaping up to look like
Isn't there high hopes for Reynolds?


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eelsuee
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re: What the '14 baseball team is shaping up to look like
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You're assuming Palladino is gone?
Almost positive on this one, read his comments after he was drafted.


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thunderbird1100
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re: What the '14 baseball team is shaping up to look like
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You're assuming Palladino is gone?



He had no interest in LSU after he was drafted. That much was obvious.


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NastyTiger
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re: What the '14 baseball team is shaping up to look like
GEAUX TIGERS!! We'll be back!


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liquid rabbit
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re: What the '14 baseball team is shaping up to look like
Sciambra out?


Adam4848
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re: What the '14 baseball team is shaping up to look like
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Do we see a little more hit&run, stolen bases, and small ball after losing Katz and Rhymes and having so much speed?


Next year Bregman, Robertson, and the entire outfield could have over 10-12 stolen bases.

LSU's not going to be forced to play small ball but they'll be able to put more pressure on other teams in the base paths. Rhymes and Ross weren't the fastest point to point speed guys.


Geauxld Finger
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re: What the '14 baseball team is shaping up to look like
who's going to be the "power guys" in the lineup obviously from what we had this year i assume this is the batting order with knowing limited info of guys coming in:

McMullen
Laird
Bregman
Ibarra
Longhi/Moore
Chinea
Longhi/Moore
Robertson
DeHart
Stevenson

This post was edited on 6/19 at 10:23 am


AstroTiger
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re: What the '14 baseball team is shaping up to look like
Well we don't know the midweek matchups yet, but we can assume this: a pair of Tulane games, a Southeastern, Southern Miss in the WPC, a couple Nicholls State games, a Southern or 2, Grambling, a couple ULL games, maybe a Northwestern State, and a couple others.


2014 LSU Baseball Weekend Schedule
Fri Feb. 14 UNO
Sat Feb. 15 UNO
Sun Feb. 16 UNO
Fri Feb. 21 Virginia Tech
Sat Feb. 22 Texas Southern
Sun Feb. 23 Toledo
Fri Feb. 28 Yale
Sat Mar. 1 Yale
Sun Mar. 2 Yale
Fri Mar. 7 Purdue
Sat Mar. 8 Purdue
Sun Mar. 9 Purdue
Fri Mar. 14 @ Vanderbilt *
Sat Mar. 15 @ Vanderbilt *
Sun Mar. 16 @ Vanderbilt *
Fri Mar. 21 Georgia *
Sat Mar. 22 Georgia *
Sun Mar. 23 Georgia *
Fri Mar. 28 @ Florida *
Sat Mar. 29 @ Florida *
Sun Mar. 30 @ Florida *
Fri Apr. 4 Mississippi St. *
Sat Apr. 5 Mississippi St. *
Sun Apr. 6 Mississippi St. *
Fri Apr. 11 Arkansas *
Sat Apr. 12 Arkansas *
Sun Apr. 13 Arkansas *
Fri Apr. 18 @ Ole Miss *
Sat Apr. 19 @ Ole Miss *
Sun Apr. 20 @ Ole Miss *
Fri Apr. 25 Tennessee *
Sat Apr. 26 Tennessee *
Sun Apr. 27 Tennessee *
Fri May. 2 @ Texas A&M *
Sat May. 3 @ Texas A&M *
Sun May. 4 @ Texas A&M *
Fri May. 9 Alabama *
Sat May. 10 Alabama *
Sun May. 11 Alabama *
Thu May. 15 @ Auburn *
Fri May. 16 @ Auburn *
Sat May. 17 @ Auburn *


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re: What the '14 baseball team is shaping up to look like
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Closer?


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thunderbird1100
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re: What the '14 baseball team is shaping up to look like
I wouldnt be opposed going to the Vandy strategy on the base paths with even more speed. 54 for 80 this year is just, meh. We also stole more with guys we shouldn't like Katz though.


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thunderbird1100
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Fri Feb. 14 UNO
Sat Feb. 15 UNO
Sun Feb. 16 UNO
Fri Feb. 21 Virginia Tech
Sat Feb. 22 Texas Southern
Sun Feb. 23 Toledo
Fri Feb. 28 Yale
Sat Mar. 1 Yale
Sun Mar. 2 Yale
Fri Mar. 7 Purdue
Sat Mar. 8 Purdue
Sun Mar. 9 Purdue


God this early season schedule is depressing.


Adam4848
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re: What the '14 baseball team is shaping up to look like
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Sciambra out?


He may be one of the odd guys out.

Laird
Stevenson
McMullen
Foster
Fraley
DeHart

I wouldn't be shocked if Sciambra was back, 1-2 guys may seek more playing time. It's a wait and see deal.


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