I question this. Stevenson, Laird and McMullen all have speed but did very little on the bases. Frankly, other than McMullenthey looked lost on the bases esp. Stevenson. Really makes me wonder how this happens when teams like Vandy were running wild.
Good question. It was noted and became extremely visible throughout the year how raw Laird was in base stealing. I have a feeling from now until the practices begin both are going to be working extensively with coaches in the feel for the pitchers leg movement and when to take off vs getting picked off.
Some kids have that natural instinct ala Bregman, however Mainieri knows how vital the running game will be next year and we'll see a much more mature Laird and Stevenson.
How has Broussard's rehab been going? Will he be able to throw again in the fall?
As far as I know he hasn't had any major setbacks or cause for concern. Whether or not they bring him back in live situations during the fall remains to be seen.