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