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Baylor shortstop Jack Pineda announced Monday that he is transferring to LSU. Per Fox44News:
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This past season, Pineda found success as the leadoff hitter for the Bears, as he hit .300 or better for a second straight season, to go along with seven home runs and 35 RBI.

During his two seasons in Waco, he started 105 games for the Bears, compiling a .410 on base percentage while driving in 68 runs.
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BayouBengal9924 months
Y’all need to lay off of Thompson. This years failures will teach him lots of things moving forward. He’ll get better because that’s who he is. Sorry to say it but this guy doesn’t just have his SS spot out the gate. It gives them both someone to compete with and sharpen their skills. Success is contagious as is failure. They can feed off of each other and if one goes down or isn’t playing good, we’ll now have a different option who is a veteran player. The other guy can play second. What this does is bring more quality depth to the field and another bat to the lineup. But just stop with the Thompson replacement nonsense. That isn’t why he was brought here and I know this for a fact. In fact Thompson will be given first shot at earning his position back but both will have to earn it. That’s why he was brought here and it’s smart by JJ. He knows Thompson is a competitor so this will ramp up his competitive gears and could turn one of them into a very special player.
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biohzrd24 months
Anyone who thinks this isn’t an upgrade a SS is a moron!!!

As was one of the biggest weaknesses this year.

I welcome this!!!
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biohzrd24 months
Ss
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Timeoday24 months
If I am a high end recruit I must choose LSU. With Crews coming back, the level of attention from scouts is HHHUUUGGGEEE!!
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GeauxGutsy24 months
Like toonces-It’s time for the hand gesture to go.
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Areddishfish24 months
growing up that hand sign always meant loser lol
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HTF4U24 months
I got a 1/middle finger salute that seems appropriate for ya
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Nix to Twillie24 months
Nah, I like it. "Boot up" should also stay, and be expanded beyond just basketball.
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DeafVallyBatnR24 months
And I will trade him all day long for 2 elite starting pitchers.
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LSUAce00724 months
You really should be in baseball front offices with that kind of next-level thinking.
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Shiftyplus124 months
I don't think that's how college sports work.
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toosleaux24 months
Huge get. Great job Coach.
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themunch24 months
Filling a need for sure. Hope he represents well. Thanks for coming to the Box.
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Godfather124 months
Can he field a simple ground ball? That’d be great for starters.
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cheeto22524 months
Wonder why all the down votes? Did nobody see how awful Thompson was in the field this year?
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GoneFishing2124 months
Cheeto, did you not notice his improvement as the season went on and that he had less errors as a freshman which shows he is capable of playing better than he did?
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OGTiger24 months
Yeah, but what was his fielding percentage??
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lsufan058224 months
0.966 with 8 errors which is the exact same as Jalen Battles from Arkansas, who is regarded as an elite defender.
Great pickup in the field and at the plate
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cheeto22524 months
@lsufan, I would think he's comparing him to Thompson, who sucks in th field.
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Some Random Dude24 months
For comparison's sake, Thompson had a 0.894 fielding percentage
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