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geauxtigers33
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re: Hughes may have his faults
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just don't understand how he stood out enough in high school to warrant and out of state scholarship from LSU. As someone else said, he wouldn't have started on my high school team, and that's not an exaggeration.


He batted .360 and made just one error at shortstop his senior year in high school. He was also on the sec academic honor roll last year so I’m guessing he is smart and got some academic scholarship help to allow LSU to offer him less.

He was never meant to be nothing more than a defensive specialist at this point in his LSU career. Smith getting hurt and him being forced to play a full time shortstop role sped up his progression. This season when he nor Reid were hitting well CPM wanted more range at third so he played a lot. Let’s not pretend Reid was hitting well at the end of the season. He wasn’t even having his usually good at bats once the postseason started.


geauxfortwo
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re: Hughes may have his faults
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As someone else said, he wouldn't have started on my high school team, and that's not an exaggeration


Gtfo of here with that shit


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TeddyPadillac
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re: Hughes may have his faults
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He batted .360 and made just one error at shortstop his senior year in high school. He was also on the sec academic honor roll last year so I’m guessing he is smart and got some academic scholarship help to allow LSU to offer him less.



The shortstop i played with hit in the upper .300's, and didn't have an error all season his senior year. He wasn't recruited by anyone, even though we had pro scouts at every single game b/c of the future SEC player of the year we had on our team. He batted 7th on our team. Again, zero offers to play college baseball, much less a powerhouse like LSU.



lsupicker
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re: Hughes may have his faults
I think his Dad being a college coach might have helped.


NOSTRODAMUS
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re: Hughes may have his faults
batting .360 in high school equates to .160 in the SEC so Hal overachieved.


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PiscesTiger
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re: Hughes may have his faults
You tryin to say Hal Hughes can't hit a curveball?


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HC87
LSU Fan
Swansboro NC
Member since Dec 2014
1944 posts

re: Hughes may have his faults
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Hal Hughes does not field well enough to play while batting .174.


And that is the crux of it. Sure bring him in for the 8th/9th innings, if you really feel he is a significant DEF upgrade. His bat is a liability in the starting lineup. Sadly he even is not capable of laying down a sac bunt to advance runners (a productive AB). He is totally overmatched at the plate, and I hate saying this about any LSU player.


EZE Tiger Fan
Member since Jul 2004
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re: Hughes may have his faults
Meh, too late now.

Hughes will improve and become a solid player for LSU.


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Trent
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Member since Jan 2008
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re: Hughes may have his faults
Yeah, I'd stand clear of saying Hughs is better than anyone at anything... Play it safe.


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mhc4tigers
Member since Aug 2016
1621 posts

re: Hughes may have his faults
No one fields well enough to play when hitting 174.

In general, a good bit of our roster needs to gain 20 pounds of muscle per man. I do not know if that helps Hughes or not.


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The Boat
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Monroe, Louisiana
Member since Oct 2008
102865 posts

re: Hughes may have his faults
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You don't understand defensive statistics.

Chris Reid played more games at 3rd than Hal Hughes and had a better fielding percentage. No one cares about nerd stats.


ProjectP2294
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South St. Louis city
Member since May 2007
48147 posts

re: Hughes may have his faults
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Chris Reid played more games at 3rd than Hal Hughes and had a better fielding percentage.


Are you sure he had a better fielding percentage at 3rd base and that his fielding percentage was not inflated by the increased number of chances during his time playing 1st base?


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Higgysmalls
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re: Hughes may have his faults
There was only one ball hit to Hughes at third base in regional.(which he didn’t make a play on) so does it really matter if you have a defensive juggernaut at third base. Offense over defense for third base at any level

And don’t tell me that was a difficult play. A high hopper to the backhand side is not hard.
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djrunner
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Member since Jun 2010
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re: Hughes may have his faults
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There was only one ball hit to Hughes at third base in regional.(which he didn’t make a play on) so does it really matter if you have a defensive juggernaut at third base. Offense over defense for third base at any level

And don’t tell me that was a difficult play. A high hopper to the backhand side is not hard.



I sit even with third and saw the play. That is a double against Chris. Hugh knocked it down and prevented extra bases. The coaches know that as well and that Chris was a liability against the bunt. That is why he played sparingly at third.


TeddyPadillac
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Dec 2010
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That is a double against Chris. Hugh knocked it down and prevented extra bases.


He barely moved to field it. are you saying the two inches Hughes has on Reid, even though wingspan and the glove can negate that, is the reason he "knocked" down a high bouncer over Reid not getting to it?
and you don't knock down slow high bouncers, you catch them. that's like saying an outfielder knocked down a fly ball.


djrunner
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Baton Rouge
Member since Jun 2010
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re: Hughes may have his faults
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He barely moved to field it. are you saying the two inches Hughes has on Reid, even though wingspan and the glove can negate that, is the reason he "knocked" down a high bouncer over Reid not getting to it?
and you don't knock down slow high bouncers, you catch them. that's like saying an outfielder knocked down a fly ball.


If any of what you said was true you would have a point.


Baseball Tiger 17
Member since Jun 2017
596 posts

re: Hughes may have his faults
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Chris Reid more than made up any separation defensively by being competent at the plate. He also had a better fielding percentage than Hal Hughes.


There aren’t stats to show that Hughes could get to more balls and made more plays than Reid did. Which is very much the case.


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TeddyPadillac
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Dec 2010
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re: Hughes may have his faults
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If any of what you said was true you would have a point.



same goes for you.
Go watch the replay. he took two steps, and had plenty of time to catch it, but didn't b/c he was worried about quickly getting the ball out to throw it. It was an error.


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Flightnclouds
Member since Sep 2018
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re: Hughes may have his faults
Oh my. Auburn 3rd baseman is 6'2" 195. Hit 17 home runs last year and 10 this year. Mentioning Hughes in the same thread as him is ridiculous.


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madddoggydawg
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Member since Jun 2013
4420 posts

re: Hughes may have his faults
I think we should start recruiting the Rant's high school teams.


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