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Schlossnagle’s (A&M Coach) Quote on Skenes

Posted on 3/18/23 at 6:50 am
Posted by Soft_Parade
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Posted on 3/18/23 at 6:50 am
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“I’ve been doing this for 33 years,” A&M coach Jim Schlossnagle said. “And [San Diego State’s Stephen Strasburg, Southern California’s Mark Prior] and Paul Skenes are the best I’ve ever seen.”
Skenes
Posted by LSUTIGERS8181
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Posted on 3/18/23 at 6:59 am to
Dude is a solid MLB starter playing in college.
Posted by LSU1SLU
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Posted on 3/18/23 at 7:05 am to
I doubted him pre season some what due to his numbers being just good at Air Force. I was wrong lmao
Posted by LSUDad
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Posted on 3/18/23 at 7:05 am to
“He’s a real pitcher. He’s pitching in the wrong league, I can tell you that. He needs to be in the American or National League.”
- A&M head coach Jim Schlossnagle talking about the LSU Pitcher Skenes.
Posted by LSUDad
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Posted on 3/18/23 at 7:06 am to

LSU starting pitcher Paul Skenes lived up to his billing as a potential top-five selection in July’s 2023 MLB Draft.

“Every bit as advertised,” A&M head coach Jim Schlossnagle said of Skenes. “Everything I saw on video remained to be true. I thought we fought with him as best we could, but I’ve been doing this for 33 years. (Stephen) Strasburg, Mark Pryor, Paul Skenes. Those are the best I’ve ever seen.”

With a fastball sitting around 98-100 mph combined with a hard slider and a change of pace, Skenes struck out 11 Aggies, walked none and allowed no runs on just four hits in 6.1 innings of work.

“Thankfully, it’s not softball where he doesn’t get to pitch every day,” Schlossnagle said. “They have a good one going tomorrow and a good one going on Sunday, but that guy’s pretty special.”
Posted by Gulf Coast Tiger
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Posted on 3/18/23 at 7:16 am to
He also said he is pitching in the wrong league, he should be in the American or the National leagues not the SEC
Posted by LSBoosie
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Posted on 3/18/23 at 7:32 am to
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I doubted him pre season some what due to his numbers being just good at Air Force. I was wrong lmao

I somewhat did the same, thinking maybe he was just throwing it 99mph past everyone and that won’t play in the SEC. He’s shown the ability to throw multiple pitches in addition to his 100mph fastball.

I saw a stat that A&M walks just as much as they strikeout, and Skenes ended with 11 K’s and 0 walks. His numbers at the end of the year should be insane.
Posted by RogerTheShrubber
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Posted on 3/18/23 at 7:46 am to
Must see TV. Like LSUs 2019 football season.
Posted by wahoocs
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Posted on 3/18/23 at 7:51 am to
And he did that with the tightest zone he will see all season

The home plate ump set a bad precedent for the SEC last night, for a multitude of reasons, that all favor LSU

I’m sure he’ll get a call today if not already

Posted by dallastiger55
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Posted on 3/18/23 at 7:53 am to
I could see him being in a rotation for a MLB team for the start of 2024.

He’s the type that goes straight to AA or AAA
This post was edited on 3/18/23 at 10:45 am
Posted by Jax Teller
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Posted on 3/18/23 at 7:56 am to
Paid whatever on StubHub to watch him pitch in person next Friday v Arkansas. By myself. Been a few times already, but haven’t caught him live. My son and I will be there for the Friday Tennessee game but that’s obviously a Thur-Sat series. I wasn’t going to not see this dude pitch in person in the SEC.
Posted by HC87
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Posted on 3/18/23 at 7:56 am to
Quite the compliment from a well-respected coach.

Posted by Ironhead985
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Posted on 3/18/23 at 8:15 am to
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And he did that with the tightest zone he will see all season
Yeah, that ump should’ve borrowed Dugas’ contacts. Dude was trash.
Posted by jdaute2
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Posted on 3/18/23 at 8:44 am to
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Yeah, that ump should’ve borrowed Dugas’ contacts. Dude was trash.


He was pretty consistent though. Balls and strokes were basically the same for both teams which is all I really want as a fan.
Posted by Hot Carl
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Posted on 3/18/23 at 8:46 am to
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I could see him being in a rotation for a MLB team for that start of 2024.


Him and Crews will both be on MLB rosters to start ‘24 imo. Or could be. Not only are they both super talented, their preparation, approach, and demeanor are already at a professional level. You just don’t see players this polished in college. They could both be playing in the bigs right now.

It will depend on who drafts them, who they already have on MLB contracts in their rotations and OFs, respectively, and if they want to be greedy and wait to start their clock to keep them under control an extra year, but neither of them is going to be in the minors long. They won’t need it.

He’ll wind up throwing too many innings for us, so the club that drafts him will be conservative with him (and he’ll likely go to a team that’s not ready to compete this year), but Skenes could absolutely get called up for a spot start or 2 or as a back end bullpen piece for a team trying to make a post-season run and really help them. Position players need to hit every day, so Crews wouldn’t be able to make a similar kind of impact and will finish this year playing every day and getting 4 ABs at whatever level he winds up at. And even though I think they both could be on MLB rosters out of Spring Training next year, they may start the season in AAA just to make sure they’re ready, but I’d be surprised if they don’t finish ‘24 in their teams’ big league starting rotation and OF, respectively.
This post was edited on 3/18/23 at 9:00 am
Posted by ulmtiger
Member since Jan 2008
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Posted on 3/18/23 at 8:49 am to
Scenes is great. But the relief pitchers had their way as well. The umpire acted as if he had never seen a strike zone before working both against the great pitching and then at times working against the batters. He was consistently horrible. But I believe we will see better hitting teams than AM moving forward. This is a special LSU team maybe the best pitcher in Skenes and hitter with Crews.
Posted by SmoothOperator96
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Posted on 3/18/23 at 9:17 am to
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Balls and strokes

I’m not sure I care to know what you were watching lastnight
This post was edited on 3/18/23 at 9:18 am
Posted by IM_4_LSU
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Posted on 3/18/23 at 9:32 am to
Truly awesome!
Posted by lukestar
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Posted on 3/18/23 at 9:40 am to
Does Skenes have any obligation to the Air Force when his eligibility is finished?
This post was edited on 3/18/23 at 9:42 am
Posted by GarTiger
West Monroe
Member since Oct 2019
2292 posts
Posted on 3/18/23 at 9:41 am to
I would rather see them call the "rule book" zone for both teams. He took 2" off both corners. An SEC ump needs to be better than that.
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