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D1Baseball’s Weekly Chat: April 3 (04/03/2017)
11:57
Kendall Rogers:

Kendall and Aaron will answer all of your questions at 2 PM ET, but go ahead and leave them now.

Monday April 3, 2017 11:57 Kendall Rogers
2:04
Aaron Fitt:

Hi everybody. Let’s get after it.

Monday April 3, 2017 2:04 Aaron Fitt
2:08
[Comment From West Coast Best CoastWest Coast Best Coast: ]

What are your thoughts on your #19 USD? Could the WCC be a two bid league this year with USD and Gonzaga or St. Marys? Maybe even BYU?

Monday April 3, 2017 2:08 West Coast Best Coast
Aaron Fitt:

Toreros just keep on winning. We knew they could hit, but they’ve also figured out the pitching roles, and those guys are performing. I think a Sprengel-Murphy-Richan rotation is pretty solid, and Teaney, Conyers and Barry make a nice core in the bullpen. WCC does look pretty interesting — LMU is right in the mix too. All those teams will need to keep boosting their RPIs, but they’re all within striking range of at-large territory, so I do think 2 bids is within the realm of possibility.

  Aaron Fitt
2:08
[Comment From eight26eight26: ]

Are we going to see St. John’s hosting this year?

Monday April 3, 2017 2:08 eight26
Kendall Rogers:

I don’t see it happening. St. John’s RPI continues to creep down and the Johnnies have three games the rest of the season against teams who have RPIs below 95. I suppose St. John’s could host as a two seed at the end of the year, but the margin for error is almost zero. I wrote about the Johnnies in What We Learned.

https://d1baseball.com/anal…

  Kendall Rogers
2:10
[Comment From JakeJake: ]

Southern Miss is on fire. How do you see their post season shaping up? If they keep on playing like this that is?

Monday April 3, 2017 2:10 Jake
Kendall Rogers:

Jake — I think one of the biggest reasons I’ve struggled to get too bullish on USM in the postseason in the past has been its lack of bullpen depth. Well, with Wallner, Sandlin and others, the Golden Eagles have premium bullpen depth right now. This team has all the pieces it needs to do some big things in the postseason. I would predict USM hosts at this point, but we’ll see how the rest of the season progresses.

  Kendall Rogers
2:11
[Comment From HateradeHaterade: ]

Any kneejerk reaction to TTU’s series loss this weekend to OU? See any chinks in the armour or is OU a really, really good club?

Monday April 3, 2017 2:11 Haterade
Kendall Rogers:

Haterade,
I think Oklahoma is a pretty quality club. The Sooners are getting things done in a variety of ways. With that said, not remotely worried about Tech. The Red Raiders were close to taking the series despite not having Davis Martin or Tanner Gardner. They’ll be just fine moving forward.

  Kendall Rogers
2:11
[Comment From Not enough college baseball in ColoradoNot enough college baseball in Colorado: ]

2 teams outside current Top 25 with realistic Omaha expectations? May not be playing top 25 worthy now, but could be in June when it counts.

Monday April 3, 2017 2:11 Not enough college baseball in Colorado
Aaron Fitt:

Hmmm… I’m still not giving up on Vanderbilt, still believe they have Omaha-caliber talent. And… I guess NC State. Definitely have some issues, but still really like that lineup and the depth on the staff.

  Aaron Fitt
2:12
[Comment From GCGC: ]

Is Kyler Murray a legit baseball player, or more of a great athlete playing baseball?

Monday April 3, 2017 2:12 GC
Kendall Rogers:

GC — More of a solid athlete playing baseball. He showed off some pretty impressive tools in high school, but he was very raw going into college. It shows.

  Kendall Rogers
2:13
[Comment From GregGreg: ]

Would you say this years St Johns team more comparable to Bryant of 2016 or Uconn of 2011? Both teams went into the Ncaa tourneys as a 2 seed.

Monday April 3, 2017 2:13 Greg
Aaron Fitt:

Feels more like that Bryant team of last year. UConn had high-level talent that was just at a different level, between Springer, Barnes, Olt and Ahmed. But I do think St. John’s is legitimately very dangerous — there is talent there, and there’s a lot of experience. That lineup is awfully good.

  Aaron Fitt
2:17
[Comment From LFL_LizardLFL_Lizard: ]

What in the hell is going on in the SEC?? I can’t make heads or tails of who is actually good and who isn’t. I mean kudos to whoever had Auburn and Kentucky leading their divisions (Except maybe John Cohen). Obviously the LSU’s Vandy’s and Florida’s of the conference have loads of talent but have had some question marks, whereas UK, Mizzou, and Auburn seem to be exceeding all expectations. When its all said and done how do you see things shaking out? And how many hosts could you see the SEC getting?

Monday April 3, 2017 2:17 LFL_Lizard
Aaron Fitt:

It is really topsy-turvy, no doubt about it. I do think Kentucky, Auburn and Arkansas have some staying power — those are all regional-bound teams that I don’t expect to fold. But I don’t expect them to win their divisions, either. When the dust settles, I still think South Carolina and Florida will rise to the top of the East, and I probably still lean toward LSU in the West, although the West just feels more wide open. As for hosts, I’d say 5 feels about right, but if they all keep beating each other up, it could be fewer than that.

  Aaron Fitt
2:19
[Comment From RobertRobert: ]

What does Arkansas have to do to get in hosting range? Just keep winning?

Monday April 3, 2017 2:19 Robert
Kendall Rogers:

Robert,
This weekend’s series against LSU could be big in that regard. The Hogs are the most likely SEC West team to host at this point in time and LSU is down to 30 in the RPI. The Tigers need to grab a road series win to make up for the A&M series loss. Arkansas’ sweep over Mississippi State could loom very large as the season progresses. Like the prognosis for this club.

  Kendall Rogers
2:19
[Comment From Scott BScott B: ]

Thoughts on Nebraska making or even Hosting a regional? RPI is struggling but has made up some ground!

Monday April 3, 2017 2:19 Scott B
Kendall Rogers:

Huskers are in striking distance of getting into the discussion to make the postseason, but still have a ways to go. Hosting? No chance barring some incredible finish to the season.

  Kendall Rogers
2:20
[Comment From Mad MaxMad Max: ]

Horrible week for LSU, capped by an absolute gut punch on Saturday to lose the series to a very average A&M team. Bullpen remains a big issue, and all of sudden the bats are dead. Just a rut they can climb out of or a sign of something more serious long term?

Monday April 3, 2017 2:20 Mad Max
Aaron Fitt:

I still think the Tigers will get it going — there’s a lot of talent in that lineup. It’s only a matter of time before those bats really heat up. And yes, the bullpen is an issue, and I’m a little less confident in that part of it. At least Hunter Newman has been really good…

  Aaron Fitt
2:21
[Comment From Eaglefan0250Eaglefan0250: ]

If Southern Miss stays hot, do you see Hattiesburg being a regional host?

Monday April 3, 2017 2:21 Eaglefan0250
Kendall Rogers:

yep.

  Kendall Rogers
2:22
[Comment From RobertRobert: ]

Was the homerun by Walker Pennington a season changing moment for A&M?

Monday April 3, 2017 2:22 Robert
Kendall Rogers:

Robert,
TBD — but it was certainly a big series win for the Aggies. Look at the history of teams who start off 2-7 in the SEC and look at how they finish the season — Hint: It isn’t good. Corbin Martin throwing well in the series finale was a potential big development for A&M, but let’s see how Martin does this weekend and beyond. If he can figure it out — watch out. Still, I have major concerns about A&M’s offensive approach against guys with good breaking balls. That seems to be a major issue.

  Kendall Rogers
2:23
[Comment From jacobjacob: ]

I can’t imagine that the Beavers will go a perfect 30-0 in PAC-12 play (no matter how much i want them to) but now that they have swept Arizona and Stanford. Who left in the PAC has the best chance to take a game from the Beavers? Call your shot now on who you think snaps the beavers win streak.

Monday April 3, 2017 2:23 jacob
Aaron Fitt:

We had this very same conversation on the podcast today — the last two weeks were probably the biggest challenges on Oregon State’s schedule, and they swept them both. The Beavs still have three tough road series ahead — at Washington, at UCLA, at Oregon. I have a feeling they’ll be extra-motivated at Washington and play very well, but maybe they’ll get tripped up that following weekend with a second straight road trip, down at UCLA. Bruins are playing a lot better right now than they were early on. So if I have to call my shot, I’ll go with that one.

  Aaron Fitt
2:26
[Comment From Ryan FRyan F: ]

Did you give any consideration to ranking Morehead State this week? They are 22-6 with a top-40 RPI and have won 17 of their last 18. They also knocked off Mississippi State earlier in the season.

Monday April 3, 2017 2:26 Ryan F
Aaron Fitt:

We did not, because they’re still light on wins against regional-caliber opponents. But they are on our radar — definitely a nice hot streak and a great first half. That offense is pretty darn potent.

  Aaron Fitt
2:28
[Comment From Kurt SahrKurt Sahr: ]

The answer of the best team in the Pac-12 seems pretty well answered, at least for now. But who is #2 and #3? It seems to be pretty murky pretty quickly, and outside of WSU and Cal, I think there’s a whole lot of possible candidates for upper division finishes. How many Pac-12 teams do you ultimately think will make the postseason?

Monday April 3, 2017 2:28 Kurt Sahr
Aaron Fitt:

Yeah I think you’re right, there is no clarity after Oregon State. Gun to my head, I probably say Arizona and Washington at this moment, but I’m still not giving up on Stanford getting back into that mix, and UCLA is really coming around, and Oregon has had some very nice moments in this first half. Wouldn’t shock me to see Utah go on a second-half run, too. I like the Pac-12 this year; a bit surprised to see that most of the league’s RPIs are not exactly robust. Still think it will be a six-bid league, though, with a chance for seven.

  Aaron Fitt
2:29
[Comment From PatrickPatrick: ]

How do you see Conference USA shaping up in terms of post-season teams. Everyone agrees Southern Miss but how many teams do you guys see advancing to Regionals?

Monday April 3, 2017 2:29 Patrick
Kendall Rogers:

I’ll go with three teams right now: Southern Miss, Old Dominion and either Charlotte or FAU. The issue FAU will have the second half of the season to correct is the RPI — which is sitting at well over 100 right now.

  Kendall Rogers
2:31
[Comment From BenBen: ]

With only two months left before selection time, when will you guys publish your mock selections?

Monday April 3, 2017 2:31 Ben
Kendall Rogers:

We will have our first projections at the Midseason mark — which is next week.

  Kendall Rogers
2:31
[Comment From JoeJoe: ]

After back to back sweeps against Tennessee and Ole Miss, what should realistic expectations be for Mississippi State going forward?

Monday April 3, 2017 2:31 Joe
Aaron Fitt:

Still think you’re going to see ups and downs with this team going forward, but at this point I think it’s fair to expect them to make a regional. Still don’t see them as a host, but I think they’ll be a solid regional team.

  Aaron Fitt
2:34
[Comment From MaxMax: ]

Michigan? Host-worthy?

Monday April 3, 2017 2:34 Max
Kendall Rogers:

Michigan looks pretty good right now with an RPI of 28, but that number will need to up a little bit. Plenty of opportunities with that. Outside of the series against Maryland, I really like the consistency this team has shown thus far.

  Kendall Rogers
2:35
[Comment From KDKD: ]

Any major concerns with Texas Tech after this weekend? I know we are still way early but do you think the committee would give 2 Big 12 teams (TCU/Tech/maybe even OU) National Seeds?

Monday April 3, 2017 2:35 KD
Aaron Fitt:

Not concerned at all — I think we are both very high on the Raiders. Not having Davis Martin this week was certainly a factor (although Oklahoma didn’t have Jake Irvin either, so it’s really a wash). But really I think it just boils down to this — they went on the road against a good opponent and lost two of three. No shame in that, it happens over the course of the season, even to the best teams. And yes, I could see the Big 12 getting two national seeds.

  Aaron Fitt
2:35
[Comment From HowdyHowdy: ]

If the Aggies can get to .500 in conference play and do more than a one-and-done appearance in the tournament, what are the chances they sneak into a regional?

Monday April 3, 2017 2:35 Howdy
Kendall Rogers:

I still think A&M finds its way into a regional. But it all depends on how the rotation and offense setup moving forward. The Auburn series this weekend is huge. Could be a tide-turner for those guys.

  Kendall Rogers
2:37
[Comment From windywavewindywave: ]

Tulane: Are we the dumpster fire that started the season or the team that just beat the team up the river and won a conference series against a good team? Is the hole too deep for an at large bid? Please help me make sense of what’s going on.

Monday April 3, 2017 2:37 windywave
Aaron Fitt:

I think it’s somewhere in the middle, frankly. Definitely not the dumpster fire, and good enough to have strong weeks like this against quality opponents, but ultimately I don’t foresee Tulane getting hot enough to earn an at-large bid — still think the pitching is probably light, and the lineup has a couple more holes than we anticipated heading into the season. This will be a competitive team in the second half, however, and it should be a major factor in the topsy-turvy American.

  Aaron Fitt
2:40
[Comment From ConcernedConcerned: ]

Guys, is the jig finally up for Danny Hall? GT is 0-4 in ACC series this season, plus Hall hasn’t finished above .500 in ACC play in 6 years, and he hasn’t won a regional in 11 years. Then you’ve got all these pitching injuries over the last several years to consider too. Jack Leggett was run out of Clemson, yet he had much, much better ACC records than Danny Hall has had at GT since the start of 2012. We long ago came to terms with all the postseason losses as a national seed and regional host, but now they can’t even get close to that anymore. Thoughts?

Monday April 3, 2017 2:40 Concerned
Kendall Rogers:

Concerned,
I really like Danny, but at some point, you do have to look at Georgia Tech’s overall situation. The Yellow Jackets aren’t exactly lacking talent very season. Yet, they’ve scuffled the past few years to make a real impact on the national stage. It’s honestly bizarre that GT and Georgia have failed to get a leg up on the national landscape considering the talent in the immediate area.

  Kendall Rogers
2:41
[Comment From ScooterScooter: ]

What do you think has happened to East Carolina? Pitching? Offense? Or both?

Monday April 3, 2017 2:41 Scooter
Aaron Fitt:

Well, this weekend it was obviously the offense — just five runs in three games. ECU pitched well enough to win that series, but the lineup was lifeless. Granted, Tim Cate and Wills Montgomerie make for a pretty darn nice 1-2 punch that should be capable of shutting down a lot of good lineups. And really, ECU’s offense has not been bad overall this year — they’re still hitting over .300 as a team. They’ve got power and depth in that lineup. Still feel like the Pirates make a second-half run — but you have to consider them one of the most disappointing teams of the first half, now that they’ve beens wept three times.

  Aaron Fitt
2:44
[Comment From WJWJ: ]

Which conference do you think will receive the most bids come regional time? As a follow up question, who could you see receiving the #1 national seed (aside from the fairly obvious Oregon St)?

Monday April 3, 2017 2:44 WJ
Kendall Rogers:

WJ — I still think it will be the SEC. Miami, NC State and Georgia Tech struggling will keep the ACC’s bids down, IMO. Right now, teams from the SEC in the mix for postseason bids: UK, South Carolina, UF, Missouri, Vanderbilt, Arkansas, Auburn, MS State, LSU, Texas A&M and Ole Miss.

  Kendall Rogers
2:46
[Comment From BrandonBrandon: ]

As a Gamecock fan, is it safe to say that our team was overrated? Josh Reagan gave up yet another ninth-inning, two out lead on a hanging curveball (the last one to Seth Beer), and the offense has been nothing special so far. Overall it seems like this team lacks the grittiness and clutch play of Tanner teams, and is simply winning games because of talent. Your thoughts on this team right now, and whether they still have the ability to win a SEC or national championship?

Monday April 3, 2017 2:46 Brandon
Aaron Fitt:

I’m not with you on this one. I think they’ve actually been able to grind out a number of tough wins against quality opponents, even without their biggest bullpen weapon (Johnson). How much differently would you view South Carolina right now if not for those 2 pitches by Reagan? If he gets one more out against Clemson and one more out against Alabama, you’d probably be feeling pretty good right now. Obviously they don’t have as much bullpen depth as they’d like, and the offense has been rather inconsistent. But I still think this team has elite upside.

  Aaron Fitt
2:48
[Comment From StevenSteven: ]

Do you guys see Auburn with a legitimate chance to host a regional by seasons end?

Monday April 3, 2017 2:48 Steven
Kendall Rogers:

Steven — if the Tigers continue at the current rate, absolutely. Auburn has a big week ahead from an RPI standpoint with Georgia Tech and Texas A&M (on the road) on the schedule. The fact we’re even talking about the Tigers as a potential regional host is telling.

  Kendall Rogers
2:50
[Comment From Kris BensonKris Benson: ]

Clemson looks very scary right now. As a fan, its awesome to see 3 ACC teams currently in the top 5. Clemson still has Louisville and UNC on the schedule which should be AWESOME series. Can we get a way too early look at those matchups?

Monday April 3, 2017 2:50 Kris Benson
Aaron Fitt:

Yeah, top of the ACC looks legit — those three teams are all the real deal. I may have had a few questions about Louisville, but I don’t anymore, not after winning those back-to-back road series. UNC might wind up being the best team east of Corvallis if it can figure out its Sunday starter spot, but that’s a lingering issue. Clemson has been more consistent in the rotation, but the Tigers don’t have JB Bukauskas. Charlie Barnes is a very nice Friday guy though. You’d probably have to give UNC a slight edge in that series since it will be at home, but you’re right, it should be a gem.

  Aaron Fitt
2:50
[Comment From JakeJake: ]

With a top​ 50 rpi, how bad did this weekend hurt Oregon?

Monday April 3, 2017 2:50 Jake
Kendall Rogers:

Jake — I think Oregon will be fine, but the weekend definitely hurt those guys. I think the most telling thing for me was the starting pitching really struggling in the final two games of the series. Matt Mercer was just OK in the middle game of the series and Zack Noll didn’t get out of the first inning. Can’t have that.

  Kendall Rogers
2:53
[Comment From SteveSteve: ]

I think TCU is at the point in the season where they really turn it on. They’ve got that #1 monkey off their back and freshmen are settling in. Bullpen is figured out (feltman is the best closer in the country in my mind). And Skoug might just be back. Frogs a terrifying team once again in yalls eyes?

Monday April 3, 2017 2:53 Steve
Kendall Rogers:

Steve — I never really stepped off the gas pedal when it comes to the Frogs. Yes, they went through a little funk, but unless your colors are orange and black, you are going to go through some tough times. I think the biggest development of the past two weeks for me is the fact Nick Lodolo is starting to get in a real groove. That really solidifies that weekend rotation. TCU allowed four runs in three games against Kansas State. That’s loud.

  Kendall Rogers
2:53
[Comment From Deacs123Deacs123: ]

How do you feel about Wake forest after them going to Miami and taking 2 of 3 games from them, and then winning 4 straight acc series.

Monday April 3, 2017 2:53 Deacs123
Aaron Fitt:

I think the Deacs are legitimate threats to win a regional. And right now, it looks like they have a real shot to host one, too. That’s a great four-week stretch to start ACC play; they’re around 15th in the RPI, and they’ve got a chance to pad that ACC record with three home series ahead against Notre Dame, Pitt and BC. Of course, the flip side of that is road series left at Clemson, Florida State and Louisville — ouch! If the Deacs can avoid getting swept in those series and take care of business against the three lesser opponents they have left, I think they’ll host. Starting at 8-4, they’re just in great shape — I see a clear path to 18 or 19 ACC wins, which is usually hosting range.

  Aaron Fitt
2:54
[Comment From DawgBloggerDawgBlogger: ]

Washington takes a series from Baylor but RPI goes down??

Monday April 3, 2017 2:54 DawgBlogger
Kendall Rogers:

Lots of different factors go into the RPI. Go look at at the teams UW played earlier this season and lost to. Oregon losing two at Utah probably hurts, too. Long way to go — don’t get too worried about the RPI … yet.

  Kendall Rogers
2:56
[Comment From HaroldHarold: ]

If St.Johns didn’t beat UNC earlier this year would they still be ranked?

Monday April 3, 2017 2:56 Harold
Aaron Fitt:

Well, considering we had them ranked before the UNC game, I think the answer is clearly “yes”. They haven’t done anything to drop, they just keep on winning. I know their strength of schedule hasn’t been great, but they’re 21-2, and they do have a few solid wins (also beat Coastal, two of three at Liberty). And they’re a veteran team with some legitimate talent.

  Aaron Fitt
2:57
[Comment From Thurm15Thurm15: ]

UCONN team – Soild pitching, Top three in lineup (Prato, Ysahn, Susi) producing. Can they contend in AAC?

Monday April 3, 2017 2:57 Thurm15
Aaron Fitt:

No doubt. Now that Cate is back (and looking great), you could make a case that UConn is the team to beat in the American, after it swept ECU on the road and in light of Houston stubbing its toe this weekend. I’d probably still lean toward the Cougars, but UConn should be right in that mix.

  Aaron Fitt
2:58
[Comment From HarryHarry: ]

Does Maryland have a chance to host with a series win this weekend @ Nebraska?

Monday April 3, 2017 2:58 Harry
Aaron Fitt:

Their RPI is up to No. 48, so they’re definitely making progress. But I think hosting is still a real long shot.

  Aaron Fitt
2:59
[Comment From Eric Captain MorganEric Captain Morgan: ]

Why isn’t UCF ranked after a series win over Houston? They are 22-7 this year the same record they were after 29 games in 2015! In 2015 UCF went 9-20 after a 22-7 start? Do you think they finish better this year? I think Greg Lovelady won’t let that happen! Your thoughts on the Knights!

Monday April 3, 2017 2:59 Eric Captain Morgan
Aaron Fitt:

Because they lost a series to Dartmouth last weekend. That’s not to say Dartmouth is bad, but still. Anyway, great job by Greg Lovelady turning that thign around in a hurry. They sound like a good club with a real chance to make noise in the AAC.

  Aaron Fitt
3:00
[Comment From DLoganDLogan: ]

How badly did dropping 2 at Kansas hurt Texas this weekend

Monday April 3, 2017 3:00 DLogan
Kendall Rogers:

Logan — Texas’ RPI went down about 12-14 spots with that series loss to the Jayhawks. The Longhorns definitely need to get on the horse a little bit, but they have plenty of opportunities to earn good RPI wins the rest of the spring. I still like UT’s club, but that is quite the ugly series loss.

  Kendall Rogers
3:01
[Comment From TexTex: ]

Do you think the Southland is trending to get more than one team in the NCAAs?

Monday April 3, 2017 3:01 Tex
Kendall Rogers:

Tex — could be a two-bid league w/ McNeese and SE Louisiana. SHSU is certainly in the mix, too, but it needs to get that RPI up.

  Kendall Rogers
3:01
[Comment From rcw1126rcw1126: ]

Can J.B. Bukauskas mount a serious challenge for the Golden Spikes Award?

Monday April 3, 2017 3:01 rcw1126
Aaron Fitt:

I mean, he’d probably be the No. 2 candidate at the midway point, if you ask me. Unfortunately, the No. 1 candidate has very similar pitching numbers and is also hitting .417/.532/.679. I just don’t think anybody will be able to rip that award from Brendan McKay’s clutches.

  Aaron Fitt
3:03
[Comment From USMfan2USMfan2: ]

What’s going on with La Tech? After another series loss to a not so good UTSA team are they going to be fighting for a regional bid?

Monday April 3, 2017 3:03 USMfan2
Kendall Rogers:

USM — It looks like that series loss to Louisiana Tech has hurt them quite a bit. Since that point, the Bulldogs have been really inconsistent. The good news? they still have an RPI of 63 with some opportunities the rest of the way. That ODU series on the road will loom very, very large for Lane Burroughs’ club.

  Kendall Rogers
3:03
[Comment From Kurt SahrKurt Sahr: ]

Aaron, you were the one writer to pick Stanford over Oregon State last weekend. Results notwithstanding, what weakness of Oregon State’s (or strength of Stanford’s) did you see that influenced your prediction?

Monday April 3, 2017 3:03 Kurt Sahr
Aaron Fitt:

Oh, I was just being stubborn because I started the Stanford bandwagon back in the preseason. Hardly surprised that Oregon State won it, but I am a bit surprised by the sweep. I don’t see any real weakness that concerns me for the Beavers right now.

  Aaron Fitt
3:04
[Comment From BillWBillW: ]

The Big 12 looks really competitive this year. With the tougher part of their schedule still to come, do you see the Frogs being able to hold onto first place or how do you see the conference race unfolding?

Monday April 3, 2017 3:04 BillW
Kendall Rogers:

Bill — Flip a coin between Texas Tech and TCU. I think Oklahoma could be in that mix, too, but I lean Tech and TCU at the moment.

  Kendall Rogers
3:04
Aaron Fitt:

All right folks, that’s it for me. Have a great week!

Monday April 3, 2017 3:04 Aaron Fitt
3:04
[Comment From ScottiebeavScottiebeav: ]

Have you heard any chatter about Rasmussen returning for the beavers? And when he does do you think they will rotate him into a Saturday starter? Seems to be our weakest spot at the moment.

Monday April 3, 2017 3:04 Scottiebeav
Kendall Rogers:

Scottie — OSU expects Rasmussen to return in the middle to end of April. He has been cleared to throw for a while now and has been throwing successful bullpens. We’ll see when the righty decides to return. Right now, I’d look for him to occupy a role on the back-end of the bullpen.

  Kendall Rogers
3:06
[Comment From cwcw: ]

buy or sell, casey mize a top 10 draft pick?

Monday April 3, 2017 3:06 cw
Kendall Rogers:

CW — I would say he’ll be a Top 10 college draft pick for next summer at the moment. Hard to tell without having a strong grasp of that 2018 high school, which I don’t at the momentum. He’s got a premium arm with big-time secondary stuff, too.

  Kendall Rogers
3:07
Kendall Rogers:

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Monday April 3, 2017 3:07 Kendall Rogers

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