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  1. I noticed that four pitchers that are on the current roster aren't mentioned anywhere in that article. Trevor Hillhouse, Welby Malczewski, Grant Warner, and Joe Gahm aren't listed with the pitching group. Seeing as we probably have to reduce the roster size down, I'm interested in knowing if their omission was a sign that those players won't return.
  2. Saw somewhere that he went 2-5 yesterday in his first rookie ball game.
  3. As in New Mexico? I get moving closer to home, but you'd think she'd be able to find a better team than that, right? Plus, UNM has an all-conference catcher returning for her senior year. It would seem that Carlee would have to have big ties to players or coaches on that team to go there, which I guess could be the case.
  4. Apparently Wallace wasn't happy with the coaching, the drama, or the way things were handled during the season. no rumors allowed here
  5. Here's what I posted in the draft thread. I could see Davis playing in LF. I think LF and CF are the biggest question marks going into the season. I wouldn't be surprised to see us do a number of different things in the OF this year. I do think Venter will start at 1B and Ingram at DH. C Steven Williams 1B Brendan Venter 2B Luke Jarvis 3B Josh Anthony SS Will Holland LF ???? (Platoon, maybe C Davis, McGuffin, Ward, Johnson) CF Jeremey Johnson or Cade Evans RF Jay Estes DH Ingram Starting weekend rotation Mize/Daniel/Burns
  6. I really don't think this draft could've gone any better for the program. Now we have a great mix of experience and youth and plenty of depth at a bunch of positions and on the pitching staff. Adding some two-way guys, several power bats, a bunch of pitching (including some LHP), and bringing back a good core from this past season, I'm pretty excited about next year. I imagine we will see some attrition between now and the spring. If the roster stays as is with the signees expected to come and Mitchell and Anthony returning, we currently have 36 players. Guessing that number gets down to 30-32. Way too early projection for starting lineup: C Steven Williams 1B Brendan Venter 2B Luke Jarvis 3B Josh Anthony SS Will Holland LF ???? (Platoon, maybe C Davis, McGuffin, Ward, Johnson) CF Jeremey Johnson or Case Evans RF Jay Estes DH Ingram Starting weekend rotation Mize/Daniel/Burns
  7. No doubt. Williams, Burns, and Greenhill are all 200+ lbs and had good power numbers in HS. I love the idea of bringing in the two-way guys. The flexibility we will have next year should be great.
  8. Through 4 rounds, Steele is the only signee or commitment to be drafted.
  9. I think he comes to Auburn if he isn't taken in the 3rd or 4th round, and I think there's still a good chance he comes if he's taken in either of those rounds. From everything I've read, he really likes the idea of being a starting pitcher and Butch's track record with pitchers. I think that could really work in our favor.
  10. With Steele being a JUCO guy, I'd be really surprised if he comes to Auburn with that kind of money. Other than Steele, the draft has been good so far for Auburn's chances to hold onto the signing class. Need another good 2-3 rounds to feel really good.
  11. Well, 7 out of 8 isn't bad.
  12. I know he has the injury, but he was the best pitcher I saw all year. Several other guys got a lot of talk (and he probably would've been in that conversation without the injury), but he was downright filthy before his injury.
  13. There seems to be a lot of confidence that Burns comes to Auburn. Indecision about how he will be used and where he will play seem to be the driving factors. I believe Butch wants him as primarily a starting pitcher, which I think is what Burns wants as well, but he's not projected as that by some MLB teams. Plus, his size isn't considered ideal for a HS prospect.