College Fall Baseball - 2017

MAM posted:

Son is coming home this weekend for the first time, so I am sure I will get the full scoop then… but it sounds like his first fall baseball was a success.  Had his coaches meeting yesterday and found out that he is slotted to be one of the four starters this spring (provided he stays sharp this winter).  Real happy for him.  He is a grinder who has earned this.

Congrats MAM (and to your son), that's awesome! 

MAM posted:

Son is coming home this weekend for the first time, so I am sure I will get the full scoop then… but it sounds like his first fall baseball was a success.  Had his coaches meeting yesterday and found out that he is slotted to be one of the four starters this spring (provided he stays sharp this winter).  Real happy for him.  He is a grinder who has earned this.

Congrats MAM, great accomplishment.  Lots of hard work paid off.

Son just finished his official fall practice.  It appears they will be able to replace much of the talent that was drafted last year on the offensive side.  All three weekend guys return so high hopes. Both back end bullpen guys were drafted, son found out after strong summer and fall he will either be the 8th or 9th inning guy. Between him and another to be settled in preseason in the spring.  Not too shabby for a 5’11 sub 90 guy

Son had meeting with coaches Monday.  Told him he's one of 3 guys battling for the DH spot, which has him pretty excited.  He had a great fall at the plate...after not having hit live pitching in a year and a half. His ability to get a bunt down and hit a SAC fly when needed seems to have got their attention.   On the mound they just told him he's going to be a huge part of the staff.  Again, great fall, used mostly as the closer, but at this point they haven't said exactly where  they will use him

Ryno had his Fall Exit meeting yesterday, and they told him he will be one of the weekend starters.  (Probably the Sunday starter, because they bring back their 1 & 2 from last year, but that he has Friday stuff.)  They told him that he isn't a JC guy anymore, he is a Purdue guy, and they want him to take a leadership role with the team.  Asked him if he would sign this year, and he said he would if the opportunity arises.  Coach said that if he worked hard, they would both be happy.

My wife and I just got back this weekend, and we really enjoyed our visit.  Ryno seems to have adjusted well, and he is having a great time there.

 

rynoattack posted:

Ryno had his Fall Exit meeting yesterday, and they told him he will be one of the weekend starters.  (Probably the Sunday starter, because they bring back their 1 & 2 from last year, but that he has Friday stuff.)  They told him that he isn't a JC guy anymore, he is a Purdue guy, and they want him to take a leadership role with the team.  Asked him if he would sign this year, and he said he would if the opportunity arises.  Coach said that if he worked hard, they would both be happy.

My wife and I just got back this weekend, and we really enjoyed our visit.  Ryno seems to have adjusted well, and he is having a great time there.

 

Ryno, that's fantastic!  Congrats to your son. Simply awesome. 

rynoattack posted:

Ryno had his Fall Exit meeting yesterday, and they told him he will be one of the weekend starters.  (Probably the Sunday starter, because they bring back their 1 & 2 from last year, but that he has Friday stuff.)  They told him that he isn't a JC guy anymore, he is a Purdue guy, and they want him to take a leadership role with the team.  Asked him if he would sign this year, and he said he would if the opportunity arises.  Coach said that if he worked hard, they would both be happy.

My wife and I just got back this weekend, and we really enjoyed our visit.  Ryno seems to have adjusted well, and he is having a great time there.

 

Great stuff! Congrats!

 

Sons fall ball World Series begins today. Last year we missed it because my wife had the nerve to plan a trip aboard without checking the baseball schedule. I remember sitting in a restaurant in Australia and getting updates. That will not happen this year, I will be at every game. 

This year the format changed because we lost time/practices due to the fires. So now they have added the extra days to the games. Five games over the next nine days. Work, what work? Laptop and cell phone in hand.

Last fall ball WS. Yikes, it's happening!

Picked Off posted:

Sons fall ball World Series begins today. Last year we missed it because my wife had the nerve to plan a trip aboard without checking the baseball schedule. I remember sitting in a restaurant in Australia and getting updates. That will not happen this year, I will be at every game. 

This year the format changed because we lost time/practices due to the fires. So now they have added the extra days to the games. Five games over the next nine days. Work, what work? Laptop and cell phone in hand.

Last fall ball WS. Yikes, it's happening!

The nerve of your wife not to consult the baseball schedule....  My 2018 is the youngest, our schedule will totally open up, thanks for the heads up on this...

Enjoy the games.

Picked Off posted:

Sons fall ball World Series begins today. Last year we missed it because my wife had the nerve to plan a trip aboard without checking the baseball schedule. I remember sitting in a restaurant in Australia and getting updates. That will not happen this year, I will be at every game. 

This year the format changed because we lost time/practices due to the fires. So now they have added the extra days to the games. Five games over the next nine days. Work, what work? Laptop and cell phone in hand.

Last fall ball WS. Yikes, it's happening!

I sense a good year for DH!  Have fun and watch out for those tennis players under the bleachers looking for their lost balls.  

cabbagedad posted:
Picked Off posted:

Sons fall ball World Series begins today. Last year we missed it because my wife had the nerve to plan a trip aboard without checking the baseball schedule. I remember sitting in a restaurant in Australia and getting updates. That will not happen this year, I will be at every game. 

This year the format changed because we lost time/practices due to the fires. So now they have added the extra days to the games. Five games over the next nine days. Work, what work? Laptop and cell phone in hand.

Last fall ball WS. Yikes, it's happening!

I sense a good year for DH!  Have fun and watch out for those tennis players under the bleachers looking for their lost balls.  

Will do! That's funny!

Please excuse the hijack, but curious about cuts made in fall to trim D1 roster down to max 35:

I would imagine cuts are done usually at conclusion of fall season, which for most clubs is November 10 or so?  Hypothetically, if a sophomore is cut early November of sophomore year, and he wants to continue to play ball elsewhere, does he have enough time to find another program the very next semester beginning January, two months later to begin his RS-transfer year of ineligibility?  

How about this: if the coaching staff knows the sophomore kid is not going to make the cut six weeks down the road in November do they help him out by telling him in October, so the kid can get going sooner on finding a place to play (JUCO) or RS-sit that coming spring?

But if he transfers to JUCO he can play that coming season however, yes?

To add on to Bishops post. Son entered last fall with 10 HS recruits at a D1.  After this fall will be down to 3 or at most 4 of one decides to play. 

Most of these kids made the choice to depart on their own. All would have kept roster spots but no playing time with the exception of one who was dismissed for off field stuff fall of freshman year.  Most kids don’t want to sit on the bench. 

From what I have seen with kids leaving program. Those that continue to play and leave freshman or sophomore years go to juco.  After that they go to D2 or D3.  In either of those scenarios the player can play immediately 

Son's team had 7 freshman when he went in (including 1 walk on)....walk on didn't make it after freshman fall and one guy left after sophomore year when it became clear he wasn't going to get any/much more PT. 

His team has lost 3 or 4 others that either left on their own or left because of off field issues but overall turnover hasn't been nearly as bad as some of you guys on here have seen with your sons' programs.

Yeah on my sons former team, by and large, most players left of their own accord. A few left for other programs. Only one received the same amount of playing time. 

He was a starter as a freshman, but had a couple of off field issues, and he was having a tough time with the academics. He moved to another d3 in town. Started all three years there as well.

Coach only cut one that I was aware of. If you were a recruit, he would give you at least two years. 

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