Tuesday, January 22, 2013

HI NOTES: Pitchers & Catchers


♦ Tweets from former Mizzou assistant coach Brian Delunas about velocity tests, including MU signees Jake Brentz, Devin Williams, and Jared Fosdick:

♦ And some further details and explanation on Jake Brentz' decision to play in Iowa this Spring, on the StLToday.com Prep Sports Forum:
We made the decision to go to Iowa for the simple reason that he will pitch every week. Every MLB scout coming into our home ask us the same question. "Will you pitch this spring, and how often"? We could not answer that question nor did we ever get confirmation that he would get more than one chance on the mound. Past experience told me that he would get one opportunity, if he did not produce he would not get another. Choosing this option insured that he would be able to work through any early season issues he might have. Pitching is going to be a strength this season at south and I did not see many inning for Jake based on past experience...

♦ The Kentucky Baseball SID has a 10-part series beginning today previewing the 2013 Wildcat Baseball season, beginning with Baseball season previews: Gott emerging as NCAA's top closer (ukathletics.com)
Regardless of how the season ended, Kentucky had a record-breaking season and its closer also etched his name throughout the UK history books. While earning spots on the USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award Player of the Year Watch List and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Stopper of the Year Award Watch List, Gott set the UK single-season record with nine saves.

He appeared in 23 games and charted a 3-0 record with a 2.16 ERA. Gott tossed 25 innings and allowed only 17 hits and seven walks, striking out 38 and limiting opponents to a .189 average. He was especially dominant against Southeastern Conference foes, working the first five innings of the year against league opponents without allowing a hit...
Getting to Know SEC Baseball: Georgia (mutigers.com)


♦ A former record breaking hitter for the Tigers demonstrates his coaching skills in How To Hit a Baseball (youtube.com)

Note: I didn't say which hitting records J.C. broke.


Speaking of record-setting ballplayers:

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