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Coaches poll: http://www.theacc.com/sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/012513aaa.html
Baseball America: http://ht.ly/hrvxa
College Baseball Today ACC: http://blogs.eastonbaseball.com/collegebaseballtoday/2013/02/01/2013-preview-the-acc/
College Baseball Today National: http://blogs.eastonbaseball.com/collegebaseballtoday/2013/01/28/the-top-298-for-2013/
thanks to jsh for some of the season preview links
This post has been edited 72 times, most recently by rdez79 9 months ago
let's just somehow win a game at LSU
FWIW just went to LSU's site and it appears we may be able to stream that series in HD through their website.
Shit nvm its listed as "premium"...maybe the signing day 3-day free trial will still be up, otherwise its $12.95 for a month.
This post was edited by JDawgBBall9 14 months ago
"Maryland football: Where everybody gets hurt and the starting left tackle has an existential crisis."
We should get Big Ben on the broadcast.
The 2/16 game against LSU is on COX (??). Depending on the SEC's deal with ESPN, that could be simulcast on ESPN3.
ESPN has announced their games for this season. All three games of the NCST series will be on ESPN3. Maryland @ Clemson will be on ESPNU on 5/6.
anybody catch terp talk tonight? got the tweet late and I think i missed it.
anybody going to tonight's event? please report back
Inside the ACC Preview: http://www.insidetheacc.com/article/2013/02/08/acc-baseball-preview-maryland/
picthers and catchers: http://www.umterps.com/sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/020813aaa.html
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Unrelated but Coppin State is opening up the year @ Arizona State. LOL at that scheduling.
Hard to understand how a program can fall as far behind their league as Coppin State baseball. Fun facts that I did not know until just now:
-Their record last season was 1-53 (0-24).
-Their worst loss was 0-23 vs. Delaware St, which was much better than I expected. I've sat through a few 20 or 30-run early season games in the sleet involving doormats much less doormat-y than Coppin State. I can't imagine what horrors await them in Tempe.
-They have 4 seasons of 0 or win total wins since 1999.
-Their two most prolific SPs from last year transferred, after going a combined 0-27.
-They play half their home games at Arundel Mills Mall, and the other half somewhere in Glen Burnie.
-MEAC is divided into north and south divisions, who never play each other until the league tournament. That results in things like Coppin playing Delaware State three straight weekends last season.
Who did they beat?
George Mason (who had a winning record last season, weirdly enough).
I'm pretty sure Mason beat MD last year.
They also ended up with a better record than us (by half a game).
eamhokie94: Is your name Nazi in pig Latin?
NCAA changed the RPI calculations this year so it's more in line with what we're familiar with in basketball. Road victories will be weighted. I think we would've made the tournament last year had these calculations been in place last year.
This is an amazing post.
I'm very sad about how much potential is left on the table with those uniforms. M-bar, you are so, so horrible.
Just noticed that Coppin is playing at defending champion Arizona this weekend, not Arizona State. Good luck.
Baseball America has LSU #10.
Hitting: 60. LSU's lineup is built around one of the nation's most accomplished hitters in Rhymes, whose uncanny hand-eye coordination and flat bat path helped him flirt with .500 deep into the 2012 season. Like Rhymes, the precocious Bregman is an advanced hitter who rarely strikes out, and scouts are as convinced as LSU's coaches that he will be an instant star. Ross, who excels at going the other way into the right-center gap, took a big step forward last year. The 5-foot-7 Ibarra is an aggressive hitter with surprising strength in his swing. Sciambra, McMullen and Laird give this lineup a key trio of athletic lefthanded hitters who work counts, get on base and cause havoc.
Power: 50. Katz, who ranked third in the SEC in homers last year, packs impressive all-fields power into his 5-foot-10 frame. Fellow sub-6-footers Bregman, Ibarra and McMullen also could provide occasional pop. The wiry Jones has struck out too much during his collegiate career, but he showed off his emerging power last summer in the Cape Cod League, where he won the home run derby at the all-star game. The Tigers think he's primed for a monster year. Physical Fr. C Chris Chinea brings some more righthanded thump.
Speed: 70. The additions of McMullen, Laird and Fr. OF Andrew Stevenson change the complexion of LSU's lineup, because all three have premium speed and tailor their games around putting it to good use. Jones, one of the best athletes in college baseball, also has plus to plus-plus speed, and Sciambra is a slightly above-average runner. Bregman and Rhymes are fringe-average runners with good instincts.
Defense: 65. The Tigers will miss four-year stalwart Austin Nola at shortstop, but Bregman's superb instincts, smooth actions and solid-average arm should make him a capable replacement. Jones has excellent range at second and committed just four errors last year (.982 fielding percentage). Ibarra has soft hands and a strong arm at third, and Katz's athleticism and savvy make him a standout at first. Ross might be the country's premier defensive catcher. Sciambra, who has recovered from the frightening neck injury he suffered in the outfield last spring, takes efficient routes in center, and the corner outfielders are sound.
Starting Pitching: 60. Nola and Eades could form a dominating duo atop the rotation, but the Sunday starter job is still up in the air. Nola relentlessly pounds the strike zone (89-7 K-BB last year) with a lively low-90s fastball, quality changeup and breaking ball from a deceptive three-quarters slot. Eades has premium stuff—a mid-90s fastball, a wipeout downer curve in the low 80s, a sinker and changeup that induce ground balls—but must do a better job harnessing his command. Bonvillain has good deception and movement on his sinker and can fool hitters with his sharp breaking ball. Fr. RHP Russell Reynolds has more upside, with an 89-93 fastball and an above-average slider, but he needs to continue developing his changeup.
Bullpen: 60. A key question facing LSU is who will replace closer Nick Goody? With a fastball that reaches 94 and a putaway 12-to-6 curveball, Rumbelow has back-of-the-bullpen stuff. The most proven, trusted member of the bullpen is Sr. LHP Chris Cotton, who keeps hitters off balance by mixing his mid-80s fastball with an excellent changeup and occasional breaking ball. Jr. RHP Will LaMarche showed a mid-90s fastball and promising secondary stuff at Chabot (Calif.) JC last year, but he needs to show better command to earn a prominent role on this staff. Fr. RHP Mitchell Sewald and So. LHP Cody Glenn also have good arms, while Jr. RHP Kurt McCune and Sr. RHPs Kevin Berry and Joey Bourgeois provide valuable experience, making this a deep group.
Experience/Intangibles: 60. LSU's lineup has good veteran leadership in its four upperclassman with abundant experience in the lineup, which should make it easier for four newcomers to slide into the lineup. The bullpen is stuffed with vets, if not a proven closer, and two-thirds of the weekend rotation is back from a super regional team.
Baseball America OFP: 60. The lineup and the pitching staff still need to gel, but the front-line talent and depth on this roster is impressive. After getting stunned at home by Stony Brook in super regionals last year, LSU will be on a mission to return to Omaha, and its chances look strong.
Our detailed breakdown of the top 25 college teams in the country heading into the season.
this weekend's Uni's
LSU's maryland look-a-like thread: pretty funny, http://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/p/39904515/Maryland-baseball-lookalike-thread.aspx
This is big time baseball. Hagel will be harassed in RF
Outfield Preview: http://www.umterps.com/sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/021313aaa.html
So are people pretty much expecting a season similar to last year?
And screw taking one, were winning this series just like UCLA last year!
"I like fixing broken things" - Kevin Plank
Bklyn, I think it will be pretty similar to last year. A team that was mainly sophmores and freshman is now juniors and sophmores. We're relying on some freshman though on the pitching side.
Although not in HD, most LSU baseball games find their way onto JustinTV. Any links get whacked pretty quickly on the LSU boards, but you can likely find it by searching.
LSU has dropped similar series in the past (to Kansas a few years back, for example). It's a series that really means much more to the Terps than to LSU. Even recognizing that, ths will be the first time I've ever pulled against a Terps men's team since adopting Maryland when the Fridge arrived.
Alex Box will be rocking (especially tonight). Hopefully Hagel has a good sense of humor and lets most of what he'll hear in the corner roll off his back.
I love any team that lines up, tees it up, faces off, toes the line, or otherwise competes for the LSU purple and gold. Bless them all.
Pitching match up
Game 1 (Friday), 8 p.m.: LHP Jimmy Reed (1-3, 2.70 ERA) vs. RHP Aaron Nola (7-4, 3.61 ERA)
Game 2 (Saturday), 2 p.m.: RHP Brady Kirkpatrick (3-4, 3.04 ERA) vs. RHP Ryan Eades (5-3, 3.83 ERA)
Game 3 (Sunday), RHP Kevin Mooney/LHP Alex Robinson vs. LHP Chris Cotton (7-0, 1.59)/LHP Brent Bonvillain (4-0, 3.49 ERA)
From what I have read their Sunday guy is dependent on if Cotton pitches Friday in relief.
Re: Coppin @ Arizona.
There's a mercy rule in college now (looks like that's been the case for at least three years now) -10 runs in the 7th inning. I think it is wrong for me to be as excited as I am for that series.
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