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Old 03-12-2018, 03:42 PM   #1
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1 preseason game left, but here are some stat highlights of the first 16 games, and how we rank in the SEC.

http://a.espncdn.com/sec/baseball/2018/lgteams.htm

Batting:
.279 team avg, 12th in the SEC, Madison Stokes is 1st in the SEC with .472 avg.
150 Hits, 14th in the SEC
7 Triples, 2nd in the SEC, Noah Campbell is 2nd in the SEC with 3.
26 HR's, 2nd in the SEC
100 RBI's, 11th in the SEC
.499 SLG%, 4th in the SEC
.398 OB%, 8th in the SEC
98 Walks, 2nd in the SEC
268 Bases, 5th in the SEC
108 Strikout, 4th fewest in the SEC
- My thoughts, hitting base hits, especially with runners on base, is still eluding us. We need more clutch hits, we don't have a problem with guys always striking out, we just aren't putting the ball into open spaces. We have a few guys with power and they are carrying the team as far as we've come at this point. Team hitting overall though is still 'meh,' to below average.

Base Running:
268 Bases, 5th in the SEC
18 Stolen Bases, 6th in the SEC. Hopkins has 9 Steals on 11 Attempts which has him 1st in the SEC.

Pitching
3.04 ERA, 9th in the SEC.
.204 Opp Bat Avg, 1st in the SEC
155 Strikeouts, 10th in the SEC, Adam Hill is 1st in the SEC with 43 K's.
3 Runner Picked Off, 4th in the SEC.
101 Hits Allowed, 2nd in the SEC
51 Run Allowed, 7th in the SEC
59 Walks Allowed, 3rd Most in the SEC
14 Double Allowed, 1st in the SEC
6 Triples allowed, 14 in the SEC
Overall the pitching has been pretty good. Too many walks, but overall the low opposing batting avg is just really solid.


Fielding

.979 Fielding %, 5th in the SEC
12 Errord, 3rd fewest in the SEC
15 Double Plays, 2nd in the SEC
We are playing really good defense. Nothing to really complain about. We aren't perfect, but overall playing pretty consistent defense.
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Old 03-12-2018, 04:14 PM   #2
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I get what you're saying, but there is no "pre-season" in baseball. You have to play each game as if it's just as important as the next one.

There are bright spots. There are some not so bright spots. We play 56 games for a reason.
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Old 03-12-2018, 04:47 PM   #3
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I think he meant to say "non-conference" stats .
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Old 03-12-2018, 04:59 PM   #4
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Few would have thought coming into the season that our pitching would be as good as our hitting. It's early, but so far it is actually better.

Nothing about our hitting or our approach is impressive. We are very feast or famine and that has to change against quality opponents, especially.
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Old 03-12-2018, 06:09 PM   #5
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Tolbert and Stokes have both been very impressive thus far on the offensive end. To much inconsistency from the rest of the batters.
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Old 03-12-2018, 06:15 PM   #6
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Tolbert and Stokes have both been very impressive thus far on the offensive end. To much inconsistency from the rest of the batters.
Pretty crazy that 11 different USC batters have hit homeruns, but only 2 are hitting for a decent average.
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Old 03-12-2018, 06:16 PM   #7
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Pretty crazy that 11 different USC batters have hit homeruns, but only 2 are hitting for a decent average.
Hopkins is hitting for a decent average,too. He has gotten hot lately. The other two have been hitting all season
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Old 03-12-2018, 06:20 PM   #8
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Even with Stokes numbers, I would have to say Tolbert has been most impressive. He has hit, has rarely struckout, all while playing close to flawless defense while bouncing pretty frequently between three positions (knock on wood)
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Old 03-12-2018, 07:11 PM   #9
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Pretty crazy that 11 different USC batters have hit homeruns, but only 2 are hitting for a decent average.
It's a good thing they are not bunting any more
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Old 03-12-2018, 08:10 PM   #10
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We're dead last in the SEC in RPI thus far. Pretty doubtful we make the postseason this year....
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Old 03-13-2018, 05:30 PM   #11
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Other than walks our pitching has been good, our hitting not good. I stated before the start of the season I thought we would be a better hitting team and score more runs but I was very concerned about our pitching since we only returned one quality pitcher.

At this point I think our hitting will improve, I think Cortes will snap out of his season long slump, I think we will do good on offense and defense. My main concern is still our pitching. Hill is very good but he throws too many balls. Morris has a chance to be good if he can gain better control. He was much better in his last game. Other than those two I don't have much confidence in our pitching and think this will be our biggest problem in SEC play.

We still have players with too much Holbrook in their heads. Once this disease clears I think Mark will build this program back up to one of the top programs in the country.
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UK, Florida and Vandy have already established their programs how are we supposed to reignite our program when they already have great players same goes for the Taters. IMO we have too much ground to make up and I fear it will take Kingston years to get back to the 2010-12 years.
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UK, Florida and Vandy have already established their programs how are we supposed to reignite our program when they already have great players same goes for the Taters. IMO we have too much ground to make up and I fear it will take Kingston years to get back to the 2010-12 years.
This year's class, which is on the field now, was ranked #5. And that is with a coaching change. Talent on the field was not the problem. Coaching, or lack thereof, was.
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UK, Florida and Vandy have already established their programs how are we supposed to reignite our program when they already have great players same goes for the Taters. IMO we have too much ground to make up and I fear it will take Kingston years to get back to the 2010-12 years.



I fear 16 games is pretty damn early to make this call! Really.
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I fear 16 games is pretty damn early to make this call! Really.
Iím not saying we are destined to stink. I just donít want to fall behind other programs after Tanner took so many years building a solid program. Itís Holbrookís fault but Kingstonís problem.
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It's going to take a few years.

Before the season I felt we should make the NCAA, but likely not host. With what we have seen so far (29% of our regular season) I feel we are likely to miss the tournament, but probably come close. I simply think the SEC is going to be too tough for us to finish much, if any, above .500 in conference.
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This year's class, which is on the field now, was ranked #5. And that is with a coaching change. Talent on the field was not the problem. Coaching, or lack thereof, was.
Right. WOW!!! I can't believe the posters who are already to give up on the season. There is like 40 more games to go.
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This year's class, which is on the field now, was ranked #5. And that is with a coaching change. Talent on the field was not the problem. Coaching, or lack thereof, was.
Rankings are just that, rankings. This is not a true measurement of talent. I have seen many high ranked recruiting classes in many sports not do well on the field while many low ranked classes have done very well. Many times, coaching is not the answer. These so called recruiting experts are often very wrong. That is the main reason they are ranking recruits, not coaching them.

Coach Boom has said he never looks at recruit's rankings and for very good reason. Boom can spot talent much better than these recruiting guys. I feel the same will be true with Mark.
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