2025 Updates, Transfers & Recruits

Discussion in 'Baseball' started by aUTfan, May 6, 2024.

  1. aUTfan

    aUTfan 2,500+ Posts

    FB in the triple digits. Not gonna get too excited till I know he can throw them for strikes :lmao:.

    This season not done yet but Pierce has A LOT of work to do for next season if he plans on coaching 2026. Tough year starting with a bare cupboard in a much tougher conference.
  2. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    If he's throwing over 100 mph, it will be a dice roll to get him on campus to play a few years here.
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  3. RS

    RS 25+ Posts

    The fastball sounds great, but he does not seem to have much control yet and is definitely a project. In those 19.1 innings this year (15 appearances) he gave up 15 hits and 19 walks, as well as 10 hit batters and 2 wild pitches. He only pitched 2.2 innings for Cisco Junior College last year. It would be nice to get some pitchers that already throw strikes and throw hard. He is old for the class and may have had grade issues because it appears that he was offered by Xavier of Louisiana while in high school, but somehow wound up at Cisco.
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  4. aUTfan

    aUTfan 2,500+ Posts

    Since it's a little slow.....2024 recruits as a reminder.

    Baseball announces 2024 signing class - University of Texas Athletics

    MLB draft is July 14-16 this year where we will lose some and I'll post some of that here as it affects the 2025 season.

    Texas Baseball 2023 Signing Class
    Brandon Arvidson | LHP | R/L | 6-5 | 205 | Dripping Springs, Texas | Dripping Springs / San Jac
    Klayton Bolkema | 1B/OF | L/L | 5-10 | 255 | Davenport, Iowa | Davenport North
    Cole Chamberlain | C | L/R | 6-2 | 215 | Novato, Calif. | San Marin
    Chance Covert II | LHP | L/L | 6-2 | 195 | Austin, Texas | Westlake
    Kyle DeGroat | RHP | L/R | 6-0 | 190 | Gardiner, N.Y. | Wallkill
    Bryson Dudley | RHP | R/R | 6-2 | 200 | Round Rock, Texas | Cedar Ridge / Blinn
    Jason Flores | INF/RHP | R/R | 6-2 | 200 | Wiley, Texas | Naaman Forest
    Theo Gillen | INF | L/R | 6-3 | 198 | Austin, Texas | Westlake
    Donovan Jordan | OF | R/R | 6-1 | 210 | Humble, Texas | Summer Creek
    Jackson Jordan | RHP | L/R | 6-3 | 200 | Plano, Texas | Plano Senior
    Ka'imi Kahalekai | RHP | R/R | 6-8 | 205 | Kahului, Hawaii | Kamehameha Maui
    Carson Luna | INF | R/R | 6-1 | 180 | Houston, Texas | St. John's School
    Gavin Lyons | RHP | R/R | 6-2 | 195 | Guilford, Conn. | Hamden Hall Country Day School
    Matthew Millett | RHP | R/R | 6-2 | 205 | Grand Prairie, Texas | Mansfield Lake Ridge
    Cooper Powell | LHP | L/L | 5-11 | 170 | Bedford, Texas | Colleyville Heritage
    Bryce Rainer | INF/RHP | L/R | 6-3 | 195 | Simi Valley, Calif. | Harvard Westlake
    Samuel Richardson | INF/OF | R/R | 6-1 | 195 | Senatobia, Miss. | Lewisburg
    Ryan Schwartz | UTL | R/R | 6-4 | 210 | Indian Trail, N.C. | Combine Academy
    Matt Scott II | OF | R/R | 6-4 | 190 | Spring, Texas | Klein Oak
    Levi Sterling | INF/RHP | 6-4 | 190 | Los Angeles, Calif. | Notre Dame
    Tyler Walton | RHP | R/R | 6-1 | 185 | San Antonio, Texas | Johnson
  5. aUTfan

    aUTfan 2,500+ Posts

  6. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 10,000+ Posts


    Obviously, an A&M generated fake news report. How can Texas only have one player in the Top 100?

    What? No, I haven't seen the Horns play live this year.

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  7. aUTfan

    aUTfan 2,500+ Posts

    Brandon Arvidson was apparently on Texas A&M roster last year, not sure where he is this year. odd.

    Not finding much on Klayton Bolkema, Cole Chamberlain, or Chance Covert II other than the usual PG and original commitment. Chance has been committed since 2021 though.

    Kyle DeGroat, RHP, originally committed to Stony Brook, changed his commitment after the staff saw him perform in a New York showcase. FB topped out around 93mph fall 2023.

    Bryson Dudley, P, 16 apperances at Blinn, 3.60 ERA, 1.6 WHIP, 4-3 record.

    Jason Flores, RHP/3B, throws in mid to upper 90's, supposedly 95-98mph. Originally committed to Tx St., not related to Jalin.

    Theo Gillen, 26th prospect according to MLB.com. SS/2B.

    Donovan Jordan, utility. 2023 6A first team all state, pretty significant accomplishment in a state loaded with baseball talent.
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  8. aUTfan

    aUTfan 2,500+ Posts

    21 total recruits signed a LOI. I think we lose Jared Thomas and Jalin Flores this year along with the seniors Peyton Powell, Porter Brown, Jack O'Dowd, Charley Hurley, and Heston Tole*.

    *Not sure who still has a Covid year left out of this group. Tanner Witt and LBJ are listed as red shirt Juniors so I assume they can return and should considering the year they've both had.
  9. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    Millet is a stud pitcher. Don’t remember much about the others.
  10. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    And the tall Hawaiian dude may be really good on the mound.
  11. aUTfan

    aUTfan 2,500+ Posts

    I was working my way down the list. Haven't got to the other half yet.
  12. aUTfan

    aUTfan 2,500+ Posts

    Thought I heard Tanner Witt wouldn't pitch in a Texas uniform ever again back when we were informed he was out for an extended time due to another injury. I know most folks don't care since he didn't get his mojo back but I'm curious to know if whether LBJ and Witt have any eligibility left? On the roster they are listed as redshirt juniors, are they or are they not out of eligibility?
  13. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    Young Ardoin is going away via the portal.

    Maybe U. La. will take him in...?
  14. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    DeGroat is another incoming pitcher to watch closely. He's getting a bit of MLB draft buzz lately, but probably will not be a high enough pick to make it worthwhile $$$ (if he's drafted at all).

    Probably 3-4 of the true Freshmen pitchers will pan out as early as next year, with the remainder as development projects.

    We need to grab a stud starting pitcher and 2-3 stud relievers in the portal this year.

    Ace may be getting surgery, and recovery is always a dice roll. The pitching staff can't just be Max Grubbs and the 7 dwarves next year.
  15. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    Ka'imi Kahalekai (RHP, Maui) is getting quite a bit of MLB draft buzz lately.

    Fastball in the low 90s. Good breaking stuff. Decent command and control (occasionally erratic, trends some towards pitching way outside to RH batters). 6'8" tall. That height, plus his 3/4 release makes for some difficult angles for batters to hit.

    He recently went 11 innings allowing 1 hit, and with 24 strikeouts. :yikes::yikes::yikes: Hawaii high school baseball competition is above-average. Probably not on par with So. Cal., Houston, Austin, or DFW, but noticeably better than most of the nation.

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    Last edited: Jun 10, 2024
  16. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

  17. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

  18. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    Kyle DeGroat (RHP, NY State)

    Not afraid to come inside to that LH batter. His stuff clearly has good movement as you can see.

    He won't be able to live up high in the zone like that on the next level though. Could be good enough to slot in as a frequently used reliever as early as next year.

  19. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

  20. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    DeGroat is getting some attention. Hopefully he makes it to campus.

    94-95 mph fastball
    80-81 mph slider with 2 plane break
  21. aUTfan

    aUTfan 2,500+ Posts

    On the move again.
  22. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    Get him back here. Big time raw talent, and a total diamond in the rough who was recruited by practically nobody but Pierce. His flakiness can be excused due to his home-schooling.

    Pierce had him pitching as a good reliever by late in the 2023 season.
  23. aUTfan

    aUTfan 2,500+ Posts

    Corbin and Vandy with a big addition. Of course we don’t need pitching, we will be fine, everything’s fine.

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