2017 player Jon Malmin (Sr) drafted #925 signs for $3,000 - completely predictable since he had no eligibility remaining. 2017 player Nick Kennedy drafted #346 signs for $343,100 - highly predictable 2018 recruit Blake Pflughaupt JUCO is drafted #799 and signs for $100K - somewhat predictable. Now we have NO LHP for next year. This may not be the grievous sin Shaka Smart committed last year playing without a point guard, but it means we don't even have a spot LHP to come in and face their left-handed batter in a critical situation. Most teams try and have a LHP starter and at least one LHP to come out of the bullpen. TCU's roster for this year had 1 LHP starter and 3 LHP in bullpen. I don't understand how Pierce and company failed so badly in recruiting LHPs. They acknowledged the need, but only signed Pflughaupt, who they knew was draft eligible and good enough to get drafted. He got drafted late: 27th round, but signed for $100K which was on the high end of 27th round signees. This one could have gone either way, but I'm amazed Pierce had no back-up plan. My count on the roster for next year is 32 total players. That means that unless there are additional transfers, we have little roster room and probably no scholarship money to induce even a marginal LHP. This Fall's signing class has been decimated by the MLB draft exactly as many of Tommy Harmon's draft classes were. In hindsight it seems obvious that Tristen Lutz and Landon Leach were never going to arrive on campus. Pierce and company saw this immediately after the draft and immediately signed Bryce Elder (RHP), Duke Ellis (CF) , DJ Petrinsky (C). Why they didn't have a LHP waiting in the wings I just cannot understand. Unless the expected happens and Pierce finds a decent JUCO LHP willing to come without a scholarship, I predict we will rue this day.