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Baseball Recruiting Note

Posted: 1/28/2013 10:32 AM

Baseball Recruiting Note 


On paper sounds like a very good catch.
Mason senior shortstop Connor McVey committed to the UC baseball program today, according to Mason coach Ken Gray. McVey, the GMC player of the year in 2012, was an Enquirer Division I all-area selection. He helped lead the Comets to a GMC title.-http://news.cincinnati.com/app...?Category=blogs

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Posted: 1/28/2013 10:44 AM

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Thanks Vol - Love hearing about the baseball updates. Again, I think the B12 could really help our BBall program grow too! (ACC would help as well...unless FSU and Clemson are not in that conference any more).
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Posted: 1/28/2013 10:49 AM

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We will need a different mentality about it all in order to grow our baseball program.  It may have changed, but as of very recently they did not have the full 11.7 scholarships allocated that most schools do...I would say ALL schools in the ACC and Big12.

We have the facility, for sure, but not sure we have the commitment needed just yet.  Whit played college baseball...I imagine its important to him.

BTW...talked to an old friend, former pro player, currently a cross checker scout (thats reasonably high)...says UC is recruiting his son and from what I gather his son is pretty darn good.  The dad seemed excited...so maybe that commitment to baseball is happening already?
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Posted: 1/28/2013 11:18 AM

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CardinalX3 wrote: We will need a different mentality about it all in order to grow our baseball program.  It may have changed, but as of very recently they did not have the full 11.7 scholarships allocated that most schools do...I would say ALL schools in the ACC and Big12.

We have the facility, for sure, but not sure we have the commitment needed just yet.  Whit played college baseball...I imagine its important to him.

BTW...talked to an old friend, former pro player, currently a cross checker scout (thats reasonably high)...says UC is recruiting his son and from what I gather his son is pretty darn good.  The dad seemed excited...so maybe that commitment to baseball is happening already?

I hope so.
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Posted: 1/28/2013 11:26 AM

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Tuberville's $300,000 donation to olympic sports already paying dividends?
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Posted: 1/30/2013 11:26 AM

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Sure would be nice. 
bearcatvol wrote:
CardinalX3 wrote: We will need a different mentality about it all in order to grow our baseball program.  It may have changed, but as of very recently they did not have the full 11.7 scholarships allocated that most schools do...I would say ALL schools in the ACC and Big12.

We have the facility, for sure, but not sure we have the commitment needed just yet.  Whit played college baseball...I imagine its important to him.

BTW...talked to an old friend, former pro player, currently a cross checker scout (thats reasonably high)...says UC is recruiting his son and from what I gather his son is pretty darn good.  The dad seemed excited...so maybe that commitment to baseball is happening already?

I hope so.
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Posted: 1/30/2013 12:56 PM

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CardinalX3 wrote: We will need a different mentality about it all in order to grow our baseball program.  It may have changed, but as of very recently they did not have the full 11.7 scholarships allocated that most schools do...I would say ALL schools in the ACC and Big12.

We have the facility, for sure, but not sure we have the commitment needed just yet.  Whit played college baseball...I imagine its important to him.

BTW...talked to an old friend, former pro player, currently a cross checker scout (thats reasonably high)...says UC is recruiting his son and from what I gather his son is pretty darn good.  The dad seemed excited...so maybe that commitment to baseball is happening already?
Not Knowing from year to year how much of the maximum allotted scholarships will be distributed has really hurt the UC program. Other programs use this unfortunate circumstance against UC.

In the past, and I am not certain about the future, when the football coaches or Mick received raises, it came at the expense of the other athletic programs. Mike Thomas would remove funds from the other programs to pay for the salary increases for the coaches of the two main sports.
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Posted: 1/30/2013 1:20 PM

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^^^^You'd expect UC would want to place more emphasis on baseball, they have a park not a field now, the reds, the area has some good players yet I doubt many cincy folks know we have a baseball team, sadly enough. I read the last crop they brought in was one of the best ever.

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Posted: 1/30/2013 1:23 PM

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Thanks, sounds really good to me.  Glad he is a bearcat.  Need some more.......

That might get mentioned on local tv news, we'll see.
bearcatvol wrote:

On paper sounds like a very good catch.
Mason senior shortstop Connor McVey committed to the UC baseball program today, according to Mason coach Ken Gray. McVey, the GMC player of the year in 2012, was an Enquirer Division I all-area selection. He helped lead the Comets to a GMC title.-http://news.cincinnati.com/app...?Category=blogs

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Posted: 1/30/2013 2:36 PM

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cincykid wrote: ^^^^You'd expect UC would want to place more emphasis on baseball, they have a park not a field now, the reds, the area has some good players yet I doubt many cincy folks know we have a baseball team, sadly enough. I read the last crop they brought in was one of the best ever.
Cincinnati is still a good area for baseball, but the quality and depth of baseball talent has dropped. Lately, how often do you hear of a high school player from the Cincinnati area being drafted. This is one reason why you see the staff straying to recruit in California and other baseball hotbeds.

In the last recruiting class, one player in particular was given big accolades, however; no one in the local press covered the recruits or recruiting class with any depth.  Subsequently, unless you follow baseball recruiting one would never know.
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Posted: 1/30/2013 2:48 PM

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Cannot stress enough how important it is for a northern college baseball team to be funded at the full 11.7 scholarship level.  Perhaps the single most important factor.

To compete consistently, the program will have to go out of state.  Nearly any out-of-state kid, is gonna need a lot more % (i'd say 50% or greater in most cases) at UC to make it worth his while to leave some of the southern or western states that the best players grow up in.

UC cannot compete consistently by giving 25% or guaranteed walkon status to a bunch of out of state kids.
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Posted: 1/30/2013 7:30 PM

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Good to learn what the deal is for baseball. Thank you guys.  Ball isn't what it used to be in cincy.

Osterbrock was one of the better of late, cincy born, cincy pitched.  His injury and release from minnie stunk.  He had potential to make the bigs imo.  Anyone know his status?  I was hoping the reds might pick him up.

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Posted: 1/30/2013 8:00 PM

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Here is what I saw ........

Coach Cleary brought in one of the top recruting classes in the nation, accoring to Baseball America.
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        Coach Cleary brought in one of the top recruting classes in the nation, accoring to Baseball America.
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Oct. 26, 2012

CINCINNATI — The University of Cincinnati baseball team earned praise from Baseball America for having one of the top 2012-13 recruiting classes in the nation in the publication’s online recruiting notebook on Oct. 25.

Aaron Fitt, Baseball America's national college baseball writer, listed the Bearcats as a top class in the Upper Midwest/Great Plains Region.

“Cincinnati brought in its best recruiting class in years—and one of the best in the Big East. The anchor is two-way talent Mitch Patishall, who touched 92-93 from the right side in the spring and features a promising 75-77 curveball and mid-70s changeup, making him a potential weekend starter from the get-go. Switch-hitting SS Ian Happ is a quality all-around player with solid speed, plus arm strength, and the ability to handle the bat from both sides of the plate. He has a good chance to play as a freshman, as do grinders Devin Wenzel and Forrest Perron. 1B Jeff Murray brings intriguing lefthanded (sic) pop,” wrote Fitt.

The UC baseball team is in the midst of fall practice, which will culminate with the annual Red and Black World Series, Nov. 9-11, at Marge Schott Stadium.

The Bearcats open their season Feb. 15 at Florida Atlantic in Boca Raton, Fla.

Click here to read the Oct. 25th edition of Baseball America’s recruiting notebook.

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Posted: 2/19/2013 12:04 PM

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Starters getting knocked around out of the gate so far.
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