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    Quote Originally Posted by Rougarou View Post
    There was word that Jam has made a jump. We will see if it carries into the season. I think they really want Joe in CF. Apparently Poncho has been a natural at 3rd base too. I imagine a lot of shuffling based on match ups.
    ---Speaking of match ups---do we have any switch hitters and who are our lefties at the plate??? Who dares to win the prize for predicting the starting position and batting order vs a lefty or righty on opening day??? who are our 3 best bunters and who are our fastest 3 guys???

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    Robbins in CF would be ideal. Experience, leadership and also allowing for another bat to play in the infield. Here's my lineup, maybe not opening day, but by mid-conference:

    8 Robbins
    4 Conrad
    7 Fontenot
    DH Lott
    2 Monica
    9 Sensley
    3 Pinero
    6 Antchak
    5 Poncho

    Weekend Rotation:
    Friday Leger
    Saturday Lee
    Sunday Guillory

    1st out the Pen: Marks (long relief), C. Lee (hold em), Harris and Huval (situational)
    D-Mo to shut the door


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    Hopefully Kennon builds on last season. He was getting really hot late on and can lock that position down.

    It's tough to balance starts with this team, but in a good way for sure. If Joe plays CF, I don't know that Poncho would necessarily be up next. I think first move would be to get Pinero on that corner, then it's whether Brenn is ready for 1B or put Stover there. Stover started more at 1B when at Kansas State than he did in the OF so I don't think that's too much of a stretch (though was more DH than either.) I think he can be really valuable and is a guy that many might forget about. He batted near .300 in about a half season's worth of games at K-State.

    I think the guys that are must starts are Brenn, Sensley, Robbins and probably Monica though you'd like to relieve him more than we did with Thurm. You could maybe say Pinero, Fontenot are in that next group and of course Antchak or Kasuls and the rest are plug and play based on matchup. And a guy like Lott will probably be there more often than not depending on what kind of start he gets off to


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    Quote Originally Posted by weareLOUISIANA View Post
    Robbins in CF would be ideal. Experience, leadership and also allowing for another bat to play in the infield. Here's my lineup, maybe not opening day, but by mid-conference:

    8 Robbins
    4 Conrad
    7 Fontenot
    DH Lott
    2 Monica
    9 Sensley
    3 Pinero
    6 Antchak
    5 Poncho

    Weekend Rotation:
    Friday Leger
    Saturday Lee
    Sunday Guillory

    1st out the Pen: Marks (long relief), C. Lee (hold em), Harris and Huval (situational)
    D-Mo to shut the door
    Colten Schmidt will be in the starters mix as well.

    Norman and Burk will likely get opportunities in midweek as well behind someone like Harris or Guillory or Schmidt (depending on who the 3rd wkd guy is)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wcd35 View Post
    Colten Schmidt will be in the starters mix as well.

    Norman and Burk will likely get opportunities in midweek as well behind someone like Harris or Guillory or Schmidt (depending on who the 3rd wkd guy is)

    I guess I will buy a couple of cold ones for the winner if T-Bine remembers!!!---Need a one week before deadline!!! lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by weareLOUISIANA View Post
    Robbins in CF would be ideal. Experience, leadership and also allowing for another bat to play in the infield. Here's my lineup, maybe not opening day, but by mid-conference:

    8 Robbins
    4 Conrad
    7 Fontenot
    DH Lott
    2 Monica
    9 Sensley
    3 Pinero
    6 Antchak
    5 Poncho

    Weekend Rotation:
    Friday Leger
    Saturday Lee
    Sunday Guillory

    1st out the Pen: Marks (long relief), C. Lee (hold em), Harris and Huval (situational)
    D-Mo to shut the door
    I think that line-up will be accurate for many games with Stover and Sensley rotating based on pitching. Kasuls and Antchak will do the same. As far as weekend rotation switch Guillory for Schmidt and you got it in my opinion. Guilllory will be midweek starter again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wcd35 View Post
    Hopefully Kennon builds on last season. He was getting really hot late on and can lock that position down.

    It's tough to balance starts with this team, but in a good way for sure. If Joe plays CF, I don't know that Poncho would necessarily be up next. I think first move would be to get Pinero on that corner, then it's whether Brenn is ready for 1B or put Stover there. Stover started more at 1B when at Kansas State than he did in the OF so I don't think that's too much of a stretch (though was more DH than either.) I think he can be really valuable and is a guy that many might forget about. He batted near .300 in about a half season's worth of games at K-State.

    I think the guys that are must starts are Brenn, Sensley, Robbins and probably Monica though you'd like to relieve him more than we did with Thurm. You could maybe say Pinero, Fontenot are in that next group and of course Antchak or Kasuls and the rest are plug and play based on matchup. And a guy like Lott will probably be there more often than not depending on what kind of start he gets off to
    Good point on Stover at 1B. I would think Poncho would be next up at 3B after Robbins based on how Bab was talking about him at 3B today on the radio.

    We have depth, which means we can play whoever is hot at whatever time. I can't wait to see how it all shakes out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rougarou View Post
    There was word that Jam has made a jump. We will see if it carries into the season. I think they really want Joe in CF. Apparently Poncho has been a natural at 3rd base too. I imagine a lot of shuffling based on match ups.
    Coach Rob stated Jam is seeing the ball much better after he had his vision corrected. He was in denial, didn't want to admit he had vision problems.

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    I would use Jam as a pinch runner and/or double switch situations late in a game. This way he's doesn't have to hit his way on, he would likely get on base once a game, and you would have his speed in center and Robbins at 3rd late in the game for defensive purposes.


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    Is jam healthy?


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    Like others, I've heard good things about Jam. Some
    Believe he is ready to take a big step forward.


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    Hope I'm wrong but I'm starting to think Jam might be one of those people that struggle with getting it done in front of 4K people


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hark Mudspeth View Post
    Hope I'm wrong but I'm starting to think Jam might be one of those people that struggle with getting it done in front of 4K people
    I dont think 4K people have anything to do with it. I think he was a very athletic guy that they took a chance on. Big upside that if it pays off great, but at worst you have a threat on the bases in your back pocket if needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weareLOUISIANA View Post
    I dont think 4K people have anything to do with it. I think he was a very athletic guy that they took a chance on. Big upside that if it pays off great, but at worst you have a threat on the bases in your back pocket if needed.
    3 years the guy has killed it at practice with nobody watching...it doesn't translate to gameday. this isn't football, these kids grew up playing baseball in front of 25 parents...having 8k eyes on you while you are batting is a lot different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hark Mudspeth View Post
    3 years the guy has killed it at practice with nobody watching...it doesn't translate to gameday. this isn't football, these kids grew up playing baseball in front of 25 parents...having 8k eyes on you while you are batting is a lot different.
    I don't remember anyone ever saying he killed it in practice. I remember coach saying he was a project when he was first brought in. What maybe helping him this year is they've been working with him for two years now, as well as that he how has the ability to see properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunAmos View Post
    I don't remember anyone ever saying he killed it in practice. I remember coach saying he was a project when he was first brought in. What maybe helping him this year is they've been working with him for two years now, as well as that he how has the ability to see properly.
    He had a really good fall last year and it didn't quite carry over to the season. I think that is what he is referring to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunAmos View Post
    I don't remember anyone ever saying he killed it in practice. I remember coach saying he was a project when he was first brought in. What maybe helping him this year is they've been working with him for two years now, as well as that he how has the ability to see properly.
    I do, several people including the coaches...we have recruits that come on trips here who don't want to come because of the crowd. Some guys just can't do it with the lights on and in front of thousands of people...just like there are some guys who look like sht at practice but get it done when the lights come on...everyone performs differently under pressure...going from an empty stadium to a full one is a whole different kind of pressure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hark Mudspeth View Post
    I do, several people including the coaches...we have recruits that come on trips here who don't want to come because of the crowd. Some guys just can't do it with the lights on and in front of thousands of people...just like there are some guys who look like sht at practice but get it done when the lights come on...everyone performs differently under pressure...going from an empty stadium to a full one is a whole different kind of pressure.

    You sir are on the money and present a huge decision that coaches have to make---my daughter's piano teacher told her before a recital that they were all gonna be nervous in front of the crowd---BUT they could choose whether to have GOD or BAD nerves---also the situations can put added pressure

    score tied and your EP or FG changes score early in the game---same situation but the kick wins it

    behind and your EP or FG ties it

    behind and your EP or FG wins it---same hold true in baseball situations!!! make practice as real as possible and at least the player has an idea of the pressure

    love audio sounds use in these situations like the winning FT in Basketball!!!


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    Uncle Charley was his biggest obstacle.


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