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- Projects nine teams in the NCAA field
- Has Alabama last in the West
- Here's what it says on the Tide ...
• Alabama has missed regionals the last two seasons and had its first losing season since 1994, the last season of the Barry Shollenberger regime. Mitch Gaspard enters his fourth season with an overhaul beginning in earnest, with alumni Dax Norris and Andy Phillips landing a stout recruiting class that includes all four up-the-middle starters. JC transfer C Wade Wass, the team's 2013 top prospect, was an unsigned eighth-rounder in 2012. Fr. SS Mikey White, whose father played football for the Crimson Tide, is a better prospect down the line and will man the keystone with Fr. 2B Kyle Overstreet, while Fr. OF Georgie Salem (brother of ex-Tide CF Emeel) takes over in center.
This post was edited by Chris Walsh 17 months ago
Christopher Walsh covers Alabama football for BamaOnline, 247Sports, and is the author of 18 books.
The full preview: http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/college/season-preview/2013/2614667.html
Well that's an encouraging outlook; last in the west. Isn't Georgie Salem Emeel's cousin though, not his brother? And I realize you were quoting Baseball America there
Also, isn't this incorrect? They made the Tallahassee regional two years ago and missed the postseason last year.
Doesn't seem like they're paying attention over at BA...
Yeah, he's Emeel's cousin.
As far as the outlook, yes, last in the West is very bleak, but on the other hand, you have to consider the amount of talent in the West (and SEC as a whole). In trying to stay optimistic, I've almost convinced myself that our young guys will have improved from last year.
Adding A&M to the baseball mix makes it even tougher.
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Well at least we have softball
The SEC is tough this year...still optimistic, but there are a lot of ranked teams that we have to play. No easy series that's for sure. Still I wouldn't give up on them just yet. Hitting should be greatly improved, and if the pitching staff reaches it's full potential they could go far.
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"Once in awhile you get shown the light in the strangest of places you have to look at it right."
Its very hard to forecast what a few new faces will do, some adapt quickly and contribute and some dont. Only one way to go and that is up from the pre season stuff. Ive said before, if there can be some timley hits and or plays made with solid pitching to pull out some wins will be very beneficial early. Playing with confidence can help carry a team when you get in some tough spots.
I see we have a series with Florida Atlantic again this year. I am hoping for a better outcome this time around.
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