Fresno State Baseball Not Afraid To Play Frosh in 2018

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Fresno State Baseball Not Afraid To Play Frosh in 2018

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Fresno State Baseball Not Afraid To Play Frosh in 2018

Fresno State Lineup for 2018

The Bulldogs lost the first five batters in the lineup which also represent a lot of the home runs they hit. They also lost one of the best pitchers in the MWC. How do they compensate for those losses? Of those five in the batting order, four were seniors, one was a junior who was drafted and signed, and then one more senior who had significant playing time. That is going to hurt.

Bozar’s Beliefs:

C – Carter Bins (SO) – .291 and 6 and freshman AA.

1B – Emilio Nogales (FR)

2B – Jeremiah Burks (JR) – .196 and 1 in limited time

SS – Korby Batesole (SR) – .310 and 5

3B – ?

OF – Zach Ashford (JR) – .316 and 1

OF – Isaiah Haddad (FR)

OF – Miles Tomczak (FR)

DH – ?

SP – Adam Medrano (SO) – 1-0 and 5.79

SP – JJ Santa Cruz (SR) – 3-1 and 6.69

SP – Davis Moore (SO) – 3-1 and 6.12 with 2 saves

RP – Edgar Gonzalez (JR) – 6-4 and 4.83 and 5 saves

Coach’s Comments:

C – as above

1B – as above (?)

2B – as above (?)

SS – as above

3B – JT Arruda (FR) – Redshirt in 2017

OF – Austin White (SO) Redshirt in 2017

OF – Nate Thimjon (FR)

OF –

DH – Zach Presno (FR)

SP – Ryan Jensen (SO) – 3-0 and 6.60 with 1 start.

SP – Jaime Arias (FR)

SP – Edgar Gonzalez (see above) – Seems coach wants him in the rotation

RP –

Coach signed some more in the Fall Signing Period and I don’t know where they fit in the grand scheme of things. Pitching looks in decent shape with Gonzalez having the ability to start as well as close. It’ll be interesting to see how coach plays that one. Again, the starting lineup on the field will be close to 100% new except for Batesole, Bins, and Ashford. Burks is just a guess on my part. Also, coach seems to have answered the question of Edgar Gonzalez. He is high on his rotation as well as Ashford and Bins. What’s not to like? I like the idea of giving freshmen a chance for success (four in this case) rather than let them sit for a few years. If they show they can do it in practice, drop the reins and let them show their stuff in a real game. The new guys I had in on the infield? He didn’t comment on them. I don’t know if that means he’s nodding his head in agreement of if he thinks I’m nuts. You know what I’m thinking.

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