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- #156 Travis Maezes
- #164 Jacob Cronenworth
- #190 Jonathan Engelmann
|12 hours 24 min ago||Had his glove to add to his foul ball total||
|1 week 4 days ago||Maezes signs||
Still no word one way or the other on Jonathan Engelmann.
|1 week 5 days ago||Unfortunate news—||
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Interesting stuff||
One other thing, and you probably already know this: while, yes, she's early in high school, recruiting-wise, this isn't early at all. Michigan already has two 2018 softball commits, and the trend especially in softball (more so than women's basketball) is toward very early commitments. That doesn't mean she can't take her time if she wants, but I'll bet she already has a number of schools recruiting and some offers as well.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah, it was ridiculously||
Yeah, it was ridiculously easy to figure that out with a simple Google search. Which is why I couldn't understand why he didn't post her name.
In any case, she is one of the top basketball prospects in Michigan in the 2018 class, but I haven't heard (yet) of any Michigan interest in her. Seems like she might be more likely to play softball in college.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I'm curious as to why you||
I'm curious as to why you think it would be wrong of you to post that player's name.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Cronenworth signs||
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Jonathan Engelmann hasn't||
Jonathan Engelmann hasn't reached a decision yet on his future, per this report.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Article out today makes it||
Article out today makes it clear that Charlie Donovan will be donning a Michigan uniform:
Joe Donovan commiitted to Michigan last November, the first member of the class of 2017. Here's a feature on him that was published last month.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Here's an on-topic connection—||
Harrison Salter, Blaise's younger brother, committed to Michigan in January for the 2016 recruiting class, so he'll be following in his grandfather's footsteps. And he's also a catcher. (There's also middle brother Will Salter, who just finished his freshman season at MSU.)
Harrison attends Orchard Lake St. Mary's, whose baseball team is coached by Matt Petry, son of another Tiger great, Dan Petry, who helps his son coach the team.
Bill Freehan, by the way, still holds the Big Ten record for season batting average (conference games only)—.585 (1961).
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Donovan||
Charlie Donovan, another Michigan signee, also goes late, in round 30. Good chance now that Engelmann and Donovan both end up in Ann Arbor.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Engelmann||
First 2015 Michigan signee/commit to be drafted is Jonathan Engelmann, who went in round 28 to the Twins.
Evan Hill still undrafted, so it's looking like he might be returning for his senior year.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Maezes||
Junior shortshop Travis Maezes went in round 13 to the Royals. He's the 3rd Michigan player drafted, which is the most since 2010.
They're up to round 20, and Evan Hill still hasn't had his name called, and no member of Michigan's recruiting class has been drafted yet.
|3 weeks 17 hours ago||Bakich addressed||
Bakich addressed Cronenworth's position in a new article. He also indicated he expects him to sign with Tampa Bay.
|3 weeks 18 hours ago||That's it for day 2. Through||
That's it for day 2. Through round 10, none of the Michigan signees/commits were drafted. The chances of the recruiting class remaining intact are improving.
|3 weeks 18 hours ago||Bakich said Glines could go||
Bakich said Glines could go late on day 2 or on day 3, so it's not that surprising for him to be picked in today's final round (10).
Regarding Cronenworth, Tampa Bay actually drafted him as a second baseman. He may be switched later to pitcher, but that's not where they're starting him out.
|3 weeks 20 hours ago||Seniors have little leverage||
Seniors have little leverage to negotiate, so it's highly likely that he'll sign.
It's also interesting that many people arae commenting that the Rays announced him as a second basemen, when most projected him as a pitcher at the next level.
|3 weeks 20 hours ago||Cronenworth goes in round 7 to Tampa Bay||
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I knew I had seen something||
I knew I had seen something similar here, but I didn't remember it was you who had posted it.
I did notice that you upgraded your argument from NCAA champion to WNBA champion. I'm expecting to see a post from you in three years arguing that a 9th grade boys AAU team (why always 9th grade, I wonder?) would crush the Olympic gold medal–winning women's team.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Déjà vu all over again|
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Maybe so—||
There were also rules changes announced for the men, including shortening the shot clock from 35 to 30, which was already what the women were using.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||There will actually be fewer||
There will actually be fewer media timeouts outside those between the quarters, because there will be only one during each quarter. Also, the team fouls will reset to zero at the end of each quarter, which should cut back on foul shots. The overall idea of the rules changes (which are outlined here) is to improve the flow of the game.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Good question||
I'm not sure what's going on with him. He's no longer listed on the football roster, and although he's still on the baseball roster, he wasn't with the team during the NCAA Regional. By that time, he had already joined his summer baseball team, the Wisconsin Woodchucks, hitting a grand slam during one game that weekend. But on his Twitter page, he still calls himself a "Michigan student-athlete."
EDIT: This doesn't answer your question either, but it seems to point more in the direction of him not returning next year: The first summer baseball update has been posted on mgoblue.com, and there's no mention of Romano.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Highly unlikely those Hewitts||
Highly unlikely those Hewitts are related. George Hewitt is African American. He's the younger brother of Anthony Hewitt, who was a first-round draft pick of the Phillies in 2008 and has been in the minors ever since.
I don't know why I need to justify to you what I do with my personal Twitter account. But as I recall, you posted some nasty stuff on Twitter (and here too, actually). Actions have consequences.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Addendum||
Found a top 200 for the draft posted at MLB.com. It includes:
So another indication that Engelmann might get drafted high enough to sign, although it's interesting that Perfect Game doesn't have him in their top 500 for the draft.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Correct...||
although it might better be said that he "hopes" to play both. Found this in an article from last month.
One thing I probably should have pointed out in the OP is that I have no idea if David is included among the 13 players that Bakich said are in the 2015 recruiting class.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||One other thing—||
I had one other note, but this post turned out longer than I had intended, so I'll mention it here: If three or more current Michigan players end up getting drafted, that will be the most since 2010, when five Wolverines were drafted (see mgoblue.com list of Michigan draftees). That's certainly another sign of the turnaround of Michigan baseball since Bakich's arrival (although, to be fair, Cronenworth, Hill, and Maezes were all recruited to U-M by Bakich's predecessor). And looking toward next year's junior class (who are Bakich's recruits), there are likely several potential draftees for 2016, including Brett Adcock, Carmen Benedetti, Keith Lehmann, and Johnny Slater.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||He didn't exactly break this.||
He didn't exactly break this. This seems to be the first tweet with the news:
|4 weeks 18 hours ago||nm||
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Regarding the pitching, it||
Regarding the pitching, it didn't help that Michigan's #2 starter, Ryan Nutof, has been in the hospital since Thursday with the flu (noted in this Michigan Daily writeup). I'm not making excuses, just saying Michigan had more pitching depth than was apparent this weekend.