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- Christian Bullock — 6-0 1B/LHP/OF, Morgan Park HS (Chicago, IL)
- Marcus Chavez — 5-10 C/MIF, Grand Street Campus HS (Brooklyn, NY)
- Dominic Clementi — 6-2 OF/RHP, Arrowhead HS (Hartland, WI)
- Lorenzo Elion — 6-2 MIF/RHP, Simeon HS (Chicago, IL)
- Tommy Henry — 6-4 LHP, Portage Northern HS (MI)
- Karl Kauffmann — 6-2 RHP, Birmingham Brother Rice (MI)
- Brock Keener — 6-0 C/IF, Alvin CC (TX) [juco transfer]
- Chris Prescott — 6-1 OF, Orange Coast College (CA) [juco transfer]
- Harrison Salter — 6-2 C, Orchard Lake St. Mary’s HS (MI)
- Jack Weisenburger — 6-3 RHP, Rockford HS (MI)
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Thank you, Michigan.||
|2 weeks 4 days ago||WBB rankings, particularly||
WBB rankings, particularly outside the top 10 or 15 players in each class, are notoriously unreliable. On a consensus basis across multiple recruiting services, Flaherty and Gondrezick were probably similarly ranked, with Flaherty perhaps a bit higher. Thome certainly was not ranked higher than Flaherty.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Two signed with Michigan yesterday||
Also signing with Michigan yesterday was 5-9 guard Deja Church, out of Southfield High A&T, one of the top in-state players in the 2017 class. Some recruiting services (not espn) have her in their top 100 (Blue Star has her at #70). She was originally committed to Minnesota but then switched to the Wolverines a couple of weeks ago; her reason for the switch is covered in this article. She's the second in-state player Kim Barnes Arico has landed, following Kysre Gondrezick.
One note on Hailey Brown: This isn't to take anything away from the importance of her signing with Michigan, but espn always assigns five stars to way too many WBB players. They have their top 52 players all as five stars. This is a running joke in WBB circles. In MBB, espn has just their top 25 as five stars. So in a reasonable ranking system, Hailey Brown would be a high four star.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||Prep Baseball Report didn't||
Prep Baseball Report didn't have him that highly rated. He was their #48 player in the state of Ohio for the class of 2015, and he wasn't ranked at all in their overall, multistate rankings. I was always skeptical of him ever playing baseball at Michigan.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||Another 2017 names Michigan||
Another 2017 names Michigan as one of his finalists:
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Not sure if this has already||
Not sure if this has already been posted, but Justin Smith announced his final seven yesterday, including Michigan.
|26 weeks 20 hours ago||It is old news, but the||
It is old news, but the program didn't make it official until today.
She was a very good basketball player in high school, but I'm a bit skeptical of this given her long absence from hoops. She does fill the need for a backup to Hallie Thome at center.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||spam acct.|
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Hardly greater knowledge—I||
Hardly greater knowledge—I just happened to stumble across that tweet.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Eli Brooks was offered by||
Seems like Michigan has been moving more quickly in making offers since the new assistant coaches joined the staff.
EDIT: The article linked in the tweet says Brooks visited Michigan last month (Father's Day weekend).
|30 weeks 3 days ago||EDIT||
Also, word got out today that Michigan offered Brian Bowen last week:
|30 weeks 5 days ago||Another perfect game in title game||
|31 weeks 3 days ago||Adcock agrees to terms||
Adcock has reached a contract agreement with the Astros "for a little less than the amount slotted ($459,700) for pick 127."
Also, Evan Hill is on his way to Lakeland, "where he’ll report to the Tigers’ spring training facility to negotiate a contract, conduct a physical and throw a bullpen session before being assigned to a minor league affiliate in the organization."
|31 weeks 5 days ago||Wenson's comment after being drafted—||
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Adcock first Michigan draftee: 4th round||
|32 weeks 1 day ago||More from Baseball America||
Baseball America has nine players from the state of Michigan in their top 500 prospects. Several current Wolverines or signees are listed as "other prospects of note," with Jake Bivens* the highest rated:
EDIT: Christian Bullock and Dominic Clementi are also mentioned as "other prospects of note" for their respective states.
*Bivens is just a sophomore but is eligible for the draft because he's 21 years old.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||2016 class||
Here's a full list of the 2016 recruiting class, which is heavy on Michigan/Midwest prospects:
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Commit tweets||
|33 weeks 2 days ago||-||
|33 weeks 3 days ago||People might take you more||
People might take you more seriously if you actually knew anything about baseball. Your obsession with a single loss to CMU in a midweek game is laughable. That's the 29th time Michigan has lost to CMU all-time, hardly a rare occurrence. It's baseball; it happens.
Don't have the time to go through and correct all the other dumb things you've said in this thread.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Minnesota was projected to be||
Minnesota was projected to be in the field by both Baseball America and D1Baseball.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Our last 4 in: Ga Tech,||
Michigan not even among the first four out.
EDIT: Baseball America's final projection has both Michigan and Nebraska among the first four out, with Minnesota barely squeaking in as one of the last four in. Looking like the poor finish plus a weak Big Ten have doomed Michigan's chances.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||As Alton has pointed out, the||
As Alton has pointed out, the committee can take how a team did over its last 15 games into account, and on that score, Nebraska (11-4) is in much better shape than Michigan (6-9).
Also, heading into the Big Ten tourney, Baseball America had Nebraska as a 2 seed and Michigan as a 3. Does Michigan going 1-2 in the BTT jump them ahead of Nebraksa, which went 0-2? Seems unlikely.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Not a great sign—||
Aaron Fitt of D1Baseball has the Big Ten with three tourney teams: OSU, Minnesota, and Nebraska.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||OSU beat Iowa for the||
OSU beat Iowa for the championship and auto bid, so Iowa's out (with an RPI of 71). Michigan's RPI is now 38, second in the Big Ten to OSU, at 35; next highest is Nebraska at 48.
I wouldn't put a lot of stock in projections that have Michigan as a 2 seed. The better-known sites have had them as a 3 seed for some time now.
|34 weeks 18 hours ago||I'm no baseball||
I'm no baseball bracketologist—just throwing a couple more data points out there. Does the baseball committee take how you did recently into account? I thought in basketball at least they've deemphasized that in recent years.
|34 weeks 19 hours ago||Currently, there's no one||
Currently, there's no one Michigan played who's in the top 25, but Oklahoma State is just outside (27), so I guess hope they make a deep Big 12 tourney run. (Michigan went 1-2 vs. them.)
Michigan moved up 4 spots with the win today to 33 (tops among Big Ten teams).
|34 weeks 6 days ago||Baruti NOT happening||
|35 weeks 22 hours ago||Michigan has had a tough||
Michigan has had a tough stretch lately, but except for the absolute top teams in the country, every baseball team tends to lose a few games each year to on-paper inferior competition. That's the nature of baseball.
And in what matters as far as getting into the NCAA tourney—RPI—Michigan does NOT have a ton of bad losses like so many people seem to think they have. They've lost twice to 101-200 teams and twice to 200+ teams. Not unusual. For example, Texas Tech, currently ranked #5 by Baseball America and #11 in RPI, has 7 losses to 101-200 RPI teams. Several top 25 teams have at least one 200+ loss.
Michigan is still the top Big Ten team in RPI (#35), so if they can turn things around and take at least 2 out of 3 this weekend over Illinois (#58), they should still be in good shape for an NCAA bid heading into the BTT.
|35 weeks 22 hours ago||Is he out for the year?||
Is he out for the year?