Baseball Hello: Collin Goslin

Submitted by Raoul on December 5th, 2013 at 7:46 PM

The Michigan baseball coaching staff, which has been actively pursuing a number of 2015 and 2016 pitchers, today landed a big one: 6-3, 180-lb. southpaw Collin Goslin—one of the top in-state players in the 2015 class. He attends Dearborn Divine Child, so with his commitment to Michigan he's following in the footsteps of two notable former Wolverines, Alan Oaks and Patrick Biondi. Goslin also continues a strong trend from the 2014 class of the Michigan staff stockpiling left-handed pitchers; recently signing with the Wolverines in that class were lefties Michael Hendrickson, Oliver Jaskie, and Grant Reuss.

In a Chris Webb blog item posted in October, Goslin indicated that Vanderbilt, Louisville, Michigan State, and Ohio State were the main schools recruiting him, in addition to Michigan; Kentucky and Northwestern had reportedly also expressed interest. His full list of offers isn't known, but he did pick one up from OSU in October. Webb said that Goslin has "a strong three-pitch arsenal led by an upper-80s fastball," and he also notes that Goslin has played quarterback for Divine Child for the last two seasons. (Note that Goslin's Divine Child teammate, Dion Henderson, who's mentioned in Webb's post, recently committed to Kentucky.)

Here's a more detailed scouting report from Prep Baseball Report, included in an October rundown of top left-handed pitchers:

Ranked third in the state, Goslin is a strong-bodied lefty with a projectable 6-foot-2, 200-pound frame. He sat 86-88 at the Midwest Future Games and featured a mid-70s curveball that has swing-and-miss potential. He also mixes in a changeup at 78-79. He’s a good athlete with some effort to his delivery and pitches from a high three-quarter slot.

PBR has Goslin ranked #43 overall in the 2015 class.

photo of Goslin from PBR profile page

Below are the PBR overall rankings (encompassing their ten-state coverage area) for Michigan's six 2015 commits. Note that Nick Plummer was recently bumped up from #30 to #20. Plummer and Goslin are PBR's #2 and #3 players from the state of Michigan in the 2015 class, so Erik Bakich and his staff continue to do well with their in-state recruiting efforts.

*Hello post is Ace's from the front page. David will be on a football scholarship, but he evidently also plans to play baseball at Michigan.



December 5th, 2013 at 7:51 PM ^

I had thought that Andrew David was coming here as a kicker, so that would make two kids that will play baseball while being on football scholarships, correct? I actually think this is pretty awesome and an example of dedication that is to be admired really. Welcome to Michigan, Collin Goslin!


December 5th, 2013 at 8:21 PM ^

Is there a "not" missing from your first sentence? From what I recall, Hoke has a policy of not letting freshmen play others sports. I assume that policy will apply to Andrew David, if he does decide to try to play baseball as well. But Hoke does allow scholarship football players to play other sports starting in their sophomore years.


December 6th, 2013 at 10:32 AM ^

It seems unlikely that he'd give up whatever scholarship money he's getting to be a football walk-on. After he committed to Michigan, Romano pursued getting a football scholarship but apparently never got an offer to his liking. All indications are that he's fully committed to baseball at this point.