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    Portal News 2024

    Tech players that are in the portal:
    RHP Nick Fraginals
    RHP Will Melby
    LHP Haydan Toal
    C Karson Evans

    I donít think there are any huge surprises so far as the pitchers listed never really played. As for Evans, he just didnít seem to get a chance this year except for when Corona was physically unable. Even when Jorge was probably too tired to really play his position well Burroughs still wouldnít put Evans in. I wonder though if heís leaving by choice or if he was told he should. Tech has a lot of big shoes to fill.

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    Re: Portal News 2024

    Can we check to see if anyone from LSU-Eunice has eligibility left?

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    Re: Portal News 2024

    My guess is that Evans has his Summer Ball thing planned and is hoping he can catch on with somebody who needs a catcher and can get some consistent plate appearances.

    He makes the third catcher we've lost (not all to the portal) who were solid behind the plate.

    It's impossible to beat out a guy who hits for power, averages in the upper .200s, and has a cannon arm for four years.

    That position will be a normal rotation for at least a couple of years.

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    Re: Portal News 2024

    Yep, Evans should have seen more playing time. Corona could have used some breaks during the season. As I have posted Big Jorge was my favorite player. Game after game, inning after inning, steady, dependable, a true warrior. Of course he wanted to play all the time, but LB should have acted as head coach and inserted Evans, sometimes around the 6th or 7th inning of a game, and Evans should have gotten some starts too.

    Gonna be a brand new team next year. This is where LB demonstrates he should keep his job, can he build a winning squad practically from scratch?

    Gavin Nix (or Nicks?) from Rummel is still a Tech commit the last I heard. He played 3rd base in high school and usually hit 5th in the lineup. Wish we could have signed one of Rummel's top pitchers, but Tulane signed them both. Tulane will be in Omaha in the next couple of years with those two on their staff.

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    Re: Portal News 2024

    Tech could probably recruit better pitchers and keep the ones that do come here if the team was known to a have a pitching coach capable of furthering the development of its pitchers. Everyone knows Fouts isnít that guy and heís not going to be that guy. Heís already proven that with years under his belt. Itís time for a change. Burroughs has to get full on serious about managing his team at a higher level of coaching performance which would make his recruiting job somewhat less critical. Generally speaking Tech has way too many players sitting on the bench getting moldy instead of learning how to play the game better.

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    Re: Portal News 2024

    @BleedTechBlue ∑ 17h


    The #DiamondDogs landed their first transfer portal commitment of the off-season when Baylor C/1B Zach Mazoch (@ZacharyMazoch2) committed to the program on Monday.


    Mazoch hit .299 with 2 HR and 17 RBI for the Bears in 2024.

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    Re: Portal News 2024

    I saw that. I like that heís a C/1st base option because right now both of those positions are wide open for whoever proves to be competent. Thankfully at this point Berch, Drost and Safford havenít attempted to lay claim to those spots, but who knows, they may yet.

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    Re: Portal News 2024

    Add our 2 year bench sitter pitcher Porche as an another guy portaling out. That makes 4 of Foutsí prior years pitching recruits who never made it into much of an actual on the field pitching role. Fouts simply isnít doing the job heís paid to do at a level needed for Tech.

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    Re: Portal News 2024

    Some info from BTBÖ
    Unfortunately after checking the Tech player stats from the summer league teams that are actually playing nobody is doing particularly well except of course for Comeaux, who at last look was batting .500. In some cases I donít even see that our players have actually reported to their respective teams to play.

    Jake Smith - Lake Charles Gumbeaux Gators - Texas Collegiate League

    Hayden Harmon - Lake Charles Gumbeaux Gators - Texas Collegiate League

    Jake LaRocca - Acadiana Cane Cutters - Texas Collegiate League

    Reid Snider - Acadiana Cane Cutters - Texas Collegiate League

    CJ Sturiale - Lake Charles Gumbeaux Gators - Texas Collegiate League

    Nick Alonso - Minot Hot Tots - Northwoods League

    Luke Nichols - Hyannis Harbor Hawks - Cape Cod Baseball League

    Matt Houston - Jackson Rockabillys - Prospect League

    Blake Hooks - Upper Valley Nighthawks - New England Collegiate League

    Mike Ballard - Upper Valley Nighthawks - New England Collegiate League

    Nate Crider - Upper Valley Nighthawks - New England Collegiate League

    Reece Tarini - Greenville Yard Gnomes - Coastal Plains League

    Connor Nation - Holly Springs Salamanders - Coastal Plains League

    Colton Coates - Danville Dans - Prospect League

    Jacob Havern - Danville Dans - Prospect League

    Grant Comeaux - Danville Dans - Prospect League

    Hutson Guinn - Orlando Snappers - Florida Collegiate League

    Zach Mazoch - Waterloo Bucks - Northwoods League

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    Re: Portal News 2024

    Thereís a reason why neither of our assistant coaches have offers and itís not because they ďlove RustonĒ

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    Re: Portal News 2024

    Gaspard is retiring - has sold his in Ruston

    Fouts is basically moving into his role and still in charge of recruiting

    Miller is taking on pitchers and catchers after splitting it with Fouts last year

    McLeod has been added to the staff
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    Re: Portal News 2024

    How do you feel about that?

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    Re: Portal News 2024

    It sounds like Tech is maintaining its thinking small mentality which means that for years now it seems like Techís players are better than their coaches. I donít have a problem with former players coaching at Tech as long as theyíre learning to coach somewhere else in the offseason.

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    Re: Portal News 2024

    Perfect opportunity blown to get a pitching coach.

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    Re: Portal News 2024

    Quote Originally Posted by techman05 View Post
    How do you feel about that?
    When you take a couple of steps back and view it through unbiased lenses, it is hard to argue with the results given his track record the last 3 of 4 years (and I think if McConnell is eligible in 2023 that record is a lot different)

    I remember in 2021 folks wanted to run Silva out of town on here as pitching coach

    LB ain't changing after 8 years
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