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2012 Season Grade

jikastew

All Legend
10 Year Member
That's a solid D-

I'm sorry, but barely making it into the Big Ten Tournament is unacceptable. Maybe you could make a case of bumping it up a half grade because of some notion of "development" we hope occurs under Erstad; but the fact is, we don't we if Erstad can develop talent yet. This team was a bad series away from missing the freaking Big Ten tournamant.

The quality of baseball is notably worse in the Big Ten. Everyone knew it going in, but even I was surprised. I seriously don't know if NU could win a series with Iowa Western, given our pitching.

Now, that was pretty harsh, but don't take it as doom-and-gloom. I have hope for Erstad, but he inherited a monster mess.
 

HuskerWeatherman

Husker Fan
15 Year Member
Now, that was pretty harsh, but don't take it as doom-and-gloom. I have hope for Erstad, but he inherited a monster mess.
He did inherit a monster mess -- the only reason I give him a bit of credit. I'm fairly certain the 2011 Huskers under Anderson would not have even made the Big Ten tournament -- they were bad, bad, bad in every facet of the game.

2012 under Erstad (jury is still very much out on if he is capable as a head coach/manager), was unacceptable. But somewhat excusable based on where we were prior to his promotion. It's not at all excusable moving forward.
 

Red93

Blackshirt
5 Year Member
That's a solid D-

I'm sorry, but barely making it into the Big Ten Tournament is unacceptable. Maybe you could make a case of bumping it up a half grade because of some notion of "development" we hope occurs under Erstad; but the fact is, we don't we if Erstad can develop talent yet. This team was a bad series away from missing the freaking Big Ten tournamant.

The quality of baseball is notably worse in the Big Ten. Everyone knew it going in, but even I was surprised. I seriously don't know if NU could win a series with Iowa Western, given our pitching.

Now, that was pretty harsh, but don't take it as doom-and-gloom. I have hope for Erstad, but he inherited a monster mess.
And a good series away from being the #2 seed with a first round BYE (sunshine pumper alert!)
 

FCHusker

#1 Husker Fan
10 Year Member
He did inherit a monster mess -- the only reason I give him a bit of credit. I'm fairly certain the 2011 Huskers under Anderson would not have even made the Big Ten tournament -- they were bad, bad, bad in every facet of the game.

2012 under Erstad (jury is still very much out on if he is capable as a head coach/manager), was unacceptable. But somewhat excusable based on where we were prior to his promotion. It's not at all excusable moving forward.

This! Man you guys are freakin' harsh on this board. None of the other boards are near this bad. I think he did alot with almost nothing. I am proud of our season and I think the ship is heading in the right direction.
 

FCHusker

#1 Husker Fan
10 Year Member
Stats as of May 24, 2012 I would say we had a pretty good year offensively. Turn the pitching around and we are heading in the right direction!

Hitting minimums - 2.0 AB/Game 3.0 TPA/Game
Pitching minimums - 1.0 IP/Game

Batting avg
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1. Purdue.............. .318
2. Nebraska............ .316
3. Michigan State...... .301
4. Illinois............ .283
5. Indiana............. .274
6. Ohio State.......... .269
7. Minnesota........... .266
8. Iowa................ .266
9. Penn State.......... .255
10.Michigan............ .253
11.Northwestern........ .253

Slugging pct
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1. Nebraska............ .447
2. Purdue.............. .437
3. Michigan State...... .402
4. Indiana............. .399
5. Penn State.......... .381
6. Illinois............ .378
7. Michigan............ .358
8. Ohio State.......... .355
9. Minnesota........... .340
10.Iowa................ .338
11.Northwestern........ .319

On base pct
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1. Purdue.............. .386
2. Nebraska............ .385
3. Michigan State...... .381
4. Ohio State.......... .371
5. Illinois............ .364
6. Indiana............. .356
7. Iowa................ .351
8. Minnesota........... .339
9. Michigan............ .335
10.Penn State.......... .328
11.Northwestern........ .325

Runs scored
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1. Nebraska............ 411
2. Purdue.............. 368
3. Michigan State...... 343
4. Ohio State.......... 323
5. Indiana............. 317
6. Illinois............ 309
7. Michigan............ 264
8. Penn State.......... 255
9. Iowa................ 245
10.Minnesota........... 240
11.Northwestern........ 214

Hits
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1. Nebraska............ 638
2. Purdue.............. 619
3. Michigan State...... 612
4. Indiana............. 539
5. Ohio State.......... 522
6. Illinois............ 503
7. Minnesota........... 494
8. Michigan............ 483
9. Penn State.......... 478
10.Northwestern........ 460
11.Iowa................ 441


Runs batted in
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1. Nebraska............ 373
2. Purdue.............. 334
3. Michigan State...... 307
4. Ohio State.......... 289
5. Indiana............. 286
6. Illinois............ 272
7. Michigan............ 238
8. Penn State.......... 229
9. Iowa................ 214
10.Minnesota........... 211
11.Northwestern........ 191

Doubles
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1. Purdue.............. 102
2. Indiana............. 101
Nebraska............ 101
4. Michigan State...... 90
Penn State.......... 90
6. Ohio State.......... 84
7. Minnesota........... 81
8. Michigan............ 76
9. Illinois............ 75
10.Iowa................ 70
11.Northwestern........ 65

Triples
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1. Illinois............ 20
2. Indiana............. 17
3. Penn State.......... 16
4. Michigan............ 15
Purdue.............. 15
6. Michigan State...... 13
7. Nebraska............ 12
Minnesota........... 12
9. Iowa................ 10
Ohio State.......... 10
11.Northwestern........ 6

Home runs
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1. Nebraska............ 47
2. Penn State.......... 38
3. Indiana............. 37
4. Purdue.............. 33
5. Michigan............ 31
6. Michigan State...... 30
7. Ohio State.......... 21
8. Illinois............ 18
9. Northwestern........ 14
10.Minnesota........... 11
11.Iowa................ 10

Total bases
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1. Nebraska............ 904
2. Purdue.............. 850
3. Michigan State...... 818
4. Indiana............. 785
5. Penn State.......... 714
6. Ohio State.......... 689
7. Michigan............ 682
8. Illinois............ 672
9. Minnesota........... 632
10.Northwestern........ 579
11.Iowa................ 561


Total plate appearances
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1. Michigan State...... 2380
2. Ohio State.......... 2351
3. Nebraska............ 2332
4. Indiana............. 2288
5. Purdue.............. 2244
6. Michigan............ 2198
7. Minnesota........... 2150
8. Penn State.......... 2131
9. Northwestern........ 2072
10.Illinois............ 2067
11.Iowa................ 1972

At bats
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1. Michigan State...... 2036
2. Nebraska............ 2022
3. Indiana............. 1968
4. Purdue.............. 1945
5. Ohio State.......... 1943
6. Michigan............ 1907
7. Penn State.......... 1876
8. Minnesota........... 1858
9. Northwestern........ 1817
10.Illinois............ 1779
11.Iowa................ 1659

Walks
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1. Ohio State.......... 270
2. Michigan State...... 214
3. Michigan............ 202
4. Indiana............. 196
5. Illinois............ 190
6. Nebraska............ 181
7. Purdue.............. 177
8. Minnesota........... 174
9. Penn State.......... 171
10.Northwestern........ 163
11.Iowa................ 159

Hit by pitch
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1. Iowa................ 70
2. Ohio State.......... 66
3. Michigan State...... 65
4. Indiana............. 63
5. Nebraska............ 61
6. Purdue.............. 52
7. Illinois............ 51
8. Minnesota........... 43
9. Michigan............ 39
10.Northwestern........ 38
11.Penn State.......... 37

Strikeouts
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1. Michigan............ 422
2. Penn State.......... 405
3. Ohio State.......... 397
4. Indiana............. 380
5. Minnesota........... 358
6. Northwestern........ 355
7. Illinois............ 347
8. Iowa................ 339
9. Michigan State...... 325
10.Nebraska............ 281
11.Purdue.............. 246


Sac bunts
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1. Iowa................ 63
2. Indiana............. 47
Minnesota........... 47
4. Purdue.............. 46
Nebraska............ 46
6. Michigan State...... 40
Northwestern........ 40
8. Ohio State.......... 39
9. Penn State.......... 36
10.Michigan............ 33
11.Illinois............ 25

Sac flies
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1. Ohio State.......... 32
2. Purdue.............. 24
Minnesota........... 24
4. Michigan State...... 22
Illinois............ 22
6. Iowa................ 21
7. Nebraska............ 20
8. Michigan............ 16
9. Northwestern........ 14
Indiana............. 14
11.Penn State.......... 10

Stolen bases
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1. Ohio State.......... 86
2. Illinois............ 78
3. Indiana............. 74
4. Michigan............ 72
5. Purdue.............. 62
6. Nebraska............ 61
7. Michigan State...... 60
8. Iowa................ 59
9. Minnesota........... 48
10.Penn State.......... 32
11.Northwestern........ 30

Caught stealing
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1. Illinois............ 43
2. Indiana............. 31
3. Michigan............ 30
4. Purdue.............. 26
5. Ohio State.......... 25
6. Michigan State...... 23
7. Iowa................ 22
8. Minnesota........... 21
9. Nebraska............ 19
10.Northwestern........ 17
11.Penn State.......... 13

Steal attempts
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1. Illinois............ 121
2. Ohio State.......... 111
3. Indiana............. 105
4. Michigan............ 102
5. Purdue.............. 88
6. Michigan State...... 83
7. Iowa................ 81
8. Nebraska............ 80
9. Minnesota........... 69
10.Northwestern........ 47
11.Penn State.......... 45


Grounded into DP
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1. Michigan State...... 57
2. Purdue.............. 38
Northwestern........ 38
Nebraska............ 38
5. Ohio State.......... 34
6. Indiana............. 33
Illinois............ 33
8. Iowa................ 31
9. Michigan............ 30
10.Penn State.......... 28
11.Minnesota........... 14
 

ThotDoc

Tom Osborne
5 Year Member
I would have thought that the "grounded into DP" stat was about 150! Perceptions can be tricky. :rolleyes:
 

jikastew

All Legend
10 Year Member
Admittedly, I hope to never compare NU baseball to the rest of the Big 10. If you have to use NU's Big Ten rating as proof to justify anything not related to a negative connotation, the argument is already lost. That is the attitude I believe NU needs to take in order to avoid getting sucked into the void forever and is the same attitude that will get us back to baseball relevance.
 

II HUSKERS II

Red Shirt
15 Year Member
I will give them a C+ ...with all new coaches, new conference and a stretch in March that would have burnt out most teams...i should be giving a B.

The issue is pitching, 1 senior(?) And a new pitching coach spells bright future for this team, pitching-wise. ..and as a whole, 4 seniors...next yr should be an actual contender for a regional in my opinion
 

Merle

All Legend
15 Year Member
D++ or C minus minus. Overall, disappointing year, even though much wasn't expected. Fourth place in Big 10 is very unimpressive! Second team out in the conference tourny is embarrassing. Untimely errors hurt. The poor pitching staff was devastating, I realize the players were not the responsibiliity of this coaching staff, but I expected the coaching staff to somehow figure out how to get more out of them. I await results of pitcher recruiting soon!
 

II HUSKERS II

Red Shirt
15 Year Member
D++ or C minus minus. Overall, disappointing year, even though much wasn't expected. Fourth place in Big 10 is very unimpressive! Second team out in the conference tourny is embarrassing. Untimely errors hurt. The poor pitching staff was devastating, I realize the players were not the responsibiliity of this coaching staff, but I expected the coaching staff to somehow figure out how to get more out of them. I await results of pitcher recruiting soon!

New pitching coaches put a strain on all the pitchers. They come in, see something they dont like and change it, its like teaching a QB a new throwing motion. I think on the tebow pre-draft workout special on espn they state it took something like 30k throws to change the throwing motion permenatly.

I feel this was the case with this years pitchers, one game they would come out and throw like no tomorrow, next time out they gave up big runs or walks against mediocre competition.

...with saying that...guys like bummer should be great to watch in the future...it can onlu get better from here
 

Husker Eponymous

Scout Team
10 Year Member
Admittedly, I hope to never compare NU baseball to the rest of the Big 10. If you have to use NU's Big Ten rating as proof to justify anything not related to a negative connotation, the argument is already lost. That is the attitude I believe NU needs to take in order to avoid getting sucked into the void forever and is the same attitude that will get us back to baseball relevance
This.

The B1G is a one bid league this year, the hitting stats mean little, if anything.

What was most disappointing to me was the team didn't seem to improve as the year moved on. Next year will hopefully show us some big improvements.
 

HuskerWeatherman

Husker Fan
15 Year Member
This.

The B1G is a one bid league this year, the hitting stats mean little, if anything.

What was most disappointing to me was the team didn't seem to improve as the year moved on. Next year will hopefully show us some big improvements.
Not just this year (though this year is only relevant to the Huskers)... The Big Ten has been a one-bid league almost every year for the past quarter-century.
 

Merle

All Legend
15 Year Member
And so, Mich State gets in! Good grief! Does that mean NU would have made it if they had completed the rally against MSU in the first game? Really? Somebody with strong Big Ten leanings had to be involved on the selection committee in order for MSU to make it. Or it just a very weak field of 64 this year?
 

BraskyMan

Red Shirt
5 Year Member
And so, Mich State gets in! Good grief! Does that mean NU would have made it if they had completed the rally against MSU in the first game? Really? Somebody with strong Big Ten leanings had to be involved on the selection committee in order for MSU to make it. Or it just a very weak field of 64 this year?
Mich St has a pretty good RPI of 45 (and has a win against Baylor) which is typically enough to get a B1G team in....plus the committee made a statement that it wanted to reward northern teams that go on the road early in the season and play a ton of games away from home. Overall, I think this is a pretty good field this year.....you even have bubble teams like Texas which got left out altogether. And if you look at the projections for the last month plus, almost all have included Mich. St. in the field.
 

gutterputt

Red Shirt
5 Year Member
C-

Thanks to Erstad I have renewed interest. Dissappointed the pitching staff didn't progress throughout the year but the hitting kept it fun to follow.
 
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