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Few interesting takes here...
The first is, finally we are able to sign a class with the quantity that SEC/Big12/ACC can sign because we had the money open. This is partially a quantity award.
Second, we have all been clamoring to recruit more local players, we pull in the best local recruiting class in a long time and we end up with a top20 class out of the B1G. I don' think that's coincidence. That being said, 2019 talent is nowhere near the talent 2018 was, and we only have a couple guys committed from in-state.
Third, I see quite a few early contributors in this class:
-Two guys were drafted in Blessie (got to keep him healthy, promise he will be shut down a bit and the Silva haters will go nuts) and Schwellenbach. Blessie is a legacy from Texas and Schwellenbach from Michigan.
-Gomes and Perry could be potential weekend starters for this team as well (if they don't put them in bullpen)
-Chick, Hammitt, Shanaman, Palensky, and Stroh could all find playing time early and often.
One things for sure, with our pitching depth this year, we should do much better than 3-7 during the midweek conference season. We have a ton of arms to run out there. We will need them graduating who we did on the hill.