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How will the Gamecock baseball team look next season?


As MLB draft winds down, current and future Gamecock players are deciding whether to sign with professional organizations. Since it’s never to early to project the future, let’s take a look at how the Gamecocks’ 35-man roster could look next season.

Note: These projections assume that all players selected in the first 500 picks (Tanner English, Grayson Greiner, Jordan Montomgery, Joey Pankake, and Joel Seddon) sign with Major League teams. Brison Celek and Hunter Privette have no more eligibility.

UPDATED: Appears Evan Beal will sign. 

 

Projected Starters: 

Starting Rotation: Wil Crowe (Friday), Jack Wynkoop (Saturday),  Vince Fiori (Sunday)

Other candidates: Reed Scott, Banks Cromer, Curt Britt

Catcher: Logan Koch

Other candidates: Patrick Harrington, Jared Martin

First base: Kyle Martin

Other candidates: Taylor Widener, Curt Britt

Second base: Max Schrock

Other candidates: DC Arendas, Jordan Gore, Connor Bright, Weber Pike, Jared Williams

Shortstop: Marcus Mooney

Other candidates: DC Arendas, Jordan Gore, Madison Stokes, Everett Eynon

Third base: DC Arendas

Other candidates: Elliott Caldwell, Max Schrock, Weber Pike

Left field: Elliott Caldwell

Other candidates: Gene Cone, Connor Bright, Patrick Harrington, Brock Maxwell, Zack Madden

Center field: Gene Cone

Other candidates: Elliott Caldwell, Brock Maxwell, Zack Madden

Right field: Connor Bright

Other candidates: Gene Cone, Elliott Caldwell, Patrick Harrington, Brock Maxwell, Zack Madden

Designated hitter: Taylor Widener

Other candidates: Max Schrock, Elliott Caldwell, DC Arendas, Jordan Gore

 

Projected Lineup:

1. Marcus Mooney (SS)

2. Max Schrock (2B)

3. Kyle Martin (1B)

4. Connor Bright (RF)

5. DC Arendas (3B)

6. Elliott Caldwell (LF)

7. Taylor Widener (DH)

8. Logan Koch (C)

9. Gene Cone (CF)

 

Projected 35-Man Roster:

Seniors

Evan Beal (RHP)

Connor Bright (OF/INF)

Elliott Caldwell (OF/INF)

Patrick Harrington (C/OF)

Kyle Martin (1B/LHP)

Cody Mincey (RHP)

Juniors

DC Arendas (INF)

Curt Britt (RHP/1B)

Vince Fiori (LHP)

Marcus Mooney (INF)

Max Schrock (INF)

Jack Wynkoop (LHP)

Sophomores

Gene Cone (OF)

Wil Crowe (RHP/UT)

Jordan Gore (SS/RHP)

Logan Koch (C)

Zack Madden (OF)

Brock Maxwell (OF)

Weber Pike (INF)

Josh Reagan (LHP)

Reed Scott (RHP)

Matthew Vogel (RHP)

Taylor Widener (RHP/1B)

Freshmen

Banks Cromer (LHP)

Alex Destino (LHP)

Everett Eynon (SS)

Jeff Harding Jr. (RHP)

Tyler Johnson (RHP)

Jared Martin (C)

Brandon Murray (RHP)

Clarke Schmidt (RHP)

Clark Scolamiero (OF)

Madison Stokes (SS)

Braden Webb (RHP)

Jared Williams (2B)

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