Georgia Tech Fan
Our coaching style is broken. We recruit hitters and play them anywhere in the field as long as they hit. We recruit velocity/spin rate pitchers in the hopes of striking out more hitters so our porous defense is not exposed. This model does not win at a high level. Look at Clemson this year. High level defense at every position and below league average in HRs. Their players have bought into putting the ball in play and putting pressure on the other teams defense and stealing bases. As far as recruiting pitchers it is a combination of several flaws/ factors. Recruiting high velocity pitchers that cannot locate secondary pitches will never succeed unless fb is 100+. East Cobb recruiting is fine but we are not identifying the talent correctly(Would love to see a list of Atlanta area pitchers that Tech passed on who were very successful elsewhere). Perhaps we have the right pitchers but not in the right roles ? Finding a great pitch caller is not easy but this is what makes or breaks success on the mound imoMy opinion only, the days of development is going away. Maybe not for all, but I would say the majority. You will see only high potential/developed recruits out of high school and year to year portal moves to fill gaps. Then coaches like Ramsey can get your hitting from good to great. We need to see the same from pitching. And I would say fielding, but I don’t think GT has a fielding coach or would be asking for his removal as well.