Although this may be old news to some of you, Wyatt Hoff is no longer listed on IU's roster. Hoff logged the 6th most innings of any returner (behind Monar, Squires, Carr, Leininger, and Igel) last year sporting a 13.73 ERA and a .424 BA against.
While those numbers are not very good and it appears as not much of a loss, this does leave IU with only 12 pitchers on the roster (7 of which are Freshman). In alphabetical order, the IU pitchers include: Matt Carr, Tyler Feine, Greg Heban, Alex Herz, Jonny Hoffman, Matt Igel, Drew Leininger, Mike McKinley, Blake Monar, Derek Roof, Chris Squires, and Walker Stadler.
With only 5 returners (including Carr who is recovering from Tommy John surgery) and 7 new faces, how do you all see the pitching situation playing out? Will Monar be a good #1 starter? Can Squires move from a closing role to fill a weekend starter spot? Will Igel be the Igel will saw in the Big Ten Tournament last year and command a weekend starter spot as well? Will any of the freshman log a lot of innings? Assuming Squires is a starter, who will fill the closer spot? Do you want to see Leiendecker on the mound? Feel free to post your thoughts or any additional questions in the comments section with regard to the pitching situation.
Also, if anyone took any pictures of the new IU players who are not pictured on this blog at last weekend's fall games, I would love it you would send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will put them up as soon as possible.