Could Davy Wright DH at least once in 2013? Why yes, he could. - KEITH ROBINSON
TCU doesn't plan to have a full-time DH, instead it treats the position as a holding spot for hot bats, injured stars, or the occasional playing time opportunity for the star practice player. 2013 will be no different.
This is normally where I would start talking about the guys who held down this job last year, what they produced, what they did.
But, with the DH, it isn't one, or two, or three guys. It is 8, 9, or 10. Or more.
So this is kind of a worthless preview.
Injured players: DH.
Hot bat without a playing slot: DH
Hot practice player: DH.
Last year that could have been Jantzen Witte (injury), Davy Wright (why not), Josh Gonzalez (situational hero), or more.
This year, it will be much of the same.
Jerrick Suiter is likely, as of right now, to be a DH. He is recovering from a minor arm injury (shoulder) that limits his throwing ability. After Suiter returns to the outfield, this could be Gonzalez, or Wright, or Boomer White... Or anybody.
Unlike other college programs, TCU does not use the DH as an asset. It is this thing, this option we have, we can use it if we want to. Would a different college coach want to have Cron their full-time, if he had another 1B option? Probably. But Schloss doesn't view it that way.
So, this is a fruitless exercise. If Suiter is still at DH on opening day, win for me, loss for the team. But, at the end of the day, none of this matters.
Coming up next: Starting pitchers... MMMM, that's the good stuff!