Rizer is out of eligibility, but Guenther has a decision to make. It’s believed he is leaning towards leaving, though.
Rizer has been the Frogs’ everyday centerfielder for the past two seasons. He improved substantially at the plate this season, batting .311 with 11 home runs and 39 RBIs, and being named All-Big 12 honorable mention. As a junior, he batted .231 with three home runs and 13 RBIs.
But he may be best known for his fielding prowess, including memorably robbing a would-be home run by Texas earlier this season. Rizer played at Blinn Junior College and Louisiana-Lafayette before transferring to TCU before the 2018 season.
The Mariners picked Williamson well above his projection, but seem confident in grabbing him early.
“I think it was one of those things, it was very competitive,” Hunter said about Williamson and Lodolo pitching on the same staff, “and the more we saw Lodolo we were able to catch this kid and get a really good feel for him.”
While Williamson doesn’t have quite the same numbers as his teammate with the Horned Frogs or the other two pitchers Seattle picked on Monday, he’s got upside.
“Lodolo’s probably a bit more of a control, command (pitcher), got a little bit prettier delivery, but I do believe Brandon is more of a power arm,” Hunter said. “He’s been up to 95, 96 as well… (and) I think he’s a got a little left in the tank.”
One of the toughest cuts to make!
The TCU product qualified for our nation’s championship, and one of golf’s four majors, on Monday in Canada. The U.S. Open will be held next week at prestigious Pebble Beach Golf Links in California.
Hoge was among four qualifiers from the 37 in the field for a USGA Sectional Qualifier at RattleSnake Point Golf Club in Canada. Hoge finished tied for medalist honors with a combined 36-hole score of 5-under (139).