D1 baseball posted their full preview of UH today. Would recommend clicking over if you have a subscription. I think the line-up and rotation are above the paywall, so that should be kosher to share here.
Offensively they project
C: Tucker Redden
1B: Joe Davis
2B: Connor Hollis
3B: Jared Triolo
SS: Cooper Coldiron
LF: Drew Minter
CF: Grayson Padgett
RF: Lael Lockhart
DH: Ron Brown
Not a ton of surprises, other than I would’ve expected at least one of the group of Slaughter, Bielamowicz, Champion, Etzel and Fuentes to step into a starting role in year 2 with the program. Would also be surprised if Zach Needham doesn’t force his way onto the field at some point. He’s a JuCo kid who came here all the way from Washington state, and he absolutely mashed last year.
Weekend rotation projected to be Trey Cumbie, Aaron Fletcher and Ryan Randel, with frosh southpaw Clay Aguilar going mid-week. Mitch Ullom is out for the year with a torn labrum. Obviously would like to have more than 1 guy returning with significant starting experience, but that 1 guy has been dominant for 2 straight years, and if Fletcher is half as good in a starting role as he has been out of the 'pen, he’ll do fine. Rangel is a transfer from Orange Coast CC, the same school that gave us Chris Iriart, Kyle Dowdy and David Longville.
The bullpen has more returning guys with D1 experience than it’s had in a while. Even if Fletcher moves to the weekend rotation we have Hurdsman, Bond, Pulido, Villareal, Henry, and Baylor grad transfer Kyle Ott. D1B also mentions JuCo transfer Spencer Juergens as one to keep an eye on. No mention in the article of Jared Pettitte or D’mond LaFond, two guys whose recruiting profiles have me intrigued.
Can’t wait for the season. We have some holes to fill, but there’s a lot of intriguing talent to fill it.