The reality is: there’s nonetheless quite a lot of unknowns.
ATLANTA — UGA baseball head coach Scott Stricklin isn’t used to being residence a lot this time of the yr.
“We might be on the point of play the College of Kentucky in our remaining weekend,” Stricklin stated. “It simply makes you shake your head.”
Due to COVID-19, he’s spending quite a lot of time taking his canines out and most of his baseball-coaching duties lately are geared towards his son.
Stricklin stated UGA Athletic Director Greg McGarity is continually sending our updates in regards to the state of UGA Athletics, however the fact is: there’s nonetheless quite a lot of unknowns.
“You’ve obtained the autumn sports activities which are hoping to get again and resume. What’s the residual impact of how that impacts your Winter sports activities and your Spring sports activities?” he requested. “We nonetheless don’t know.”
What we do know is the NCAA has granted Spring Sports activities Athletes one other yr of eligibility. And with Main League Baseball solely having 5 rounds on this yr’s draft as an alternative of 40 rounds, virtually 1,200 gamers received’t be getting drafted that usually would.
With that being stated, there are a few gamers that Stricklin is encouraging to maneuver on with their baseball profession.
“Emerson Hancock and Cole Wilcox are each projected to be first-round picks,” Stricklin stated. “That’s not one thing you inform these guys ‘Hey, I don’t assume it is best to go.’ These guys have labored all their lives to get so far.”
No date has been set for the MLB draft. It’s simply one of many many issues that’s nonetheless up within the air in relation to sports activities.
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