Sudden Impact: JUCO Pitchers
May 12, 2020
When four-year Division I programs recruit JUCO athletes the prerequisite is very simple: Find players who can contribute right away. Or better yet, provide the program with a SUDDEN IMPACT.
With typically only two years of eligibility remaining for JUCO transfers, long-term development is not in the cards. Today we identify 14 of the top JUCO transfers who provided an immediate impact during the shortened 2020 season. A few of them will likely be selected during the upcoming draft, while the others will return for a second junior season, and even more ready to hit the ground running next spring.
Statistically, the top pitchers were Braden Olthoff (Tulane), Dane Acker (Oklahoma), Logan Hofmann (Northwestern State), Mike Entenza (Florida Atlantic), Zach Torra (UC Santa Barbara) and Trevin Michael (Lamar). While other impactful debuts were made by arms who should be considered for the upcoming draft including Conor Angel (Louisiana), Jakob Brustoski (Texas Tech), Justin Fall (Arizona State), Thomas Farr (South Carolina), Dominic Hamel (Dallas Baptist), Brannon Jordan (South Carolina), Jackson Leath (Tennessee) and Johnny Ray (TCU)...