Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Replacing Holaday

One of the biggest questions facing the 2011 TCU baseball team was how they could fill the void left by the graduation of star catcher Bryan Holaday, who is now in the Detroit Tigers' organization (and is currently hitting .276 at Double-A Erie).

David Peterson of HornedFrogSports.com recently took a look at how Jimmie Pharr and Josh Elander have fared both behind the plate on defense and at it on offense. His verdict: Elander is the clear winner, and the sophomore from Round Rock ought to be a steady presence in Schloss' lineup for at least one more year after this one.

If Elander is winning on the field, though, you have to give Pharr the nod in the twitter realm, as reported on by friend of Spit Blood Josh Davis.


shortnkerley's said...

Gonna have to agree with Jimmie's take on Women's basketball. Jimmie, you may be losing your spot behind the plate, but you always have a home with that kind of hatred for women's athletics on spitblood. Just DO NOT insult quidditch or UT.

Worth Hills Caddy said...

Hopefully, our recruit Kevin Cron will wind up coming to TCU and not sign with whoever drafts him. I think he would quickly surpass Elander and/or Pharr. We could certainly use a power bat in the lineup.

Here is a good recent article about him.