Tanner Houck on being a top prospect.
So far, so good this spring for Houck, who is 4-2 with a 2.33 ERA for Mizzou. He’s struck out 62 with only 13 walks in 58 innings and opponents are hitting .181 against him.
"It’s so fun to play behind him just because of how many strikes he throws …" junior shortstop Ryan Howard said. "I really enjoy playing defense behind him, because he works so fast and he works down. He gets groundballs and just does all the little things right."
And on the other diamond...
...yet another ranked opponent!
The draft approaches
ILB Kentrell Brothers, 6-0/245
CBSSports: No. 56 overall prospect, No. 2 ILB, 2nd-round projection
SI.com: No. 13 Linebacker
SBNation: 80th overall selection, Buffalo, 3rd round
DraftTek: No. 46 overall prospect, No. 2 ILB, (2nd round, 47th overall selection, New Orleans)
WalterFootball: 5th round, 140th overall selection, Tennessee
36 hours till the spring game
Busy, busy weekend
Mizzou will almost certainly run this some
This is what people who don’t share my love for Uncle Verne fail to get about him. At heart, he’s a sports fan who appreciates the settings he’s cast in. Throw in that he’s not an incessant yakker like the majority of people ESPN shoves in our faces, and he’s a rare bird.
You can bitch all you like about him missing a name here and there, but just think about what we’re likely to get in his place when he retires. Whoever it is may earn a nickname from the audience, but it probably won’t be a fond one.