Florida State baseball has been busy with scrimmages the last few weeks as they try to get up to game speed before the spring season. Mike Martin Jr. spoke to the media for the second time this fall this afternoon. Junior spoke on importance of scrimmages, body changes of key players, position battles, and more. Here’s what he had to say.
On conditioning of arms, health statuses: “We shut a few down, kind of backing off a few of them. Scrimmages have been good. Covid stuff, we’re doing good there. Haven’t had any cases in 3 or 4 weeks.”
On the first base position: “Nobody’s really separated themselves. Defenders are going to play.” Also Mentioned catcher position is really only position on infield set in stone.
On some surprises this fall: “Some of the freshman arms, we thought they were good, but come to find out they’re really really good.”
Guys who have made good jumps this fall: “I think Jack Anderson has made a nice jump. Mat Nelson has made a nice power jump, hitting home runs.”
On Reese Albert: “Unfortunately he has a pulled groin issue, he’s still hitting, but he can’t run. He’s been swinging it real well.”
On Robby Martin: “More athletic, lighter on their feet. Robby really needed it. He’s showing that dedication that scouts want to see.”
On pitching staff, roles: “There’s literally about 12 guys competing for those five starting spots.”
On Kevin Cash: “He’s my all time favorite guy. He was tough as nails. All he wanted to do was win. He’s a special human being.”