July 31, 2013

Lineup Card


Lineup Card is a feature highlighting notes from around college baseball.


July 1-31, 2013


Bill Mosiello has been named associate head coach at TCU, while Kirk Saarloos will become recruiting coordinator. Mosiello was recruiting coordinator and hitting instructor for the past two years at Tennessee. He has 19 seasons of collegiate coaching experience and seven years as a minor league manager. Mosiello will also serve as hitting coach for the Horned Frogs.


Bryan Peters has been added to the staff at Pittsburgh and will serve as hitting coach. He spent the past five years as an assistant at High Point, rising to associate head coach. Peters also worked at UCF, Stetson and USF, his alma mater.


Drew Saberhagen is the new pitching coach at USC Upstate. He worked the past two seasons at Division II Newberry. Saberhagen played at Pepperdine and Western Carolina. He is the son of Bret Saberhagen, former AL Cy Young Award winner.


Jon Fitzsimmons has inked a free-agent contract with the Kansas City Royals, making him the 10th former Canisius player to sign with a Major League organization since 2006. Fitzsimmons, a two-time MAAC Relief Pitcher of the Year, went 4-0 with 10 saves in 21 appearances with a 1.16 ERA this past season. He registered 22 career saves in 56 appearances.


Miami University head coach Dan Simonds has resigned to become associate head coach at Indiana. He will be hitting coach and work with the catchers. Simonds was an assistant under Tracy Smith for five seasons (2000-04) at MU. Simonds was head coach at Xavier during the 2005 season before serving as head coach of the RedHawks for the past eight years. He worked in professional baseball for more than 10 years. Simonds played at Davidson and was taken in the eighth round of the 1987 MLB Draft by the Baltimore Orioles.


Aric Thomas has been hired as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for Tennessee. He spent the past two years as an assistant at his alma mater, Oklahoma, his second stint in Norman. In 13 seasons with the Sooners as a players and coach, he helped OU win a national championship, make two College World Series appearances, reach seven NCAA regionals and register a Big 12 Conference Tournament title.


Arkansas right-hander Ryne Stanek signed with the Tampa Bay Rays. He was taken in the first round of this year’s MLB Draft, the 29th overall selection. The All-American was 10-2 this season with a 1.39 ERA, leading the SEC and ranking eighth nationally in ERA. Stanek compiled a career mark of 22-8 with 203 strikeouts in 254 innings.