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58 Straight
Winter Haven
Miami Hurricanes Fan and UM graduate 1986
Interests: Sports
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Four University of Miami baseball student-athletes were selected on the final day of the 2019 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft Wednesday. Right-hander Gregory Veliz (15th round, Los Angeles Angels), catcher Michael Amditis (21st round, Cleveland), right-hander Mark Mixon (26th round, Los Angeles Dodgers) and right-hander Tyler Keysor (40th round, Milwaukee) all heard their names called on Day 3 of the draft. Veliz was picked in the 15th round by the Angels, who used the 451st overall pick to select the junior right-hander. Miami's closer in 2019, Veliz was outstanding out of the bullpen for the Hurricanes. The power right-hander went 2-1 with a 2.55 ERA and nine saves, while striking out 69 batters in 42.1 innings pitched. A native of Key West, Fla., Veliz began his career as a starting pitcher but was dominant as a reliever in his third season in Coral Gables. Veliz made 47 appearances, including 15 starts, in his career, compiling a record of 8-6 with a career ERA of 3.05 and 161 strikeouts over 121.0 innings pitched. Opposing hitters batted just .179 against him in three seasons as a Hurricane. Amditis was the 640th overall pick in the draft, selected in the 21st round by the Indians. A team captain in 2019, the redshirt sophomore had a breakout campaign in his first full season with the Hurricanes. Amditis was named Second Team All-ACC after hitting .3-8 with six doubles, seven homers and 24 RBI in the regular season. A native of Boca Raton, Fla., Amditis played in just 30 games while battling injuries in his first two seasons in Coral Gables. But the third-year player made 48 starts for the Hurricanes in 2019, delivering several key hits and playing outstanding defense behind the plate, throwing out 36 percent of base stealers. Mixon was selected in the 26th round with the 791st overall pick by the Dodgers. He was a key reliever in his first season with the Hurricanes, posting a 2.33 ERA over 27 innings pitched. The sidewinding right-hander went 31 and struck out 28 batters in his 26 appearances. A native of Ponte Vedra, Fla., Mixon threw two scoreless innings of relief at the Starkville Regional. He held Southern University to one hits and struck out three in an elimination game that helped propel the Hurricanes on a path to the regional final. Keysor was selected in the 40th round with the 1,213rd overall pick by the Brewers. A valuable member of Miami's pitching staff in his first season in Coral Gables, Keysor threw important innings as a starter and reliever in 2019. He was 6-1 with a 3.78 ERA, striking out 38 batters over 47.2 innings pitched. A native of Windermere, Fla., Keysor stepped up in a big way when two of three weekend starters missed time due to injury. The powerful right-hander made two starts in their absence and won both games, allowing just two unearned runs over 10.2 combined innings against Virginia Tech and Bethune-Cookman. Miami had five players taken in the 2019 MLB First-Year Player Draft, with junior right-hander Evan McKendry being selected in the ninth roundby Tampa Bay on Tuesday.
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Those were the days...
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NEW BLOG IS UP!
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Carry On My Wayward Son OR I Hate Myself For Loving U
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Good time to trade ole crab legs Winston Posted by: IraqiCane | January 09, 2019 at 01:30 PM Can I get some garlic butter with that?
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Quit beatin’ around the bush Posted by: KYcane | January 09, 2019 at 04:43 PM #TWSS
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I cannot thank you enough for your kindness; Sarasota, you are a true gentleman and a scholar....a Cane 4 Life!!!!!! Thank you my friend!!!! Posted by: VA Cane | January 08, 2019 at 06:51 PM Agree 100%. Good people and good friends are hard to find. SarasotaCane is both!
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LOL!! Soup got the VA Cane cup! Fing morons. I verified that I had the right addresses. I'm gonna call Tervis and make them fix it. Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | January 08, 2019 at 07:43 PM LMAO! I told U so. If you want we can just exchange them via UPS?
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So, what did I miss?
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Wurd on da skreetz is that the QB kid from Clemson has mad skillz.
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Then again we started at number 8 Posted by: solarcane | January 08, 2019 at 11:00 AM Somebody was on crack?
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dem were da days Posted by: solarcane | January 08, 2019 at 01:08 AM Indeed
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Great ball placement under pressure. Posted by: TruCane81 | January 07, 2019 at 10:55 PM TWSS
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You tell me where this coach is qualified to be a special teams coach? Jonathan Patke is entering his first season as Miami's outside linebackers coach in 2018. Patke joined the Miami football coaching staff before the start of spring practice in 2016 and served as the team’s quality control analyst for Hurricanes’ defensive unit for the 2016 and 2017 seasons. In his former role, Patke worked directly with Miami defensive coordinator Manny Diaz and assisted with the Hurricane linebackers. In addition, Patke broke down film and provided scouting reports to the defensive staff. Patke arrived in Coral Gables after he spent the 2015 season at Mississippi State where he also worked with Diaz on the defensive side of the ball, serving as a graduate assistant. Before joining the coaching staff at Mississippi State, Patke also worked with Diaz at Louisiana Tech during the 2014 campaign and helped guide the Bulldogs to a 9-5 record. Louisiana Tech also captured the 2014 Heart of Dallas Bowl, defeating Illinois 35-18. Patke began his coaching career in 2011 at University of The Incarnate Word, working with current Miami safety coach Ephraim Banda. He spent two years at UIW and earned his master’s degree in business administration with an emphasis on sports management. Patke received his undergraduate degree in business adminstration from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2008. He also played linebacker at SFA for four years (2004-08) and was a three-year starter.
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Jonathan Patke will serve as outside LBs coach and special teams coordinator Posted by: solarcane | January 07, 2019 at 05:19 PM Because of course he is so HIGHLY qualified. LMAO!
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When is the National Championship being played?
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Go Canes and RaizeCane sitting in a tree...
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If you want to help the offense you need to find a way to get Ken Dorsey on your staff. I’ve seen it first hand. You will get better immediately. Posted by: solarcane | January 07, 2019 at 11:27 AM PLEASE LISTEN TO THIS!
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Katie Meier consistently better than any male coach at Miami Posted by: solarcane | January 07, 2019 at 09:56 AM Anything men can do, women can do better. #SillyRabbit
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Cant wait to hear what the top 4 on CMD's list is / was / wished / could have been. Posted by: raizecane | January 06, 2019 at 10:17 PM Wait...RaizaCane, Go Canes cousin, going negative? C'mon bruh, hang in there!
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Will you throw in some publix chicken wings for KYCANE ? LOL Posted by: raizecane | January 04, 2019 at 07:27 AM As long as he drives us to/from the game then yeah, I am cool with that.
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301 as soon as 58 gets off the couch. Posted by: raizecane | January 03, 2019 at 04:44 PM Be a pal and help a brother out and buy my season tickets for me? I'll buy the Cap'n N Coke?
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Baker is obviously an upgrade over Richt’s plan for Co-DCs with Banda and Patke. The Canes clearly got much better based on coaching alone. Posted by: BigWindyCane | January 04, 2019 at 12:42 AM I also agree with this 100%. Just not sure that high schoolers in CA, TX, GA and all across FL are all texting each other..."Hey, did you here that Miami just hired that DC from La Tech? OH, it's ON in Miami!"
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Say what you want about MA, I can guarantee you that 100 percent of us on this blog wil agree it's an upgrade from Daddy & baby Richt. Posted by: raizecane | January 03, 2019 at 09:53 PM Agree with this 100%. How much is the question.
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