Before taking a look at the upcoming weekend series for Arkansas, first a recap of the midweek action in Little Rock. The pitching staff spread out four hits throughout the game in one of their more solid outings in a while. Josh Alberius and Doug Willey were the two finish out the game, but six pitchers got some work in the win over Louisiana-Monroe. Last week's midweek game didn't have much impact on the weekend series, so it probably won't again this weekend. However it is nice to see a solid all around pitching performance.
On to this weekend. Arkansas and Florida got the Thursday, Friday, Saturday series this week so they will start tonight. Learn some more about the Gators and this upcoming series right here. Per usual, Florida is near the top of the conference as well as the national polls at No. 2. The pitching matchup is two players returning to the weekend rotation. Dominic Taccolini is back in his usual spot, and Florida starter A.J. Puk sat out last week due to injury. Winning this series will be a huge mountain to climb to win this series, but they need to start somewhere to raise that poor RPI number.
This series could co a long way to righting the ship for the Razorbacks as they are still currently on the outside looking in in D1Baseball's regional projections. To find a way in, the Hogs are going to have to take care of business at home against some very good teams. 8 of the 14 SEC teams are currently in the field and Arkansas still has to play 6 of them. So while things are down now, there are still plenty of opportunities, just little room for error.
By now you know that Moses Kingsley has declared for the draft with the option to return. So what do draft boards think of him? Right now Kingsley is No. 52 on Aran Smith's big board, which is separate from the site's mock draft. The NBA Draft has only 60 picks so Kingsley is most likely looking at a late 2nd round pick at best. You can also check out his Draft Profile, complete with an NBA player comparison. The scouting report seems pretty accurate as far as his skills and intangibles. The only thing Hog fans can do now is sit and wait to see what he decides.