If he returns, Christian Trent is the likely No. 1 starter for Ole Miss in 2015. He was drafted in the 29th round in 2014 by the Los Angeles Dodgers.OXFORD – If you run your finger down the list of Ole Miss’ baseball signees, it seems like every other prospect has a “P” next to his name.There are a few reasons why the Rebels signed 13 pitching prospects in 2015, one being the onslaught of arms could potentially soften the blow this week could bring.Today, the MLB first-year player draft begins.The Rebels might not have the big-name prospects they’ve produced in year’s past, but the decisions their players make this week could have an equal impact.All of the Rebels’ draft-hopeful players are pitchers. Ole Miss’ biggest weak spot during the up-and-down 2015 season?“Pitching,” Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco said. “We just didn’t have enough pitching to win.”It could have even less next spring, depending on where, or if, Friday starter Christian Trent, Saturday guy Brady Bramlett and 6-foot-6 reliever Jacob Waguespack are selected.“I don’t like talking about the draft,” Bianco said.It could be because beyond those three and a few others, there was a massive drop off in pitching talent for the Rebels this season.A third of Ole Miss’ innings were pitched by guys who owned a 6.00 ERA or higher.The 13 pitchers the Rebels signed could be used to neatly fill in those holes, falling in behind the returning Bramlett and Trent. Or Bianco could be left shuffling through the newcomers, hoping a few emerge as weekend starters.“The truth is, when we sign pitchers… (they’re) guys you think can be weekend guys,” Bianco said. “Now, it becomes, who’s going to be that guy?“Right now, I don’t know who that guy is going to be.”Regardless of the toll the draft takes, the Rebels will get some help from two players returning from injury.Sean Johnson, a 6-foot-7 junior college signee, probably would have been a weekend option for the Rebels, and maybe even drafted this week, if he hadn’t torn his ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow.Brady Feigl, a 6-foot-5 freshman right-hander, also just finished his rehab.“Those would have been a few weekend guys right there,” Bianco said. “You never know which guys are going to pan out or what’s going to happen.”It’s partly why Bianco doesn’t come across overly stressed about the chunk the draft could take from his rotation.Christian Trent, who likely will be taken the earliest of the three (and was drafted in the 29th round in 2014 by the Los Angeles Dodgers), was never thought of as an ace. But he posted a 9-0 record last year and owned a 3.74 ERA this year in that role.The same goes from Bramlett.“365 days ago, we weren’t talking about Brady Bramlett,” Bianco said. “If anything, he would have been one of the 12th questions, like, ‘Oh, yeah, what about Bramlett? How’s he?’”It’s true, and also probably the reason why Bramlett is the Rebels’ best bet at returning.The Louisville All-American arrived at Ole Miss as a freshman, made four starts, then had to sit out the rest of the season and the following year after tearing his labrum.Entering this season, it was unknown where Bramlett would fit in.Sunday guy? Midweek starter? Bullpen?The 6-foot-4 redshirt sophomore led the team in strikeouts with 84 and went 7-4 starting on Saturdays.“I think Brady is just excited to build on this year,” Bianco said. “He’s going to get stronger. We’ll see.”Contact Riley Blevins at [email protected] Follow @Riley_Blevins on Twitter.
Danilo, who is also a right-back, began the game at left-back due to Marcelo’s absence – the Brazilian was injured in the Clasico loss to Barcelona. He appeared to be injured in the early stages of the game, too, but he stayed on the pitch and it was Carvajal who eventually had to be taken off due to a muscle problem. Rafa Benitez has a serious problem in defence. Since the beginning of the season there have been a number of injuries. Pepe, Danilo, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo and Carvajal have all missed games and it’s possible the Spanish coach’s favoured back four (Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo) will all be absent against Cadiz. 29/11/2015 Both full-backs, though, were able to play for the majority of the game. In the end, Carvajal was replaced by Karim Benzema with Madrid two goals up and just five minutes left in the game against the Basque minnows. J.A. Sanchez Upd. at 21:11 Dani Carvajal, injured again. The Real Madrid right-back picked up another knock against Eibar and, almost certainly, will not play against Cadiz in the Copa del Rey this week – he could even miss next week’s game against Getafe at the Santiago Bernabeu. CET