Of the 20 recruits, 11 are pitchers. Cohen says junior college transfer pitcher Aaron Lovett "has dominant stuff" and that feels "really good" about the overall new infusion of pitching talent.
Considering teams have only 11.7 scholarships total to offer in baseball, bringing in 20 players is no easy task. However, bringing in 20 quality players is even more impressive.
"Two years ago we may have taken a player in a heartbeat that we will not even take now because we are more choosey," Cohen said. "It's surprising how many people want to come to the University of Kentucky. That makes our job easier. Getting into the homes and finalizing the deal is difficult, but we think recruiting has been phenomenal."
Cohen thinks his recruits could develop Kentucky into a team again in the future that could hit 100 homers like UK did last year. But not this year.
"This year we have to create offense in different ways. We will probably run more than we ever have. But I really think we have a nice mix on this team and I think we are going to have another successful season," Cohen said.