FSU baseball: 3 major questions heading into 2024 season

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The biggest issue for the pitching staff last season was the lack of depth and experience. Once Wyatt Crowell went down, it was a wrap. FSU couldn't find consistency from its remaining starters, or when they did, the bullpen would cough up late leads because they couldn't put teams away. FSU had leads on Florida in all three games and allowed Florida to come from behind to win every game. FSU pitchers struggled to get ahead in counts, and struggled with situational baseball, allowing way too many lead-off or two-out walks, which usually resulted in runs allowed.

They walked 267 batters, and another 65 were hit by a pitch. They had a 5.03 walks allowed per nine innings, which ranked No. 194 nationally. FSU pitchers allowed 65 home runs, a result of getting behind in the count too often. Opposing offenses had an on-base percentage of .379. Cam Leiter,
Jamie Arnold, and Conner Whittaker will be the starting rotation for opening weekend. Carson Dorsey, Gavin Adams, Andrew Armstrong, Ben Barrett, and Yoel Tejada will likely be the guys that see action from the bullpen. A few more guys who could find themselves in the mix depending on how things go.

The Noles will begin the season Friday evening at 5 p.m., as they host the Butler Bulldogs in a three-game series.