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Florida’s Freshman Class Ranked Fifth by D1Baseball

Florida's Freshman Class Ranked Fifth by D1Baseball

The Gators’ rookie class features a pair of two-way talents, two pitchers and five positional players.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – D1Baseball has ranked the Florida baseball team’s 2022-23 freshman class at No. 5 in the country, as unveiled in the publication’s top-25 rookie classes in the sport.

Just last week, the Gators’ transfer class came in at No. 7 according to D1Baseball, creating a formidable combination of newcomers on the 2023 roster.

Comprised of nine players, Florida’s freshman class features a pair of two-way talents, two pitchers and five positional players. The Gators’ full 2022-23 freshman class can be found below.


2022-23 UF Baseball Freshmen
Name Position B/T Hometown/High School (Previous School)
Salvy Alvarez C R/R Miami, Fla. / Montverde Academy
Chris Arroyo LHP/OF L/L Gurabo, Puerto Rico / Marjory Stoneman Douglas
Erik Blair OF L/L Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. / American Heritage
Max Brown OF R/R Tulsa, Okla. / Lincoln Christian
Jake Clemente RHP R/R Coral Springs, Fla. / Marjory Stoneman Douglas
Cade Fisher LHP L/L Dalton, Ga. / Northwest Whitfeld County
Luke Heyman   C R/R Longwood, Fla. / Lake Brantley
Cade Kurland INF R/R Tampa, Fla. / Berkeley Prep
Yoel Tejeda Jr. RHP/1B S/R Davie, Fla. / North Broward Prep


In addition to the new faces on the roster, Florida returns 23 players including six positional starters from the 2022 campaign. That group powered the Orange & Blue to a 42-24 (15-15 SEC) record one year ago while hosting the program’s 18th NCAA Regional.

Florida’s 2023 season officially opens at home on Friday, Feb. 17 with the first of three games in a weekend series against Charleston Southern. Fans will have plenty of opportunities to cheer on the Gators at Condron Family Ballpark, as 20 of Florida’s first-22 games take place at home.

Season Ticket Information

Season tickets are currently on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online or by contacting the Gator Ticket Office at (352) 375-4683. Season ticket prices and availability can be accessed directly here. 

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