LU had 19 pitchers who got into games last year. Of those, 14 pitched in six or more games. Eleven pitched in 10+ games. With 5-6 games a week and 54 overall, coupled with the reality of pitch counts for young arms, you need a lot of pitchers. Plus it is common to have a few pitchers miss 1+ seasons due to Tommy John Surgery or other surgeries. And finally, a few of the pitchers are likely walk-ons or frosh who aren’t really ready to pitch in tough games.