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Some non-SEC candidates: Florida State, Texas, Texas A&M.


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But he had a good summer league playing softball with his buddies!!!



He played in a very respectable league and was the first player to ever have his number retired there. So yeah.






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re: COLLEGE BASEBALL PRESEASON: Rankings & All-America Teams [Updated 1.28.13]


- I had a nice laugh about it





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It looks like we have 8 schools that are fielding legit Top 20 teams, along with Texas A&M which might be a Top 25 caliber team, and Georgia which might be a Top 40 caliber team.

Alabama, Auburn, Missouri, & Tennessee, prepare your anuses.

Here's a breakdown of the 23 preseason All-Americans:

West
AL (0) -- N/A
AR (3) -- Ryne Stanek (RHP), Colby Suggs (Relief P), Dominic Ficociello (2B)
AU (0) -- N/A
LS (5) -- Raph Rhymes (OF), Aaron Nola (RHP), Mason Katz (1B), Ty Ross (C), JaCoby Jones (2B)
OM (1) -- Bobby Wahl (RHP)
MS (3) -- Adam Frazier (SS), Jonathan Holder (Relief P), Hunter Renfroe (OF)
TA (0) -- N/A

East
FL (1) -- Jonathon Crawford (RHP)
GA (0) -- N/A
KY (3) -- Corey Littrell (LHP), Austin Cousino (OF), A.J. Reed (UTIL)
MO (0) -- N/A
SC (4) -- Grayson Greiner (C), Jordan Montgomery (LHP), Colby Holmes (RHP), Tyler Webb (Relief P)
TN (0) -- N/A
VU (3) -- Spencer Navin (C), Conrad Gregor (1B), Tony Kemp (2B)


And by position...

10 pitchers
RHP - Stanek (AR), Wahl (OM), Crawford (FL), Nola (LS), Holmes (SC)
LHP - Littrell (KY), Montgomery (SC)
Relief P - Suggs (AR), Holder (MS), Webb (SC)

13 position players
C - Greiner (SC), Navin (VU), Ross (LS)
1B - Gregor (VU), Katz (LS)
UTIL - Reed (KY) [plays 1B & LHP]
2B - Ficociello (AR), Kemp (VU), Jones (LS)
SS - Frazier (MS)
3B - N/A
OF - Rhymes (LS), Cousino (KY), Renfroe (MS)






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You can find last season's SEC-only statistics here: LINK.

It gives individual stats for all the top hitters & pitchers, so you can see what these players are known for doing.


For example...

Hitting
Rhymes, .458, 3 HR
Gregor, .345, 2 HR
Frazier, .319, 0 HR
Cousino, .302, 6 HR
Ficociello, .301, 4 HR
Katz, .299, 5 HR
Reed, .289, 1 HR
Ross, .287, 3 HR
Jones, .282, 3 HR
Navin, .270, 1 HR
Kemp, .267, 0 HR
Greiner, .258, 3 HR
Renfroe, .254, 3 HR

Keep in mind that this is only over 30 games, so Couisno's 6 HR would be equivalent to about 32 for a 162-game MLB schedule.


Pitching
Wahl, 2.30 ERA, 58.7 IP
Crawford, 2.56 ERA, 38.7 IP
Littrell, 2.93 ERA, 61.3 IP
Holmes, 3.89 ERA, 39.3 IP
Stanek, 3.91 ERA, 46.0 IP
Nola, 4.78 ERA, 52.7 IP
Montgomery, 4.89 ERA, 35.0 IP
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Holder, 0.00 ERA, 11.7 IP
Suggs, 1.37 ERA, 19.7 IP
Webb, 3.06 ERA, 17.7 IP
Reed, 3.38 ERA, 8.0 IP



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re: COLLEGE BASEBALL PRESEASON: Rankings & All-America Teams [Updated 1.28.13]


I like our USC's chances to get back to Omaha, what's crazy is that we are returning 2/3 of our weekend starters from the 2011 Championship team...





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Some non-SEC candidates: Florida State, Texas, Texas A&M.






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re: COLLEGE BASEBALL PRESEASON: Rankings & All-America Teams [Updated 1.28.13]


Leading Players for Each Team
(Mardi Gras Edition)

Courtesy of the Tiger Rant's resident professional baseball scout, Adam4848 ( LINK):

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My top hitter and pitcher from each school on LSU's schedule.

@MSU
Hitting-Adam Frazier SS
Pitching-Jonathan Holder RP
AUB
Hitting-Ryan Tella CF
Pitching-Will Kendall SP
@MIZ
Hitting-Scott Sommerfeld OF
Pitching-Jake Walsh RP
UK
Hitting-Austin Cousino
Pitching-Corey Littrell
@ARK
Hitting- Dominic Ficociello 2B/1B
Pitching-Ryne Stanek SP
@ALA
Hitting-Ben Moore OF
Pitching-Jake Hubbard RP
USC
Hitting-LB Dantzler
Pitching-Jordan Montgomery SP
FLA
Hitting-Casey Turgeon 2B
Pitching-Karsten Whitson SP
@A&M
Hitting-Mike Reynolds SS
Pitching-Kyle Martin RP
MISS
Hitting-Tanner Mathis OF
Pitching-Bobby Wahl SP

Projected Regular Season Record 41-15
Projected SEC Record 18-12

Homes Series (AUB, UK, USC, FLA, MISS)
Away Series (MSU, MIZ, ARK, ALA, A&M)

Projected East
1.Vanderbilt
2.Kentucky
3.South Carolina
4.Florida
5.Tennessee
6.Georgia
7.Missouri

Projected West
1.Arkansas
2.LSU
3.Ole Miss
4.Mississippi St.
5.Texas A&M
6.Auburn
7.Alabama

Projected Finish for SEC tournament
6. Miss St. vs 11. Georgia
BYE 3.Vanderbilt

7. South Carolina vs 10. Tennessee
BYE 2.LSU

8. Florida vs 9. Texas A&M
BYE 1.Arkansas

5. Ole Miss vs 12. Auburn
BYE 4.Kentucky

I think LSU hosts another regional and ends up with a probable super host spot depending on the years Vanderbilt and Arkansas have.



Apologies to Georgia, Tennessee, & Vanderbilt, as you are not on LSU's schedule.






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re: COLLEGE BASEBALL PRESEASON: Rankings & All-America Teams [Updated 1.28.13]


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1st Team
Raph Rhymes (OF), LSU






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Projected East
1.Vanderbilt
2.USC
3.Florida
4.Kentucky
5.Georgia
6.UT
7.Missouri

Projected West
1.LSU
2.Arkansas
3.Ole Miss
4.aTm
5.Mississippi St.
6.Auburn
7.Alabama


I think 9 teams make the NCAAs with 5 teams hosting regionals.







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re: COLLEGE BASEBALL PRESEASON: Rankings & All-America Teams [Updated 1.28.13]


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I think 9 teams make the NCAAs with 5 teams hosting regionals.


Agreed

National Seeds - LSU and Arky

Regional Hosts - Ole Miss, MSU and Vanderbilt








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USC
Hitting-LB Dantzler
Pitching-Jordan Montgomery SP


New player to watch for USC: 2B true freshman Max Schrock. Think Justin Smoak (although not as much power, obviously) and Bradley Jr.:

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The starting infield features three veterans and a freshman, with two of the returnees switching positions. Former third baseman LB Dantzler has made a smooth transition to first base, while Chase Vergason has shifted from second to third in order to make room for fantastic freshman Max Schrock.

How impressive has Schrock been since stepping on campus in August? Holbrook plans to hit the Chapel Hill, N.C., native third in the batting order.

"Max has been one of our better players since August, when we started fall practice," Holbrook said. "He's a very gifted second baseman, very gifted hitter and gifted athlete. He knows the game and plays hard. He will be a fun player for our fans to watch and a fun player for me to coach. He's a good player.

"Max is our second baseman going into the season and I expect him to be our second baseman at the end of the season. And he's going to hit right in the middle of our lineup. We're counting on Max to help us win right away."


Senior Dantzler played 3B last season, and was stellar there, but has moved to 1B. Senior Vergason is a more natural 3B, but played 2B last season because his stellar defensive skills were needed on the field, Dantzler was a 3B/1B player, and we already had veteran star Walker manning 1B. So the moves by both players shouldn't be much of a drop-off as they have experience at both...

but the primary reason why both were moved was to make way for true freshman Schrock. He's good enough to warrant it...






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