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Conference Preview: Big 12

Patrick Ebert        
Photo: Brian Klein (Texas Tech Athletics)

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Predicted Order of Finish

Overall/conference win-loss records from 2019 indicated | * Denotes projected conference automatic bid

No. Team W L W L
1 Texas Tech* 46 20
16 8
2 Oklahoma 33 23 11 13
3 Oklahoma State 40 21 14 9
4 Texas 27 27 7 16
5 TCU 34 28 11 13
6 Baylor 35 19 14 8
7 West Virginia 38 22 13 11
8 Kansas State 25 33 8 16
9 Kansas 32 26 12 12

Preseason All-Conference Team

Pos. Name Class School Stats/Notes
C Andy Thomas Jr. Baylor .335-4-32; polished hitter with gap power
1B Tyler Hardman Jr. Oklahoma .306-6-42; prototypical corner IF power bat
2B Brian Klein Jr. Texas Tech .315-3-57; steady contact bat, on-base skills, D'
3B Cameron Thompson Sr. Kansas State .275-5-30; 3-year starter, good approach
SS Nick Loftin Jr. Baylor .323-6-41; slick-fielding SS, does it all on field
OF Dylan Neuse Jr. Texas Tech .298-8-51; versatile athlete w/ pop, 26 XBH, 18 SB
OF Zach Kokoska Jr. Kansas State .330-8-31; well-rounded all-around player/hitter
OF Hunter Wolfe Sr. TCU .310-6-24; played SS in '19, speed plays well
DH Eric Kennedy So. Texas .310-2-28; pure hitter profile with gap pop
UT Kaden Polcovich Jr. Oklahoma State .273-12-38*; versatile athlete, can play/hit all over
SP Cade Cavalli Jr. Oklahoma 3.28, 60.1 IP, 59:35; was 2-way player, big arm
SP Bryce Elder Jr. Texas 2.93, 83 IP, 86:33; competes w/ sinker/slider
SP Levi Prater Jr. Oklahoma 3.26, 80 IP, 97:43; live-armed LHP w/ 3 pitches
SP Parker Scott Jr. Oklahoma State 2.18, 45.1 IP, 51:14; good command, solid stuff
RP Jason Ruffcorn Sr. Oklahoma 2.43 ERA, 37 IP, 11 SV; reliable in back-end of 'pen

*Transfer, stats at Northwest Florida State (JUCO)

Player of the Year: Nick Loftin, ss, Baylor
Pitcher of the Year: Cade Cavalli, rhp, Oklahoma
Freshman of the Year: Bryce Osmond, rhp, Oklahoma State

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