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Conf. Preview: American Athletic

Greg Gerard        
Photo: Alec Burleson (ECU Athletic Media Relations)



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For all of Perfect Game's conference previews as part of the 2020 college baseball preview content, the predicted order of finish and all-conference teams are available for free. The conference top prospects and individual team breakdowns can be viewed with a College Baseball Ticket (CBT) subscription. To learn more about the College Baseball Ticket and to sign up today please visit this link.


Predicted Order of Finish

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

No. Team W L W L
1 East Carolina* 47 18 20 4
2 Houston 32 24 12 12
3 UConn 39 25 12 12
4 Cincinnati 31 31 13 11
5 Tulane 32 26 12 11
6 UCF 36 22 11 13
7 South Florida 26 27 8 16
8 Memphis 27 28 10 13
9 Wichita State 28 31 9 15


Preseason All-Conference Team

Pos. Name Class School Stats/Notes
C Hunter Goodman So.  Memphis .326-13-67; big RH power, + catch/throw
1B Grant Mathews R-Sr.  Tulane .319-10-55; pure hitter w/ power potential
2B Jonathon Artigues R-Sr.  Tulane .310-2-27; contact approach, good hand-eye
3B Paxton Wallace Jr.  Wichita State .256-9-35; powerful RH swing, huge bat speed
SS Ben Brooks Jr.  Memphis .283-1-20; solid hit tool, advanced D'
OF Hudson Haskin So.  Tulane .372-10-52; 5-tool player, draft-eligible soph.
OF Dalton Wingo Jr.  UCF .294-7-44; physical RHH, power approach
OF Joey Wiemer Jr.  Cincinnati .263-6-26; + bat speed + arm, good runner
DH Pat Winkel So.  UConn .318-7-37; balanced LH swing, bat speed & pop
UT Alec Burleson Jr..  East Carolina .370-9-61; utility All-American, AAC POY
SP Jake Kuchmaner Jr.  East Carolina 2.99, 87.1, 73:26; Preseason Pitcher of Year
SP Clay Aguilar Jr.  Houston 3.06, 67.2, 73:21; strike thrower, plus CH
SP Lael Lockhart Jr. Sr.  Houston 3.58, 83, 76:31; 2-way talent, commands
SP Collin Sullivan Sr.
 South Florida 3.86, 81.2, 73:40; pounds zone, advanced CH 
RP Jeffrey Hakanson Jr.  UCF 3.38, 26.2, 52:15; low release point FB up to 96

Player of the Year: Alec Burleson, lhp/1b, East Carolina
Pitcher of the Year: Jake Kuchmaner, rhp, East Carolina
Freshman of the Year: Dontae Mitchell, of, South Florida


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